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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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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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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Recent data from the BLS reveals that the 22 Right to Work states outperformed the 28 Forced Union states in job creation, productivity, individual income and overall economic results by margins ranging from 25 to 40%. So you have to wonder why the administration continues to force unionization wherever it can. Case in point: the…

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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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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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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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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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