40 Lessons Learned From Running My Business Rasing the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 138

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This week’s reflection point: Almost five years ago I wrote and shared my original Lessons Learned From Running My Business article, which included 40 lessons that have become quite popular among our readers. Since then, I have added 40 additional lessons, which I mentioned and have made available in this article. In the spirit of learning and sharing, here are 40 additional lessons learned: I’ve …

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Juggling Connectivity Rasing the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 136


This week’s reflection point: We live in an era of constant and instant connectivity. Over the past 15 years, our society has undergone a complete transformation in terms of basic interactions. It’s no surprise that the kids who came of age during this time period, the infamous Millennials, are known as The On-Demand Generation. These days, it seems that anything you want, you can get …

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Cyber Strategies for Thought Leaders Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 135


This week’s reflection point: No matter the industry, all top thought leaders share one thing in common: They’re prolific publishers of remarkable content. It’s no coincidence that today’s most prominent business leaders write so much. After all, extraordinary content is what propelled them to the top—and it’s what keeps them there. You can’t become an Olympic athlete, a James Beard award-winning chef, or a Grammy-toting …

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Taking Control of Technology Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 134


This week’s reflection point: Does it ever feel like technology is controlling you, rather than empowering you? If so, it’s easy to understand why. We live in a world where machines seem to conquer all. Back in 2011, IBM’s “Watson” computer beat out Jeopardy!‘s two best players to win over $70,000 in a landslide victory. And since 1996, when the first computer beat the top-rated …

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Cyber Strategy Success Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 133


This week’s reflection point: My clients often refer to me as their cyber strategist. So as I was reflecting about the essence of a successful cyber strategy it occurred to me that the acronym stands for: Content that is amazing and provokes others. You have the biggest impact on your success. Breakthrough offerings and relationships. Evolution of intellectual property and reduced stagnation. Remarkable results created for …

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Earning Your Thought Leadership Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 132


This week’s reflection point: For years I have been saying that one of the key attributes of successful thought leaders is that they are prolific publishers of remarkable and provocative content and they consistently increase their body of work. Consequently, creating and leveraging your intellectual property (IP) is a proven approach to strengthening your thought leadership and your global reach. Notice in the visual above, …

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Walking the Talk Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 131


This week’s reflection point: It’s easy to give your clients advice. What’s more difficult is following it yourself. Admittedly, it can be challenging to “walk the talk” when it comes to doing the very things you tell your clients to do. But if you fail to implement your own strategies, why should your clients trust you? Of course, the answer is that they probably shouldn’t. …

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Freedom Redux

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Two years ago I wrote my Freedom post and I can’t think of a better way to share and express my respect and gratitude. Happy Fourth of July!

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