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Know and Honor Your Goals

In the last post I talked about finding out the needs of the other party and how important that is in negotiations large and small. This post is a call to ?never forget your...

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What Do They Want

One of the hardest steps to learning successful negotiation is the paradox of knowing and honoring your goals while focusing on the other party?s needs at the same time. Why focus on their needs?...

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Quotes for Motivation

How about a list of good quotes about ?sticking to it?? Here are a few that are worthy of posting ? Fall seven times; stand up eight. Japanese proverb You must give up the...

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Merlin Mann’s New Podcast

Know who Merlin Mann is? If you do then you need to listen to his new podcast with Dan Benjamin?s 5by5 called ?Back to Work?. It?s a bit all over the place (that?s Merlin?s...

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Baby Steps to a Better Life

?Baby steps get on the bus, baby steps down the aisle, baby steps ?? ? Bill Murray as Bob Wiley in ?What About Bob?? If you suffer from work paralysis, your problem might be...

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The Paradox of Choice

I?m just finishing a skim read of Barry Schwartz?s book The Paradox of Choice. I’m sure if I read the entire book it would be very good. But appropriately, with everything going on in...

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Olympic Lesson on Success

I was impressed by this recent article on American athlete’s success at Vancouver (from the Wall Street Journal of all places). A few things impressed me ? 1. How little money was spent to...

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Will Curiosity Kill My Brain?

I was listening to a podcast recently that mentioned the number of books in the Library of Congress in relation to what we can actually take in. The numbers were a bit old and...

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eMyth … Great Book.

I read The E-Myth for the first time while I was in college. At the time it was merely a fascinating read that I tossed aside shortly after finishing. I recently have come across...

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Creativity: Desire, Dedication and Sweat

A couple of video hits today ? again. The first is a YouTube capture of Merlin Mann at Macworld. Talking about creativity ? what it is and how to develop it. So ? maybe...