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The Other Guy

The weekend brought snow and took away electricity.  Unlike the power loss from Hurricane Irene, dealing with the cold is an issue here along with the inconvenience of working remotely.  Then again, no trees fell on the house or car although we saw several that did just that as we drove around yesterday to a relative’s house for shelter.  You feel for those people – it’s far easier for us to replace the food that will spoil than the roof or a car others will need to fix.  Which of course got me thinking about something we sometimes neglect in business. Continue reading

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The Rules

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You never know when you’re going to have an epiphany. The other day I was on a flight to Toronto which was unusual only in that it was only an hour late, not bad these days. As we were landing, the flight attendant reminded us that the use of cell phones while taxiing is prohibited in Canada, unlike the US where you can hear them fire up as soon as the wheels hit the tarmac. Unfortunately, most of the passengers must have thought we had landed in Cleveland since a lot of phones were turned on as we landed. And then the flight attendant spoke. Continue reading

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