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Harvey Mackay's picture

Humor in business is no joke

Life is funny.  As a businessman, public speaker and author, I especially love clever stories with a message because they make important points more memorable.  Over the years I have collected a filing cabinet full of great material.
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Anticipation - A Special Skill of The Astute Strategist

A very important quality of the strategic mind is the ability to foresee a sequence of events one’s actions or strategies can trigger. Their consequences may be quite unacceptable yet wholly avoidable, if we could just anticipate how things might
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Harvey Mackay's picture

Finding your purpose is like a treasure hunt

I had the pleasure of attending the Super Bowl in my home state of Minnesota in February along with many of the parties and events leading up to the big game.  One of my favorites is Taste of the NFL, which made its debut in 1992 when
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What Norway can teach us about high performance

The real star of the Winter Olympics wasn’t so much a person, but a country: Norway. How did a nation of only 5.2 million people (fewer than the population of metro Atlanta) leave PyeongChang with more medals than any country on the planet?Several
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Harvey Mackay's picture

An ego check is in order if . . .

U.S. President Lyndon Johnson was famous for his well-developed ego.  For relaxation, Johnson liked to drive himself around his Texas ranch and vicinity.  One day he was stopped by a Texas patrolman for speeding.  When the patrolman
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danielhpink's picture

PINKCAST: This is the best time of day to exercise

One of the questions I’ve been getting most these days is this: “What’s the best time of day to exercise?”In this 109-second Pinkcast, I offer the answer. You can watch by clicking the image below.https://gallery.mailchimp.com/
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Harvey Mackay's picture

Putting the fun in fundraising

A little girl asked to see the president of a large company.  She explained that her club was raising money and asked if he would contribute.Smiling, he laid a quarter and a dollar bill on his desk and said, "Take whichever one you want."The
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businessstandard's picture

Cash and monetary policy

One of the shifting objectives adduced for the 2016 demonetisation is to reduce the cash-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio of the economy. Instead of cash the use of digital means to perform the transactions function of money is to be encouraged
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changethis's picture

Image Is Substance

“How do you influence people to buy things? How do you educate the public about companies? And how do you match potential customers with a given product or service? Essentially, how do you help companies win in the market?I discovered early on that
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How different is your brand?

A cause for concern is that most of the brands’ differentiations happen only in advertisingWhat makes brands successful? How is it that certain brands have managed to remain strong over the years? While a multiplicity of reasons can be

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