Month: April 2016

Jeffrey Fox on Innovative Marketing & Social Media

April 21, 2016

In a recent conversation with best selling author, Jeffrey Fox, I asked him: “Jeff, there is no end of really innovative social media now available to sales and marketing people. When it comes to business-to-business selling, specifically, what social media…

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Malcolm Gladwell got it wrong: “Deliberate practice” — not 10,000 hours — key to achievement, psychologist says

April 21, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Tristin Hopper for the National Post which focuses on the so-called “10,000 hour rule” – enshrined in Gladwell’s bestselling 2008 book Outliers – a misinterpretation by Gladwell that mastery in any…

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Remembering Andy Grove, Mentor and Defender of Silicon Valley

April 21, 2016

Here is a brief article by Adam Lashinsky for Fortune Magazine in which remembers Andy Grove, one of the most important entrepreneurs throughout U.S. business history. To check out other resources and obtain subscription information, please click here. Photo Credit:…

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Recruit Top Talent to Your New Team

April 21, 2016

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Whether you’re a founder of a startup, a young…

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How the Founder of Four Seasons Stumbled Into the Hotel Business

April 20, 2016

Once an architect, Isadore Sharp is an unlikely leader in the hotel business. Here is an excerpt from an article by Dinah Eng for Fortune magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click…

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Creating a Strategy That Works: Five Acts Fit Together

April 20, 2016

The most farsighted enterprises have mastered five unconventional practices for building and using distinctive capabilities. Here is an excerpt from a recent article co-authored by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, featured in business+strategy magazine, published by strategy&PwC (formerly Booz &…

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The Wisdom of Mark Twain

April 19, 2016

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called “The Great American Novel.”…

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Dottie Mattison (C.E.O. of Gracious Home New York) in “The Corner Office”

April 19, 2016

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Dottie Mattison, C.E.O. ofGracious Home…

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Winning hearts and minds in the 21st century

April 19, 2016

Leaders must consider new ways to change the attitudes and behavior of employees. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Tessa Basford and Bill Schaninger for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the…

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The Genius of K. Anders Ericsson

April 18, 2016

I have just read and will soon review a new book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, co-authored by K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt April 2016). It will be one of the most…

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