Tips, Tactics, and Strategies
For Members of The Edge

Are You Thinking Big Enough?

Last week I touched on the subject of thinking big. Sure, you may not have the resources of, say, Facebook, but can’t you still enjoy the wow factor of their plan to lay fiber optic cable underwater around the entire continent of Africa?

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What Business Are You In? (Part 2,307!)

Sure, it’s a question I ask all the time. That’s because it’s perhaps the single most important question to answer as it relates to your overall strategy. And your overall strategy will be the single greatest determinant to your financial success.

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Why Efficiency Matters

Laura and I are taking this time to streamline our processes, improve project efficiency, and really get our collective “act together” so we’ll be poised and ready for this Explosive Growth!

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Building Your Epiphany Bridge

In fact, stories are the most powerful means of not just bouncing words off of someones skull, but actually tapping into their emotions. Make the story about how you are different while also evoking true emotions and you will have truly created a bond, a bond of differentiation.

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Words to Live By

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same…

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Kravet Interviews David Shepherd

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Gary Searle, VP of Kravet Canada, interviewed David Shepherd. Many of the questions and answers were related to the current state of the economy and its long-term impact on interior designers.

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Make Learning a Lifetime Habit

Roosevelt was what we might call a “lifetime learner.” Learning became, for him, a mode of personal enjoyment and a path to professional success. It’s a habit many of us would like to emulate. The Economist recently argued that with all the disruptions in the modern economy, particularly technology, ongoing skill acquisition is critical to persistent professional relevance. Formal education levels are regularly linked to higher earnings and lower unemployment. And apart from its utility, learning is fun.

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How the Pandemic May Change Office Layouts Forever…

The modern corporate office is renowned for open, collaborative work spaces, in-house coffee bars and standing desks with room for two giant computer monitors. Soon, there may be a new must-have perk: the sneeze guard. This plexiglass barrier that can be mounted on a desk is one of many ideas being mulled by employers as they contemplate a return to the workplace after coronavirus lockdowns…

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