In Praise of Mario Cuomo

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Convention keynotes are a funny thing. They are meant to provide a projection, a vision, for the Party, but they often devolve into a laundry list of policies without an overarching theme. Those who are able to convey a theme often reap the rewards. One of those was Mario Cuomo.

Because it was compassionate, because it ensured that a rising tide really did lift all boats, liberalism represented the philosophy of America …

At a time when being liberal wasn’t cool — in the midst of the Reagan revolution — Mario Cuomo showed why liberalism was the only answer. Because it was compassionate, because it ensured that a rising tide really did lift all boats, liberalism represented the philosophy of America; it conveyed the real wishes of the founding fathers during a turbulent time.

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New Year’s Business Resolutions, Part 2

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Yesterday, we pledged two key business resolutions for the coming year — not to burn any bridges with departing clients and to listen more attentively. Today, we will get more into the nitty gritty of our business product.

Making resolutions for the New Year is a productive process, full of hope for self-improvement, and there is no reason why we can’t apply the same desire for our businesses.

My third business resolution involves social media and search engine optimization. We resolve to spend the first hour of every day on improving our corporate results in this field, so we don’t miss any days with our blog and postings. I know from experience that leaving social media for the afternoon is less productive as well as increasing the chances of blowing it off for the entire day. To go six days a week for an entire year may seem like an enormous task, but, as they say, the longest journey begins with a single step.

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New Year’s Business Resolutions, Part 1

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The New Year is a new start, and one of the best traditions of the time is the proverbial New Year’s resolution. Well, self-improvement is a noble goal, and there’s no reason why it can’t be extended for entrepreneurs as well. So here’s some useful New Year’s resolutions for us all:

The New Year is a new start, and one of the best traditions of the time is the proverbial New Year’s resolution.

1) I will stop burning by bridges: Those of us with a more volatile nature will think back on relationships destroyed due to unfair termination. You know you have more to offer the client, and they will be well-served to continue your retainer. Yet for some clients, they just can’t see it. Getting angry at them for ending your relationship does not help either party, but sometimes, it just feels good to unload on them. Let’s do less of this in the future, and we will be rewarded with more clients in the long run.

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