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The Year at a Glance Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 156

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One of my favorite and most successful rituals is to review my accomplishments against my goals each day, week, month and year so I may better calibrate and adjust. Since we are about to close the year and in the spirit of sharing, accountability and a little bragging, here are the highlights of a few of our accomplishments: The debut of the new web presence …

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Pay It Forward Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 155

Businessman Writing the Word "Give"

My mother-in-law is in the hospital and after visiting with her all day, my father-in-law stopped for some dinner at a local restaurant. A 92 year old man, eating alone, he ate quietly and spoke to no one. When he went to pay his check he was told it had been taken care of by the couple at the next table. He was utterly amazed. …

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The Fine Line Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 154

The first of the primary caucuses is just about 6 weeks away and the media is bombarding us with political fodder to chew on. Let’s be honest, some of the candidates in both parties are beyond outrageous in their assessment and possible solutions to what ails the economy, employment and world security. While they have convinced themselves that their paths are the only viable ones, …

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Are You an Object of Interest Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 153

I am here in Newport, Rhode Island, presenting to Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College. As my friend, client, partner and mentor, I asked Alan to become the guest contributor to today’s Raising The Barr newsletter. Enjoy, Chad The web is often cited as the ultimate repository of highly articulated content. In other words, if you want to find left-handed fly fishing gear or mint …

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The New Family Dinner Hour Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 152

The NEW Family Dinner Hour

This week’s reflection point: Has technology taken over your family dinner hour? Many decades ago when frozen TV dinners were the newest craze, we began losing precious family time staring at the TV while we ate. The family dinner time to talk about business, schoolwork or highlights of our day stared slipping away. Today, we are incessantly checking for emails, messages, Instagram or Facebook posts …

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