Nine nuggets of business wisdom

Posted on Mar 24, 2012

1. When you leave your phone number on voice mail, insert three pauses.

2. People only absorb the first topic of an email. To say three things, send three emails.

3. Do in-house what you do best. Turn to pros for all the rest.

4. If a meeting can be held in nine minutes or less, conduct it standing up.

5. No good business decisions are made after 10 pm.

6. When editing what you’ve written, look for the word β€œand.” Kill it 2/3 of the time.

7. Schedule a meeting to begin at a time that does not end in a 0 or 5. 3:37, for example, or 9:03. Attendance and punctuality will improve.

8. A company name made from initials is a mistake.

9. Behind every successful brand is a respect for design.

What #10 would you add?

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  1. B. Brodie
    November 26, 2018

    10. Deals agreed to under the influence of intoxicants are doomed to fail.

    • Bob Killian
      January 5, 2019

      Agreed. What seems like a great idea in a hotel bar, isn’t.

  2. Arlene Teck
    November 26, 2018

    Let kindness prevail. Not everyone can “stand” for a meeting.

  3. Dallas Dogger
    November 26, 2018

    #10 Bad news should travel fast.


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