Author Archive for: ‘Paul’

  • What Is A Problem?

    A simple way to define the word ‘problem’ is: a situation that needs attention. Wikipedia authors describe one as “…any situation that invites resolution.” That’s a nice way to put it – ‘invites resolution.’ A lot of folks are afraid of the word “problem.” To …

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  • Mind Your OWN Business

    You should be in business for yourself. We all should. I don’t mean quit your job and form a new company. I mean right now – at the job you are in – you should be in business for yourself. You see, we manage ourselves …

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  • Disney Brainstorming Method: Dreamer, Realist, and Spoiler

    It is said, that film producer and innovator, Walt Disney used to think-up and refine ideas by breaking the process into three distinct chunks. The dreamer, the realist, and the spoiler (or critic). The Dreamer This stage was for fantasizing. Creating the most fantastic and …

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  • Circle Of Time Planner

    Time management optimization… I’m always looking for different and effective ways to enhance time management. I’ve learned, better managing what you have to do frees you up for what you want to do. I’ve bumped into a novel approach to day management that you may …

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  • Build Sales Faster With The Networking Follow-Up Guide

    Do you regularly attend networking events? Do you have a system for processing the names and business cards you gather to quickly follow-up with new contacts? New to my market, I’ve made it a goal to get out of the office once a week to …

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  • Powerful Sentence Starter: “So That…”

    Do you describe the value your products and services provide for your customers? Some of your customers may be interested in features. They want to compare yours to the competitor. Your camera has patented image-stabilization technology. Some may be interested in the benefits. Your image-stabilization …

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  • Exit the Wheel, Take the Escalator

    You know that swift glide-y feeling you get when you walk on an escalator. You’re moving faster than you normally would with the same effort. That’s the feeling we all want when we work. Instead, it often feels more like running in an exercise wheel. …

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  • Four Situations, Why You Would Need To Brainstorm

    While there are innumerable reasons for hosting a brainstorming session, the purpose for meeting can be summarized with four situations. They are the need to meet to: (1) Fix Something / Solve Problem,   (2) Grow Something,   (3) Think-Up Ideas / Fill Idea Pipeline, …

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  • “How to Solve Problems” 1947-style

    I recently discovered this 8th grade arithmetic book from 1947 on the bookshelves at my parents’ house. It’s got a great collection of images that match the mid-century art style of Idea Sandbox. In addition to the images, I found this piece on page 304 …

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  • How To Think Big At Work (And Life)

    “Where success is concerned, people are not measured in feet and inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking. How big we think, determines the size of our accomplishments.”   Great words of wisdom from …

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