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Compound Effects in Influence

Because status is something we earn through respect and competence, only others can give it to us. Power gives us control over resources, 

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Surefire Ways to Engage Your Customers and Boost Your Bottom Line [Webinars of the Week]

Marketing, at its core, is focused on delivering wow-worthy customer experience

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How Does a Brand Judge Your Pitch?

May’s talk on #modernwaystogrowanagency came from Dave Parkinson - a 26 year veteran of 

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How Does a Brand Judge Your Pitch?

May’s talk on #modernwaystogrowanagency came from Dave Parkinson - a 26 year veteran of 

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I will grow old, but must I grow up?

I sat on the dining table with my sternest expression and launched into my disciplinarian mode, explaining not only why things had to be done but why they had to be done in a time frame and in a particular manner. It’s a familiar zone I enter into, especially given the fact that I’m mother to two teenagers. However, this time I just stopped and said, “You know, it’s so awful I have to be this person. It’s so unfair that I have to adopt this persona and be so responsible and firm and hard-nosed. I don’t like being this person. But I have to, because, having you kids made me into a parent. I was a kid too and I so enjoyed my freedom, my spontaneity, my give a damn attitude.” The fact is that having children force us into automatically becoming parents. The child within us who just wants to play and have fun suddenly gets riddled with roles and responsibilities. It’s actually terribly unfair to the part of us that doesn’t want to grow up. I’ve always said, “I’m fine with growing old, I’m not okay with growing up”. Also, there’s a big difference in being “childlike” and being “childish”.

 

 

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India and Israel: A love story

Today, the leaders of the 19 wealthiest nations plus the European Union have met in Hamburg, Germany to discuss global issues like sustainable growth, counter-terrorism measures, migration and the refugee crisis. The focus has been on the very first meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. However, India´s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the meeting, as well, and there are speculations about how the Chinese leader Xi Jinping will react once they bump into each other.

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Hey, corner office frog, keep that sticky tongue to yourself

In a corner office with a view sits a loathsome frog, his tongue intermittently darting at all the little file-toting flies. This frog is not interested in turning into a prince — he already believes he is one — and stares bug-eyed at the flies, his toys or his employees whatever moniker fits them best in his mind.

 

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Personalised marketing

Companies experiment with testing the impact of varied customer experiences, but they do it in isolation. When they do try to scale, they smack against the challenge of understanding what to prioritise. The challengehas continued to plague marketers, despite the promise of solutions such as customer-relationship management, master-data management and marketing-resource management.

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Grooming Goldendoodles

Before we bought Daisy, we did a lot of research on this breed that some people consider a glorified mutt (hey, I didn’t say it).  As a mix between a golden retriever and a standard poodle, they’ve got intelligence and a friendly demeanor going for them.  They’ve also got one heck of a coat of hair.  No one told us that the cute little puffball puppy would turn into a mop if her hair was allowed to grow wild.  I must have glossed over that fact when I was doing research on the breed, but it became apparent early on that she would require some clipping if we didn’t want her to become a matted mess.  It turns out that goldendoodle grooming costs about seventy dollars around these parts.  After making several of these payments every eight to ten weeks, I finally started to think that it might be a good idea to learn how to cut dog hair myself.  About a month ago, I dug out the grooming appointment card from my wallet and cancelled Daisy’s grooming appointment.  I started looking for articles and videos about grooming a goldendoodle and I spent hours reading pet clipper reviews.  You have to schedule these grooming appointments weeks in advance, so I was pretty much committed to following through after the cancellation.

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Infographic Banner Elements

If you love to create infographics, then you might have come across our previously published ultimate infographic resource kits for designers post. There post contains tons of GUI kits, elements, interface features, graphic and icon sets, and more.
 
 

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