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The Fight Club Guide to Creating a Cult-Like Customer Following

In a world of “free”, where many businesses want to race to the bottom in hopes of grabbing each and every customer that looks in the window, it’s far too common to see an overabundance of appeasement. The positive side of this is that you never ruffle any feathers or hurt any feelings. But the negative side is that in trying to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one.

And in this same manner, many companies try to skate by without ever having to take bold or daring action. They don’t want any enemies, and they’re afraid of negative publicity. It’s a confidence issue.

But you know what they say…if you want to make an omelet, you’ve got to break a few eggs.
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How to Hone Your Business Skills with a Cribbage Board

One of my favorite ways to kill some time and unwind is by playing cribbage on my iPhone. It’s an addictive way to clear my head.

Oh, it’s not all fun and games. There are some valuable business skills to be learned:

  • Pay attention to your numbers: When I pick my cards, I need to add up all my possible points. More often than not I keep the four cards that add up to the most points.
  • Take risks: OK, I don’t always play the highest points. That’s because if I get the right start card or my opponent puts the right cards in the crib, I could clean up. Sometimes it works. Sometimes I have to make the best out of a busted strategy.
  • Analyze the competition: I pay attention to what my opponent plays. Analyze its strategy and adopt what works.

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