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The shortcut crowd

There is no market. There are markets. And markets have segments. There are people who enjoy buying expensive wine. There are people who will save up their money to have a big wedding. There are people who pay to have a personal trainer… And within
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Be Conscious Of Your Conscience

I have always been a fan of comics, or what I call the funny pages.  Recently I was looking at The Family Circus” by Bil Keane.  The littlest boy has a cupboard open and is looking at various boxes of food when his older brother sees him
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Hustle Leads To Success

When Pat Riley was coaching the New York Knicks in the early 1990s, he wanted to motivate his team. The team kept the usual stats on scoring, assists, rebounds and the like, but one year Riley decided to begin measuring hustle – how many rebounds
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Wash Your Mouth Clean Of These Career-Killing Phrases

How many of you remember your mom or dad washing your mouth out with soap when you said a bad word and got caught lying? I don’t know if it’s still a common practice, but many people of my generation remember the awful taste this left in their
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PINKCAST: This is how (not) to calm your nerves

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who feel a little nervous before big presentations . . . and liars.For all of us in the first group, this 86-second Pinkcast — it’s a phone show, folks! — offers a simple, science-based technique for
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Start Imagining a Future of Human + Machine

“In the first wave of transformation, businesses standardized processes. Think Henry Ford and the assembly line, where steps in the overall process were broken down, measured, and optimized to achieve gains in efficiency. The second wave of
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Making ‘Agile’ Business as Usual

“There is more to Agility than putting lipstick on a pig. Organizations that attempt to migrate to Agile approaches need to take accountability for their 'inner pig.' Any sector can espouse Agile practices, such as SCRUMS, Sprints, and Stand-ups.
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3 Things: Advice from 2 business eminences — plus cautionary tales from con men and music prodigies

1. A 19-minute fire hose of advice, insights, and the occasional rantThirty-five years ago, Tom Peters and Bob Waterman published In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies. It was one of the most influential non-fiction
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Budget 2018: 9 suggestions for Arun Jaitley to step up public expenditure

 Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley has let it known that in the forthcoming Union Budget, the government will further boost spending on infrastructure and use it as the key driver of economic growth and recovery. This is clearly welcome; though
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AREA: A Research and Decision-Making Roadmap

“In developing AREA, I realized that the process does much more than provide a research and decision-making roadmap, it makes your work work for you. It heightens your awareness of the motivations and incentives of others. It helps you to avoid bias

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