- February 19, 2017
- Posted by: Stephen Johnson
- Category: Vistage
“If we are all in agreement on the decision – then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.”
Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation
“I dread the day everyone on this ship agrees with me.”
To his crew upon taking Command of USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), March 7, 1986
Proximity and Intimacy
Tomes have been written about networking. Sales and other professionals are urged to have aggressive networking strategies. While making contact with prospects and influencers is important, is it enough? Marketing guru Seth Godin suggests that the more successful networkers may understand that proximity is not the same thing as intimacy.
Millennials: Where the Median Lies… and the Abuse School of Management
Where the Median Lies: As the Boomers retire the Millennials will be increasingly relied on to run our businesses. How are they doing now? This map shows the median (not the average) income of Millennials by state. (Note the bonus for those who can secure income in Washington DC). More info on median income by state for Millennials and the population as a whole can be found in this Business Insider article.
Econ Recon: Threats to Prosperity (continued)
Last week I shared economist Brian Wesbury’s thoughts on the first of four threats to economic prosperity: monetary policy. Here are the links to the videos on the other four threats: trade, taxation and spending and regulations.
ITR Economics President Alan Beaulieu offers some preliminary thoughts about the promised infrastructure.