Tag Archives: Inc.

Tips for Making a Move from a Bad Career Track

We all aspire to great careers — with jobs that we find fulfilling, that have cooperative workmates, that have bosses who respect us and our abilities, that have the potential for upward mobility, and that compensate us fairly. So, happens … Continue reading

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Self-Branding and Career Success/Failure

About two weeks ago, we published several posts about your self-branding through your life and your career (1, 2, 3, 4). YouTube clips were included. So, what happens when there is a disconnect between our perceived self-brand (how we see … Continue reading

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Starting a Business? What Are the Best Books to Read?

Thinking of a starting a new business? If the answer is yes, then you need the best information and advice possible. And there are a lot of excellent books out there to choose from and read. Geoffrey James, an Inc. … Continue reading

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Can a Low-Touch Retailer Succeed in a High-Touch Marketplace?

In the competitive, multi-channel environment of 2013, can a retailer succeed with a “low-touch” approach, whereby little customer service is provided? This seems highly unlikely. Doesn’t it? As Erik Sherman writes for Inc.: “You can’t cost-cut your way to great … Continue reading

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