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Investing In People, Not Companies

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I see that my old friends at the NHL have added more pieces to their dealings with Cisco.  The relationship covers a lot of areas, as you’ll see in a minute, and I know each party has the potential to get a lot out of it.  Bravo!  The two companies have had business dealings  for several years and this latest renewal is testament that the partnership is working well.  Of course, it didn’t start out being this multi-dimensional.  Maybe you’d like a little insight as to how it got going?  It might be instructive in your business dealings. 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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