How Experts Become Idiots and Leaders Become Blockheads — Leadership Freak


The trouble with ignorance is it’s easy to spot in others. I can predict your future with one question, “What are you learning?” If you’re a blockhead, buckle up for more of the same. If you’re learning, the future will be different from the past. We flounder in the blindness of perceived knowledge. Idiots and […]

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Sad but true: Democrats come up with lame turd for a tagline. a fun article from the Gods of Advertising


Even this is better… How Hillary Clinton and the Democrats lost to the man-thing we now have in office is a case study on screwing up. The reasons vary depending on whom you ask and how honest they wish to be. Regardless, the DNC must get their marketing right the next time. And at the […]

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15 Sales Objections Your Small Business Will Face and How to Handle Them — Small Business Trends


Picture this. You’re on the phone with a prospect and your sales pitch is going smoothly. They’re responding positively to everything you say and you think you have this sale locked down. Then comes the dreaded objection. They don’t agree with your pricing, your features, or they just simply don’t have the ability to implement…

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15 Examples of How NOT to Use LinkedIn for Social Selling — Jeffbullas’s Blog


In just a short period of time, social media has reinvented the way companies sell products and reach potential customers. According to InsideView, 41 percent of all B2B companies report generating leads on Facebook, yet a total of 61 percent of business marketers in the United States utilize LinkedIn’s social media platform to generate new…

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Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits — Quartz


The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few. The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They called these spirits daemons. The Romans had a…

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What is a Disruptor in Chief and Why Does Your Small Business Need One? — Small Business Trends


If you want your small business to grow and thrive, you’ll need to embrace change. If your business is fairly established, then change can represent a pretty big risk making some business owners uneasy. But failure to change can get your left behind, as plenty of retail store owners, travel agents and newspaper publishers can…

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10 Ways to Accelerate Your Online Marketing and Small Business Growth — Small Business Trends


For some businesses, slow but steady is their preferred way to grow. But for entrepreneurs seeking to master their craft and build their empires quickly, careful planning and expertise are required. To learn some of the top methods for accelerating growth in your online marketing plan and beyond, check out some of the tips from…

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