Get a Life!

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” ~ Cyril Northcote Parkinson When you proactively fill your time, you can prevent BS from filling it for you. A friend of mine was complaining that many otherwise great projects were going undone…

Notes on Business in Dubai

Bruce Powers, CMT wrote: ——————– Let me give you some insight, probably much more than you need but good to have. Over the past few years – last couple years especially – startup accelerators have been spreading throughout the region and especially Dubai / UAE. Several of the free zone – govt backed business parks…

Selling for a Change

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink… Try salting the oats. ~ Anonymous Selling is often not just convincing someone to buy your product or service but to change what they already have or what they are doing…

Selling 3.0

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. What if your customers already want to buy? Your job then, as a good salesperson, is to engineer the deal. Sales techniques we learned in the past are appalling and ineffective, yet many are still in use — let’s revisit the sales process to…

How Right is Your Price?

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt If 10% of your customers don’t complain that your price is too high, then your price is too low. ~ Anonymous Pricing is a touchy subject, but to a good sales and marketing person, it can be a useful tool rather than a subject…