Portfolio Decisions

Portfolio decisions are some of the most important and challenging a business leader will face. One reason is that portfolio decisions are long term. When you launch a new brand, you have to manage it for many, many years. When you kill a brand, it is gone. Can a mermaid …

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Success In Business

I was once asked by a newspaper reporter, How did you become so successful? In haste to come up with something very enlightening, I answered, I just kept thinking there are no more reasons I shouldn't be. At the moment I answered this question, I thought it was a generic …

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Your Obligations to the Publisher

You’ll find yourself agreeing to do, and not to do, certain things under the publishing agreement. For example, there will likely be something in the contract about your obligation to deliver a satisfactory manuscript to the publisher by a particular date. If you’re a fiction writer and have …

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The Narrative Of Today

If our own century is to have a story, then it is curious to wonder what historians fifty years hence will opt for. Decolonization, the Cold War, the world wars, the age of empires, the industrial revolutions and the age of dynastic monarchies – each of these is a compelling story …

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