All about Sales, Sales...and (more) Sales.

Posted by Jack Derby on Thu, May 28, 2015

The last post of "Chicken or Egg" produced a fair number of responses to the question often posed in startups of...

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Chicken or the Egg...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Thu, May 21, 2015

In this blog, I'm looking to you for a bit of guidance and a few ideas...

 

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Tufts...and, of course, Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Tue, May 12, 2015

 

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Board Meetings...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

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.

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Tags: Sales Optimization, Sales Management Best Practices, sales management, sales effectiveness, sales enablement, selling skills, Sales quota, sales training, sales listening

Streets, Not States...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Every morning, I leave the beach very early and make the one hour trek into Boston so that I'm able to be at the club when it opens for my daily workout . Good to start the day off with a bit of structure, plus the drive gives me the opportunity to think through the day while listening to Bloomberg News from London.  For the last couple of days, a good portion of those news stories have been about the massive Greek debt problem which everyone, except the Greek government, seems to understand.  Pretty simple problem to understand-less than 50% of the population doesn't pay any taxes.  All I know is that this problem, created by a second-rate country 10,000 miles away, has had a negative effect on everyone's stock portfolio and is a speeding train wreck headed for the cliff.

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Better to be Lucky than Good...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Most mornings when I'm getting ready for the day at the gym after working out, I find myself shaving in the sink area near Dr. Steve, a world-renowned surgeon. Over the years, I've gotten to know him very well, and recently he's been a wonderful sounding board for me as I maneuvered my way through the maze of hospital procedures, protocols and processes.

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Getting Back to Basics...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Tue, Apr 07, 2015

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. 

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Happy April 1st...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Wed, Apr 01, 2015

April 1st

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Rally Cry...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

A friend of mine just became the head of a large bank, which is one of our larger customers.  A solid and very comfortable guy that your first reaction to is... "I'd just like to sit around talking to to him".  Ex-football player from Dartmouth who now maxes out on a couple of Tough Mudders every year.  Great family man, just a nice guy, who is very focused on what he and his managers need to do in terms of performance and accountability. 

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108.6...and Sales

Posted by Jack Derby on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Monday's Boston Globe:  Just after 7 Sunday evening, with 2.9 more inches of fresh snow blanketing Boston, the National Weather Service announced that the city had notched its snowiest winter since records started being kept in 1872.

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