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The Law of the Few

The ‘Law of the Few’ is a concept that’s been around since the late 19th century.  This idea was discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 80 per cent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 per cent of the population....

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“But… I’m Too Shy To Network!”

In 2008, I started attending conferences with Carmen, had a pocketful of business cards that I only distributed a few of, and felt really uncomfortable and nervous in crowds. This year, she asked me for tips on networking. What changed? First, some background. I'm generally an...

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The Perfect Pitch

Richard Branson recently wrote about what he considered the perfect pitch: Over the years I’ve had people use all kinds of methods in order to pitch various ideas and projects to me. One person even swam two miles to Necker Island. Recently I received a letter from...

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Steve Jobs’ 12 Rules of Success

Steve Jobs went from being an unemployed college dropout to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. And he did it thanks to these “12 Rules to Success”: 1.  Do what you love to do. Find your true passion. Make a difference. The...

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Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules for Winning

Although Warren is known for investing, i thought his rules of winning related perfectly to business development.  Happy Winning! 1. Reinvest Your Profits. This makes sense not only in the stock market, but in a small business as well. Entrepreneurs who bleed all the profits...

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The Four Agreements

In 1997 Don Miguel Ruiz published the Four Agreement.  It a novel that advocates personal freedom from agreements and beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one's own integrity,...

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