This Memorial Day Weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Bar Mitzvah of a very special young man, Joshua Feldman. Joshua is special because at the ripe old age of 13, he gave a speech that literally left everyone stunned—a speech that moved the entire congregation and left all of the adults with a … Continue reading 3 People and a Corned Beef Sandwich
Recently I was speaking with a client who was dealing with the untimely passing of a colleague. The client is a very successful executive who is known for effective leadership and the ability to motivate his troops. He told me he found it hard that week to get into work. Who would find it easy … Continue reading The Marathon vs. the Sprint
“…the Romantic Hero was no longer the knight, the wandering poet, the cowpuncher, the aviator, nor the brave young district attorney, but the great sales-manager, who had an Analysis of Merchandising Problems on his glass-topped desk, whose title of nobility was ‘go-getter’ -Sinclair Lewis TRANSLATION: There’s nothing more valuable than a Titan sales executive being … Continue reading Sinclair Lewis
The number of times I have encountered the “Apple Effect” are too numerous to count. What is the Apple Effect? It is the textbook example of when entrepreneur Steve Jobs started Apple Computer in his garage and grew to epic proportions. Jobs ran into trouble when the company reached a certain point and required a … Continue reading The Growth Factor
At the beginning of this school year, my daughter Amanda entered 2nd Grade. Every week, they would take a spelling test which consisted of three parts: The current week’s words, bonus words (which were harder) and special sentences. Children were not required to do the bonus words, only if they wanted extra credit. For the … Continue reading Are There Any Doubts?
Donald Raad CEO MSWLI Travel Group- WWW.MSWLI.COM Imagine being the head of a $7 Million travel agency in Feb 1995 and all of a sudden have the airlines announce they are cutting your commissions? You may think this spells disaster. Not Donald Raad. To him, it meant here’s a huge opportunity to increase his competitive … Continue reading Donald Raad CEO MSWLI Travel Group