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Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke

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Iconoclast

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Stress

When You Understand Stress You Can Manage It

Nothing this side of a coma is effective at "avoiding'' stress so you better learn what it is and how you can endure it.
Writing

You Want to be Published? Be Careful What You Wish For.

If you're worried about your excessive self esteem, start sending your writing to editors who don't know who you are or care about your feelings.
Learning From Mistakes

You Can Embrace Failure but Don't Expect a Hug From the Business World When You Do

Three entrepreneurs discuss careers riddled with mistakes that nonetheless have turned out quite satisfactory.
Small Business Heroes

You Have to Bring More to the Table Than Your Bright Idea

Every business begins with an idea, but many end with just an idea.
Sales

It's a Cold World for Cold Callers

Cold calling is never easy but most who try it make it needlessly difficult.
Partnerships

5 Questions to Decide If You Need a Business Partner

You might actually need a loan or an attorney, not somebody to split your company with.
Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives Are Your Public Face

When a customer is unhappy and ready to write off your company, you want them dealing with the best people you can hire.
Fact vs Fiction

Tweet at Your Own Risk

If you deliberately tweet or post "alternative facts" about someone, they may have a strong case for libel.
Home Office

Put Some Clothes On and Get To Work: Tips For Working at Home

The key to a successful career out of your house is very, very sharp lines between on the job and on the couch.
Economic Recovery

The Last 8 Years Were Pretty Good for Many Entrepreneurs

Oh, it was no walk in the park, but the structural transformation begun in 2008 has offered opportunity, too.
Ready For Anything

How I Failed as a Mentor

There are learning opportunities when hero-worship collides with narcissism, but it's never what was intended.
Ready For Anything

I Used Social Media and Blogging to Become Famous for Nothing

How one man used social media to become a legend in his own mind -- and in Peru.
College

Here's How to Determine If College Is Worth the Cost

Without a bachelor's degree that first rung of the career ladder, an unpaid internship, might be out of reach.
Media Coverage

Here's Why Entrepreneurs Ought to Value Mainstream Media

Facts are important to finding your way in the world, even if they aren't as persuasive as we wish they were.
Ready For Anything

4 Excuses We Make To Ourselves When We Hire the Wrong People

Saying to ourselves "It's just temporary" or "He'll grow into the job" simply won't cut it.