What My Dog Taught Me About Business

I've been watching my dog a lot lately, and it occurred to me that we can learn a lot from these furry friends of ours. I decided to

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Silly or Smart? Internal Business Policies Can Help – or Hurt

I recently decided to make a change in the service that provides my garbage collection. I took advantage of a special offer with a great price, one that

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Simplicity Rules: Why Complex Solutions to Business Issues Aren’t Always Better

Every now and then I see or hear complaints from executives who hired a consultant for help with a business problem, only to find the recommended solution was

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Follow Through for Sustained Success

If you play golf, tennis or softball, you know that follow-through is critical to a great swing. Stop too soon and all  momentum fades. The rhythm is interrupted, aim is

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Physics Meets Business: What Discovery of the Higgs Particle can Teach Us

After months on the edge of their seats, members of the physics world celebrated last week as the discovery of the Higgs particle (or Higgs boson) was announced.

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Get on With It to Get Ahead

I’m not a mind reader but I’m willing to bet that there’s a tough decision you keep putting off, and it’s probably limiting your success. You tell yourself,

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Business Vision: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day details of running a business. There’s always a pressing need for your attention. From dealing with customer concerns to making

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Your Customers Don’t Know What They Want

Customers don’t have all the answers, especially when it comes to product innovation. Surprised? It’s true. Customers can do a great job of helping you iterate products.¬†They know

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Is it Time to Fire Your Customer?

When was the last time you let a customer go? It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes, saying goodbye is the right thing to do. There was recently an interesting

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Who’s Got the Entrepreneurial Spirit? You Might be Surprised

I was browsing my weekly issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle the other day and came across an article that fascinated me. The article discussed a recent decline

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