Building Rapport

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Building RapportManagement

by Rusty Williams on 1 April, 2014 with 0 comments
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A few years ago we decided to renovate the back of our house. It was built in 1903 and needed a major overhaul. This process of finding contractors and getting quotes is always painful. But in our case we got lucky. We met Roy Tolliver. Rather than talk about the timetable, permits and other impediments, …

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Never Spike the Ball

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Never Spike the BallHuman Nature, Management

by Rusty Williams on 15 August, 2013 with 0 comments
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With lightning fast speed, DeSean Jackson broke away from the Dallas defensive backs, caught the pass in stride, and cruised into the endzone for a touchdown.  Or at least what looked like a touchdown.  Upon closer look with television monitors showing step by step of the catch and run, it was clear that DeSean had …

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Money Can’t Buy Me Motivation

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Money Can’t Buy Me MotivationManagement

by Rusty Williams on 16 July, 2013 with 0 comments
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Paul McCartney played a sold out show at Fenway Park last week.  He’s 71 years old — 7 years beyond the “will you still feed me, will you still need me” age of 64.  Even in this era of geezer rock, he’s old. To produce a concert tour is a ton of work.   It …

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Meeting Mission 22/44

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Meeting Mission 22/44Management

by admin on 12 July, 2013 with 0 comments
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Add a meeting to your Outlook calendar.  Google Calendar.  iCal.  Any scheduling software.  The default time block is 30 or 60 minutes.  I’m on a mission to change this.  The reality of business life is everyone is managing multiple channels of input.  Email, text messages, and app alerts beep and flash throughout the day and …

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Difficult Fun

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Difficult FunManagement

by Rusty Williams on 11 April, 2013 with 0 comments
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In one of my first start-ups we decided that we needed a mission statement.  Something that we could post on the walls and write on whiteboards around the office. Something that would serve as a guiding light whenever we felt a temptation to drift off in new directions.  Something that would motivate.  Something short and …

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Mashed Paretos

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Mashed ParetosManagement

by Rusty Williams on 19 March, 2013 with 0 comments
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Vilfredo Pareto.  You may not be familiar with his name, but you’re definitely familiar with the rule named after him:  The Pareto Principle, or better known as the 80/20 rule.  Pareto was an Italian economist. In the early 1900s he observed that 80% of the land was owned by 20% of the population.  He discovered …

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Q&A with Allen Wyke – CTO, CDO and Author

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Q&A with Allen Wyke – CTO, CDO and AuthorDevelopment, Management

by Rusty Williams on 3 March, 2013 with 0 comments
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Allen Wyke is SVP Digital Technology and Product Development at CNN and founder of the Ripple Group.   He has over 15 years of direct operational experience in digital media, online advertising, software and eCommerce and has worked for or implemented solutions at roughly 200 companies over his career. He’s a technologist that often architects and …

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Be Translucent

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Be TranslucentHuman Nature, Management

by Rusty Williams on 28 February, 2013 with 0 comments
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“Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.” This is the introductory sentence from the Transparency and Open Government Memorandum written by President Obama. Transparency was a key theme in Obama’s campaign and it’s become a buzzword in business.  You can find thousands of examples of companies touting their …

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