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Story Seekers is a sales training of a different kind. It does not teach tricks. It´s the first and proven framework that allows (sales)people to boost their EQ and improve their social competence.

All posts related to Sales, EI, Storytelling are WELCOME!
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  1. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    20/02/2017
    Aurorasa Sima
    The Cost Of Bad Hire In Sales
    www.linkedin.com How you can protect your investment Jim is a Senior Account Manager in the Finance Industry. It's been six years now since he first had the...
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  2. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    12/02/2017
    Analysis Paralysis!
    Analysis Paralysis!I have taught Realtors and sales forces for almost a decade now. From brand-new rookies to career agents, I know one thing that will never change... change itself! Change will constantly come at us, and no matter how much we think we know,...
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  3. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    08/02/2017
    Self esteem and authenticity
    Self esteem and authenticityA recent post by my friend Pascal Derrien and the commentary thread, most notably contributions by CityVP 🐝 Manjit and Aurorasa Sima prompted me to share this perspective on the notion of personal branding.My comment on Pascal's post (...
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    Max🐝 J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #52 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #51 Definitely
    Bernard Poulin
    14/02/2017 #51 Bernard Poulin
    #41 Agree. But it should not be an overwhelming pressured need to conform.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/02/2017 #50 Sara Jacobovici
    #47 A pleasure @Don 🐝 Kerr. Thank you for using a musical reference.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #49 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #31 'Apath' @Phil Friedman Now I've got to plagiarize something from you too. Warned @Jim Murray in another medium that I am about to liberate some of his brilliance of my own.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #48 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #32 Why Dr. @Gerald Hecht you do me a great honour to say so. Also glad to hear about that antibiotic free thingie. We actually have to pay for antibiotics here in Canuckistan or perhaps I have misunderstood - again.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #47 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #35 Thanks for chiming in @Sara Jacobovici
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #46 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #38 Heard that @Randy Keho and you have always been consistent in how you have presented yourself here. Makes sense.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #45 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #43 Yo Princess - if there's anyone on this platform who is a model of authenticity to my mind it is you. xx00
    debasish majumder
    09/02/2017 #44 debasish majumder
    'People', the primary yard stick of making brand. however, nice insight @Don 🐝 Kerr! enjoyed read. thank you for the share sir.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/02/2017 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Don 🐝 Kerr your post provokes considerable thought. It's quite revealing that I'm at a loss for words. I have wondered about the authentic self, and authenticity being not absolute in terms of being good, etc, but being real and true to who you are when in and out of the public domain. It becomes more interesting if authenticity is aligned with what we think as unacceptable. If someone says they are bad and behaves badly can that person be displaying their authenticity?
    I will need to return, as I'm struggling, for words 😀 based on my thoughts.
    Think this is interesting
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    09/02/2017 #42 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #4 Great View. Thanks. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    09/02/2017 #41 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #24 There are times when self esteem is tied to acceptance, not adoration and each of us has a basic need for acceptance.
    Mohammed Sultan
    09/02/2017 #40 Mohammed Sultan
    #26 Philip Morris was extremely successful in creating a unique image that allowed a man to project himself through the cigarettes he smoked.The Marlboro cowboy is now a legend in many parts of the world and people are accustomed to seeing the Marlboro Man.Marlboro was able to sell for "image" and not for features and was able to keep their reputation updated.Philip Morris Marlboro is not productized and all their advertisement of the Marlboro line ,flavored or light or menthol or the not-burned have one thing in common -the cowboy.Philip Morris Marlboro line are not promoted based on the character of the product but on the character of the smoker.Thank you @Don Kerr.
    Cyndi wilkins
    09/02/2017 #39 Cyndi wilkins
    #11 From you @Gerald Hecht..." @Cyndi wilkins Please remember that in this Universe ...there are no accidents..." I stated that where??? Oh, and...

    #16 "@Cyndi wilkins I'm not sure if or where you questioned the Universe...we don't query such stuff...do we?" Really? Then why the link bomb???

    I hope you managed to consume something other than fast food...
    Randy Keho
    09/02/2017 #38 Randy Keho
    I find it difficult to separate personal from product branding. To me, they are one in the same. Both require authenticity.
    I recently launched a website that helps connect a number of related businesses, all of which are after the same customers, with those customers.
    It's a one-stop shop for the customers, allowing them to view all of the available choices without having to search them out individually.
    I have formed personal relationships with many of the business owners, therefore, establishing a high level of trust. In return, they have taken it upon themselves to introduce me to those I have yet to form a relationship with. I have also been invited to address them all at once at their next association meeting.
    I am my product.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #27 @Don 🐝 Kerr Antibiotic Free since that nasty incident at the deli; (with the slicer thingie) in1981 ...and loving it --because when it comes to your loved ones; "Don't Hurry Choose gerry!"
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #24 "antibiotic free"
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    @Don 🐝 Kerr writes: "There’s also something remarkable that happens when our business learning and personal journey begin to integrate, forming common perspective." A must read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Don 🐝 Kerr for a great buzz. Well written, well told.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    Fabulous Post!
  4. ProducerJerry Fletcher

    Jerry Fletcher

    03/02/2017
    Brand is a Conversation. Are You Listening?
    Brand is a Conversation. Are You Listening?Less is less. John said, “make it short and sweet. Copy these days…almost any information needs to be bullet points. Everything has to be quick because people don’t have time for a lot.” Early that afternoon I was meeting with a client’s...
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    debasish majumder
    08/02/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    #2 Please don't address me as sir @Jerry Fletcher. i am an ordinary folk. i feel embarrassed. i am an admirer of your post sir.
    Jerry Fletcher
    08/02/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    #5 Aleta, I too am older that dirt but we leave youngster ins the dust when it comes to experience!
    Jerry Fletcher
    08/02/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    #1 Thank you! I hope to keep everyone thinking about brand.
    Aleta Curry
    04/02/2017 #5 Aleta Curry
    Well, I certainly like it better. But then again, I love words, and to hear this youth-centric culture tell it, I am apparently almost as old as dirt.
    Aurorasa Sima
    04/02/2017 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    Very good points. Shared to Story Seekers
    Devesh Bhatt
    04/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    Atleast I won't people the person to be reading a script.

    The introduction sounds natural.

    Brevity is good for recollection or an intro when people lack time.

    But people actually require an understanding , why not initiate asap.

    Enjoyed and learnt something.
    Jerry Fletcher
    04/02/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    #1
    Thank you sir! T
    There's a great deal more to come.
    debasish majumder
    03/02/2017 #1 debasish majumder
    wonderful post @Jerry Fetcher! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  5. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    02/02/2017
    English translation of the German article I posted for you on beBee today:
    Aurorasa Sima
    5 Problems of Salespeople with low EQ
    www.linkedin.com Does that sound familiar? You accept a connection request and you know the second you click on "confirm" that you will likely regret it. While...
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  6. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    To Add Value Finance Must Become Storytellers
    To Add Value Finance Must Become StorytellersOnce upon a time in a land far away... We all know this beginning from our childhood when our parents told us fairy tales about kings, knights, and dragons all fighting for the kingdom and the princess. However, storytelling is not only for kids at...
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    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    03/02/2017 #7 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #4 Thank you Devesh
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    03/02/2017 #6 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #3 Thank you Ali
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    03/02/2017 #5 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #1 Thank you Sara!
    Devesh Bhatt
    31/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    I so enjoyed your writing on Linkedin.

    Buzz on
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 Amazing! I was just about to comment on this lovely buzz, but you did @Sara Jacobovici and expressed my views as well.
    I thank you @Anders Liu-Lindberg for your great example of how to turn financial data into a compelling story. Lovely buzz and is a must read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Anders Liu-Lindberg writes: "Storytelling will be your bridge to creating a common understanding of business performance with the frontline managers and peers in the leadership team in order to guide them on how to improve. That's why storytelling is important even for finance people."
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Great post @Anders Liu-Lindberg. An important message, well communicated. You told your story perfectly! As someone who supports the value of storytelling and a self confessed metaphor junkie, the bridge metaphor is great, I am encouraged to see this being communicated at this level of business. Supporting a corporate culture in which all members of different departments "apply a much more holistic view" is invaluable to the growth of the business.

    The act of storytelling is a central part of who we are. Stories help make sense of our world and our place in it and we define ourselves by a story within time. We create stories; verbally, oral and written, and non-verbally, through movement/dance, visual symbols and signs/visual arts, and sound making/music. Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories.
  7. ProducerEstate Crate

    Estate Crate

    25/01/2017
    With Each Attempt, I Get Closer.
    With Each Attempt, I Get Closer.eCommerce is a strange place. I often feel much like Alice did when she fell down a dark hole, and discovered so much that amazed and perplexed her.I dabbled in selling online a little just after the turn of the century, and then left it alone for...
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  8. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    22/01/2017
    A good short-, medium-, and long-term plan, even better when it´s a mindset - not a strategy.

    https://lnkd.in/eiDK8tG
    Aurorasa Sima
    Seth's Blog: Long-term strategy: Don't be a jerk
    sethgodin.typepad.com In the moment, when you have power, no matter how momentarily, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don't like it and neither, it...
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    Stefan Musat
    26/01/2017 #6 Stefan Musat
    #5 Nice to met you too! :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I loved it too. Thank you for your comment, Stefan. And ... nice to meet you (:
    Stefan Musat
    26/01/2017 #4 Stefan Musat
    Good advice from Seth Godin
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Thinker does not have to mean extraordinary, because the idea of "know thyself' is not preordained or a chosen people, anyone can think either at the top of a hierarchy, or in the messy middle, or where the work is done. Sometimes the great work that is done isn't in the workplace, but in the home.

    Good people can think but apathy and ignorance can be effects of dumbing down a population. So I appreciate the thinker who makes a home as much as the great thinkers like Newton Minnow :

    Minnow in 1961 spoke about the "The Vast Wasteland"
    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/newtonminow.htm

    Newton Minnow implored his industry to take a higher road and view a bigger picture of media's responsibility to society, but the jerks who still dumb down the masses are simply producing an offspring that represents their strategy sperm. Here the media, economic, technical or political jerk produces the mass-jackass.

    A mother now has to deal with some jackass kids, but she manages to nurture them, protect them and develop them - even if she may be married to a jackass husband. Ultimately many kids grow up and become well functioning members of society, because there were millions of good mothers, even good fathers and good teachers - who were thinkers and who did their best not to produce or raise jackasses.

    Yet not even the best parenting can sometimes stop a bright kid from becoming narcissistic and who thus transform from a thinker into a jerk..
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Excellent comment, as usual, dear Manjit. I´d like to add one idea: Does a non-jerk have to be thinker/leader? Or can he be anyone who does not misuse his power?

    I totally agree that - and that´s a risk of SM - meeting trolls or our inner-jerks can mess with our ability to see the big picture.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Excellent piece about restraint. When I look at this mindset and apply it online restraint then the immediate thing I think of is the description of the opposite of a jerk or a troll. That opposite must surely be a thinker as the antonym of jerk and a leader as the antonym of troll.

    Here is the litmus test I thought of after I read the Seth Godin piece. If we do not show restraint and either act as a jerk or the first thing that comes to our mind is to think of the jerks, then as the Bible says in Matthew 7:2 "For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you".

    When being a jerk is absolute here we find the troll - this is no longer simply about a failure in our restraint as a thinker, but a failure in our restraint as a human being. A thinker and a leader can still deal with the harshness of life, but they make it clear that they are talking about the process and not a person. Where there is the minority that is a troll or we see the jerk within us, we are no longer focusing on what does not work, but able to discern what does - and at that point we begin to move from mindset to strategy - because strategy is execution.
  9. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    11/01/2017
    Did the executive coaching industry fail?
    Did the executive coaching industry fail?The dose makes the poison Currently, terms like authenticity, emotional intelligence, mindfulness are trending. We want to optimize the way we communicate, we want to be mindful, we want to grow and become more efficient and productive. Companies...
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    Mohammed Sultan
    15/01/2017 #34 Mohammed Sultan
    #33 The concept has been developed specially for top management who are going to qualify for leadership positions and have no time to deal with everyday routine affairs.The intervention is done to widen the time window of the trainees based on a vision building exercise and how could they relate the current vision with the rapidly changing conditions in the marketplace.
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/01/2017 #33 Aurorasa Sima
    #31 That´s an interesting concept, Mohammed, thank you for sharing details. I will admit that I still did not fully understand - that´s probably owed to my lack of English language skills, or that I am not sure which industry/job roles you work with.
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/01/2017 #32 Aurorasa Sima
    #30 Thanks for clarifying, @Phil Friedman, that makes sense to me and I agree. Also ... often, coaches do things intuitively, but they need formal training to understand how they can make what they do intuitively accessible to others.
    Mohammed Sultan
    13/01/2017 #31 Mohammed Sultan
    #28 In "time leadership" we help the leader investigates h/his relation with "time and decisions" in a different way based on h/his "core interests" not his "core skills".The time horizon of time leadership will be stretched more beyond the traditional leadership tasks of operational visioning to the philosophical part of their org vision which includes its identity and purpose.Time leadership will lead to the emergence of a new set of an organizational "core competences" based on the common interests of its people and rooted in the success moments in which they have done things differently.Time leadership,at the end ,will help create an org "common intuition" and expand the cognitive span of its executives beyond the norm and the logic of the traditional leadership tasks.
    Phil Friedman
    13/01/2017 #30 Phil Friedman
    #29 Aurorasa, not saying that training is completely irrelevant. However, it is well known that practitioners who are successful with one approach in a coaching or clinical counseling field are very often successful using other approaches as well. While some are not successful using the same approaches, no matter what. Leading to the conclusion that the contribution made by the practitioner him- or herself is often the key to success. When it comes to dealing with human needs and frailty, you can't just read a book or take a course, and, wham bang, become good at helping people. In your case, for example, I personally perceive a level of empathy and sympathy that cannot be taught but must be nurtured and developed.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/01/2017 #29 Aurorasa Sima
    #20 Hmmmm .. I think it´s a mix of experience and training you receive.

    After your "coach the coach" class you have to go out there and find clients to gain experience. After a while, what you have learned in theory and praxis will melt together into "your thing".
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/01/2017 #28 Aurorasa Sima
    #22 Could you expand on "time leadership", please? It´s not my area of expertise, but I would like to learn more about the concept.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/01/2017 #27 Aurorasa Sima
    #19 I think I was more aiming at the delivery (including follow-up) than the quality of coaches.

    I have to say that I started coaching only 3 years ago (and not exclusively executives) so that I have definitely not seen it all or know it all.

    What you are saying about prices seems to be a good point. Maybe we should negotiate from the beginning on that follow-ups are necessary.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/01/2017 #26 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 Well, that´s an interesting tax construct.

    I´m not saying that I think the quality of coaches is not good. Often it would help if there would be a follow-up after a training.

    What is difficult, especially if you can´t bill the time, is keeping people motivated to repeat whatever information has been shared until it became a skill or habit.

    Often, we go back to our stressful jobs and forget about the training/coaching right after it ended, even though we felt the content made sense and can help us.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/01/2017 #25 Aurorasa Sima
    #21 Thank you for pointing that out and joining the conversation.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/01/2017 #24 Aurorasa Sima
    #23 Thank you, dear Emilia. Your support and kind words are much appreciated!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    12/01/2017 #23 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Great article @Aurorasa Sima, with great points and full of insights. It's always a pleasure to read something that I can relate and written based on years of experience. A big thank you for such a refreshing and real post. Best wishes!
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/01/2017 #22 Mohammed Sultan
    @Aurora Sima. The problem with leadership coaching is that many executives are trained on "core skills" not "core interests".Every executive based on his or her core skills wants to be a leader,but the question is ;are they really have deep interests in creative thinking and the instinct of taking risks rather than the ambition and the prestige of being leaders by the title?Nowadays, leadership training should go beyond "time management" to "time leadership" Executives are in a more need to be trained on how they conceive their leadership role for the future and in different boundaries.The more the coach can expand the cognitive power of the trainee ,the more the individual will be able to stretch his or her thinking beyond the norm, and the more the trainee will be able to pay attention to what's left unsaid or what else question? "Time leadership" training will surface the moments when the trainee has made something different.The more you analyze them you will find the themes or the threads that run through them, and the more you can help him/her to shape their core interests.Thank you for your insightful article.
    Robert Bacal
    12/01/2017 #21 Robert Bacal
    #20 Within each of the professional areas you highlight, there exists models and schools of thoughts that are student centred, client centred, and NOT practitioner centred. Of course, you'd have to have more than a passing knowledge about these disciplines to know that.
    Phil Friedman
    12/01/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #19 Pascal and Aurorasa, what People have to realize is that coaching -- like teaching, clinical psychology, and counseling -- is practitioner-centric. Methods, schools of thought, techniques all matter less than WHO THE PERSON IS who is doing it. Effective coaches grow organically, not made. And paying to take and complete a course doesn't turn someone into a coach. Of course, neither does standing on a rock and proclaiming oneself the leader of the next evolutionary level of mankind. Caveat emptor. Cheers!
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #19 Pascal Derrien
    too many coaches are kill the coaching industry, in Ireland there is an abnormal ratio of coaches, consultants per square meter it is actually frightening. The excellent ones get shafted by the mediocre ones who offer great prices.....and average service delivery, they all worship gurus like Tony Robbins to a point of obsession.

    It is an industry that need to reset itself but is not homogeneous so maybe it is only a phase.... but I am tired and sometimes cynical when I hear the same things form interchangeable consultant. So to your quesiton, has it failed probably not but the edge is not too far either:-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #18 Devesh Bhatt
    One shoe doesn't fit all. It's not an excuse to deny core issues.

    It is derived from bad policies, bad processes, bad communication or bad people.

    I don't think it's a failure, it overperformed and is now normalising to the genuine people when people have become aware .

    They may not know your field but they certainly know how to evaluate coaches better.

    Funny thing in India, Hiring Executive coaches can save companies' tax but hiring an operations/business consultant gets both of us taxed. Clients want to hire an executive coach who teaches their manager operations in the guise of leadership. I don't pick up such assignments because the label would be very restrictive unless they mention my scope in the contract.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/01/2017 #17 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Aurorasa Sima It's great to see you active. Now, I don't know if it's IQ, EQ or FQ (careful pronouncing that last one) but I entered the professional working world in 1977. In the ensuing 40 years technology has made the great leap forward. From what I can see, human resource management (a misnomer if ever there was one) hasn't changed one goddamn bit except for the adoption of new jargon, lingo and buzz. For all of the corporate world's claims to care for the well being of their most valuable asset they continue to give short shrift to supporting the real humans who work for them. Wall Street, Bay Street, or The City - they demand quarterly results and if those are put in jeopardy by the collateral damage of human kind - too bad. Perhaps there are some shining examples that disprove this - Google, Aetna, Apple, Manulife? Not sure. That would be an interesting track to follow and maybe I shall for another day. In the meantime, thanks again for provoking thought in a meaningful way!
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/01/2017 #16 Aurorasa Sima
    #10 Thank you Harvey!
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    Good point, Ian. Anything that has to do with changing your ressourceful brain is tricky. The approach you suggested would definitely be the way to go.

    I could see smaller companies with wise leaders adopting it. Large corporations, public companies not so much. It´s not easy to show the ROI on gratitude. Respect ends when sales targets are not met.

    And if companies adapt it ... I´m working on an article "mindfuless to go". Some companies ARE adopting mindfulness programs. But it´s more a play on the old game of increasing productivity and helping people who are suffering from too much pressure to endure even more.

    I deliver my EI training over a period of 30 days and then two more components on days 50 and 80. Supporting people after the initial motivations fades is the hard part.
  10. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    09/01/2017
    Five Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Profits... Now (Pt. II)
    Five Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Profits... Now (Pt. II)IMPROVE CAPTURE OF BILLABLE HOURS TO BOOST GROSS PROFIT WITHOUT ADDED OVERHEADS... Preface:  This is the second installment of a serialization of my upcoming eBook, Small-Business Primer :  Real -World  Tips for Starting and RunningYour Own Small...
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    Phil Friedman
    10/01/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    #7 Yes, Todd, there's always resistance. So you have to convince techs 1) that the change is not punitive, 2) that their pay will not drop., and 3) you're not going to use the numbers to try to get them to work faster.

    Capturing labor hours is not just a T&M issue . Good data enabkes you to improve your estimating for firm fixed price jobs going forward as well.

    I agree with you that there is a great reluctance among techs to charge what the job is really worth. Which is why I personally discourage techs from talking directly to customers.

    Here's the thing. If I improve gross profit by, say, 50%, but lose 10% in volume, I'm still way ahead of the game. And most likely the customers who leave were a losing proposition anyway. Cheers
    Todd Jones
    10/01/2017 #7 Todd Jones
    Impressive numbers, Phil.

    Did you encounter much resistance from the technicians who were asked to implement this? Not necessarily in the usual "this is a pain in the ass" sense, but more from a "Jeez, I feel horrible charging all these extra hours," perspective? Too often, employees empathize more with the customer than with the guy who signs their paycheck, and are all too willing to give away the farm.

    And speaking of customers, did you have any freak out over their higher bills? Just curious as to whether billable hours remained consistent during subsequent years, or whether a drop in business was noted. Of course the only line that really matters is the bottom line, and I would guess that any customer loss was more than offset by the handsome margins.

    I will share this with the owner of my marina, right after I get some sort of assurance that the donuts I drop off every Saturday will continue to cover uncaptured shop time :)
    Phil Friedman
    09/01/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    #4 Thanks, Kevin, for reading and saying so. As you might expect, some of the business advice I offer up is criticized as what I call "duh-tips" (although never by people who have actually owned and run small businesses). But my experience is that in business the low hanging fruit is often overlooked in the push to see the tree tops. Which is, I submit, a metaphor worthy of Dr. Anani. :-). Cheers!
    Kevin Pashuk
    09/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I had a consulting business. One quickly learned that tracking billable hours easily and accurately were imperative. I created a system for my Palm Pilot (remember those) because if I didn't capture the information as I was doing it, there was a chance I would miss it.

    Sage advice Phil.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #2 Your very welcome @Phil Friedman, keep up writing on these very informative posts!! Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Phil Friedman
    09/01/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    #1 Thank you, Bill, for saying so.
  11. Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    29/12/2016
    Indeed, Sara, we are a work in progress; personally and professionally.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    The Art of Problem Solving
    www.linkedin.com We are a work in progress; personally and professionally. We are made up of what came before, what we aspire for tomorrow and, most importantly, who we are now. I can see it now as clearly as if...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    31/12/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for your kind words, Sara (:
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    31/12/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I recently wrote a comment on @Bernard Poulin post about artists that fits well with this subject. I have always enjoyed arts and even crafts, they were my mind melts, my fortresses of solitude. When i entered the corporate world I became known as the problem solver in every position I held. What i began to realize was that the "solutions I would develop came from the same part of me as what would be considered " art". I used the same process of studying the blank canvas or in the problem and a picture would begin to develop in my minds eye. I painted a new reality you might say...Unfortunately communicating this process was difficult to communicate and teach. Everyone's creative side works differently so what was completely logical to me sounded like a new language to others. Thar's why I was usually left to "just do it". That took a lot of trust on their part 😄
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    30/12/2016 #10 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #9 I am grateful, too. People like you are the reason I enjoy beBee so much. Here's to the continuation of our journey in years to come!
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/12/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Ladies, @Lada 🏡 Prkic and @Aurorasa Sima, because of your kindness, I bring 2016 to a close not in a linear way but as through a spiral as you have brought back to me the first blog I had ever written or posted in my new journey. To read the comments I have received as a result gives me the momentum to continue in that journey in the New Year. Thank you. I am grateful that our paths have crossed.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/12/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Your "comment" @Savvy Raj is proof of creativity being an expression of the soul for everything you write reflects that so strongly.
    Aurorasa Sima
    30/12/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 (:
    Savvy Raj
    30/12/2016 #6 Savvy Raj
    Creativity is an expression from your soul which has the power to explore the depth of emotions and thoughts and brings in the open facets that are perhaps hidden and seems inaccessible and thereby even heal oneself of limiting convictions and beliefs.... Such a lovely story on the art of creative enterprise.. Appreciate you as much as your journey. Have a blessed New year full of soulfilling creative endeavours @Sara Jacobovici.

    And thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic& @Aurorasa Sima for sharing this beautiful post.
    Ali Anani
    30/12/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Thank you for the tag @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I have already commented on the original post and I find thid buzz quite reflective of my own views. @Sara Jacobovici and I have exchanged so many comments and I find a great deal of understanding between us.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/12/2016 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Perhaps @Ali Anani would like to comment on this Sara's thought: "The language of metaphors is the bridge between problems and solutions."
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/12/2016 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #2 You are welcome, Sara. Wish you happy and prosperous 2017!
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/12/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you so much for the share and support @Lada 🏡 Prkic. Wishing you a happy and successful 2017!!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/12/2016 #1 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    It is always good to remind of the great posts. This one is by @Sara Jacobovici.
  12. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    28/12/2016
    Aurorasa Sima
    Seth's Blog: Shared reality, shared goals
    sethgodin.typepad.com The best way to persuade someone of your new approach is to begin with three agreements: We agree on the goals. We both want the same outcomes, we're just trying different ways to get there. We agree on reality....
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    Aurorasa Sima
    28/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 I agree with you Mohammed. Sometimes we need to hear the things we already know to remind ourselves to actually implement them.

    While I applaud you for recognizing my simplicity and sophistication, this post is by Seth Godin, not me.

    Happy New Year!!!!
    Mohammed Sultan
    28/12/2016 #1 Mohammed Sultan
    Agreeing on goals,reality and measurement in persuasion is really great because it's going to surface the common-interests of all partners.Everyone should identify the emotional significance of his or her partners by listening well and communicating openly and clearly .Certainly,some people who are hiding their emotion and showing a "poker-face" are thriving for none and non-success will worth their thrife.Your simplicity is an ultimate sophistication dear@Aurora Sima .HNY.
  13. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    15/12/2016
    Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and just go out there and earn a paycheck. The humble beginnings of my career.....#HumblePie
    John White, MBA
    How Doing Sales In a Trailer Park Empowered My Life and Career
    www.inc.com Often times it's the lessons we learn in our humble beginnings that stick with...
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    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    15/12/2016 #3 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Humility is a Godly trait. Well said my friend.
    John White, MBA
    15/12/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    @Neil Hughes: I linked to your article on this one, buddy!
  14. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    14/12/2016
    Blow Your Horns
    Blow Your HornsBlow your own horns because no one will do it for you.One of the most important items in your career management arsenal is a bank of quantified success stories that describe your skills and accomplishments in brief, one-line statements. Let’s call...
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    Mark Anthony Dyson
    01/02/2017 #17 Mark Anthony Dyson
    Once you start to use critical thinking (thinking how both sides respond ), you will value how powerfully and deeply you'll prepare all phases of your job search. Then sharing your accomplishments is adding value because understand how and why others do.
    Wayne Yoshida
    23/01/2017 #16 Wayne Yoshida
    #15 Thanks @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS - and I appreciate the sharing!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    23/01/2017 #15 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Great post on careers, @Wayne Yoshida! Sharing...
    Wayne Yoshida
    19/12/2016 #14 Wayne Yoshida
    #13 Thank you Lisa for sharing this one!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is a great buzz @Wayne Yoshida. I love that you used "It's a Wonderful Life," as an example to reflect. There are many of us that have a hard time targeting what our strengths are because many of us do underscore what we do or have done, agree! I love the exercises, very helpful to anyone seeking employment. Thanks for sharing the tips!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for sharing this, @Milos Djukic!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #10 Thanks Phil - and you are right - this technique is useful in many situations, including holiday - family - friends gatherings. Another exercise I suggest is to take the power stories and then simplify them so your grandma would understand what you do for a living. Too many people have a difficult time describing what they do to strangers - so how can people help them if they don't understand what the heck you do?
    Phil Friedman
    15/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Wayne, excellent article, especially your point about seeing one's working history in terms of outcomes. It will be very useful not only to those seeking employment but to those working on presentations and proposals for contract and consulting work. Cheers!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Absolutely. And imagine you had meeting after meeting. How glad will you be to hear something else than a boring list of qualifications
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Thanks for your comment, Michele -- glad you noticed the exercise. This helps people think about what they did in a different way, Many times the one-liner that comes out of the 3 column thing is too long - and can be broken up into more than one "power story."
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Glad you like this one, Jan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thanks for commenting and sharing, @Aurorasa Sima ! Telling a short story turns you into an interesting human being with proven skills - rather than a cold and desperate job-seeker.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks for your comment, Randy - I agree. This stuff really works, but it is not easy. And I strongly agree a lot of employers these days need to brush up (lack of a better term) on describing expectations.
    Michele Williams
    15/12/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Includes and exercise to let you get started improving your resume and how you talk about your accomplishments right away!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    15/12/2016 #3 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Thanks for the advice !!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Great advice! I love that you put an emphasis on "story". Reference stories are great and even greater when they are not a boring feature description. Shared in Story Seekers®
    Randy Keho
    14/12/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Spot on, @Wayne Yoshida
    This works. I've had a few interviewers comment that by emphasizing my particular accomplishments they were able to quickly compare them to their needs.
    It also clearly shows what led to my being promoted from one position to the next. Now, if the employers would learn how to clearly present what the position their advertising actually entails, I wouldn't end up wasting my time talking to them.
  15. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    15/12/2016
    I love this thought piece by Seth Godin.
    Aurorasa Sima
    Seth's Blog: Tricked into playing the wrong game
    sethgodin.typepad.com The intelligent writer who dumbs down her work in order to make it more popular. The successful small businessperson who gives up the edge that made the business work in order to make it bigger. The entrepreneur who stops...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 I agree. He´s amazing at getting his messages through and nearly always has a strong poing
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    15/12/2016 #3 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Seth has an incredible ability to say big things with little words. This is abso-freakin'-lutely bang on. Thanks for sharing @Aurorasa Sima
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    From the viewpoint of a corporation, you are perfectly right. I feel that part of the luxury of being self-employed and not having to report to shareholders or VCs is that you can afford to make your choice.

    Whatever makes you the happiest, maximising market share or doing your own thing...

    Let me check the time on my apple watch. It´s connected to my Macbook and my Iphone. Ahhhh .. how I love excellence (;
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The key comment is "your market". At a personal level I take on board the excellence component - at the business level, it comes down to the quality the customer is willing to pay for, not the quality one wants to give.

    Apple and Steve Jobs created the vision for quality that helped Apple scale, but when Apple started out, it was Microsoft who took the shortcuts and for some time benefited from their focus on a lesser standard.

    The same is true for the innovators dilemma, the leader who left the seemingly unprofitable sector for others, found themselves with a small player emerging as the next big thing.

    At a personal level however excellence is something I identify with and thus naturally it is a viewpoint that I love.
  16. George Touryliov
    Sales automation presents a huge opportunity for sales teams to scale their success. But if teams fail to build buyer personas and research their prospects, they risk getting lost in the rest of the noise.
    George Touryliov
    Common Mistakes of Sales Automation And How To Fix Them
    www.salesforlife.com The most common mistakes fall into one or more of three areas; cadence structure, list development and email...
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    Lance Smith
    15/12/2016 #1 Lance Smith
    Great information!
  17. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    12/12/2016
    New interview with Mike Bosworth.

    Sales Managers and Enterprise Sales Experts will not want to miss this!
    Aurorasa Sima
    Mike Bosworth | Best Selling Author | Using Storytelling and Process to Be a Top Producer!
    soundcloud.com Listen to Mike Bosworth | Best Selling Author | Using Storytelling and Process to Be a Top Producer! by Enterprise Sales Podcast #np on...
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  18. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Story
    The StoryI am not going to say why this buzz is important to me but it is an acknowledgement of those who make a difference in a person's life and in this case the original appreciation buzz is here: Buzz Submitted by : Aurorasa Sima Buzz: Story Seekers ...
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    Mike Bosworth
    29/11/2016 #2 Mike Bosworth
    Manjit, Beautifully stated.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    To loyalty! Thank you for another thought-provoking buzz, dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and for the honor of being mentioned.
  19. ProducerRobert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    05/11/2016
    Eleven Things That Create Resistance And Anger In Others (Free Excerpts)
    Eleven Things That Create Resistance And Anger In Others (Free Excerpts)Stop starting conflict by eliminating these eleven conflict habitsConflict In Your LifeEleven Things That Create Resistance And Anger In Others (Free Excerpts)Summary: By eliminating these eleven anger provoking behaviors from your repertoire you...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/11/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    We will always be faced with negativity, it's how we react that matters.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/11/2016 #9 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #8 @Dean Owen @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Plenty of great people to interact with. My time is only mine and I don't need to interact with negative ones :)
    Dean Owen
    06/11/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #4 I'm with you Lisa. I just made a decision to not interact. Life is too short. Even when provoked, it is just not worth it. Plenty of great people to interact with.
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/11/2016 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    @Robert Bacal the challenges of communications in such a noisy environment requires many approaches to get heard. A positive agenda for an outcome can be met with a negative writing style. Media today, in all forms, realizes that negative/positive or emotional engagement through taking a stand or showing a sad puppy will introduce a polarized audience on either side. But it is engagement.

    Offering engagement within a seeking or wisdom style is too flat and lacks the roller coaster ride typical engagement. I enjoy watching the circus of writers and delineating what their agenda may be within the writing. This is my agenda, as we all have one.

    You list seems accurate but is also listing the exactly what engages folks. This is a sad truth but we can see it in politics, social settings and clearly online. It would appear that just experiencing the human dynamic is not enough we must have a agenda/side, engage it emotionally and polarize. This will be our ultimate understanding 100 years from now.

    Call it social growing pains. What happens when everyone has a microphone?
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    Good list, Robert. Thanks for sharing!

    I believe 6 and 7 often come in combination with the inability to let go of things. It´s amazing how even someone speaking the truth can become annoying from the unfortunate combination of 6, 7 and what I´d like to call 6a).

    Lucky are those who have access to this list.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/11/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Oh, sometimes confused communication makes others crazy and it spews sheer conflicts. Imagine the harm done when a person feels feverish with thoughts and ideas and publishes it on the media, in haste. Nothing in proper sense, but all like random expressions stitched with silly words. A vile gossip, a pungent back-biting or wandering notions can blotch one's feelings. So, let's think, censor and re-think before we publish anything. Instead silence is better than hasty viewpoints.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/11/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I've learned to stay silent for quite some time now. I also learned it's OK to speak out against injustices if we are being attacked or see another being attacked. I will not attack the attacker or become like that of the attacker. I just wrote on @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more
    I've learned to stay silent for quite some time now. I also learned it's OK to speak out against injustices if we are being attacked or see another being attacked. I will not attack the attacker or become like that of the attacker. I just wrote on @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman buzz that I'm learning a lot from those who've done this much longer than myself, beBee and it's team being such a great example. If I feel I may say something I could regret, I won't comment. I'm not here for controversy or to make enemies. There will always be a few who thrive on controversy, not sure why... maybe they are trying to draw more people in. Sort of reminds me of the negative stuff the media spews, people become addicted, it's like a soap opera and they keep coming back for more. Close
    Randy Keho
    05/11/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    #2 agreed.
    Robert Bacal
    05/11/2016 #2 Robert Bacal
    #1 Indeed @Randy Keho but isn't there a difference between good silence and bad silence? Via the way you keep silent?
    Randy Keho
    05/11/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    We all have the right to remain silent. We just don't always have the ability.
  20. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    10/10/2016
    Beach Wolf Fairy Garden (Guest Author)
    Beach Wolf Fairy Garden (Guest Author)"It was a fairy dream and a monster dream and there was a bear. The helicopter saved us from the monster. It took us to the beach. It has shells and it has an ocean for us to swim. I had to have my floaties on so I don't sink. Now I can go!"The...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/10/2016 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Very good one ! Best one !
    Teresa Gezze
    13/10/2016 #7 Teresa Gezze
    So cute!! Is she your niece, John?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/10/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    The fruit does not fall far from the tree... Delightful 😇🌹🌹 thanks for sharing @John White, MBA..early recruiting !
    Dean Owen
    10/10/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    That is actually very cool! I hope she discovers this in her teens. A precious gem.
    Milos Djukic
    10/10/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Wow, @John White, MBA, I think you should be very proud. Great :)
    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Cute kid, John. Does she have a beBee profile yet? (lol)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    10/10/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Sign that Bee up! Where you been hiding her John! She's brilliant.
  21. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    06/10/2016
    Mike Bosworth speaks about prospecting
    Mike Bosworth, Story Seekers®, Fill Your Pipeline (Sales Acceleration Summit 2016)
    Mike Bosworth, Story Seekers®, Fill Your Pipeline (Sales Acceleration Summit 2016) Mike Bosworth, the creator of Solution Selling® and "What great Salespeople do" has created a program, Story Seekers®, that enables salespeople and other...
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  22. ProducerJason Martin

    Jason Martin

    30/09/2016
    Getting Intimate with Your Consumers is 100% Necessary
    Getting Intimate with Your Consumers is 100% NecessaryI absolutely love getting intimate with my company's consumers. Stop right there. It's not like that!I could walk into any corporate building in any city, and the marketing and sales teams could tell me all about their target customer age, income...
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  23. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    22/09/2016
    What can we learn from Wells Fargo?
    What can we learn from Wells Fargo?Picture CreditAlthough most of us in small business can’t even imagine operating a company of that size, a lot of what has happened in recent days concerning WF is applicable. The first thing we can recognize, trust is something...
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    Todd Jones
    21/12/2016 #11 Todd Jones
    What can we learn from Wells Fargo? "Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob the world."(author unknown)

    Great post, @Harvey Lloyd.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/09/2016 #10 Tausif Mundrawala
    #8 I agree with you on all aspects. I like reading such thought provoking posts and the way it gets interactive.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/09/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #7 @Tausif Mundrawala, I believe that market segmentation has occurred across many industries. The advent of social media has allowed folks to cluster in large groups and they can't be ignored. But trust is a value that cuts across all of the groups. They may not like something you have and it is your role to figure that out, but they can still trust your brand. Listening to some of my Gen X daughters talk with friends i hear brands being discussed and many can't "find" anything but they "love" the store. A trusted brand can always expand into different groups. Brands without trust are usually busy trying to keep what they have.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/09/2016 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    Catering to customer needs is the most prominent aspect of doing business. Nowadays in apparel industry they rope in plump models in order to endorse their brands. Gone are the days when only size zero models were the faces of various brands. Companies can't thrive on one size fits all factor. Thanks for sharing this post.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Trust you need to believe that nobody noticed 2 Million phony accounts. I´d certainly be surprised if I received the TOS for a cc I never ordered.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/09/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 Thatssss a trust issue that gets a little deeper than one would want to jump into. But my guess is, you are on the target real close to a bullseye @Randy Keho
    Randy Keho
    22/09/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    Wouldn't be surprised if Wells Fargo requests a government bailout and gets it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 If they trust you, you have a lot of value to play with in negotiations. If not you only have the price.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/09/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    #1 Thanks for the comment and the share @Aurorasa Sima. Your values discussion sparked this. One of the time tested values is trust. This can not be sacrificed at the altar of right and wrong but must be encouraged within all negotiations.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Trust is the ultimate currency (said the SAP CEO, Bill McDermott). I laughed when he gave an example for customer loyalty back from when he owned a Deli: “When we want good food and fun we come to you, Bill. When we want to steal, we go to the 7-Eleven.”

    I love your article (I have to as we seem to share some beliefs and "values").
  24. ProducerJim Able

    Jim Able

    28/06/2016
    Able Marketing to Millennials
    Able Marketing to MillennialsUNDERSTANDING THE MILLENNIAL MARKET...There it was in front of me, and I hadn't a clue how it got there. An article on marketing to millennials. On my laptop screen. Right there. On LinkedIn.Weird, because my LinkedIn user account was shut down by...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    21/09/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    It´s worth working your way through the cutting sarcasm to get to the useful tips about how to reach millennials (better than a Pokemon go stop)
    Jim Able
    29/06/2016 #9 Jim Able
    #8 @Praveen Raj - Ya got dat one right, brudda -- as they say on Hawaii Five Oh
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/06/2016 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #2 New Gen, Next Gen, X-Gen, Now Millenials or may I say - Text Gen ;) ...sure looks like another Marketing ruse! :) It is easier to bunch em and munch em cos that way you get a bigger bite, right? God know how braintucky-fried this generation is gonna be in another 5 years from now...with so much necking into small screens, posturing improperly, using them hands and fingers that way. Gonna hit the neck, the back, the eyes, the hands, and of course the brain...not just information overload but the radiation too! I dunno about them living longer than our generation...they are already getting run over by trains and buses and cabs and bikes texting-strolling with earphones blaring, out on the streets :) It is an epidemic! Are they making the brain (now replaced by the OS and Apps) and thought (replaced by influencer recommendations and trend-spotting) redundant? Am keeping em crossed! ...Now that's hard to do while texting! :)
    Jim Able
    29/06/2016 #7 Jim Able
    #6 Milos Djukic, I am not so sure. After us, because they are starting long after. But due to the brain-fying rediation from the cellphones that are grafted to their hands and ears.
    Milos Djukic
    29/06/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Millennials will live longer than us :)
    Jim Able
    28/06/2016 #5 Jim Able
    #3 As one Jimbo to another, when you're right you're right. And you're right.
    Jim Able
    28/06/2016 #4 Jim Able
    #2 @Phillip Hubbell - if you mean it is a constructed and spun cluster of impressions and images, I agree.
    Jim Murray
    28/06/2016 #3 Jim Murray
    Well Jim, being even further removed from the Millennials than you are, I prefer to actually lump them all together into a special package labelled Snotty Little Pissants. Not all of them mind you, But you know how I roll. (The 80/20 Differential).
    Phillip Hubbell
    28/06/2016 #2 Phillip Hubbell
    Millennial is a marketed brand.
    Phil Friedman
    28/06/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Have you seen this one, @Ashley Stryker and @Candice 🐝 Galek. Interested to know what, as millennials you think...
  25. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    14/09/2016
    The ALL BUSINESS hive is all about business, and ONLY ABOUT BUSINESS. Get the business=related content you want, from authentic, real-world business people... and AVOID WHAT YOU DON'T WANT. https://www.bebee.com/group/all-businessPhil Friedman
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    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Looks like a great place to meet and discuss. Thanks @Phil Friedman and @Randy Keho
    David Ige
    15/09/2016 #1 David Ige
    Great place to meet beautiful people in the business world
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