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This page offers you some short reads on how to grow your revenue, your time, and your people. Most of this will be in the upcoming book, but why wait? Read it now.

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By the time that you read this, the polls will have closed, but the conversations are not yet ending. Perhaps this is a good time to go to a place of building and growing. Are there lessons that we can apply to growing our community and business? Lets look at this thing as a gigantic consumer marketing event. With that in mind, here are 6 important lessons that we can take and use for our own businesses:
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Another practical example of string theory, a bit different but very relevant, comes from my friend Mort. Mort is a serial CEO who, at retirement age, sold his most recent company. We had lunch last week so he could pose a really interesting question. Mort had just been to see his doctor and then gone to a school reunion. The doctor suggested that his current good health is probably going to continue for another 30 years. His high school mates…
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Following on from the previous post, let's take a look at some practical examples of using String Theory (as I called it) in real business examples. This one is about unraveling company politics. Organizations have politics and they get knotty. Here's a case where we worked out a better answer. Liz called with a difficult problem that came from success. In the middle of her career in high tech, she'd joined an old line financial services company. They asked her…
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You already know that because you are wise, experienced and successful it doesn't make meetings better. This quick note, prompted by my friend Jonathan, is about a practical structure that you can use that can dramatically shorten and improve your meetings: Success criteria. Success Criteria This comes from a technique that our firm uses to keep complex projects on target. I hate time wasting sessions, so we use this structure to get more value from less time in meetings. It's…
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You've probably told people that finding problems is a good thing. Problems indicate that you're making progress. And you also know that solving problems quickly is just as good. I'm going to assume that you don't need advice on how to make problems. This article is about a practical method to solve your problems more quickly. It may sound odd to you, but I'm going to ask you to pull your own strings here. An Example: Starting with A Knotty…
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