Navigating the New Year

Remember getting lost? It wasn’t that long ago that road trips meant having at least one folded map on your lap or a set of hand-scrawled directions taped to the dash. In the days before GPS gear, getting lost was pretty common. Especially if you tended to be a bit stubborn. Worse yet if you…

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Cultivating a Culture of Gratitude in Business: Practical Ways to Appreciate Vendors, Staff, Partners, and Competitors

Bulgari is an Italian fashion house known for luxury jewelry, fragrances, and leather goods. Over the years, high-profile clients like Elizabeth Taylor and Ingrid Bergman enhanced the mystique. Prices are on the, shall we say, high side. In 2014, Bulgari sold a bejeweled bottle of Opera Prima perfume for $250,000. Today, their Octo Tourbillon watch…

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Failure isn’t final!

Taken in 1941, it’s one of history’s most iconic photos. Known around the world, the portrait dubbed the Roaring Lion captured the inner strength and indomitable fortitude of Sir Winston Churchill. But ironically, Churchill’s inspiring pose almost didn’t happen. For starters, the photo session did not go well. “You may take one photo,” Churchill told photographer Yousuf Karsh as…

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