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Why Passion Matters, According To 15 Of The World's Most Inspiring People

(6) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:29 PM

I am passionate about social media. I'm passionate about helping small businesses. I'm passionate about playing with my wife and kids. I'm passionate about watching baseball, and playing tennis. I'm passionate about

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The One Thing the Best Leaders and Most Liked People Have In Common

(3) Comments | Posted October 26, 2013 | 5:04 PM

I recently picked up a friend at the airport, and he enthusiastically told me, "I just met the nicest woman on the planet on my plane!"

"Awesome", I responded. "What was her name?"

"You know, I'm not sure," he told me.

"Ok, then," I continued. "What did she do for...

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How All Businesses Can Leverage Online Promotions

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:13 PM

The Internet has, in many respects, leveled the marketing playing field. Sure, big brands have bigger resources, but every business has a big opportunity to take advantage of growing trends online. I often say that social media is the "great equalizer of our time," and it's just as true for...

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Are Republicans Rallying for Obama? Why Obama's GOP Endorsements Had Everything to Do With Likability

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 11:37 AM

By Dave Kerpen and Amanda Mikelberg

While President Obama toured the destruction of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Mitt Romney stayed dry, spending the last precious moments of Election 2012 in swing states to herd loose voters onto his turf. In lieu of thanks for the rousing...

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The ROI of Gratefulness

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 6:31 PM

It's trite but true: what goes around comes around. Think about it as business karma. If you make it a practice to genuinely thank those who deserve your thanks, they will appreciate your expression of gratitude and will be far more willing to help you out when you need their...

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5.5 Reasons Why Stephen Colbert Is #FixYoungAmerica (And So Can You!)

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 10:36 AM

The American Dream has been a pillar of American society and achievement for decades; however, the last five years have shattered the American Dream for the younger generation. Youth unemployment is at a 60-year high, total student debt is over $1 trillion, yet the political system has done...

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Why Stephen Colbert Is More Likeable Than Jon Stewart

(218) Comments | Posted May 28, 2011 | 2:42 PM

A Social Media Tale-of-the-Tape

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have quite a bit in common. Both men are successful comedians and late night talk show hosts on Comedy Central. Both are award-winning left-leaning pundits. Both have a huge following online and offline. But who is more likeable? Who is...

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