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The trouble with women……

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NIGHT

DON’T get angry. But do take charge. Be nice. But not too nice. Speak up. But don’t seem like you talk too much. Never, ever dress sexy. Make sure to inspire your colleagues — unless you work in Norway, in which case, focus on delegating instead.

By LISA BELKIN
Published: November 1, 2007

The New York Times carries an article on why the default image of leadership is still male.

THE FEMININE CRITIQUE

If at first you don’t succeed….

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NIGHT

Dismal first-year sales of famous products:

1. VW Beetle (U.S.)–sold 330 first year.
2. Liquid Paper–sold 1,200 bottles first year
3. Cuisinart–sold 200 first year.
4. Remington typewriter–sold 8 first year.
5. Scrabble–sold 532 first year.
6. Coca-Cola–sold 25 bottles first year. (For total of $50; supplies and advertising ran $70.)

Rainmakers

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NIGHT

“Rainmakers” is a management term.

Everyone seems to have heard about it.

Except me.

“In Native American tradition, the Rainmaker was a special and powerful figure. The Rainmaker was called on to help nature bring rainfall when it was most needed. The Rainmaker was most valuable to the tribe when fields were dry and rains were scarce.”

“In business today, Rainmakers are needed for another kind of rain: great ideas, or best practices and resources (business & IT) to implement them.”

RAINMAKERS

Romantic marketing speak.