It is said that the more you learn, the less you know.  What is really happening is that the more we learn, the more we realize we have to learn.  Which is why every major project, initiative, client, and more deserves to end with a “Lessons Learned” review.  What Lessons Learned are not A list…

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The Freelance Translator Tips YouTube channel is run by Lugano Translations, an agency founded and run by my very own brother, Robert Gebhardt. Begun as a resource for translators, much of the content provides valuable tips to freelancers in general. Noting this, Robert decided to open this further to the solo-practice consultant world; the world…

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Originally posted in an economics blog to which I occasionally contributed; the entertaining yet now defunct Bringing Sexy Back To Economics.  The whole point of Italian food is that it is simple. The ingredients should be easy to find, instructions loosely followed and the result a rich but straightforward flavour, which will vary slightly from…

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Low Hanging Fruit In sales, a person who can be easily persuaded. In other words, focus on the prospects who will convert easily and quickly. In productivity this is a task that can be easily done and marked off your list. Many people apply this approach so they can feel accomplished easily, and hope it…

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This image really says it all (click to enlarge). I don’t have a source, unfortunately, as it was shared with me on a feed. If anybody does know the provenance please do say so in the comments. We have all seen this happen – in one guise or another. Every business transaction includes the input…

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Understanding the difference between strategies and tactics (and, I would add, goals) is key to good business planning. This is subject matter I have covered previously and which, I am sure, I will cover continuously throughout this blog. I never tire of effective ways to differentiate these elements, and was recently sent another gem to…

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