I was at a board meeting a few weeks ago as a new director for a well established public company. As I sat there at my first meeting thinking about boards, board roles, board interactions and a myriad of other director related stuff, I reflected on what I've learned over the years about being a director.
One of my best friends, Carolyn, decided to make a mid-life career change recently and enter the world of selling commercial and residential real estate in Vermont. A tough job with lots of competition plus the vagaries of working in a seasonal resort.
The semester is just about over. 11 weeks of classes and then two weeks of final presentations came to a close Wednesday.
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We're coming down to the home stretch.
- The Thanksgiving break is teasing us just around the corner.
- The countdown to the end of the quarter is well underway
- Only a very short number of days left in the year.
So, are you ready? No, I mean- really ready?
These are the 22 most important sales days of the year. These are the days that can make a difference whether it's by making money the old-fashioned way through blocking and tackling your way down the field like the Patriots last night, or by investing time in a couple of those opportunity bluebirds that have been hanging out there for a while. Whatever it is, these are the days that will count the most. And the very good news is that there are still 22 DAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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I had the privilege of having David Meerman Scott come to my Tufts marketing class yesterday and talk about the future of marketing. Actually, to be truthful, his coming to the class had very little to do with me, and 99% to do with my students.
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3 Simple Tips for More Effective Sales Connections.
As a sales guy, I have no problem with making connections. For my business associates. For my MIT and Tufts students. For our customers of the firm. It's part of the process of living and working in a tight ecosystem like Boston...or in any other city for that matter.
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Now that we've settled into the actual competition of the Olympics and moved past the media distractions of uncompleted hotel rooms and relentless weather reports of melting snow, the pure athleticism in Sochi is just outstanding. World records and gold medals are decided in hundredths of a second after skiers and skeleton sleds plummet downhill at 80 miles an hour while hockey teams play repeated rounds of sudden death overtime. So far, this Olympics has been both exciting and heartwrenching (my snowboarding friend, Lindsey Jacobellis ,falling) to watch.
Cannot imagine what it would be like to become the CEO of Microsoft, but since my buds, Bill and Steve, once again passed over my application, I was reading up on Satya Nadella on Saturday morning (since this is a winta' without snowboarding), and I was struck my his simple, but provoking quote that...