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Cicret Could Turn Your Skin Into a Smartphone Display

The Cicret Bracelet may turn out to be the latest evolution in a rapidly growing wearable market — if the device ever sees the light of day. And …

7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

The top sales performers have these activities in common.<p>A staggering amount has been written on how to be a good salesperson. A lot of it is great, but there's an easy way to cut through the clutter. Here are seven simple activities that, in my experience, consistently separate high-performing …

You Missed Your Number. Now What?

Your bankers and investors are going to want to know about this one. How to handle it--and them.<p>Many companies face that month or quarter when there is a miss. Even though you thought you did everything right, your financials simply aren’t where you would have liked. You get your quarterly …

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Egypt: The Road Ahead After Morsi's Ouster

Free Yourself from Conventional Thinking

Groundbreaking ideas are no longer a luxury when success is contingent upon an organization’s ability to adapt, innovate, and improve. We need look no further than Kodak, Sears, or Sony for validation that status-quo thinking is the fast-track to failure. How, then, can organizations break free of …

Use Sales Linguistics to Structure Winning Presentations

During the past few months I’ve sat through hundreds of presentations while attending conferences and the company meetings of my clients. Overall, I would rate half of them as being average and a quarter of them as just plain terrible. How can we all work to improve those numbers?<p>There’s an …

You Cannot Solve What You Don't Understand

Why do so many attempts at innovative problem-solving fall flat? They target the wrong problem.<p>"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions."<p>-- Albert Einstein<p>We stumbled on this enlightened quotation recently, and …