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Five Tips for Better Business Advice 

Getting the best advice means knowing where the best advice comes from 

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Under 40s, our next leaders

Where else can a former Marine, college football player, sheepherder, alligator hunter, and professional chef come together and share a commonality?…


Breaking comfort

  Fast Company Magazine named Bryan Cranston - the main guy in Breaking Bad and the dad from Malcolm in the Middle - the #8 most creative person…


Schnellenbergerize yourself

  College football fans forget the Miami Hurricanes program was nearly dropped. No, not because of the cheating and lying and the 1995 SI cover.  …


Buy it now book recommendation: Ctrl Alt Delete by Mitch Joel

  I’ve been enjoying the Chicago Blackhawks run to the Stanley Cup Finals. I went to a party last week where a friend, Bobby Krueger, owner of…


To get attention, B_R_E_A_K the pattern

  Two teachers start their respective 8 am classes.  Both classes have talkative students.      Teacher Uno raises his voice, demanding the unruly…


Why you should embrace the Hispanic conflict

  Shawn Coyne is a writing partner to Steven Pressfield. Mr. Pressfield wrote The War of Art, the most important book ever written for people…


Leadership by the numbers: What’s yours?

  Leadership is a numbers game.    The equation revolves around how many people you can positively impact on a daily basis. That is, how many people…


Mark Richardson: Do you have a sales process?

Most people have found ways to gain more efficacies though repetition. Having a sales process allows you to achieve much higher levels of success (better close rates, higher total sales, and more delighted clients).


The feed vs. the hunt

  My son is six years-old.  It’s a fun age.    Witnessing your progeny develop original thoughts on shared topics is a trip. My son is starting to…


Rosetta Stone, relevance, and retention

  Living in a small sliver of the language pie Rosetta Stone enlarged, we owe a debt of gratitude to the public company. Rosetta has been shelling…

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