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Web v. Human: Easy or Special?

A friend of mine bought a car recently without ever stepping into the dealership.  It’s being delivered to his door.  He conducted the entire purchase over the phone and Internet. When he walks out of his front door Monday morning there will be a new BMW sitting in his.

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Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Is your interview process driving the best people away? The days of the all-powerful employer sitting back while the candidate tries to impress them are over. If you want top talent, they are going to interview you, just as much as you are interviewing them. Here are three classic.

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What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is it TV and shopping? It’s not even love and money. The meaning of life is friendship and creativity.  I didn’t come by this revelation on.

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Noble Purpose: A strategy not just a slogan

All the cool kids have a purpose. Philosophers have been talking about purpose and meaning since the dawn of time. But since I wrote Selling with Noble Purpose in 2012, and trademarked the Noble Purpose methodology for business, the idea of purpose in business has become mainstream. More and.

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Why Being Helpful Isn’t Just for Nice Guys (and Gals)

If I tell you someone is helpful, what image crosses your mind? Most people associate the word helpful with jobs like a crossing guard, or a traveler’s aide at the airport. Helpful people are nice to be around, but they’re rarely in charge, or so the thinking goes. When.

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How to Cross the Great Divide

We have never been more divided. Or so it would seem. If we are in fact divided, we are the ones who created the divide. The media and candidates can fuel the divide. But the divide only happens when we, the people, make negative assumptions about each other. If.

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Our Biggest Problems Have a Hidden Cause

What is the single biggest problem facing our planet? Is it Global Warming? Terrorism? Poverty? It’s none of the above.  Let me explain. What if we could triple the amount of human capital devoted to solving these and other major issues?  We can.  And we can do it with.

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Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

The buck stops here. The famous sign on Harry Truman’s desk applies to all of us. At a certain point, we all have a buck stops here moment. Whether stepping up at work to fix a problem you inherited, or even harder, breaking the chain of pain in your.

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Barbie has Noble Purpose

I confess: I was a Barbie girl. What did you play with as a kid, Hot Wheels, Legos, Army Men?  Your toys forge your identify.  They enable you to play out your hopes and dreams.  You can be anything you want in the land of make believe. As a.

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The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

What if you gave a party and no one came? It’s almost worse than getting stood up for a date.  At least on a no-show date, there’s only one person rejecting you.  A no-show party means an entire guest list ditched you. A friend of mine once said, “Giving.

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