Business From A to Z

How To Sustain Sustainability

As I’m writing this, Earth Day 2016 is just around the corner – but I must admit that this year I’m seeing things from a somewhat different perspective. I’ve come to the conclusion that merely focusing on “pure” sustainability efforts is currently the wrong approach…

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Just Say Yes!

While attending a strategic meeting in New York, I was asked by a fellow participant how a specific company had come to be so successful. I thought for a moment and then replied, “They always say YES!” I explained how this particular company has been…

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Know When To Stop

A commercial I saw a while back depicts a man in a variety of situations – extemporizing a handshake with a new boss, about to bet all his winnings at a gaming table, poised to take a good-night kiss to the next level — when…

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Is Perfectionism Blocking Your Progress?

There is a factor that often keeps people from becoming fully engaged in anything, be it a cause or a potentially profitable enterprise, and that’s being a perfectionist – needing to make a flawless entry on stage in whatever role you’re attempting to assume. I…

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The Importance of Positive Framing

Sometimes, we give advice to other people, only to end up taking it ourselves. I was reminded of the importance of  properly “framing” whatever you are talking or thinking about recently when I received an e-mail from an individual who had seen Food Star online….

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Consciously Connecting With Your Subconscious

While on a recent flight from São Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo Uruguay, I found myself reflecting on how important sleep is to revitalizing your body. This was undoubtedly due to the very packed schedule I had been on that had caused my head to spin…

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I Wanna Hold Your Brand

While listening to the radio the other day I heard one of my favorite Beatles songs. I know I’m really dating myself here, but thinking about their arrival in America evokes a lot of memories for people of my generation and older. I always smile…

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Don’t Lose The Art of Salesmanship

One of the things in business today that I always find fascinating is the lack of “sales people.” Now, they are typically referred to as specialists in “business development” or “corporate development,” but true salesmanship is an absolute art, and a passion to those who…

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You Can’t Script Success

Recently, I joined my daughter and her friends who were hanging out at the beach. Maybe it was the sun reflecting on the surf that caused me to reflect back on all that’s happened since I used to routinely visit the beach — not just…

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Stressed Out? Take Some Downtime

Have you ever been so thoroughly stressed out by conflicting responsibilities that you think you simply can’t handle another thing? This happened to me last week. My daughter called and asked me for a favor that I told her I couldn’t possibly do because I…

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