Tag: thinking

Thinking Of Writing A Book To Grow Your Business? Five Questions To Consider Before You Dive In

Since I wrote my book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, many entrepreneurs have asked me if publishing their own book will help them take their business to the next level. Some hope it will attract new business or speaking opportunities. Others want it to become the basis for a new product, such as a course.

I usually tell them it depends.

A book can be very helpful in growing a business, but not always. Before you dive in, it’s important to give it serious thought. Writing and polishing book requires more time and effort than most people think, whether you work with a commercial publisher or self-publish. As an entrepreneur, you’ve got to balance that against other demands on your time—like running your business. 

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‘Guts,’ strategic thinking lead supplier ZF’s push into new techs

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Planning for the future in the midst of an ongoing a crisis will be focus when a leader of rapidly transforming German tech company ZF speaks Tuesday.

“If you want to lead, you have to have the guts to change,” Martin Fischer, member of ZF’s management board responsible for several fast-evolving technologies and business in the Americas, said in an interview.

ZF, a traditionally adept and strategically cautious company, was in the midst of the $7 billion acquisition of commercial vehicle supplier Wabco — as the auto industry hit COVID-19 rock bottom this spring.

It would’ve been an easy time for a supplier owned by a charitable trust to play it safe, but ZF charged ahead, convinced Wabco was vital in its strategy to morph from a

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NDC’s plan to legalize Okada business not based on deep thinking

Politics of Sunday, 20 September 2020

Source: Peace FM

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Pius Enam Hadzide, Deputy Minister of InformationPius Enam Hadzide, Deputy Minister of Information

Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide says the decision that went into the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) plan to legalize the Okada business can only be based on impulse and not on deep thinking.

According to him, the NDC bringing back the Okada business policy that the Mahama administration outlawed in 2012 means clearly that they did not consult the stakeholders, industry players and interest groups before making the Okada operations illegal.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, Pius Enam Hadzide said that the NDC under Mahama did not think of the consequences before coming up with the law to ban the operations of Okada in the country.

“Did they think of the consequences before coming up with that law? What consultation went into the decision to come

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Houston business leaders say it’s time to start thinking about slowly reopening

Bringing back employees to offices, reopening bars and increasing capacities at restaurants and retailers should be on the table, but businesses need to proceed with caution, a panel of business leaders said at a University of Houston webinar on Wednesday.



Bringing back employees to offices, reopening bars and increasing capacities at restaurants and retailers should be on the table, but businesses need to proceed with caution, a panel of business leaders said.


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Bringing back employees to offices, reopening bars and increasing capacities at restaurants and retailers should be on the table, but businesses need to proceed with caution, a panel of business leaders said.


The first reopening in May happened “too fast,” Bob Harvey, CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, said, but now that COVID-19 cases are on a downward trend, it’s time to begin reopening discussions again.

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A lot will depend, however, on reopening schools for in-person instruction.

“How can we reasonably talk about bringing people back into the office if people still have children at home they’re trying to provide

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4 ways artists can start thinking more like entrepreneurs

  • Pursuing your passions as an artist doesn’t have to come at the expense of your financial well-being.
  • If you want to make it in this industry, Jen Rudolph, CEO of The Actor’s Green Room, says to let go of the ‘starving artist’ mentality. You have to believe in yourself and take charge of your career. 
  • You’re not entitled to opportunities because of your credentials — but defining what makes you unique with a personal brand can certainly help you stand out. 
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Whether you are an actor, a singer, a writer, or any type of artist at all, you’ve likely been advised countless times to “keep your day job” or “pick a career that actually pays the bills.” Sound familiar?

The truth is, there are ways to pursue your passion and dedicate your energy to your talents without having to live below the poverty 

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Why the ‘new normal’ demands new thinking for small business

With all the chaos that small businesses have experienced of late, many find themselves having to adapt rapidly to changing business conditions.

And even as Australia emerges from lockdown, those changes show no sign of rolling back to the old ‘normal’. Social distancing will be a key requirement for the foreseeable future, along with heightened vigilance in maintaining hygienic environments. There is also the ongoing uncertainty regarding the economy and of the lasting impact of heightened stress and anxiety on society at large.

Thankfully, there is much that a business can do to strengthen its operations. And the key for many might be in getting closer to their customers than they have ever been before.

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Firstly, it’s important that business owners think carefully about their communications strategies. Staying in touch with customers is vital, but a balance must be struck however between not letting customers forget they exist, and not

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