Finally this article says what everyone should know about sale, but it's also valid both in the social media world and, of course, in the real life. Be a person who gives is always the best path to receive more in return, even if you do not expect that and it's not your goal. [note Martin Gysler]
Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver, says high-pressure sales are the wrong way to go.
To many people, sales is a shady profession, predicated on shark-like closing techniques, manipulation, and shallow, transactional relationships. Bob Burg says that’s exactly the wrong approach. “Top salespeople, the best of the best, understand that when it comes to selling, it isn’t about them or their product or service. It’s about the other person and how they benefit from it,” he says. Burg, co-author (with John David Mann) of the bestselling The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea and their follow-up Go-Givers Sell More, admits his emphasis on the other person “sounds Pollyanna-ish.” But he’s convinced that a low-pressure – even no-pressure – approach will ultimately result in far more sales (not to mention greater career satisfaction for its practitioners).
The Mildred J Brooks Learning Center and the Urban Demonstration Garden teach the community how to stretch food dollars through cooking and growing their own healthy food. Open House guests learned a lot during the ...
Realtor pitches 'eco-districts' as a way to lure businesses downtownOttawa CitizenIn Canada, Vancouver and Victoria are among the cities with areas considered eco-districts, according to the Portland Sustainability Institute.
This report explores a new take on the concept of "citystates" and how the sustainability of cities and business are inextricably linked.
Produced in partnership with GreenBiz and sponsored by Ford Motor Company, the paper lays out seven characteristics or "states" for sustainable cities that can enable both cities and businesses serving them to flourish.
"The purpose of 'Citystates,' " say report authors Chris Guenther and Mohammed Al-Shawaf, "is to seed a dialogue, the central question of which is: How might business and others come together to strengthen and leverage the unique characteristics and advantages of cities to accelerate progress on sustainability?"
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Powering the Future with MicrobesHarvard CrimsonA key challenge we face as a species is generating enough energy to sustain and enhance our lives—and doing so in a way that can be relied on indefinitely.
Re-Nuble Offers Odorless (!!) Organic Waste RecyclingCleanTechnica (blog)Most people hear the word “recycle” and think of paper, plastic, or aluminum. What they don't always consider is organic waste recycling.
In the wake of the catastrophic damage inflicted on cities by Hurricane Sandy and other recent extreme weather events, Ir. Henk de Zeeuw, Senior Advisor, International Network of Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and ...
In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, are generating electricity around the world. The total capacity for the world’s wind farms, now generating power in about 80 countries, is near 240,000 megawatts. China and the United States are in the lead.
Editor's note: If you missed part 1 of this series, it's available here.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Nov 06, 2012 - Iskandar Malaysia, the first smart metropolis of Southeast Asia founded on principles of social integration as well as low carbon emissions thanks to a green economy and green technologies, is a p...
Proof of the vlaue of distributed energy : New York University was forced to cancel classes and its medical centre was subject to severe damage however the NYU’s main academic buildings were not flooded and a two year old natural gas fired cogeneration plant maintained continuous power to science and key administrative builidings.
It helps that urban farming is becoming mainstream, and that they have a dedicated salesperson, but word of mouth has also been key. And not just from customers of the farmers' markets and delis that sell their produce.
Today’s article is by my friend Lee Epstein, an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the Mid-Atlantic region. Lee’s last contribution here was “The fall - and rise - of small downtown America.” Many of us...
The first net zero energy school in New York State broke ground today; the school, located on a 3.5-acre site in Richmond, Staten Island, will be a 444-seat primary school.
Roger Duffy, FAIA, SOM Design Partner and head of the firm’s Education Lab called this project, “an extraordinary opportunity to help define the next generation of energy efficient school buildings for New York City and beyond.” Bruce Barrett, Vice President of Architecture & Engineering described the intentions for this project: Using this unique project as a vehicle, the SCA (New York City School Construction Authority) will explore new and higher levels of sustainability by embarking on the construction of a Net Zero Energy School Building. Recognizing Mayor Bloomberg’s and New York City’s commitment to sustainability in general, and to energy conservation specifically, we have challenged ourselves to go beyond building code and design standards to realize innovative energy and carbon reductions exceeding our current achievements. We want to push the envelope on this advanced green project, which will be our ‘sustainability lab.’
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Recycling means saving a lot of money for associationsSun-Sentinel Florida Panthers (blog)The Sun-Sentinel had an article about how recycling can benefit associations, not only because it's the responsible thing to do, but also because it brings in...
his has been a critical year for sustainability and business. At the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in June, more than 1,000 corporate leaders pushed for new regulations and measures to incentivize moves to a green economy. Pending European Union regulations are expected to make certain types of nonfinancial reporting, including environmental reporting, mandatory in the near future. And the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is putting the finishing touches on its first framework, which is expected to debut in 2013.
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