What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain

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Note: We ran this blog post several tears ago. We are rerunning it in memory of Anthony Bourdain on his passing. Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, is known in the restaurant industry for running a very strict kitchen.  No one working in his kitchen would dare to […]

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What Causes Poor Decision Making

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What causes well-meaning people to make poor decisions? To find out, researchers looked at 360-feedback data from more than 50,000 leaders to find the most common paths that lead to bad decisions. They include: Waiting too long for others’ input. Failing to get the right input at the right time. Failing to understand input because […]

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Lessons From A Pre-Computer Business

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We tend to forget that business existed before computers. Accounting, inventory, sales, etc. were all done with a pen and paper. I grew up in such a business. My grandmother ran a retail store. Not only didn’t she have a computer, she didn’t have a cash register. She ran all sales with a receipt book […]

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Establish An Evening Routine To Put the Workday Behind You

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It can be tough to leave work behind when you go home for the day. With email, cell phones, etc. it seems we’re never away from work. However, it is crucial for your mental well-being and your productivity that you turn off and give yourself some time to recharge., Having a routine can help. Before […]

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Ask the Right Questions Before Using Productivity Apps

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Many of us search for the latest, greatest app or the fancy new software that will finally help us manage our time. But even the most well-designed program won’t help you unless you have a workflow management process, or methodology, already in place. If you find yourself installing new programs or apps, testing them out […]

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Take The Sale

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Business people talk about upsetting. It’s a tried and true technique to get customers to buy more, usually higher-margin items or services. The reason it works so well is that you are selling to someone who already knows and likes your product or service. Many businesses sell lower priced products in order to pull in […]

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Learn More From Your Experiences By Keeping a Journal

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When you’re always rushing to do, do, do, it can be tough to find the time to reflect on and learn from your experiences. In the moment, your brain records what takes place, but it determines what’s important for long-term retention later, during periods of quiet reflection. You can help that retention by keeping a […]

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Don’t Set Growth Targets Without Thinking Carefully About Timing

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You’ve probably seen them before — those project spreadsheets in which Year 2 revenue is Year 1 revenue plus 10%, and so on. These projections are rarely accurate, because they reduce the world to linear models — when in reality the growth process is nonlinear, sometimes even exponential. Additionally, most plans depend are multiple parts […]

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Using Sprint Goals

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Setting long term goals is necessary for success. To build momentum and keep motivated, use sprint goals. In the Businetiks system, a sprint goal is a quick, short deadline goal that moves you closer to your larger goal. How can you create sprint goals? Use a short deadline: Where long-term goals can take months or […]

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Network Marketers Need To Stop Recruiting

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MLMs or Network Marketing companies exist by creating pyramid sales teams to sell their products. The participants make money on their sales plus the sales of the people who report to them. Due to this structure, the participants spend quite a bit of time recruiting. You’ve probably heard the pitches. They promise residual income and […]

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