When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series a week ago, GM sales exec Rikk Wilde had the honor of presenting the World Series MVP trophy to Giants’ pitcher, Madison Bumgarner. The presentation was a mess. First of all GM bet on the wrong team winning, because their man Wilde is an avid Kansas City Royals […]

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Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes! Are they not the businessperson’s biggest bogey? A misstated phrase in an email that blows up into a huge misunderstanding. A mis-labeled file that causes vital information to get dis- or mis-placed. A mistaken brand strategy  or pricing position for which the market shows no mercy. The ever-present and infinite range of […]

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It’s too obvious not to bring it up: the global interest in the Jeremy Lin narrative underscores again how fast and dramatically the game can change…and how a player like Lin–or you—can create the change and benefit from it when it happens. First, it’s important to point out (again) that people—not events, products, strategies or […]

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