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"…keeping you great"

HEADLINES: (Happy Holidays!)

If an Existing Location isn't Working… — my latest Fortune article encourages businesses to bite the bullet and close unprofitable locations (including international offices) and suggests an alternative approach to picking your next location for expansion. Take 2 minutes to scan the article and plan your next move in 2014.

Leadership Tips from Ron Burgundy! — the non-PC news anchor played by Will Ferrell is back providing a role model for modern day management. Rich Moran, author of Sins and CEOs, offers a list of Ron Burgundy tips for leading an organization in the 17th Century! Read, laugh, and immediately change if you exhibit any of these painful traits Moran outlines in his latest LinkedIn Influencer piece.

Looking for a STEM Gift for Your Daughter? — still have some holiday presents to purchase? Here's an excellent Fortune article highlighting toys for young girls that will spark their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math – and they are fun!

The Hidden Power of Smiling Ron Gutman, in this 7 minute TED talk, outlines research which supports the power of smiling — a perfect piece to end 2013 going into the holidays. Thanks to Rabbi Stephen Baars for sharing this with me. Happy Holidays!!

Back January 9, 2014 — …and Happy New Year! I'll be back with more insights in a few weeks – in the meantime I'll be hanging with the family in Miami and Costa Rica reading Why Sinatra Matters (came highly recommended) and The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, an 832 page tome on the "Oracle of Omaha."


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Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.