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Relationship Advice: 5 Ways to Ruin Trust

Jargon and inside jokes can undermine a budding relationship with clients, vendors, prospects, or even co-workers. The Brits have an expression, "Too clever by half." It is not a compliment: It refers to people who create a sense of distrust because they come across as wily

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In Search of Sustainable Growth

Previous growth is no indicator of continued success. So Karl heads to Inc.s GrowCo conference looking for new ideas. We've experienced extraordinary growth over the past few years, which put us in the top 100 of the Inc.

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Using Great Storytelling To Grow Your Business

Every two months, I pull together a community of innovators. We meet somewhere in New York City, usually a boardroom overlooking a park or cityscape. But last month we all found our way into an acting studio operated by The Actors Institute to learn about storytelling

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Welcome to Start-up City, USA

Detroit isn't a blank canvas. Instead, it's a complex scene that has everything an entrepreneur needs to start his dream company, Josh Linkner writes. "Detroit is a blank canvas." I cringe every time I hear this phrase, even though it's used by people who mean well.

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5 Tips for an Oscar-Worthy Thank You

The Academy Awards are a good reminder to keep your thank-you speeches heartfelt, poignant, and--most of all--short. Or...cue the music! The 84th Academy Awards will air this Sunday to much fanfare

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Don’t Lose Time at Conferences

If you aren't learning enough from the conferences you attend, you're probably making the same mistake everyone else does. Don't. Business conferences often have more choirs than a church

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Dictators Make Good Bosses?

In a Q&A with Inc.com, OfficeMax founder argues that consensus-building is over-rated. Sometimes a leader just has to decide. Michael Feuer started OfficeMax from scratch in 1988, and built the office-supply chain into a 1,000-store behemoth before selling it to Boise Cascade Corp

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Becoming More Skype Savvy via Recording Apps

I conduct many interviews via phone, such as with Clayton Christensen , Sunni Brown , MailChimp’s CEO Ben Chestnut , Adrian Slywotzky and Geoffrey Moore . I love phone interviews because I can learn a plethora of information from really interesting people in a fairly short period of time.

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Becoming More Skype Savvy via Recording Apps

I conduct many interviews via phone, such as with Clayton Christensen , Sunni Brown , MailChimp’s CEO Ben Chestnut , Adrian Slywotzky and Geoffrey Moore . I love phone interviews because I can learn a plethora of information from really interesting people in a fairly short period of time.

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