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From Weakness to Strength Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 195

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There is a common notion which is held by popular thought leaders that we should focus on our strengths and ignore or forget our weaknesses. I found this not only an absurdity but actually bad advice. When I first started my business I realized my strengths were in software development and my attention to details. Marketing, speaking, and content development were not only my weaknesses, …

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Do You Have “Me Too” Syndrome? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 194

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It’s one of the most disturbing trends among so-called innovative thinkers: “me too” syndrome. No matter how intelligent, capable, or opinionated people are, they seem to fall into this trap as soon as someone makes a point or brings up an issue. “Me too! I agree with you!” is the first thing out of their mouth. But why? We seem to be living in an …

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I Will Never Forget Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 193

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This past Sunday, September 11, I, along with the nation, recalled the tragedy that our great country suffered 15 years ago. As I watched the recorded footage from that fateful day, listened to the stories shared by family members and the reading of the names, I was reminded of my experience on that morning that seems so long ago and yet is forever ingrained in …

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I did not want to disappoint you Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 192

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I was engaged in discussions with a prospective client who showed great interest in our services and its potential value for his business. After a few weeks of great conversations, and to my unpleasant surprise, he shared with me his decision to go in a different direction. He said: “This may sound awkward but the reason I decided to go with another company is because …

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