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It takes smart, highly competent salespeople to meet the challenges presented by today's informed and savvy customers. Even so, there are many in sales who believe that success depends on a friendly smile, a gift for small talk and a large … more
A soldier in an ill-equipped revolutionary army lost his rifle, so he went to his group's leader for a replacement. "What am I going to do?" asked the soldier. "We are going to have a big battle tomorrow and I don't have a rifle." … more
In 2005, Rhode Island enacted an identity-theft protection law, which remained unchanged for the past decade. Over that time, rapidly changing technologies and devious schemes by hackers have posed greater identity-theft risks to Rhode Islanders. … more
One of the biggest concerns of businesses these days is meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This is because the legislation is huge, more than 20,000 pages and growing, complex and ever changing. Among the most … more
How much would you pay for an egg? Fifty cents? Two dollars? How about $6,000? That's how much it cost one restaurant in Newport Beach, California, which refused to honor a customer's request. The money wasn't lost through legal action or … more
My friend Sam is an avid golfer. He plays every chance he gets. He also makes a practice of working out at the gym on weekends, and prefers to get an early start there. One Saturday, the forecast called for a warm and sunny morning with … more
Just because Uber is trying to be like a limousine company doesn't mean we, as an industry, should be having sleepless nights and restructuring our entire business plan to be like them or, to put it simply, to be an "on-demand" industry. If having … more
My mother never went to Europe.She talked about it, dreamed about it – even opened a travel agency at age 55. Never got there. She died 15 years later, never achieving the goal. Oh, she achieved plenty of other goals. But not that one. I … more
January was National Mentoring Month. Mentoring can change your life – and the lives of your mentees. Mentoring means helping less-experienced people observe, experiment with and evaluate different work strategies. And the benefits are not limited … more
Last spring, I was playing a great game of golf. I stood on the 18th tee, and with a birdie on the final hole, I would shoot an even par 72. I pulled out my driver one last time. Having hit 13 good drives in a row, I was superexcited about telling … more
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