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Harold S. Geneen sharing good business sense

Here are a dozen quotes on a decent approach to the world of business from the legendary, American corporate leader Harold S. Geneen. The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism. You can’t run a business or anything else on a theory. In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. Leadership cannot really be taught, it can only be learned. Better a good decision quickly than the best…

Henry Ford on work and life

Here are wonderfully insightful quotes on work and life from American business tycoon Henry Ford. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t…

The Canada-U.S. Trade Talks Saga (Part Two)

The Niagara Independent , July 13, 2018 – This is the second of a three column series on the Canada-U.S. trade talks. This column reflects on the criticism that the Liberals have purposely sabotaged the trade negotiations for their political gain in an election year. Not all are supportive of the Trudeau Government’s trade negotiation tactics with the United States. With Canada’s national election only 16 months away, it is now anticipated that the fate of the trade agreement with our southern neighbor will be a central campaign issue. Lawrence Solomon, policy director for Toronto-based Probe International, suggests Trudeau is…

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

This is an excerpt from blogger and writer Benjamin Hardy’s list of suggestions for “what it takes to succeed.” It was first posted in Thrive Global on LinkedIn.   Don’t think — know and act. “Don’t think. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it. What’s stopping you?” — Tim Grover Rather than analyzing and thinking, act.   Always be prepared so you have the freedom to act on instinct. Become a master of your craft. Learn the left-brained rules in and out so your right brain can have limitless freedom to break the rules and create.   Don’t…

10 Simple Truths Smart People Will Forget

#1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action.  There’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it.  Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. #2 – Happiness and success are two different things.  “What will make me happy?” and “What will make me successful?” are two of the most important questions you can ask yourself.  But they are two different questions. #3 – Everyone runs their own business.  No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself.  The big question is:  What…

The Canada-U.S. Trade Talks Saga (Part One)

The Niagara Independent, July 6, 2018 – In Ottawa, there are two prevailing threads of thought on what has become the never-ending saga of the Canada-U.S. Trade Talks. One is rallying behind Prime Minister Trudeau and supporting the Liberal Government’s attempt to reason with an unpredictable U.S. President. The second is highly critical, suggesting that the Liberals are purposely sabotaging the negotiations for their own domestic political gains. The next three columns will review the political gamesmanship between Canada and the U.S. and assess what all the public posturing may mean for the outcome of the trade talks – and for…