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Terror Management Theory

By: Gini Dietrich | November 29, 2010 | 
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I’d be lying if I said Arment Dietrich hasn’t had a lot of change since October of 2008. It started with the bank cutting off our access to capital, then we got letters during the holidays from clients expressing their wish to discontinue our services because of the economy, then we did (what we thought) a really deep lay-off, then we had to do another round [&hellip... Read More
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TSA X-Rays, Enhanced Pat-Downs, and Traveling

By: Gini Dietrich | November 24, 2010 | 
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In the United States, today is the busiest air travel day of the entire year. So I figured it was a good time to talk about what’s going on with TSA, the new x-ray machines, and the “enhanced”  pat-downs. I am not a TSA fan. I travel a ton and their rules vary from airport to airport. Last year, I was in the Detroit airport and [&hellip... Read More
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How to Piss-Off Your Customers without Really Trying

By: Guest | November 8, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Carol Roth, author of the Unsolicited Business Advice blog and The Entrepreneur Equation. After a recent stay in Vegas (for business, of course…), on the night before check out, I received a letter on my nightstand. I walked over to the full-sized, high-quality parchment and read the first few words: “Dear Valued Guest” There isn’t much that could make me feel less valued [&hellip... Read More
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Good to Great: How You Can Become a Level 5 Employee

By: Gini Dietrich | November 8, 2010 | 
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I first blogged about this for Becky Johns on her “Required Reading” from PRWeek blog. So if you read it over there, move along. There is nothing new to see. Unless you feel like visiting the comments, which are always interesting and don’t always have anything to do with the post. I can’t help it. My friends are crazy. So enjoy reading, join the conversation, or [&hellip... Read More
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Business and Leadership Blogs to Read

By: Gini Dietrich | November 4, 2010 | 
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It’s Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week time! Abbie Fink asks, “Which business and leadership blogs should I read?” Along with a plea to donate $10 to help end malaria-related deaths in Africa. I give Abbie some blog suggestions that are NOT marketing, communication, or social media related. What would you add? (If you can’t see the video in your Reader, click here and it [&hellip... Read More
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3 Keys to Creating a Culture of Innovation

By: Guest | October 27, 2010 | 
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Guest post by John Heaney, principal at Orange Envelopes. The National Science Foundation released a disturbing study recently that revealed that only nine percent of American companies engaged in any product or process innovation during the three-year study period (2006-08). Frankly, I’m not surprised with the near absence of corporate innovation because I see so few companies that encourage a culture of innovation. Too many CEOs focus [&hellip... Read More
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C-Level Leaders: Don’t Get Carried Away by Social Media

By: Guest | October 26, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Hollis Thomases, author of the book “Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day.” WARNING: What you’re about to read might sound like heresy coming from someone like me, who others have described as a “social media expert”: As a CEO or business leader, don’t get too sucked into or carried away by social media. To explain what I mean, first let me set the [&hellip... Read More
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What My 8-Week-Old Son Can Teach Us About Failure

By: Arment Dietrich | October 13, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Tim Jahn of Beyond The Pedway. I’m a new dad and an entrepreneur, so I’m familiar with the idea of failure. I have a hunch you are too. We’ve all experienced failure from time to time. The key is to harness that failure into useful lessons. My son is only about two months old. He has yet to attempt standing up, crawling, walking, [&hellip... Read More
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A Quick Round-Up of the Week’s Post (So Far)

By: Gini Dietrich | October 13, 2010 | 
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I woke up at 2:08 this morning with an overwhelming feeling that something was wrong. And then something was wrong. I’ll spare you the details, but I think it’s food poisoning. So, rather than write my blog post at 5:14 a.m., which is what I typically do (and what time it is as I write this sentence), I’m going to soak in the tub and slowly [&hellip... Read More
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Having Children Means You Can’t Run a Start-Up

By: Gini Dietrich | October 12, 2010 | 
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This past Sunday, I received a nice note from my hilarious friend, Laura Petrolino, asking me to comment on Saturday’s TechCrunch story, “Women don’t want to run start-ups because they’d rather have children.” If you’ve not yet had a chance to read the story, you can find it here.  First, congratulations to Penelope Trunk, the founder of Brazen Careerist. The article was well-written and she makes [&hellip... Read More