Posts made in March, 2008

  • Earlier I posted on the idea that nothing is “recession proof”, as much as popular media and many “experts” want to peddle their recession-proofing wares to us. Reality check….the best we can do is build up our resistance to recession and the other ups and downs of business. This blog is the first in a […]

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  • Haha. Since my last post (about how our postage meter vendor dropped our price when we threatened to cancel)…the saga continues. Our initial rate was $20.00/month.My assistant called to cancel and was offered $12.95/month.She said she’d call them back, and checked with me. I said no thanks.I posted my blog (rant). Needless to say, when […]

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  • We have a postage meter in our small office. We ordered it from the vendor when we were doing bulk mailings a few years ago. Since then, our snail mail usage has trickled off, so we decided to run the meter down to zero, then send it back. Why pay $20.00 a month for a […]

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  • “I’ve got a risk-proof way to make a million dollars!” “This plan to invade Iraq is fool-proof!” “This new firewall is 100% hacker-proof!” I’m always leary when I hear that anything is “proofed”. The phrase implies that there’s a 100% guaranteed way to prevent something from happening. I can’t think of anything in life, or […]

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  • You know who they are. They’re the employees who squirm when you mention having a coaching discussion with them. They’re always “busy” when you want to talk about their development or give them some feedback. And when you do get a coaching meeting scheduled, they placate you by nodding their heads compliantly – or sit […]

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