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Article archive for August, 2014

  • August 27th, 2014

    How XSORB Creates Inner Peace

    Tweet As the pace of life speeds up, we speed up right along with it, creating a breathless pace that can lead to exhaustion, burnout or illness. Yet in our frenetic business lives, we don’t usually realize what’s happening because we’re immersed in the change, like fish oblivious to water. Think about it: just a [...]

  • August 20th, 2014

    Something Fishy’s Going On…

    Tweet It looked like a massive oil spill, but fortunately the dark ocean waters in southern California were due to a massive migration: a school of anchovy that were no doubt studying climate change. An eyewitness from The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego said it was like “watching the motion of a [...]

  • August 13th, 2014

    A “Shoe-In” for Service

    Tweet Who ever heard of hiring new employees, then offering them money to quit? This unusual recruitment method has made Zappos one of the most customer-centric success stories of online retailing. Once Zappos hires someone, the new employee enters a four-week “immersion” at full salary. But this training comes with a twist: about a week [...]

  • August 6th, 2014

    Living In Absorbing Times

    Tweet What’s the best way to manage uncertainty, whether you’re building a new business or facing a fluctuating economy? Model the behaviors and results you want. Staff and customers will take a cue from you — and hopefully follow suit. Here are several pointers to help you be an effective small business change agent: Retire [...]