• Buffet’s Advice

    By Kevin on March 6, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    Warren Buffet wrote in his annual shareholder letter: In good years and bad, Charlie and I simply focus on four goals:(1) Maintaining Berkshire’s Gibraltar-like financial position, which features huge amounts of excess liquidity, near-term obligations that are modest, and dozens of sources of earnings and cash;(2) Widening the “moats”...

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  • 14 Secrets to Expanding Time

    By Kevin on February 24, 2009 in Time Management
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    I obsess over time. Time is our...

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  • How to Measure the Performance of Managers

    By Kevin on February 20, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    I think one of the secrets to my success in the past has been to primarily focus on the numbers. I would have clear financial targets, practiced open book management, rewarded generously the business unit and sales leaders based on financial performance. It works, but it can also be...

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  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Two Ways to Get Honest Feedback

    By Kevin on February 17, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    Great performers are always looking for ways to get better. But you need an effective way to discover areas to target for improvement.The problem is that people don’t tell you the truth when you ask for feedback, for a variety of reasons. They might be scared of your reaction,...

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  • Cut to the Chase – Now!

    By Kevin on February 11, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    James Bond movies always start with an action-packed mini-adventure before they even cut to the famous theme song and movie title. Indiana Jones movies were modeled after the Bond formula and also immediately start with a fedora’d Harrison Ford grabbing treasure and escaping from bad guys. These movies literally...

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  • Win Friends

    By Kevin on February 10, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    “To gain a friend, let him do you a favor.” — Ben Franklin ——– Kevin Kruse is a NY Times bestselling author and keynote speaker. Get more success and tips from his newsletter at kevinkruse.com and check out keynote video clips. His new book, Employee Engagement 2.0, teaches managers how to...

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  • No crying in baseball

    By Kevin on February 10, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    During these rough economic times it’s helpful to remember Tom Hanks’ encouragement to Geena Davis in the movie “A League of Their Own.” It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everybody would do it.The “hard” is what makes it great. And 20 years ago I worked briefly...

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  • Minimalist Drucker

    By Kevin on February 7, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    “The bottleneck is always at the top of the bottle.” – Peter Drucker ——– Kevin Kruse is a NY Times bestselling author and keynote speaker. Get more success and tips from his newsletter at kevinkruse.com and check out keynote video clips. His new book, Employee Engagement 2.0, teaches managers how to...

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  • What’s Your “Profit Per Chicken”?

    By Kevin on February 5, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    Every company should have one key metric. One number to focus on and measure and to drill into everyone’s head. No it’s not profit or sales. It’s the number behind the numbers. The number that drives sales and profit. It’s the number that if you were a public company...

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  • Sun Tzu on Opportunities

    By Kevin on February 4, 2009 in Uncategorized
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    “The more opportunities I seize, the more that opportunities multiply before me.” –The Art of War When I read this quote I get a mental image from my childhood playing military board games. Covered in hexagons, you would grab more and more land. Starting on one hexagon you of...

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