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Reflection Improves Critical Judgment

Recently I heard a discussion about the Cannes Film Festival on NPR. In his overview, critic John Powers mentioned that he had revised some of his original judgments later on. He was interviewed by Terry Gross. GROSS: Would you have voted for it (winner “Winter Sleep”) for the top prize? POWERS: Funny thing is – [...]

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Why Marketing Fails

As commentators note, when the promotion of a product or service fails to translate into sales, the marketing department is easy to blame. It is just as likely that other factors are equally or more responsible but it is easier to point to a simple explanation. False Promises No matter how good the marketing is, [...]

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It’s My Mistake

Last week I forgot to do something that was very important to me. I can’t explain my memory lapse except that I had many distractions, but the situation reminded me of a book that I read recently. It is called “The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success” by Megan [...]

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Creating Valuable Content

Creating content is tricky because it needs to be engaging and persuasive. To attract attention and be consumed it must be surprising, entertaining, or informative. To be persuasive and inspire consumers to do something in response, it must have a clear call to action and a convincing message. In a world with a 24 hour [...]

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The Biggest Content Mistake Ever

Yes, for great content you do need to know how to write or speak fluently. And yes, you also need to know what you want to say, but the biggest content mistake you can make is to lack knowledge your audience. For your content to be effective, it must be tailored to the intended recipients. [...]

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