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Retaining Good Employees

Keeping Good Employees Idea of the Day:  Getting people (and companies) to change is hard. And the “carrot-and-stick ways of ‘motivating’ people are so ‘last century,’” says Keith Ferrazzi of Ferrazzi Greenlight — even a financial incentive won’t necessarily get people to embrace a new way of working. So what does motivate workers to embrace change? It’s all about the personal…
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January 31, 2018 0

How to get a Meeting with Anyone

By Stephanie Vozza We all have that one person who we’d love to meet—the best business contact or our biggest creative inspiration. When Brad Lawrence and Michael Zach started the art apparel and body paint company BLVisuals in 2010, they dreamed of getting their goods in front of music star Macklemore. “He inspires us and we’d love to meet him,” Zach told…
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March 2, 2015 0

The Paradox of Innovation And Why Innovation Labs Rarely Work

The term “innovation” has lost its meaning – it is one of the most overused and abused terms in the human lexicon. Making a few photo filters isn’t innovation. A startup with zero revenues, zero paying customers and merely a lot of buzz isn’t innovating or disrupting anything. Real innovators are risk takers. They challenge…
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December 23, 2014 0

Bill Gates – 12 quotes on Life and Business

1.  Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of LEARNING. 2.  Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. 3.  I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friends passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft. 4.…
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November 19, 2014 0

Value Proposition

The only way for the business to truly benefit from spending its scarce resources on marketing is if the customers those $ attract return not occasionally but regularly. But, if the marketing has been a façade, a false skin, over the actual business, buyers will experience buyer’s remorse and let everyone know about it. The…
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September 30, 2014 0