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Business that's good

Business and the highest human good—Thoughts, observations and musings on how business can contribute to human flourishing, or what Aristotle called eudaimonia.

Genetics, Human Dignity and Sales Reps

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I was having lunch the other day and paging through the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review when the following (disturbing) piece caught my eye. It’s a quick little side-bar article on salespeople and genetics. Read more about Genetics, Human Dignity and Sales Reps

Solve Your Problems By Writing

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Everyone in business finds themselves stumped at some point. Maybe it’s a problem that you can’t solve or a situation that you don’t quite know how to navigate or maybe your career is at a place that you don’t like and you don’t know what to do about it.

There are many tools available to help you through these kinds of situations but I have found that the most effective approach to solving a problem is to write. I’ll sit down with paper and pen or at my word processor and just start writing. Usually, within 800 words or so everything has become clear, my problem is not so difficult and I have a well-defined way forward. Read more about Solve Your Problems By Writing

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