Mike Baer’s Blog

Breaking the Rules

Delta blew me away last week! Weather delayed my flight into Atlanta—trying to connect to S. FLA. I won’t run through the airport so I figured I’d miss my connection. When I got to the gate, the door was shut. That is a bad sign since they NEVER open the door once it’s closed. The…

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Vendor-Partner-Trusted Advisor

How would you characterize the relationship you have with your customers? Good. Bad. Average. Let me suggest a different continuum. On the left side is Vendor (someone from whom they buy a service or product). To the right of that is Partner (someone with whom they share outcomes—what is good for one is good for…

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How Waste Grows…

It is amazing to me how much waste there actually is in business (ours and others). I mean REAL WASTE. Some of you will remember when I posted about my attorney reconciling his escrow trust and mailing me a check for TWO CENTS. 2. The time, postage, and paper cost was at least $5. I…

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Compelling Reasons

Why should someone want to see you? Why should they want to put you on their schedule so you can “learn about their company?” Why should they decide to give you an order or to make you their preferred vendor or to let  you handle the next project or to turn the other department over…

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Help This Child Get a Country

This is a situation in which an old friend finds that the US will not grant a passport to his adopted Chinese daughter.  Update on Why US Immigration is refusing to grant our daughter Hannah Daniel US Citizenship resulting in her being a “Stateless Person without a Country on September 3, 2011 As most of…

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How Long Should We Wait, Mr. President?

Obama Says Wait and See For Economic Recovery President Obama said Friday there will be bumps on the road to recovery, as he appealed for patience on the economy following a government report that showed the pace of hiring slowed dramatically last month. The report, which showed… On Fluent News: http://topstories.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=17224&external=945251.prot…

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CEOs and Employers Individually Liable for Illegal Hiring

White House Targets Top Dogs for Corporate Crimes The Obama administration is getting personal. Taking a cut-the-head-off-the-snake approach to law enforcement, federal officials are moving to punish individual executives and employers for the crimes of their companies. The approach so far has been used to deal with… On Fluent News: http://foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=22995&external=944195.proteus.fma&pag…

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Why Do We Do Stupid Things Like This?

U.S. Offers Foreign Aid to Countries Holding Billions in Treasury Securities The United States is providing hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign aid to countries that it borrows billions from, according to a report by Congress’s research arm.The Congressional Research Services released a report last month, a copy… On Fluent News: http://topstories.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=17224&external=944240.prot…

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Lessons from Churchill

According to historian and author Paul Johnson there are five great lessons to learn from the incredible life of Sir Winston Churchill. 1. Aim high.2. Work hard.3. Never let mistakes, disasters, criticism or failure to get you down.4. Avoid meanness, blameshifting, and revenge.5. Live joyfully. From “Churchill” by Paul Johnson

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