Cannibalize your own sales

We have argued that the task of management in the interactive context hinges on making sense of a complex and ambiguous context, constructing narratives, interacting, developing and assembling complex solutions with external counterparts. An exchange medium'minerals, spices, cash, or something else'has typically been used to attach value to items being …

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Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not

But the vast majority of retail stores are not destinations; customers do not travel specifically to them. Many of the companies who started up in the mid-1990s boom years, particularly the first wave of dot com companies, discovered that when the good times ended they were totally ill equipped to …

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Push and pull

Always be ready and well prepared. Simple as that. Are you bold and adventurous, or are you disciplined and down-to-earth? It's simple when you have no overhead, no employees, only one project, and only one customer.

Looking for equity-building ventures

Suppliers want to sell only to people who can pay …

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome, known medically as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is an umbrella term for a condition of severely dry eyes caused by a lack of proper tear production and distribution. (Re- cently, some experts have recommended that the label ‘‘dry eye syndrome’’ be changed to ‘‘dysfunctional tear syndrome.’’ The term ‘‘dry …

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5 tips with Business

A board governs at a strategic rather than day-to-day level. Coaches show how, watch their players practice, and then give feedback. A banker may not be interested in your rosy projections of future growth. A great way to get known is to be active in your industry, associations, and community …

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Make above-average profits

But it s a good idea to take the initiative here and propose something that will be used if you suspect a banker will require it. One of the reasons for differences among plans is that industries are different. While the other clerks are joking, do you be learning. Certainly …

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Employees need to understand the big picture

Simply by having chosen to serve a niche versus a broader market will make it easier for you to come up with a strong USP. But the good news is that recessions serve as sort-out time (that is, they sort out the weak businesses from the strong ones and allow …

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