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The Advantages of Disadvantages

By Dan Coughlin, The Dan Coughlin Co. — Many great achievements can be traced back to overcoming disadvantages. Many great failures can be traced back to a lack of disadvantages. Be careful about complaining about your disadvantages and about assuming that your advantages will guarantee you success in life. Disadvantages can help propel you to see your situation from different ...

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Build Your Hub to Sustain Business Success

By Dan Coughlin, The Dan Coughlin Co. — On January 9, 2001 Steve Jobs explained what would become one of the most famous business strategies of all time. He called it The Digital Hub. Here it is if you want to see the speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9046oXrm7f8 This concept has been written about in numerous business books and magazines. In essence, he ...

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Need a loan? Turn to your (online) peers

Brent Renneke, associate editor, Boating Industry – The worst of the recession has passed (or at least we hope so), and most marine businesses have welcomed the transition of thought from survival mode to a search for new ways to grow. But, much like surviving the recession, growing in today’s market is not easy. According to a Pepperdine University study, ...

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Turning “Dot-com” into “Dot-boats”

Brent Renneke, associate editor, Boating Industry – Just as boating businesses are starting to become comfortable with social media, another Web development is on the horizon, and, like Facebook and Twitter, it has the potential to make your website more popular than ever before. Responsible for the Internet’s naming system, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is ...

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Management Lessons from Youth Sports

I encourage you to coach a youth sports team even if you don’t know that much about the sport. You will learn a lot about yourself and about human dynamics in scenarios that are hard to duplicate anywhere else.

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