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COMMENTARY
7:30 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Write Like People Actually Talk

Write Like People Talk, Not How You Think Writing Should Sound.
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Why make it harder on yourself? Write the way real people talk, not the way you think writing should sound. 


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COMMENTARY
7:32 am
Wed June 11, 2014

All is not Just a Matter of Opinion

It is often better to listen and learn, rather than shout your own opinions.
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When starting a new job, recognize that there is plenty learn from your more experienced co-workers. Just because you have your own opinion does not mean you should automatically assume that your voice is equal to the voice of experience. 


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COMMENTARY
8:35 am
Wed May 14, 2014

For Every Action, Reactions

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When running a business, we must be constantly aware of actions beyond our control that may have an impact on business, and we must know how to react.


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COMMENTARY
7:30 am
Wed January 22, 2014

It's All About Easy, Easier, Easiest

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Among all the other benefits of the Internet is how the Internet re-affirms principles we should already know.

For instance, one of my favorites is that people do more business with people who make it easy to do business with them. It’s not just that the Internet is there and is omni-present. It’s that the Internet is crowded with E-tailers who make it easier to do business with them than with most RE-tailers.

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COMMENTARY
7:36 am
Wed October 30, 2013

In Restaurants, Everything Matters

Not the REAL fake sugar.

There’s a popular belief that nine out of ten new restaurants fail in the first year. It’s a myth.

A new study by an associate professor of hospitality management at Ohio State has identified a real figure of six. Six out of ten new restaurants fail in the first year. That’s still pretty high mortality, but not out of line with startups in other business categories.

Nevertheless, I think the only business tougher than retail is the restaurant business. There are just so many different reasons why people don’t come back.

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