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Following some disrespect by LA Guy and j, I have decided to stop posting to this thread.


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NOT COOL
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oh c'mon, where's your sense of humour?
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New partner is a poor sport and is leaving. Wait... didn't he leave once already? AF, what is the slight you're referring to?
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AF, can you suggest some good business movies (aside from overplayed films like Boiler Room, Wall Street, Barbarians at the Gate, etc)? Thanks.
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AF, can you suggest some good business movies (aside from overplayed films like Boiler Room, Wall Street, Barbarians at the Gate, etc)? Thanks.

Seabiscuit. A great film and I like the theme about getting up and fighting when life knocks you down.
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AF, can you suggest some good business movies (aside from overplayed films like Boiler Room, Wall Street, Barbarians at the Gate, etc)? Thanks.
Startup.com is good, as is the one about the beginnings of Kosmo.com (can't remember the name offhand). For fiction, Glenngary Glennross is a classic missing from your list. There are some good moments in "the big kahuna", but overall it was kind of a flop despite a great cast.
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Good suggestions Ron.
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I just want to say thank you for this. This thread is fantastic advice and has made me rethink some of my own approaches to work.
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I just want to say thank you for this. This thread is fantastic advice and has made me rethink some of my own approaches to work.

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AF-

I've been reading through this thread (I'm only on page 8) and have a question.

How much value do you put on learning about body language? In another life, I obtained my CFI, Certified Forensic Interviewer and went through several courses at Wicklander-Zulaski. The techniques I learned would really become invaluable. When I changed careers and got into lobbying, the skills proved to be a great help.

When I am talking with someone one-on-one or in a group, I establish a baseline, then I pay more attention to their body language as they speak than their actual words. I have been much more successful doing this. What are your thoughts?
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Pie charts < donut charts.
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AF-

I've been reading through this thread (I'm only on page 8) and have a question.

How much value do you put on learning about body language? In another life, I obtained my CFI, Certified Forensic Interviewer and went through several courses at Wicklander-Zulaski. The techniques I learned would really become invaluable. When I changed careers and got into lobbying, the skills proved to be a great help.

When I am talking with someone one-on-one or in a group, I establish a baseline, then I pay more attention to their body language as they speak than their actual words. I have been much more successful doing this. What are your thoughts?

I think it is valuable knowledge actually. I've seen it pay off in fact.
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good information in this thread however it is obivously written from a very service based perspective

i work in an industry where im very removed from the products customers and as long as we are making the product within a broadly defined specification we wont ever hear from the buyers.

a big learning curve for me in the first few years of my career was learning who my customer was.

when i learned who my customers were and started thinking about what product they actually wanted my job became a lot easier.

edit: to clarify, my customers were my collegues, managers etc and the product varied greatly from person to person.
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good information in this thread however it is obivously written from a very service based perspective

i work in an industry where im very removed from the products customers and as long as we are making the product within a broadly defined specification we wont ever hear from the buyers.

a big learning curve for me in the first few years of my career was learning who my customer was.

when i learned who my customers were and started thinking about what product they actually wanted my job became a lot easier.

edit: to clarify, my customers were my collegues, managers etc and the product varied greatly from person to person.

Service-based? Guilty as charged! I am a product of banking and consulting with tech startup in between.

Your comments also apply to consulting or banking. Knowing the customer is the first step to making them happy.
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