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My request seemed reasonable at the time. It isn't like he was Henry Ford, and I was asking for a white Model T. I wondered about my company. Do we make it hard for a customer to do business with us? By David Sneed 
Leader or high-priced doer? 
You are now the sales leader. You have a team of willing and gifted individuals, hungry to be great. It's time to do something with it. Stop trying to be the hero. By Matt Rowe
The recession has highlighted both weak and strong companies. The identification of good investments, from a buyer's perspective, has taken more time and diligence. By David Tolson
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Carly Fiorina defines true grit and risk-taking. The former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard presided over the company's $24 billion takeover of Compaq, a deal she publicly defended last August as HP considered spinning off its PC business. By Mike Cote  

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