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There IS Something New Under The Sun Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 249

oct11-2017

I’m certain that all of us have heard the phrase, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” And that may very well be true. From the vantage point of my office window, I can see the leaves changing color from green, to red, then orange and yellow until they finally drop from the branches to the ground. My backyard becomes blanketed by a plush carpet of …

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The A through Z of Success Attributes Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 247

sept27-2017

I’m a fan of the use of acronyms as they are fun to create and help us better memorize key concepts. Here are a few I previously published: Cyber Strategy Success Get Noticed Have You Smacked Your Clients Lately? In the spirit of such acronyms, here is The A through Z of Success Attributes: Create Adventures that encourage exploration and future innovation. Take a Bold …

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Shana Tova – Happy New Year Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 246

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I wrote last week’s newsletter as an offshoot of my recent fear and frustration at having my Florida family, especially my little grandkids, huddling for hours in a closet under their stairs to protect them from Irma’s wrath. Though I offered them safe passage to Cleveland, they followed the orders of their municipality to be prepared and stay put. I couldn’t control the situation at …

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We Remain Powerless… Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 245

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Last week I devoted my article to the reality that we can’t always control a situation and need to have backup plans. As hard as we try and as prepared as we think we may be, the bottom line is that many situations and events are out of our hands and beyond our control. We witnessed the devastation that hurricane Harvey unleashed on Texas and …

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When Plan B is Not Good Enough! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 244

sept6-2017

Last Friday night, shortly after midnight, I received an urgent text from one of our champion’s team members: “Houston, we have a huge problem!” he said. What was supposed to be routine dedicated server maintenance, the server, which hosts our site and that of hundreds of our clients, revealed a major malfunction with one of our mirrored disk drives. And as if this was not …

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Do You Have the Courage to Do What it Takes to Be Successful? – Redux Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 243

aug30-2017

Have you ever dieted, lost weight steadily for several months, only to hit that infamous plateau? It’s right at the point where you’re feeling so much better and on top of the world. You’ve figured it all out and then it hits. This can be compared to our business as we move full steam ahead with innovations, ideas, new clients and successes only to hit …

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Make Every Day Count Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 242

aug23-2017

Twice a month, on Friday evening, I accompany my wife, Cantor Laurel Barr, on guitar while she leads worship services for the senior citizens at a local assisted living apartment complex. Here, we sing and pray with grandparents and great-grandparents, many with canes, walkers and wheelchairs, some tethered to oxygen tanks or nursing assistants, and bring joy and light into their lives for 45 precious …

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