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My Poor Spelling

My close friends know that I often have the tendency to misspell the word voilà and instead use the word Viola. So here is my new license plate, courtesy of my good friend Phil Symchych.

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In London This Week

Got on the Continental Saturday morning early flight from Cleveland to Newark and then continuing to London.  The comfortable Business First accommodation allowed me to relax, listen to my favorite iPhone music (about 8000 selections to choose from), catch up on my reading and continue my preparation for the New Product Experience I am conducting with Alan Weiss next week in Rhode Island. This week …

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How Secured Are You When Surfing The Net?

I was chatting with a client of mine the other day, not realizing that my browser’s facebook page was open. My attention was interrupted by the sound of my facebook instant message screen. Here is the brief online conversation that ensued with my face book friend Mark or so I thought: Mark: Hey. are you there? Chad: yes, on the phone. you good? Mark: Not …

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Investment in Life Balance

BMW has just delivered my new transportation vehicle – the BMW 650i. It sure explains why they named it “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” The drive is fabulous, the computerized system is amazing and driving with the top down, music playing through the awesome sound system is a stupendous experience. Talk with you soon while I am probably blogging and tweeting from the road. Life is …

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Ineffective Voice Mails

Let me share with you the type of voice mail messages that irritate me: Today is Thursday, March 27. In the morning I will be out of the office visiting with a client and in the afternoon I am traveling to another client … Please stop and listen carefully as these menu options may have changed … This call may be monitored for quality control …

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How Do You Best Organize Your Reading and Writing? It Is Simpler Than You Think

Organizing your reading and writing. A question was asked today on one of the online forums I help implement and moderate: “How do you organize potential book commentary, blog posts relevant to an upcoming article, news stories that could be adapted to a speech, etc. so you can find them when you’re ready for them?” I find my organized digital world much more efficient and …

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Isn’t Innovation Great?

I received several great emails and suggestions about my last Blog post, which has triggered some of my additional points: Technology for technology sake makes no sense – Why purchase a faster processor when the old one is just fast enough? Why upgrade immediately to the latest software version when you are barely still using 5% of the functions of your current software? Why get …

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Remembrance For The Editor of Forbes

The Wall Street Journal had a brief remembrance for the editor of Forbes magazine, James W. Michaels, 1921 – 2007. After he took over the magazine, circulation more than doubled. He was contrarian in life as in editing. He rarely socialized with publishing professionals. He distrusted electric typewriter and loved word processing and the Internet which allowed him to easily send his editing from his …

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Which Teacher Would You Want Teaching Your Kids?

Alright, alright now. Before you go and dismiss surveys as a needed interpretation tool (because I told you so in my previous post) check this out as also reported in the wsj: A study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research and prepared by Duke University professors found that teachers with master degrees had no impact on students performance regarding their math and reading …

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