Why Isn’t Sales Taught in Business School?

Why isn't sales taught in business school?

If the famous business phrase, “Nothing happens until a sale is made…” is true, why isn’t sales taught in business school..? In business, sales might be the most important function of all. So why isn’t sales a prerequisite for anyone who attends business school today? Should Business Schools Teach Sales? Business schools started during the industrial age. They were historically about upper management… And business schools are schools after all… With an emphasis on compliance, fitting in, passing the exam and listening to the professor. But what about sales? In…

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The Greatest Competition is for Second Class Prizes

the greatest competition is for second class prizes

Jim Rohn has some great quotes. One of my favorites is: Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure. And America is unique because it offers you an economic ladder to climb. And here’s what’s exciting: It is the bottom of the ladder that is crowded, not the top. The heaviest competition is fighting for…

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Is My.Yahoo Officially Dead..?

my.yahoo.com officially dead

**UPDATE** My.Yahoo RSS feeds are working again…  Yahoo overwhelmingly sucks in general… However, until recently (meaning within the last few days) I’ve been using My.Yahoo.com as my homepage. I started using it years ago and it developed into a habit. In fact it was a simple way for me to collect RSS feeds and easily glance stock prices. But I think Yahoo may have finally killed “My.Yahoo”. Yahoo RSS Feeds Not Working For the last week or so, My.Yahoo RSS feeds have not been working… My “My.Yahoo” page looks like…

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The Default Line

the default line becomes the norm

A fault line is the visible path of a fracture… a trace along the surface of the Earth caused by the rupturing of an underground fault. Faults are caused by shifting of volumes of rock within the Earth’s crust… When pressure builds on a fault, it can result in a sudden, significant release of energy… Earthquake. Even though they’re invisible to us, we acknowledge fault lines… Ignore them at your own peril. Respect the Fault Line In areas with highly respected fault lines, such as the 750 mile long San Andreas…

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Macro Multitasking

Multitasking is bad for your brain… An article by Larry Kim references MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller notes that our brains are “not wired to multitask well… when people think they’re multitasking, they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly. And every time they do, there’s a cognitive cost.” The cognitive cost is the time and energy it takes your brain to refocus on what you were working on before. If multitasking on short term work is bad… What about the effects of macro multitasking in achieving our daily…

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How to Reinvest Passive AdSense Income with Acorns

How to reinvest passive AdSense income with Acorns

Reliable passive income streams for new bloggers are hard to find, but AdSense is still one of them… Even though it’s been under assault by ad blockers in recent years, AdSense is still a great choice for beginning bloggers. Indeed, if you’re a new to blogging, AdSense may be one of the few ways to earn some extra money while you build a following. AdSense is free software from Google that reads the content of the blog posts on your website and places relevant pay per click advertisements in the…

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What About GDPR for IoT?

what about GPDR for Internet of Things?

It was widely reported that an Amazon Alexa device recorded a family’s conversation without them knowing, and then emailed the recording as a text message to someone in their contacts list. I’m no privacy lawyer, but I’m guessing this would be considered illegal. Smart Speakers… A Solution In Search of a Problem? Honestly, I don’t understand why people have these things in their homes unless they completely trust the company that manufactures them. I would never buy an Amazon smart speaker. I would never buy a Google smart speaker. I use…

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Essential Phone Is Dead

Essential is Dead

Andy Rubin’s fledgling iPhone competitor “Essential” is dead. Bloomberg reports that the company has put itself up for sale in its entirety. Rubin may not have been thinking clearly or was in his own reality distortion field regarding the chances of success. The launch of Essential was not a safe bet (or even a good idea) simply because of the staggering challenges it (any smartphone startup) was going to face in an attempt to go head-to-head with Apple and Samsung. Huge risk, huge upside. In terms of an overall bet,…

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GDPRgeddon for Solopreneurs and Bloggers

gdprgeddon for solopreneurs

GDPR compliance is about 26 hours away… Meanwhile, for millions of solopreneurs, bloggers, tiny website owners, etc… Compliance with GDPR is like “GDPRgeddon”. //Rant// What a ridiculous, asymmetrically burdensome pain in the ass. It’s absurd. Of course the huge, data-driven companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc. should have to comply with whatever privacy requirements the EU wants to have in place. Their entire billion dollar business model empires are built on the bones and reputations of individuals using their free tools. As they say, if it’s free… You are the product.…

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I Failed The Swedish Fish Test

How many tests do we take every day that will add up to our “life score”…? We take the exercise test, time choice test, thinking test, reading test, ambition test, eating test, nutrition test, etc. We take the nutrition test probably 100 times every day. Eat nutritious food? Pass. Eat sugar. Fail. Say no to sugar: Pass. Over time it adds up and your body and mind will thank you. I was in CVS today for the express purpose of buying Swedish Fish. Double fail. I lost double life points…

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