Slapping The Guys Who Whine Like Little Girls

“Every problem is a gift. Without problems we would not grow” Tony Robbins It blows my mind. How when you put yourself under some type of constraint your creativity gets unleashed. Take for example what happened to these three authors. 1) In 1939 Ernes...

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How Jagger Learned To Move His Stones On Stage

“If you think like everyone else then you are not thinking” Unknown It seems counter-intuitive. It seems wrong. But I’ve seen over and over again just how right it is. The fact that the more constrained or restricted you are the more creative you...

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It Will Drag Your Business Into An Open Grave And Bury It

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” John Wooden Not to long ago I had quite the testy conversation. With a guy who refused to see the value of dusting area rugs. He had his opinion and I had mine which of course was the correct ...

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The Cute 19 Year Old Who RATTLED My Retail World

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful” Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.com I was expecting a fight. If not a fight then at least a good amount of hassle. It all started just before Christmas wh...

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The Sexy Mermaid Sales Tactic

“Changing your perspective changes your experience” Unknown Way back in the late ’70s, movie producer Brian Grazer had an idea for a new movie. It was a about a mermaid who finds herself washed up on the shores of New York. Grazer pitched that mo...

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How To Crush 2017 With Simplicity And Breakfast

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” Sir Issac Newton A couple of days ago I talked about McDonalds. Where in 1991 they jumped from a measly 1% growth rate to an impressive 11% by doing one little thing &...

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R-r-r-r-oll Up My R-r-r-r-im To Win

“Excitement is impossible where there is no contest” Henry Cabot Lodge Ever hear of Tim Hortons? It’s an extremely popular fast food restaurant best known for it’s coffee and doughnuts. In 2012, Tim Hortons recorded its total revenues at ov...

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The Sexy Business Killers

“Big things have small beginnings” Prometheus In 1991 McDonald’s was under a lot of pressure. Revenues of the fast food chain were down. Way down. Where once they enjoyed growth rates of of 10%-20% during the 70’s & 80’s… &#...

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The Magical Customer Snuggle

“I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications. Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you’re really connecting” Casey Kasem Modern society with all it’s marvels can really suck....

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Liar For Hire

“It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit” Noel Coward Imagine for a minute it’s the day after boxing day. And there’s a stack of rugs you couldn’t do before Christmas but promised to have them d...

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