Points of Wisdom

There’s a lot of wisdom out there. Authors, spiritual leaders, life coaches,  psychologists, and a variety of other important thinkers all have bits of wisdom that they feel is worthy of sharing with the world.

However, wisdom is not the accumulation of knowledge, but rather know how to use your knowledge…

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Fear of Failure

Fear comes in many forms, but there is one that can have a direct impact on your potential for success: fear of failure. However, it needn’t be an obstacle standing between you and your goals…

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Robots are Taking Our Jobs

There is no question that robots bring many benefits to companies. They make fewer mistakes, save money and work faster and more precisely. That is why businesses in nearly all fields are using more and more of them…

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How Do You Get the Best Deal?

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned in my career as an entrepreneur, it’s this: You can negotiate almost anything. Whether it’s a purchase price, a business deal, or a contract, what’s important is that you get the best deal possible for yourself or your company…

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Accounting for Your Future

Even in everyday business life, we are all required to have some kind of reconciliation: a closing of the books, a tax return, a final inventory. That’s where accounting comes in. It’s a look in the rearview mirror that tells you where you’ve been and what has happened over a given period of time. But what about the future?

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Giving

Want to Make More Money? Give More of it Away. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Maybe, but charitable giving by your business is a small investment that can produce big returns…

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Ford Trend Research

I was toying with the idea of a new car recently and did my usual thorough research on the companies behind the vehicles. As it turned out, I didn’t buy a new car, but I did learn something very interesting about one of the companies…

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Mind Control

If it’s true that we are what we eat – and it undoubtedly is – then it’s equally true that we are, or become, what we think…

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A Message on Leadership

Billions of words have been written about leadership over the years – through many centuries, in fact. There’s leadership advice for sports, the military, politics, and for my specialty, business and entrepreneurship. There’s leadership theory and leadership style…

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Sales Techniques

I’ve sat across the table from thousands of potential customers, offering them products and services I knew were can’t-miss. And you know what? At first, I missed. My ideas were great, and eventually turned into billion-dollar companies, but my execution was poor. What was I doing wrong?

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How Do You Know If Your Idea Is A Good One?

Coming up with a business idea is easy. Coming up with a good business idea is the real challenge. How can you tell if your idea for a business is worth pursuing? You need to do your homework to determine whether and how you translate your idea into a viable business. Here are a few questions to help you determine whether your great idea is worth moving forward on…

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