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Life: Once Complicated, Now Easy

The Boomers, they predicted, would sideline their ambition for a life of luxury and convenience... and start yearning for something a...

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Are YOU Creative?

In the another post, we asked why some people are creative and others aren’t. This time around, let’s put it even more plain:...

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What You Don’t Need to Get Ahead

Turns out that a survey of marketing execs from 32 different consumer-product companies showed a distinct disadvantage for companies that...

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What Marketers Do When Recession Looms

I've written before about what marketers and business owners can do in rough markets. Looking at what's going on right now, maybe I should...

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Short Words, Bigger Word Power

I grew up loving what the nuns used to call "25 cent words." In high school, we called them "SAT Words." These are the words, they told us,...

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Which Sells Best, Stories or Stats?

Carnegie-Mellon, says the book “Made to Stick,” did a study. They invited participants in to take a survey. The topic...

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How to Ace Any Job Interview

Interviewers will tell you, they hire based on qualifications… experience… results… and so on and so forth, blah blah,...

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When It Pays to Praise

I've gotten a few copy critiques in my day. I've given a few, too. And I've discovered there's one essential element to making them...

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Seven Toxic Habits That Could Wreck Your Writing Career

"It is a great thing," said Cicero, "to know our vices." With that in mind, let's dig in and take a look at some positively poison habits...

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Good News For the Creatively Challenged

While many of us have a bias in either creative or rational powers, the fact is that most people have both halves of their brain kicking...

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