Gini Dietrich

Your Bad Mood Is As Contagious As the Common Cold

By: Gini Dietrich | February 16, 2011 | 
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I got cross-country skis for my birthday. For those who know me well, you know I am an avid cyclist. During season, I ride about 300 miles a week. I love my bike. But during the winters, which are really long here in Chicago, I’m stuck on a trainer. In the basement. Not moving for an hour or more. Watching sitcom after sitcom on DVR, hoping [&hellip... Read More
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Why We Say No

By: Guest | February 14, 2011 | 
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Lisa D. Jenkins is an erratic blogger growing into her Big-Girl Business Panties one terrifying decision at a time. One of the hardest things we do is to make the choice not to work with everyone who wants to hire us. That’s easier read than done. In some cases, we say no to protect ourselves. Those of us building our young reputations and growing new client [&hellip... Read More
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The Now Revolution: Want a Free Copy?

By: Gini Dietrich | February 14, 2011 | 
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I received my copies of “The Now Revolution” last Thursday. While I’ve had a few days to dig into it, I’m not quite finished reading it so am not ready to give you a review. What I will tell you, though, is I have lots of pages dog eared and lots of notes in the margins. So you’re going to get a full-on review when I [&hellip... Read More
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A Message from Gini Dietrich’s Mom

By: Guest | February 10, 2011 | 
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My momma, Christy Norton, is today’s guest blogger. This is not the first time she’s been on Spin Sucks. Last summer she made her debut in our weekly video blog. In honor of my birthday she writes about grounding me for my entire life and other fun stuff. Here she is…Skirsty, momma, mumsily, Mamma Mia…my mom. Happy Birthday Gini Gin!!!! I wish that we were together celebrating, [&hellip... Read More
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Business Development In the Post-Recession Market

By: Guest | February 8, 2011 | 
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Barbara Weaver Smith is founder and president of The Whale Hunters, a strategic sales coaching company that helps small businesses grow fast by selling bigger deals to bigger customers. What are you doing to be a post-recession winner? Historically, we know that recessions spur innovation, big ideas, new products, and new services that propel small companies to greatness.  Small companies benefit more than larger companies, simply [&hellip... Read More
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Love Drop: Making Money By Giving It Away

By: Guest | February 7, 2011 | 
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Nate St. Pierre is the founder of ItStartsWith.Us, a global group of people committed to changing the world in just 15 minutes a week. I probably read only about 10 blogs regularly (oh, the horror!), and Spin Sucks is one of them. The main reason I come here is for all the straight talk from smart people. Gini Dietrich leads the charge, and the rest of [&hellip... Read More
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Transforming Is Better than Changing

By: Gini Dietrich | January 31, 2011 | 
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Joel Libava, The Franchise King,® is the president of Franchise Selection Specialists Inc, a franchise consulting/advisory firm. For some people, the word “change,” is one of the scariest words in the English language. Some people get all weak in the knees, with just the thought of possibly having to change one or two things in their lives. Others thrive on it. I think that I’m the [&hellip... Read More
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Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Organization

By: Guest | January 25, 2011 | 
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Gina Abudi is the founder of Abudi Consulting Group and is a foremost expert on the topic of leadership. According to Wikipedia, a learning organization is defined as “an organization that facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself.” The concept of a learning organization was later refined by Pedler, Burgoyne and Boydell in The Learning Company: A Strategy for Sustainable Development, as:  “An organization [&hellip... Read More
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Why Brogan’s Bigger Ear Marketing Is Wrong

By: Gini Dietrich | January 12, 2011 | 
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One of the last people I want to antagonize is Chris Brogan, but I’ve been thinking about this all week so here goes nothing. Dear Chris, You are wrong. Love, Gini On Monday, Chris had a blog post called “Bigger Ear Marketing for Authors.” In the post he extols wisdom about using Twitter and Foursquare searches to find people who are in bookstores. When found, he [&hellip... Read More
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Do One Thing Outside Your Comfort Box in 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | December 30, 2010 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and I wanted something that wasn’t so business seriousy-related because it’s a holiday week and all. And I’m pretty sure the only people who are working are my team (I AM the Grinch) and only one of our clients (and I mean just him, not the entire company). So I asked a question on Facebook and the best answer [&hellip... Read More