President of The Marks Group
Gene Marks is president of The Marks Group, a ten-person Philadelphia-based consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing technologies. Gene is the author of six books, most recently, The Manufacturer's Book Of List (CreateSpace - October, 2013).
Why are 85 percent of recalled phones still in pockets, purses and airplanes despite danger of fire and explosion? For the same reasons people let their businesses slowly fall apart.
You should know this without being told but putting your politics in your employees' faces is making them really uncomfortable.
Business is mainly about numbers. If you don't understand that, you have more than a math problem to solve.
Starting a Business
An entrepreneur who liked dogs far more than his corporate job looked walked a winding, messy path to launching his own business.
For everyone seeking an astronomically expensive and frustrating time suck with no health benefit, there is golf.
Seriously, you're "passionate" about organizational development? That sounds lonely.
Owning a business means being responsible for much more than you really have any control over.
Even the fairest of employers knows that, for some jobs, gender, age and physical ability are valid reasons for hiring one person and not another.
Nobody cares how busy you are, they only care what you get done.
If people don't want to read your e-prose, it's time to work harder at making it more interesting.
The more you study the conclusions of frivolous research, the more confidence you'll have in your gut instincts.
Your job might be on your nerves, but at least you're not paying to be there.
You could be a very comfortable cog in that very large machine. There are reasons why you went another way.
There is nothing wrong with "returning'' a call the prospect said they were going to give you but, apparently, has forgotten to.
The thing about meeting a lot of people is that you're certain not to like all of them.
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