Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I Have an Idea

I love ideas, in fact, to a fault. I tend to think that every problem can be solved with a great idea. I have been proven wrong as often as right on that.

Truth is, no matter how brilliant or mediocre the idea, people will be critical to its success. That's why you see a mediocre product that sells well and why you see amazing products fail.

Without buy-in, the idea seldom matters much.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training
www.labov.com

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

See what is possible

Its sooo easy to see what won't work or what weakness a person has. In business, we are trained to identify the weaknesses and face them, which can be helpful.

But shouldn't it be even more valuable to spot the potential in a person and urge it on, and spur them to greater heights?

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training
www.labov.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Accuracy

I just returned from a great vacation in Hawaii. While in Maui, which was great, we mentioned to the locals that we were soon flying to the island of Kauai for a few days. I heard numerous times that it rains every day in Kauai, it's the rainiest spot on earth.

Well, the reports were right. It rained every day we were there for about twenty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes at night.

While it was true that it rained daily, it was fabulous. No different than in business or politics, facts can be used to paint whatever picture you want to paint.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training
www.labov.com