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Leadership: The Risk of Indecision - Millennial CEO | Millennial CEO

Leadership: The Risk of Indecision - Millennial CEO | Millennial CEO | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Whether conscious indecision or not, when a leader decides to do nothing rather than make a difficult decision. The decision still counts and it's risky!
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It’s About Making Sense, NOT decisions

It’s About Making Sense, NOT decisions | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Cumbersome decision-making processes, cognitive biases that favor existing mindsets, and a false sense of the permanence of decisions can all work against leaders’ ability to sense and adapt to rapidly changing realities.


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Boy - that's well on the money!

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John Michel's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:37 PM

To stand a better chance of anticipating their own futures, organizations need to supplement their current decision-making infrastructures with more lightweight approaches to making sense of the world

donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:09 AM

(From the article): When I was in government I would sometimes hear the question: “Are you suggesting that I revisit the decision we made a year ago?” It was a scary question; it implied that all the work we had done to staff the issue was somehow in vain and, even worse, that the official should risk appearing indecisive or lacking in conviction. Now I believe that that type of questioning is not only necessary, but perhaps the most important responsibility of a corporate team. The future belongs to those who revisit their decisions early and often.

Kevin Sutton's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:51 AM

Make snes instead of decisions!

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Are You Making Any of These 12 Biggest Mistakes Commonly Made in Sales Presentations? - The Executive Speech Coach Blog

Are You Making Any of These 12 Biggest Mistakes Commonly Made in Sales Presentations? - The Executive Speech Coach Blog | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Salespeople put themselves and their companies on the line with every word. Here are the 12 most common sales presentation mistakes I see whencoaching and training sales professionals — and how to avoid them:

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How to Scale and Grow Your Online Business by Systemizing

How to Scale and Grow Your Online Business by Systemizing | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

For many online business owners, particularly freelancers, it can feel like you’re running in place. You’re keeping your operation afloat, but you lack the time and energy to focus on taking things to the next level.

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Systemize then Cloudemize!

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Hao2: the British startup built by an autistic workforce - Business Matters

Hao2: the British startup built by an autistic workforce - Business Matters | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Last week, a report on German software firm SAP's recruitment drive for autistic programmers hailed the company's innovative step to attracting new talent. But for one British startup, realising the power of an autistic workforce is nothing new.
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How To Manage Projects: Double Down, Delegate, or Destroy

How To Manage Projects:  Double Down, Delegate, or Destroy | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Dan: I'm really excited about Project X. It's going to be an epic win for the team.Colleague: That's great. How much time are you spending on it? Dan: Minimal. Just keeping an eye.Colleague: That's
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If You Think Running A Startup Is Easy, Here's A Harsh Dose Of Reality - Business Insider

If You Think Running A Startup Is Easy, Here's A Harsh Dose Of Reality - Business Insider | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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If You Think Running A Startup Is Easy, Here's A Harsh Dose Of Reality
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The startup stories we often read are about massive exits and wealth.
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Ah ..... yes ..... I remember that feeling. Make sure you do your planning properly is my only advice.

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6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup - Forbes

6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup
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Marketing is everything these days.
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Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-up Follies - Inc.com

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Inside the Acquisition: 3 Start-up Follies
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Cashing out of your start-up: It's often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel. Only it rarely looks like heaven.
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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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3 Questions to Stay Cutting Edge in Business - Forbes

3 Questions to Stay Cutting Edge in Business
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Being a CEO is not about having all the answers – it's about asking the right questions. And making sure you have the right people to answer them.
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Internet Marketing: Importance of Creating Strong Relationships with Your Audience - Business 2 Community

Internet Marketing: Importance of Creating Strong Relationships with Your Audience - Business 2 Community | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Internet Marketing is an impactful tool of marketing with attention-grabbing qualities for any type of business, mainly those which are making money online. The most remarkable feature of Internet Marketing is its capacity to let businesses communicate directly with their target audience. However, there are plenty of reasons like increasing awareness and changing consumer behavior which has resulted in newer dynamics of Internet Marketing. The objective of merely communicating with the audience is not sufficient anymore because building Relationships in Internet Marketing has become a more substantial goal to aim at.

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Note To Brands: Make Things People Want - Business 2 Community

Note To Brands: Make Things People Want - Business 2 Community | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

We are constantly trying to change the way that people behave and think – positioning brands and businesses in the centre of a relationship that is only ever on the peripheral of our customers’ worlds. And while for us – for the business owner, brand manager or agency – there is a real centrality to our relationship with the brand, it is simply not the case for the vast majority of the people that we want to talk to.

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Writing Articles is an Affordable Internet Marketing Option

Writing Articles is an Affordable Internet Marketing Option | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Jeannine Clontz, IVAA CVA, MVA, EthicsChecked™, provides professional marketing and social media solutions to busy entrepreneurs.
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Are You Ready to Go Digital? A Small Business Checklist

Are You Ready to Go Digital? A Small Business Checklist | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
A small business checklist to know if you're ready to go digital - and its benefits. An article in partnership with online work space provider 8Force.
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MOOCSs: 20 ways to monetise

MOOCSs: 20 ways to monetise | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

No one should deliver a MOOC without considering income but pure ‘monetisation’ is the wrong term, as a MOOC is an activity that needs to be seen in terms of both costs and income over time. So I’ll come at this as if it was both an income and cost issue, namely its impact on your profit & loss account. Note also that an institution could position its financial goal as an investment, aim for break-even or go for profit. Monetisation is ot just about profits.


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Karen Hochberg's curator insight, June 29, 2013 1:02 PM

Great list of Mooc revenue opportunities 

verstelle's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:02 AM

Comprehensive overview of current thinking about MOOC monetisation

Veronika Wuyts's comment, July 14, 2013 10:16 AM
is used in every Covey workshop because of that reason!
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Small vs Big - How SMEs can compete with big business - Business Matters

Small vs Big - How SMEs can compete with big business - Business Matters | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
As Mary Portas showed us, the British high street has been in decline for years with independent retailers and small businesses suffering because of larger corporate chains stealing their business.
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10 Things MBAs Don't Learn About Startups

10 Things MBAs Don't Learn About Startups | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Now that 7 years have passed since I got my graduate degree (and the founding of HubSpot), I think I am allowed to make fun of it a bit. [Note: I actually loved going to MIT for business school -- it
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If you don’t create a culture at your company, a culture will create itself. And it won’t be good.

If you don’t create a culture at your company, a culture will create itself. And it won’t be good. | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

All the best companies share the characteristic of deeply transpersonal cultures. We are only made fully human by putting others before ourselves, a deeply affirming moral stance, grounded in social connection.


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Jenny Ebermann's comment, June 27, 2013 2:03 PM
I could not agree more!
malek's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:31 PM

Where the rubber hits the road

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:48 PM

right on

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3 Tips for Creating Your Business' Facebook Page - Mashable

3 Tips for Creating Your Business' Facebook Page - Mashable | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
3 Tips for Creating Your Business' Facebook Page Mashable Last month, Mashable hooked up a few small businesses with social media experts from our Small Business Panel, to offer some mom-and-pop shops advice on how to amp up their presence on...
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5 Questions That Will Close the Sale (Without Pressuring Customers)

5 Questions That Will Close the Sale (Without Pressuring Customers) | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Can't close the sale? Try a few of these simple low-pressure questions.
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Ten Charts That Show We've All Got a Case of the Mondays

Ten Charts That Show We've All Got a Case of the Mondays | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
If you're in a workplace in America right now, chances are most of the people around you are pretty checked out. You might even be plodding through the day yourself, counting down the hours until you can fly out the door.
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Time to make a change then ;)

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Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work

Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Luis Suarez writes on knowledge management, collaboration and thinking outside of the inbox

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One for the 'cloud' risk register me thinks ;)

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 12, 2013 1:05 AM

"We are entering the stage where broadband penetration, at least, in (Western) Europe, is pretty much a good myth, specially, if you don’t live in big cities. If you live in relatively small towns, or rural / remote areas, that pervasive connectivity is non-existent, which comes to fight the argument that the Web keeps us all hyperconnected and networked no matter what. Well, it matters, connectivity, at least, in Europe, is not as pervasive as what most folks feel, and if you have been reading my recent business trips across several European countries, it’s more of a wider issue than anything else, not necessarily related to a specific country or local region."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:01 AM

So connectivity is not universal. That will be a surprise to some people I work with.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:32 PM

I have found SKYPE to be one of the best tool for connecting remote kowledge workers

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Five little rules for lean thought leadership

Five little rules for lean thought leadership | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Don't think of thought leadership as rocket science — think of it as rocket fuel. Continue reading →
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