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21 Days in Israel – A Personal Diary of Business Awakenings

Having lived in Israel a total of almost 12 years I feel as if I am entitled to consider myself a native even though, for now, I reside in the United States. Visiting here for the past 3 weeks has left me, as I expected it would, in awe and confused. While these may seem to be two sides of the pendulum, they are not completely inconsistent with one another. I am indeed confused at my level of awe and in awe at my degree of confusion.

Perhaps by way of disclaimer I should mention that I have a love/hate relationship with Israel and that I conclude my visit no less emotionally conflicted than I was when I arrived. I am a Zionist. I have tremendous respect and admiration for the people of Israel and their collective accomplishments. When I lived here I was proud to count those accomplishments as my own. Now, living abroad, I leave the credit for those who pay the high taxes, wrestle with the stifling business regulations, and calculate the daily terror risks. Deep inside, part of me calls for rejoining the drama, and I suspect someday I probably will.

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3 Ps for the Big P

For the past few months my focus has been almost entirely on driving home the core elements of the Tudog business approach, which can essentially be summed up in the following equation:

Planning + Process + Procedure = Profits

Naturally under each category lie a number of critical components and factors, but we believe that subscribing to – and more importantly, committing to, the equation, allows for the incorporation of all the key ingredients for a successful, thriving and profitable company.

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A Few Words About Leadership

AN Article on Articles

An Introduction to Networking

Approaching Business Fearlessly

Aspiring to Lead

Attracting Foreign Investment

Avoiding KM Pitfalls

Beating Bigger Companies

Becoming a Great Manager

Becoming a Strategic Innovator

Best Practices for SMEs

Better Management Via Understanding People

Breaking Out of a Business Slump

Building a Winning Team

Building Better Customer Relationships – Take 1

Building Better Customer Relationships – Take 2

Building Trust as a Business Tool

Business Intelligence for Dummies

Business Tips from Children

Business Valuations

CAFTA – Perils and Promises

Calm Down! Stress Management Techniques

The Characteristics of Success

Coaching Defined

Communicating Clearly

Competing During Rough Times

Competing on Price

Considerations for Going International

Constructing a Professional Business Plan

Consulting & the Nature of Coaching

Converting Customers into Cheerleaders

Creativity – The Real Business Edge

Customer Management & a Partner Management Program

Customer Relationship Management – Does it Deliver?

Customer Retention & Modeling

Dealing with Corporate Sluggishness

Defining Success

Delivering Knockout Service

Developing a Competitive Edge

Developing a Corporate Identity

Developing a Franchise Business Plan

Developing a Killer Press Kit

Doing Business in Britain

Doing Business in Canada

Doing Business in Guatemala

Doing Business in Israel

Doing Business in Romania

Driving Innovation

Executing Great Events

Finding the Right Hire

Focus on Management: Psychotherapy and the Nature of Coaching

Foreign Start-Ups and the USA

The Fundamentals of Effective Knowledge Management

General CEO

Getting More Done in Less Time

Getting the Meeting is the Easy Part

Getting the Most Out of Trade Shows

Give Me a P

Going Global - What to Know When Entering the Unknown

Great Leadership

Growth Drivers

Hiring Practices for Better HR

Hiring the Right Person

Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em

Improving Profitability By Investing in Logistics

Integrating a New Technology

Key Franchising Policies

Knowing When Franchising is Right

Landing Government Contracts

Launching a New Product

Learning About the Competition

Learning to Trust Your Business Instincts

Liar, Liar, Business on Fire

Listen Up! Listening as a Business Tool

Long Term Growth for the SME

Low Budget Business

Making Meetings More Productive

Making Tough Decisions

Managing Corporate Transition

Managing Multiple Teams

Managing People for Maximum Results

Managing Time in Busy Times

Mastering Business Ethics

Maximizing Business Potential

Maximizing Strategic Alliances

Mini Steps for Maxi Results

More on Business Growth

Ode to the Entrepreneur

Offensive Business Practices

Onward and Upward Guatemala

Perfecting the Planning Process

PEST Control

Pricing Franchises

Pricing Fundamentals

Pricing in the Retail Environment

Procedure – The Missing Link

Promoting Rural Tourism in Central America

Public Speaking with Confidence

Reflections of Honduras

Retaining the Customer - Helpful Hints

Reversing Negativity

Revisiting Great Presentations

Rules for Business Growth

Rules for Successful Franchising

Selecting a Franchise

Seven Steps to Better Business

Six Sigma for Small Businesses

Size Matters

Smart Negotiations

The State of Business Technology

Strategy Pointers for the SME

Supply Your Suppliers

Tackling Emerging Markets

Tapping into the U.S. Latino Market

Team Building Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Advantage of Being Organized

The Angst of a Weary Consultant

The Case for Franchising

The Disadvantages of Franchising

The Entrepreneur’s Paradox

The Fundamentals of Coaching

The Fundamentals of Success

The Importance of a Solid Business Plan

The Lies of Independence

The Mission Statement Revisited

The Objective of an Objective

The People Factor

The Power of Listening

The Road to Real Growth

The Role of Philosophy in Business

The Success Model is an Oxymoron

The Successful Business Seminar

The Tudog Training Modules

The Value of Human Capital

The Waiting Game

Think You Can

Thinking

Tips for Growing Your Business

Trade Show Best Practices

Two Weeks in El Salvador

Understanding Body Language for Better Business Results

Understanding Distribution

Understanding Six Sigma

War Strategies & Business

Why Companies Fail

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