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Of Birds and Squirrels Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 25

This week’s reflection point: Several years ago, I decided to take on a new hobby — bird watching. Yes, I am serious. What started with one finch feeder turned into an empire of about a dozen various feeders in my back yard. Since then I had my gardener plant a flowering tree and a beautiful island of stones next to my bird sanctuary. This little …

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Are You Walking Your Walk? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 24

This week’s reflection point: How often do you talk with an expert only to then realize that they are great at giving advice rather than following it? In other words, they either have not implemented or do not use their own expertise. For example: The contractor who has never finished remodeling his own house or the software developer who is not using his own software. …

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Chad Presents For The Pittsburgh Consulting Community

Building and Nurturing a Thriving Consulting Practice Are you considering an encore career as a consultant? Just started a consulting practice and want to see faster growth? Are you an experienced consultant who would like to freshen your approach? Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from successful consultants and consulting growth experts. The workshop will focus on three consulting challenges: Building Your Digital …

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Consistency Is The Key

I’ve seen many invest their thoughts, energy and hard work in the consistent creation of valuable content posted on their site and blog. And then, due to personal, business or other reasons, they stop developing content. Some, like waves, come and go. Others, like dinosaurs, disappear to extinction. In one of my articles not too long ago, I suggested that Silence is not golden. This …

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Proper Attribution Please Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 23

This week’s reflection point: It was only a few years ago as my daughter, Sharon, while preparing for her ordination as a Rabbi, attended the service and sermon given by another classmate. To her amazement the entire sermon sounded eerily familiar and Sharon immediately realized she had written and presented it the previous year. She was listening to a plagiarized version of her own sermon! …

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What’s Your Story? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 22

This week’s reflection point: It was back on September 1999, when CNN reported that NASA lost their $125 million Mars orbiter. That confusion was caused due to one engineering team using the English units of measurement and the other using the metric system. Surprising, isn’t it? Wouldn’t this be a great story and example for new content we could develop to illustrate the critical aspects …

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