Gurpreet S Sethi

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“A Property Bubble in The Making???”

A recent Survey By a leading property Research Firm has identified that close to 7.6 Lakh Apartments remain unsold in India. There has been an …

India

Lets Visualize How NLP in Marketing can make the customer Hear You!!!!

NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) has been a key sales tool for a very long time now, with most sales team utilizing the key words related to their …

Marketing

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

Escape The 9-to-5 Without Quitting Your Job

As a recovering workaholic, I've been conducting various experiments on myself, especially regarding how, when, and where I work. I'm getting better …

Three Reasons Volatility Might Increase

Where art thou volatility? Not here, nor there, but soon to revive, me thinks. Volatility in risk markets is simply the measurement of variation in prices which is often calculated over certain time periods and against the idea of a normal distribution. The most important markers are historical …

How Being Really Bad Is Really Great For Business

<b>The Often Missed Secret Of The Best Brands</b><p>Harvard Business School Professor Frances X. Frei has something to say about being bad at what you do.<p>She thinks it is a good thing.<p>In fact, she believes that if you want to be a successful business, you must <i>strive</i>to be really, really bad in ways that may …

Can You Give Your Elevator Speech in 15 Seconds?

As brand strategists, we often put together complex systems for defining brands with all sorts of diagrams and process, but the truth is the most …

We analyzed 37 years’ worth of Warren Buffett’s shareholder letters. Here’s what we found

When one of the richest men in the world offers free advice, you listen. Of course acting on it is another thing, but investors have been hearing Warren Buffett out for years in his role as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway through his annual letter to shareholders, in which he not only …

Investing

What are 'barrel bombs' and why is the Syrian military using them?

Syrian military forces are using a new tool in their long-running war against rebels who want to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power.<p>They're called "barrel bombs" and they were dropped by Syrian helicopters in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday. The crude-but-deadly devices brought the …

UNICEF Delivers Clean Water to 10 Million in Syria

UNICEF's efforts to deliver water to Syrian families and children are a critical part of what is now the largest humanitarian operation in history. …

Syrian children dying of hunger

Her almond-shaped brown eyes shine through her sunken face as a doctor lifts her sweater to reveal a tiny rib cage pushing against her skin.<p>Little more than a year old, Israa al Masri wastes away at the National Hospital in the besieged Damascus suburbs just a few miles from the medical supplies …

The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the <b>Bell Curve</b> (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. <i>(Remember “grading by the</i> …

Workday Acquires Identified: A Potential Disruptive Move In Recruiting (And More...Updated)

This week Workday announced the acquisition of Identified, a private company which was focused on using Big Data techniques to help recruiters find great candidates.<p>While Workday positioned this as a Big Data play, it has the potential to be much more.<p><b>First Let’s Look at Recruiting</b><p>Thanks to the …

Search

The CEO of a large insurance provider had the misfortune of being seated next to me at a recent event. As the founder of an enterprise software company, naturally I pressed him on his business’s information technology strategy. The conversation didn’t last long. His organization lacked a technology …

11 Rules for Hugging at Work

Hello. My name is Tim Sackett, and I’m a hugger. Being a hugger can make for some awkward moments – what if the other person isn’t expecting a hug, …

Relationships

The 4 KPIs Every Manager Has To Use

We seem to live in a world saturated with KPIs. Our corporate rivers are overflowing with them drenching everything in numbers and targets. KPIs …

Customers

8 Marketing Growth Hacks to Increase Your Website Traffic

Entrepreneur, startup founder and technical marketer Chris Bolman shares 8 actionable growth hacking strategies to grow your website traffic, improve user/customer acquisition and increase lead generation. Growth hacks include suggestions and references to Github, Google News, Friendbuy, BuzzFork, …

Marketing

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LinkedIn

Best Advice: What My Wife Taught Me About Selling

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they've ever received. Read all the posts here.</i><p>The best advice I …

Customer Experience

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

<i>Part of a new series on Parenting for Success</i><p>While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a …

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