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These days, the word "sustainability" feels overused. This is especially true in business, and nowhere more so than in the packaging industry. A closer look at what it means for all manufacturers, though, points to a strong business case for sustainable practices.
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Gitomer: Becoming referable is a matter of earning, not asking

A good friend gave me a book about building your business through referrals. The author believes, “The best marketing strategy is to be referable.” He is correct. He writes, “Referability means that your very best clients and...
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Becoming referable is a matter of earning, not asking

A good friend gave me a book about building your business through referrals. The author believes, “The best marketing strategy is to be referable.” He is correct. He writes, “Referability means that your very best clients and...
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The benefits of a smart watch: A case for wearable technology in business

Humans are inherently social beings. We thrive on making new connections, we love building personal networks and we deeply understand the value of a team's efforts in accomplishing success. To our ancestors, social interaction was a means of...
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Characteristics of the best leaders: Challenge and support your subordinates

What do managers do all day? Put their feet up on the desk and think deep thoughts? Spend the day keeping track of everything their subordinates do? Make broad policy decisions and command whatever resources are needed? Surely, life must get less...
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Who's up next?: Be prepared to build bench behind CEO

Edward Gilligan, the president of American Express and the heir apparent to the CEO, died recently during a business trip. Boards normally plan for the potential demise of a CEO, not the second in command. Now, American Express has to accelerate the...
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