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November is National Entrepreneurship Month, which in my world is the next best thing to a national holiday. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of American business. They take risks with their ideas, money and reputations, believing that their efforts … more
In 2012, economist Daron Acemoglu wrote a paper with James Robinson and Thierry Verdier claiming to explain why Scandinavian countries are less innovative than the U.S. They theorized that Scandinavia embraces "cuddly capitalism" – a strong safety … more
The most frequently asked marketing question received from companies is: "How much should I be spending on digital marketing versus traditional advertising?" The answer … it depends. The first step to answering this question is for a … more
This story is often told about Harry Houdini, the master magician whose proudest claim was that he could escape from anything. During a tour of Scotland, Houdini agreed to be locked up in the strongest jail cell available, boasting that he would … more
On Nov. 4, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October employment report. It is the latest in a 73-month run of data showing employment has been slowly but surely increasing in the post-financial-crisis era. Gross domestic product has been … more
According to a poll of business owners and risk managers, cybersecurity and data privacy are the most concerning business risks, over natural disasters, corporate liability and changing legislation or regulation. Estimates indicate an … more
I want to share the story of a remarkable teacher who taught her students an unforgettable lesson. On the first day of school back in 2005, a social studies teacher named Martha Cothren gave her classes at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, … more
Whether or not they are planned, forces inside and outside the organization can sometimes impact your workforce and lead to nonvalue-added processes. Growth spurts, major technology implementations, or even small supply-chain disruptions can present … more
Seems too simple. Just ask. In most cases to get the sale – at some point you must ask for it. "Yes, Jeffrey," you say, "but when do you ask? What's the perfect time to ask?" How do I know? No one knows that except you. I can … more
Here is a sales action for you to take: Become question aware. Here is another sales action for you to take: Listen with the intent to understand. Every time you are asked a question, ask yourself this question before you answer … more
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