I attended the Society for Marketing Professional Services annual conference in Boston a couple of weeks ago.
“I’ll take a Big Mac and a large Coke.” “Want fries with that?” “No thanks.” “That will be $4.29 at the first window.”
There is no doubt that we have been experiencing the greatest recession of our lives.
Do you ever wonder how people can keep going, even when the odds are stacked against them? Heart or passion is the answer. Passion can overcome all obstacles. In sport, we say, “he has the heart of a champion;” “our team played with heart;” and “he has a passion for the game.” The same is true at work , where passion is also the key ingredient for both individual and company success.
The World Cup started this past Friday. Thirty-two countries, as different as can be, will put their best eleven players on the soccer pitch and compete for the ultimate soccer prize – to be crowned world champions.
According to David Maister, we don’t begin our careers as trusted advisers, we usually begin performing a specific task or service by employing our technical skills.
The seminar ad promised that if I attended the two-day session I would “learn how to be innovative and increase innovation in my company.”
I had lunch with a close friend the other day. He was feeling down as he had to fire a number of employees over the past month.
It is time for all of us Americans to wake up from our 20-year slumber and return our country to the forefront of world business leadership.
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