Pierre Jean Marais

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What does branded look like? | Seth's Blog

The vast majority of products that are sold are treated as generic by just about everyone except the naive producer, who believes he has a brand of …

Ralph Lauren

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The only way to become the writer who has written a book is to write one.<p>The only way to become the runner who has just finished a run is to go …

A reason persuasion is surprisingly difficult | Seth's Blog

Each of us understands that different people are swayed by different sorts of arguments, based on different ways of viewing the world. That seems …

Marketing

Surveys and focus groups | Seth's Blog

It doesn't matter what people say. Watch what they do.<p>The story is told of a focus group for a new $100 electronic gadget. The response in the focus …

Customers

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<i>Don't do business writing.</i><p>Have you ever met someone in industry who talks like he writes? You visit a store and the person says, "effective January …

Why And How Traditional Financial Planning Is Failing

People who have retired in the last 5-10 years are facing daunting challenges. Adding to their frustration is that the financial plan upon which they …

Buying a home: understand your transaction costs

When considering whether or not to buy a home, be aware that there are many transaction costs involved in the process.The post Buying a home: …

Who is this for? | Seth's Blog

Is it for people who are interested, or those just driving by?<p>For the informed, intelligent, educated part of your audience? For those with an urgent …

Driving

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The first element is the guts to do things without money or bureaucratic approval.<p>The guerrilla marketer doesn't wait for a policy, or a developed …

Coding bootcamp grads boost their salaries by 40% on average

A comprehensive study examining the outcomes of coding-school alumni found they, on average, boosted their salaries by 38%, or $18,000, after completing their programs.<p>In a report released today (Oct. 26), the Course Report, which tracks the learn-to-code industry, found participants on average …

Online Education

First, interact | Seth's Blog

The best way to tell if your speech is going to go well is to give your speech.<p>The best way to find out if your new product has market appeal is to …

Creativity

What are corporations for? | Seth's Blog

The purpose of a company is to serve its customers.<p>Its obligation is to not harm everyone else.<p>And its opportunity is to enrich the lives of its …

Customer Service

Why is storytelling important in business?

What is your competitive advantage in the connection economy?In this 1 minute video clip, Keith (TomorrowToday’s Director of Storytelling) explains …

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Here's Randall Munroe's brilliant explanation of how the Saturn V rocket works. The brilliant part is that he illustrated it using only the 1,000 …

Understanding the differences between saving and investing

<i>08 October 2015</i><i>Steven Nathan, 10X Investments</i><p>Steven Nathan, CEO of 10X Investments.<p>Why South Africans should do more than just save their money.<p>With …

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"All men are created equal." But after that, culture starts to change things.<p>Almost nothing is evenly distributed.<p>Some people seek out new technology …

Simple questions for writers | Seth's Blog

<b>1. What is it for?</b><p>If this piece of writing works, what will change? What action will be taken?<p>The more specific you are in your intent, the more …

Creative Writing

Funeral cover vs life insurance

Life insurance and funeral cover have distinctly different purposes.The post Funeral cover vs life insurance appeared first on Maya on Money.

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Feeling like a failure has little correlation with actually failing.<p>There are people who have failed more times than you and I can count, who are …

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

The Skills You'll Need to Avoid Being Replaced by a Robot

The fear of losing jobs to technology dates back centuries. But there's one human skill that can help you stay relevant in an automated world.<p>As artificial intelligence advances, so does the human fear of being replaced by a computer. It's a fear that goes back to the Industrial Revolution, when …

Economics

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

Bullseye: The 5 Rings of Content Marketing ROI

The central difficulty in calculating content marketing ROI is this: The easiest part to prove (direct revenue) is also the smallest piece of …

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Financial Adviser or Financial Planner?

For investors looking for guidance, the difference between the two matters<p>What can you expect from a financial adviser? Is it different from what you’ll get from a financial planner?<p>When it comes to financial advice, labels can be deceiving. Some advisers might offer as much guidance as some …

FreePrize

Win a set of four signed books, and even better, let the world know about your weirdness.<p>My book <i>We Are All Weird</i> is about the death of mass, about …

Three changes in marketing | Seth's Blog

1. Advertising and marketing are no longer the same thing.<p>2. The most valuable forms of marketing are consumed voluntarily.<p>3. The network effect is …

Marketing