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Evidence Management Symposium

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will be hosting the Evidence Management Symposium on March 11-12, 2019, on the NIST Gaithersburg campus. Background Several factors have led to national attention on evidence management including the movement to resolve sex assault kit backlogs, headlines describing problems in evidence rooms, …

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Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

I’ll never forget the questionnaire handed to me midway through a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. It was massive. Page after page of detailed tick-the-box or circle-the-response questions – it seemed to me it would take the full 13-hour flight to complete. I started, but it was too much work and I abandoned it …

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What Sales Leaders Need to Excel Over Time

Many countries have term limits for their leaders. The premise is that term-limited politicians will spend less time campaigning, amassing political power, and catering to special interests. Instead, they will focus on making policy, working for their constituents, and bringing fresh energy and ideas to government. Although less common, term limits are also used in …

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Pitch Perfect: Four Investors Share Some Top Tips On Securing Startup Funding

Thanks to TV shows like Shark Tank and Dragons’ Den the world of pitching for business investment has lost some of its mystique. But if you’re an entrepreneur looking for funding, perhaps for the first time, how do you make a winning pitch? Four seasoned investors share some insights on how to improve your chances …

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Contract Roulette: The Top Five Agreements That Get Businesspeople In Trouble

It’s scary how many entrepreneurs play contract roulette. They sign a terrible agreement. Nothing bad happens. So they just keep signing until something blows up—like their business. Some agreements go boom more often than others. Ever since Eve and the serpent signed that infamous catering agreement, the following five contracts have caused the most disasters: 5. Leases …

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What Amazon Did This Week: Spy Chips, Raised Wages, Raised Eyebrows, Ebay Woes, Japan Pop-Up

#WADTW is the regular post that looks at everyone’s favorite behemoth, Amazon, from a variety of angles from specific moves, acquisitions, fringe/subsidiary activities, new patents, partnerships and beyond over the last seven days. The aim? Be your one-stop-shop on Amazon every Sunday. Did I miss something? Email or drop me a line via Twitter NUTSHELL: A week dominated with political strife …

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Stop Looking For Many Connections And Instead Consider The Power Of One

There are many times when I pause to reflect on the power of one connection and how it’s forever-altered my trajectory. Walking into a boutique in college turned into a job, which catapulted me into a career in fashion (as well as a deep friendship with the store owner). An introduction for a lunch meeting …

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Why Business Coaching Is Booming

Business coaching is an educational process that significantly enhances the economic achievement of individuals. It concentrates on helping people – especially entrepreneurs – substantially grow their businesses. According to Heather Hansen O’Neill, President of Find Your Fire and author of bestselling books Teams on Fire! and Find Your Fire, “Today, driven entrepreneurs possess more potential to excel. Meanwhile, many of them …

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Three Critical Mistakes Many Of The Super-Rich Make In Establishing Single-Family Offices

Although there is not any precise information on the quantity or increase in single-family offices, strong anecdotal evidence shows that the number of single-family offices is increasing at a significant rate. The growth is a likely function of the rise in the ranks of the super-rich (net worth = $500 million or more). As more and more single-family …

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