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The Pacifier Effect Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 186

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This week’s reflection point: Have you noticed how most babies get immediate gratification when that pacifier is placed in their mouth? I believe this early habit contributes to shape one’s mindset, which continues into adulthood. Over the years, I’ve observed that quite a few individuals look for what I call the “pacifier effect” or the silver bullet approach. Like babies demanding their pacifiers, adults too …

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Stop Copying Me! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 185

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We are in the midst of the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland and I couldn’t help avoid the intense media focus on Melania Trump’s speech and subsequent charges of plagiarism. She was accused of stealing verbatim from Michelle Obama’s convention speech from 2008. I listened to Governor Chris Christie defending this during an interview this morning. He acknowledged the fact that he would …

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From Inception to Fruition Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 184

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Many of us struggle to bring products from that initial idea phase to actual completion. Projects are started and then quickly abandoned, never fulfilling their potential. And as a result, great opportunities for business growth are lost. Recently, the Chad Barr Group completed a project that had long been on the back-burner of my mind—and I want to share the important lessons I learned along …

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What’s Your Legacy? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 183

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This week’s reflection point: How will future generations remember you? This is a question many people are too afraid to ask themselves—and as a result, they avoid creating a lasting legacy for themselves and their businesses. I recently came across a quote that went something like this: “Are you going to be one of the many people who coast through life, their genius always sleeping …

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