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Whadddaya mean there’s no spare tire!

“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.”
— Sir John Harvey Jones

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When marketing just don’t work

When I say sometimes marketing don’t work, I mean it don’t work when you think you know your customer better than they know themselves. This is not an existential issue, nor is it an issue of conscious or subconscious awareness.

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How Communication Can Cause Conflict

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According to George Bernard Shaw, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

When an elephant is in the room

Have you ever had to confront an elephant in the room? You know exactly what the phrase means–there is a problem several people know about and no one wants to discuss. In business, these elephants can bring even the mightiest organization to a grinding halt. Small...

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When marketing just don’t work

When marketing just don’t work

When I say sometimes marketing don’t work, I mean it don’t work when you think you know your customer better than they know themselves. This is not an existential issue, nor is it an issue of conscious or subconscious awareness.

Wordcount: 542 Time to read: 4 minutes

Seek Input To Avoid Bad Decisions

As a manager or business owner, your ability to encourage information sharing is critical to avoid bad decisions. Contributing to bad decision making is a lack of knowledge and experience. Recognize that you have limitations and embrace input.

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It’s Not Just Who You Know, But Who Knows You

Business development, advertising, marketing, and public relations are all about growing the number of people who know you and your business. Become a resource for information for your clients and industry to increase your profile.

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