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I’m not sure if you were one of the 250,000 or so folks who went to Jon Stewart‘s rally over the weekend or if you, like me, watched any of it on TV. For the most part, I thought it was great satire and I mean that in the purest sense of holding up a mirror to individuals or society as a whole so we can see the ridiculous nature of some of what goes on.
As you guys know, we don’t do politics here, but since Election Day is upon us, I think we can take a few of Stewart’s points, which he intended for politicians and the media, and apply them to business. Continue reading

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Good question!

I’m sure this has been around the web a few times. Maybe you got it in an email from someone, maybe you read it on another blog.  It’s a true story.  InWould you listen? fact, according to Snopes, The Washington Post won a Pulitzer in the feature writing category for Gene Weingarten‘s April 2007 story about this experiment. If you’ve read it before or heard about it, I apologize. No, strike that. Read it again. It’s a great question! Continue reading

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Actions and Words

Those of us that are native speakers of English are familiar with the expression “actions speak louder than words.”  It’s a popular idiom, generally meaning that doing something is better than talking about something.  But there’s another meaning as well. Continue reading

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