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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Garrick Combs carves out career in economic development

As regular readers of this column know, one of the things I like to do is spotlight up and coming leaders from around the state. These are the men and women who are on the fast track to success and are actively building Mississippi’s future. This week I had the opportunity to interview one of […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: There are lots of excuses for no success, but very few reasons

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement. Some of these alibis are clever, and a few of them are justifiable by the facts. But alibis cannot be […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Hillary? Don’t even think about it, Democrats

And they’re off! How far off is yet to be determined. The next two years of Obama Impeachment Hearings will likely take a back seat to the Republican Race for the White House in 2016. The Republican field is wide open and has the potential to offer up some really good candidates, John Kasich of […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: Facebook is changing news consumption

In many ways, a 26-year-old Facebook engineer is transforming the way the public consumes journalism. Greg Marra heads a team developed the technology that drives Facebook’s News Feed – the stream of updates, photographs, videos and stories that users see. He is also fast becoming one of the most influential people in the news business. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Uncovering how habits drive our daily lives

by Published: November 7,2014

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How much of what you do in your day-to-day life is driven by habit? I bet it’s more than you think. Journalist Charles Duhigg’s excellent book, The Power of Habit, explores the role of habit in our lives, in society, and in business. It’s an eye-opening look at the fact that, as he points out […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Hal Miller leaves family business to lead MTA

Leadership guru Ram Charan noted, “Talent, as every leader knows, is the most essential ingredient of business success.” Good to Great author Jim Collins echoed the importance of people when he said “To build a successful organization and team you must get the right people on the bus.” While most business leaders would agree with […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK — Using life cycle charts to analyze your business and plan your future

by Published: November 7,2014

Tags: Business, charting, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Hardwick

Life cycle charts can help your business or organization identify its strengths and weaknesses and plan the future. Life cycles are commonly associated with products. In Marketing 101 students are introduced to product life cycles. They learn about the stages of the product life cycle: Growth, stability, decline and renewal. For example, the disposable camera […] [...]

TREY DELLINGER — Do officials have power to prevent spread of Ebola?

by Published: November 7,2014

Tags: Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Several Ebola cases have recently been confirmed in the United States. Several persons who were later confirmed to have Ebola traveled freely to and within the United States, including by air and other forms of mass transit, before being admitted for treatment. Maine authorities failed at attempting to quarantine a nurse returning from a West […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER — What do you do when workplace ‘change’ happens?

by Published: November 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS

For most people, “change” is a mixture of what was, what used to be, what is present, what I’m being faced with now, what I believe the future holds, and what I have to change to face that future. In short, how does this change affect me, my family, my lifestyle, and my position? That’s […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Top PR tools to boost awareness, bolster brands

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: Business, column, Deane Smith & Partners, Mississippi, NEWS

In our fast-paced, multi-media, plugged-in world, filled with competing messages online and off, it is increasingly important to tap into the best tools to help you navigate all the noise. In today’s world of online accessibility, here’s the digital toolbox for the next generation of brand building, thanks to PR Newser: Contact Discovery 1. Journalisted. […] [...]

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