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While I was perusing the business section in a bookstore recently, I was immediately attracted to one with "shark" in the title. I am referring to Robert Herjavec's new book, "You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success." Herjavec is one … more
Got a company mission statement? "Yes, Jeffrey. We do." Really? Can you recite two words of it? "Uh, no." How come? It's your MISSION. It's what is supposed to drive you into the sale – and create an atmosphere of success. It's … more
Beginning a relationship is easy. Exploration is predominantly on the surface. Nothing too deep. Nothing too wide. Nothing too revealing. In the beginning, all is well. Friendships blossom. Feelings emerge. And life is good. It's like fast … more
All it takes is one bad slogan to bring hundreds of aspiring marketing gurus out of their shells. Yes, I'm referring to the perplexing "cooler & warmer" campaign for Rhode Island tourism. This episode would be humorous if it were not for … more
I am convinced that "trust" is the most important five-letter word in business – not "sales" or "money." Trust can be fragile, especially in the workplace. Once it's broken, few companies, managers or employees ever win it back. At every … more
There once was a strange storekeeper who talked to himself. He talked to himself while he rang up groceries. He talked to himself whenever he leaned into the candy case for the children who wanted to purchase a treat. One day, a woman named … more
I'm guessing this won't come as a surprise: Your staff is key to the success of your business. Without the right people in place throughout your organization, no marketing initiative will achieve its desired return on investment. According … more
We waste tons of time and money on sales proposals, only to be jilted, turned down, or worse, left at the altar. Lost love. Lost revenue. How many proposals, bids, and quotes have you sent in your career? How many have you won? … more
The terrible, no-good, very bad year for energy stocks is no secret to anyone, but there's a whole other batch of ugliness that you may have missed: the shadow-banking system. "Shadow bank" is a term coined by former Pimco economist Paul McCulley in … more
When you are fired, you're rejected – it's as simple as that. It's the end of the road for that job. But it might put you on the superhighway to the Super Bowl! Look no further than Gary Kubiak, who is the newest poster child for … more
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