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3 Posts on Stuff We Know But Frequently Forget 2

Does this happen to you? You read something, love it, realize you sort of knew it, but this author puts it in a new context, new light, or new list, so that it’s very useful to you just to see it again? I found three of those this week in three blog posts:

  1. Donna Fenn posted The Top 10 Best Ways to Fail as an Entrepreneur on BNET. Manage partnerships poorly … hire too fast — grow too fast … delegate sales. She has some useful surprises and good reminders.
  2. For a good practical review of what makes your website work, read 6 Must-Haves for Your Small Business Website, by Lisa Barone, on Small Business Trends. She mentions intuitive navigation, sticky content, a blog … that’s another good collection of reminders.
  3. Seth Godin is amazing. He so often says so much in so few words. His post Pleasing is maybe 100 words long. If you’re in business, read it. You know what he’s saying there, but you keep forgetting.

I saw an interview with Seth Godin where he says he puts labels on things we already know. I think he’s underestimating himself with that description, but still, give me those labels. Well done.

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  • http://www.BusinessPlanStructure.com Gordon

    So true. I read recently a post by Jim Edwards regarding a problem I know I have about being organized. He made it so clear again in a very short post, tips on organization that I know but somehow don’t use. Paying attention to all the information out there can be a daunting task. This was one of my “ahah” moments.

  • http://supplements-daily.com/ Mary

    You are right Seth Godin is amazing-I am way ahead today thanks to his books

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