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The Subtle Art of Delay: Why Waiting Is the Difference Between Success and Failure

Mayo Oshin — October 2, 2019 Follow @mayowaoshin Shortly after midnight on September 26, 1983, the world nearly came to an end. A few hours earlier, Stanislav Petrov—a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces—began his shift as the duty officer at Serpukhov-15, a secret command center near Moscow where the Soviet military monitored … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Delay: Why Waiting Is the Difference Between Success and Failure

No Trophies in Defeat: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Failure

Mat Pelletier — June 20, 2019 — June 20, 2019 Matthew Webb was a steamship captain in Britain when he decided to be the first person to swim across the English Channel. Another man had recently attempted the crossing and failed, but Webb was confident he could complete the twenty-one-mile swim despite the icy water … Continue reading No Trophies in Defeat: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Failure

Fear of Failure

Dave Brock — May 9, 2019 Follow @davidabrock — May 9, 2019 As sales people and leaders, we have an interesting relationship with failure. We are in an intensely competitive profession. Our customers are and should be evaluating alternatives. In any buying decision, there will only be one supplier selected, with the others losing. As … Continue reading Fear of Failure

3 Ways to Determine Your Future Success – or Failure (Before the Time Comes)

Zak Mustapha — January 30, 2019 Follow @zakmustapha — January 30, 2019 Imagine yourself in 5 years. The great idea, your hard work and efforts… Where have they gotten you? It’s a scary thought actually and something I’ve experienced. You have a great idea, you work day and night on it for years only for … Continue reading 3 Ways to Determine Your Future Success – or Failure (Before the Time Comes)

Operational Excellence is the Real Difference Between Business Success and Failure

Sarah Berkowski — July 10, 2018 Follow @sarahberkowski — July 10, 2018 Free-Photos / Pixabay Did you ever wonder why some companies are able to build a track record of consistent, long-term growth, while others seem to simply tread water or, worse, lose business and eventually end up closing their doors? The odds of becoming … Continue reading Operational Excellence is the Real Difference Between Business Success and Failure

Who’s to Blame? 94% Chance It’s a System Failure, Not You

Doug Andrew — April 3, 2018 Follow @dougandrewnow — April 3, 2018 The problem is most likely a faulty system, taught Dr. W. Edwards Deming. People can’t perform better than the system allows Isn’t it nice when things just work? There’s something very satisfying about this commercial by Honda, a campaign launched in 2003 to … Continue reading Who’s to Blame? 94% Chance It’s a System Failure, Not You