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Salary-Savvy Negotiation Skills Women Need

                 When people ask if women in the workforce can “have it all”, reactions will vary. This is definitely an interesting debate, but most wouldn’t consider it to be breaking news.
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Getting to Yes

News of the death of Roger Fisher, one of the authors of Getting to Yes, reminds us to thank him and his co-authors William Ury and Bruce Patton for one of the best business/life books I’ve ever read.   Its message and approach to negotiations is quite simple and direct.  First the authors talk about “principled negotiations.”  Second, the approach is based on four propositions:
  • Separate the people from the problem
  • Focus on interests, not positions
  • Invent options for mutual gain
  • Insist on using objective criteria
I keep trying to find better books on the subject, but always return to this text.  We would be better off if more people in the public and private sectors subscribed to its principles. 
If you haven’t read Getting to Yes, put it on the must read list.  If you have read the book, you know it’s one of the good friends in the library.
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The Real Bridge to Nowhere

British Treasury Minister Chloe Smith is one up on Sarah Palin; the Conservative MP fell off “a bridge to nowhere” on live TV in front of millions of viewers.

How long does slime last??

The industry calls it “lean finely textured beef”.   The social media world has dubbed it “Pink Slime”…or did they?  That phrase was actually coined by a federal microbiologist in 2002.  It was first reported in a 2009 in a New York Times article.  A successful social media firestorm co-opted the term in its effort to get pink slime out of school lunches.  For those new to this topic, pink slime is the low-grade trimmings that come from the parts of the cow most susceptible to contamination.  But because of the treatment of the trimmings – simmering them in low heat,  separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and spraying them with ammonia gas to kill germs – the United States Department of Agriculture says it’s safe to eat. Read more

Cisco Flips-Out

You may have seen the recent news that the Flip video camera is being discontinued by Cisco Systems. The camera – unique when it first came out as a high definition video device – was killed by smart phones. Read more

Social Media Headaches

It goes without saying that it is in your best interest to keep your personal life and your business life separate. But often times when the corporate world enters the social media arena the lines get blurred. Read more

Smartphone Issues: Communicating About Wireless Woes

In recent days we have seen two of the giants of the Wireless world – Apple and Verizon – respond differently to problems with their smartphone products, resulting in different reactions from consumers and the mainstream and trade media. Read more