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  1. ProducerCharlie Trumpess
    Shadow IT: Friend or Foe?
    Shadow IT: Friend or Foe?Shadow or stealth IT doesn’t really lurk in the darkest corners of our organisations. On the contrary, shadow IT hides in plain sight. We see it every time one of our colleagues pulls out their personal smartphone1 or tablet and uses a free...
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  2. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business… Question #4
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business… Question #4Question #4:  Should I hire a salesperson?This is the fourth in a series of thoughts and opinions by Graham Edwards and Renée Cormier — click here to read the backstory and inspiration (if only for the entertainment). It should be noted that neither...
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    Debasish Majumder
    15/08/2017 #2 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight@Graham🐝 Edwards! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  3. Nandini Sharma

    Nandini Sharma

    14/08/2017
    Here’s why your business ideology needs a facelift
    https://medium.com/@kashyapvartika/heres-why-your-business-ideology-needs-a-facelift-b9ee4429e915
    Nandini Sharma
    Here’s why your business ideology needs a facelift – Vartika – Medium
    medium.com When Instagram came with the change of its logo, the world was divided in two groups. Of the 400 million users of the app, half were...
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  4. Lisandra Pagan

    Lisandra Pagan

    13/08/2017
    We all can share from other businesses or organizations. Their experiences, crises and responses are a way to learn from them. I am sharing my latest blog post in which I reflect on the Dallas Cowboys player suspension and their response.
    Lisandra Pagan
    What the Dallas Cowboys can teach us about Contingency Planning. - Deliberate Plan
    bit.ly Dallas cowboys organization response to a crisis was remarkable, this is a summary of what the Cowboys organization can teach us about contingency...
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    Lisandra Pagan
    13/08/2017 #1 Lisandra Pagan
    We all can learn from other organizations. We learn from their failures, crises, successes and response to adversity. I am sharing my latest blog post in which I reflect about lessons we all can learn from the Dallas Cowboys organization, in terms of contingency planning.
  5. Lance  🐝 Scoular
    Q&A: Considering Importing/Exporting/Global Trading of Products?
    Q&A;: Considering Importing/Exporting/Global Trading of Products? What are your: Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? SUBMIT in comments below🔻 Join the Import Export Made...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/08/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for the detailed explanation of Importing/Exporting @Lance 🐝 Scoular! Enjoy the rest of your holiday :)
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    13/08/2017 #14 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #13 It certainly does @Aleta Curry
    with antiques imported into Australia and verification of Antique qualification under the Customs Act 1901...
    Aleta Curry
    13/08/2017 #13 Aleta Curry
    You wouldn't think this would apply to an antiques dealer, but it does, big time.

    I'm by no means an expert in this, but I do have some comments and concerns based on my experiences with importing an exporting goods.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    13/08/2017 #12 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    New Relevant Live Buzz:

    Q&A: Service Providers to Importers/Exporters/Global Traders of Products? https://www.bebee.com/content/1729460/1486717
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    13/08/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #7 @David B. Grinberg

    I will be addressing trade practices, trade agreements and trade blocks in the course. 🌍🌎🌏🗺🗺✴🌐
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    13/08/2017 #10 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #9 Much appreciated @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

    I will be addressing trade practices, trade agreements and trade blocks in the course. 🌍🌎🌏🗺🗺✴🌐
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/08/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for sharing, @Lance 🐝 Scoular. I am on the same wave length as @David B. Grinberg. I would also like to know more about the USA and trade practices with China, as well as other countries. Btw, noting your new hive.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    13/08/2017 #8 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #7 👍👌
    David B. Grinberg
    12/08/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks in advance, Lance, for spreading your wealth of knowledge and experience with us on important global trade/economic issues. I've shared this Live Buzz in three hives: "Trade Marketing" and "International Trade" and "Live Streaming Videos."
    I'm interested in learning more about the positive and negative effects of recent major global treaties like NAFTA and TPP on specific regions and countries. I'm also interested in learning more about leveling the playing field on fair trade for all nations. We hear a lot in the USA about unfair trade practices of China, for instance, whose high tariffs have reportedly contributed to a large U.S. trade deficit. I look forward to learning more from you on these issues when your new hive goes live. Thanks again!
    cc; @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    12/08/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Here is the link https://www.bebee.com/group/import-export-made-easy a glitch got it inactive.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/08/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    global entrepreneur bees, there is a course (global import export of goods) coming! Lance will give it!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/08/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    I look forward to that course, Lance!!!!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    12/08/2017 #2 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    What are your
    Questions?
    Concerns?
    Suggestions?


    SUBMIT in comments above🔺️

    Join the Import Export Made Easy Hive
    https://www.bebee.com/group/import-export-made-easy
  6. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    10/08/2017
    Do You Know What Your Operation is ‘Made of?’
    Do You Know What Your Operation is ‘Made of?’“I entered the packed cafeteria with tray in hand, searching for the right food to eat,” writes Marcelo Gleiser in their recent NPR article entitled “At CERN, In Search Of Nature's Building Blocks.”“Around me, hundreds of people of all ages spoke...
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  7. John Enright

    John Enright

    09/08/2017
    John Enright
    Elon Musk Reportedly Gave His Assistant a 2-Week Test When She Asked for a Big Raise -- What Happened to Her Is an Important Lesson in Salary Negotiations
    www.entrepreneur.com In his 2015 biography, Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his longtime executive assistant in early...
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    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    09/08/2017 #1 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    And what about your Boss takes two weeks vacation and everything works smoothly and nobody noticed he/ she was missing...can we fire him/her?
  8. Julie Dawn Harris
    Do you have what it takes in creating a handsome business presentation? Here are the Top 3 Ways on How To Make your Business Appointments Presentation Extremely Fascinating
    Julie Dawn Harris
    How to Make Presentations for Business Appointments Interesting
    www.callboxinc.com The same thing should happen for our appointment setting presentation, we have to keep a steady flow of excitement. So here's how you do...
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  9. John Enright

    John Enright

    08/08/2017
    John Enright
    Want to Take Better Notes? Ditch the Laptop for a Pen and Paper, Says Science
    www.inc.com New research might have you reconsidering that old school pen and paper if you want to remember more of your...
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  10. ProducerJohn Enright

    John Enright

    08/08/2017
    BUSINESS TRADE SHOWS PART II: DURING THE EVENT
    BUSINESS TRADE SHOWS PART II: DURING THE EVENTWe’re back. In the last post, we talked about building momentum toward a trade show exhibition. Today, let’s look at your efforts during the show itself.You already should have sent out a reminder the morning of the show in posts on all your social...
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  11. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business: Let’s talk about planning
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business: Let’s talk about planningThis is the answer to the third question in a ten question collaborative series being posted by Renée Cormier and Graham Edwards. To see the list of original questions, check this link. If you would like to catch up, here are the answers to...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/08/2017 #25 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #8 As Jackie Gleason would say: And How SWEEEET it is!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/08/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 I'm glad Tweetpack exists, it's been SO helpful!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/08/2017 #23 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Oh, and thanks for sharing this, @Phil Friedman!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/08/2017 #22 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #16 Well said, my friend!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/08/2017 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 Yes. I do the same. I use beBee as my main blogging platform and post links all over social media. I get better results that way, although I noticed not as many leads from LI in the last couple of years.
    Phil Friedman
    09/08/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #16 I understand and agree, @Graham🐝 Edwards. However, if that is the message, perhaps the titles need adjusting. Say, to: "Psychic Synchronization With the Movement of the Earth's Molten Core Can Pay Off Bigtime in Small-Business". Just thinking out loud. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    09/08/2017 #19 Phil Friedman
    #15 Pablo> "The platform does not dictate the conversation. On beBee we can talk about anything, business included."

    That is true, Paul, we can talk about anything. However, all other comparative factors held constant, the demographics of the audience will greatly affect the nature and magnitude of any response. And how much energy one devotes to publishing on any given platform depends, IMO, on one's objective. Mine is not to find a couple or half a dozen other business people with whom to shoot the sh#t. I can do that more effectively via email. My objective is to reach the broadest possible audience of existing and would-be serious small-business people. For fun and profit, obviously. Cheers!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    09/08/2017 #18 Graham🐝 Edwards
    A thanks was also meant for you.... still learning this "social media" think... haha
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    09/08/2017 #16 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #12 Wait, wait, wait... are you saying the earth's molten core has an effect on my happiness, spirit, well being and the way I wake up in the morning? This is way too cool and I think I need a plan to take advantage of it. : )
    I agree that this topic matter has a business flavour that may not directly resonate with all people but I also hope that people understand that many of these questions and answers are transferable to almost anything... The "questions" we are discussing can transfer to how to get the dream job, how to get on the sports team, etc, etc, etc... particularly planning because nothing anyone does will happen successfully without a plan.
    I'm also reminded of Gary Vaynerchuk's video 1 > 0 and I am ecstatic that the four of us are engaging in a conversation — because you never know where it may lead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fsYWXrGGcE
    Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian

    I also agree with your statement Phil and I hope everyone reads it and they can substitute the word "business" for whatever they want to achieve...

    "But the primary purpose of a business plan is as a tool for organizing clearly one's thoughts about what a given business is and how it will or should be organized and operated."

    Thanks so much!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/08/2017 #15 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #12 #13 The platform does not dictate the conversation. On beBee we can talk about anything, business included.

    A conversation involves more than one person and can go in any direction they deem fit. No one here will bitch. For example, here's a logic puzzle for you, Phil. (LOL auto-correct keeps trying to change "puzzle" to "pizzle." The LI police are everywhere.)

    THE CASE OF THE 10 RONIN
    In feudal Japan, 10 ronin were captured and slated for execution. Their captor was a playful (or mentally cruel) sort. He gave them a chance.

    The next day they would each wear either a blue cap or a red cap. Any ronin who could say what color cap he wore would be free to go. Cap colors were not evenly distributed. Each ronin could only say one word, "Red" or "Blue."

    They devised a strategy with a 95% survival rate.

    What was that strategy?
    Phil Friedman
    09/08/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #13 I agree. Which is why I post Update notices and links on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter back to my business-related beBee articles. For although I prefer the beBee publisher, LinkedIn is where I've found the vast majority of consulting leads and gigs that are directly traceable to my social media activity. As you know it's important to pay attention to communications. And, I would add, to the demographics of a given SM platform. (See, here comes the nasty intrusion of business considerations creeping in, again.) Cheers!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/08/2017 #13 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 Yes, I would say you are right. I find my non-business posts tend to do better, with the exception of posts on communication tactics, but they can be useful to anyone, anywhere.
    Phil Friedman
    09/08/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    #11 Pablo> " An advantage everyone has is no advantage at all."

    Bingo! A bullseye, for sure, Paul. As soon as a capability that imbues a user with a "competitive edge" becomes widespread, it loses its value in giving a user a competitive advantage. It then becomes the basis for blackmail, that is, you need to use my product or you'll be competitively trampled by the thousands who do.

    From the producer's standpoint, it becomes a matter of managing distribution over the course of the product cycle. Add new (free) users early to create an irresistible tsunami of use (use it or drown)? Or constrain distribution to a level of reasonable exclusivity and retain the competitive advantage that use of the product conveys? My own instincts say the correct choice depends on how difficult or easy it is to create a competing product. For exclusivity can only be maintained via patent protection or if effective duplication is way too difficult or expensive.

    But @Renée 🐝 Cormier, now you see Paul and me discussing a genuine business issue. Which no doubt interests the two of us, you and Graham, and a few others, but not, I suspect, very many on beBee. Perhaps, we would generate more attention, if we focused instead on the spiritual effect that the rotation of the Earth's molten core has on the maintenance of Yin, Yang, and the balance of psychic energy in the Universe, and how to face every day reminding ourselves that the past is gone and we are presented each morning with unlimited possibilities to become Social Entrepreneurs and CEOs of companies that will bring love and peace to the world, whilst making us inconceivably wealthy and non-materialistic.

    Sorry, I sometimes get carried away dreaming of my magical fire-engine red Ferrari. Cheers!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/08/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #10 If anything, the talking to investors etc is the secondary purpose of a business plan. myTweetPack has no investors (other than me) and I see no need for such at the moment. I would consider co-development depending on who offers. I have already turned down two buyouts.

    Yet, myTweetPack does have a business plan. I reread it every Saturday morning and give myself a grade. I adjust it as needed. I even added a "How to evaluate co-development and buyouts" section. Better to have your thoughts clearly set out in advance rather than winging it when stuff happens.

    Too many business plans gather dust once financing is in place. I don't believe a business plan is ever finished. There are always new offshoots, new thoughts, new unforeseen things. As new stuff pops up or is thought of, it gets added.

    I also have a loosely connected "advisory board." Right now, we're arguing about whether we should create a free version to build membership more rapidly. I'm not big on that idea.

    1 - I doubt that free members can be migrated to paid memberships in any significant manner.
    2 - A large influx of free memberships will tax server resources with no commensurate revenue increase. Even using free accounts to promote the platform will likely just draw more free users.
    3 - And this is the big one: One of the major points to the plan was to limit access. myTweetPack is meant to give its members a marked advantage. An advantage everyone has is no advantage at all. I don't want a gazillion members. Heck, I don't even want 5,000.
    Phil Friedman
    09/08/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #7 Graham > "Plan format may depend on your audience... "

    Most small-business people I've met think of a Business Plan as a document for use in talking to lenders, investors, and other perceived potential sources of capital inflow.

    But the primary purpose of a business plan is as a tool for organizing clearly one's thoughts about what a given business is and how it will or should be organized and operated.

    @Renée 🐝 Cormier, my experience is you will find minimal interest expressed here on beBee about real business planning issues because there are very few, if any real small-business people actively on the platform. True, there is a plethora of would-be entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and CEOs, but... almost no indication that many, if any are actually involved or interested in the nitty-gritty of operating a small business. Instead, I suspect, there are very few serious small-business or would-be small-business people on beBee at this time. Based on my experience with my business-related posts. Cheers!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/08/2017 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #8 Yes, that does happen. I'm glad you managed to get a pro[per plan written. You will be very successful, I am sure. Did you know you can access federal government grants for innovation, hiring young tech and a whole bunch of other stuff? See my post on Question 2 for the link.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/08/2017 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    It's perfectly OK for a business to start from scribbles on the back of a napkin. It's NOT okay to continue that way.

    myTweetPack started as a teeny-weeny little web app to help @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View more
    It's perfectly OK for a business to start from scribbles on the back of a napkin. It's NOT okay to continue that way.

    myTweetPack started as a teeny-weeny little web app to help @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Pamela 🐝 Williams write "click to tweet" links. It wasn't supposed to be a business at all.

    As more people joined and as they asked for more features, the business grew organically. More accurately, it graduated from a hobby to a business. That's when the planning kicked in. In hindsight, I should have written a business plan at the outset. In my defense, I didn't set out to build a business.

    That slight has been rectified. Sometimes businesses insist on being born. Close
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/08/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 Coming.... I shared it to my Reading List. Now, I'm about to read this
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/08/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for the share, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I am the only person making comments on my post. Hmmm.
  12. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    A special thanks for his numerous appreciation to @Kevin Baker : here is you ABM potential by Engineeo Global Venture , Join our Hive http://bit.ly/2uVQN0n and change the game by disrupting your competitors. Optimize your funnel aiming at monetization of your hidden potentials. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
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    Kevin Baker
    04/08/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Thank you for invite yes did join, always open to learning. wish you well
  13. Nicole Chardenet
    The best way for women to support each other is to hold each other accountable & offer constructive criticism (when appropriate). I really like the personal power, personal accountability message of this piece. @Brigette Hyacinth @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Sarah Elkins Did I miss anybody???
    Nicole Chardenet
    The Best Way to Support Women Entrepreneurs May Not Be What You Think
    www.inc.com It's not just about cheering them on. Here is what it takes to really support women...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/08/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I think it shows compassion if the woman is called out in a manner that doesn't put her on the defense. Of course, that can be hard to avoid at times depending on the woman's personality. If someone has great potential, I would hope it would be helpful. I have no problem pointing out things to my husband (yes, I know.. he's a guy and we are married) but he does have a strong sense of pride and there have been times I've really had to think it through for a few days before saying, "Hey maybe if you... or I noticed..." then giving him my opinion of how I think others may view certain things or how he may be doing something that is self defeating even. Thanks for tagging me @Nicole Chardenet
    Nicole Chardenet
    04/08/2017 #2 Nicole Chardenet
    #1 I'm now keeping a list of my beBee friends, compatriots & cohorts-in-crime because this morning I did that on the spur of the moment and had other tasks to do and just came up with what few names I could think of! And then later figured I might get flamed by the guys for not including any of them :)
    Sarah Elkins
    03/08/2017 #1 Sarah Elkins
    Absolutely right, @Nicole Chardenet. If a woman has broccoli in her teeth, I'm most definitely going to let her know. I'll do it in private, as gently as I can, and then it's her choice whether to remove it or leave it there. If we "wilt at confrontation", we won't get anywhere. Good share, thanks, and you missed @Amy Blaschka!
  14. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    03/08/2017
    Does this describe someone you know or work with or supervise? Do you reward their productivity and high performance? What metrics do you use to make the determination?
    Terry Maiers
    Here's why the highest-performing employees are also the least stressed
    finance.yahoo.com Success and grueling hours don't necessarily go hand in...
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  15. Julie Dawn Harris
    10 Amazing Things B2B Brands Did In Acquiring Solid Global Reach
    Julie Dawn Harris
    10 Things Only B2B Brands with Solid Global Reach Can Understand
    www.callboxinc.com Global B2B brands that have managed to carve out a decent slice of market share in the world today, they all have the following 10 key...
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  16. Julie Dawn Harris
    Basically, most people search for the product they urgently need. But what if you have a product that does not meet urgently but still beneficial in the future? Learn the secrets on how to promote a product even if people don't search for it.
    Julie Dawn Harris
    Creating Appeal: How to Promote a Product People Don’t Search For
    www.callboxinc.com Promoting a product that people don’t actually search for can be bit tricky. Despite this, there are still countless ways these companies can...
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  17. John Enright

    John Enright

    31/07/2017
    John Enright
    Elon Musk's 6 Habits for Staying Insanely Productive
    www.inc.com When you've got your hands in three ambitious companies, you need some coping...
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  18. John Enright

    John Enright

    31/07/2017
    John Enright
    Richard Branson's 5 a.m. Workout and 5 Other Morning Habits of Successful Billionaires
    www.inc.com Here's how the world's best business icons prepare to deal with their jam-packed...
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  19. John Enright

    John Enright

    31/07/2017
    John Enright
    4 Kinds of Workplaces, and How to Know Which Is Best for You
    hbr.org There’s more than one kind of successful...
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  20. John Enright

    John Enright

    29/07/2017
    This is why your CEO makes more than 300 times your pay
    amp.timeinc.net
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  21. John Enright

    John Enright

    29/07/2017
    John Enright
    10 Secrets to Making Money While You Sleep
    www.entrepreneur.com Every minute of the 24 hours, people are shopping online. You don't have to be awake for them to buy from...
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  22. John Enright

    John Enright

    28/07/2017
    John Enright
    Are CEOs Less Ethical Than in the Past?
    www.strategy-business.com Why more chief executives are losing their jobs after scandals and corporate...
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  23. John Enright

    John Enright

    28/07/2017
    John Enright
    12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life
    www.inc.com There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want...
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  24. John Enright

    John Enright

    28/07/2017
    John Enright
    Want to Be Successful in Life? Conquer This 1 Thing Everyone Fears (Interview With the Founder of Dropbox)
    www.inc.com We all fear it. The question is how do we...
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  25. John Enright

    John Enright

    28/07/2017
    Don't Pretend Amazon Is Something It's Not - Bloomberg Gadfly
    www.bloomberg.com
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