Category Archives: Best business practices

Slide presentations are not about how smart you look

Most business professionals today need to have at least some basic skills in PowerPoint or some other presentation format. I know this because personally I am pretty lousy at creating attractive and interesting PPTs. The one thing I do keep … Continue reading

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When things go wrong, it’s ok to be angry but be a pro

When it comes to athletics, there’s a big difference between being an amateur and a being a professional.   Some amateurs can be highly capable and every bit as good as a professional. What separates them from professionals is that they … Continue reading

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Apple Watch is an interruptive device

Last week I ranted about unwanted LinkedIn invitations. I had a few interesting conversations with readers. So now I turn my sights on the Apple Watch, which has been around for nearly two years. I know quite a few people … Continue reading

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Marketing 101 – Use evidence of success to drive decisions

Data-driven marketing, Big Data, and all the related terms should be at the forefront of the minds of marketers.  73% of all digital spending in 2016 will be purchased programmatically.   http://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2016/is-the-future-of-advertising-already-here/. Do more of what works, less of what … Continue reading

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Who really wants to write a check?

My daughter who moved to the Midwest earlier this year is moving into a new apartment and was asked to provide a check. She’d only written a few and had to ask ‘how do I write a check again?’   While … Continue reading

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‘Let’s start a company’ isn’t child’s play

I can almost picture it in my mind. Two seven-year olds are having a play date. Kids still do that right?   One says to the other “Let’s play the startup game” OK! I’ll play the founder CEO and you can … Continue reading

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Should being the best version of yourself be your ultimate goal?

Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos has been taken to task over a recent article that appeared in the New York Times. A follow up article on August 18th h suggests a brewing debate over work culture. In my view it’s long overdue. The … Continue reading

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