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I was fortunate to spend 20 years helping grow Kinko’s. In our “formative” years, we had lots of fun. Perhaps too much fun. However, many of us were willing to work obscene hours partly because we had so much fun with our co-workers. We had an annual event called “The Picnic” where we flew thousands of people to a beach location and had some meetings, but mostly had lots of fun. Guess what we talked about when we were having fun? Work! Who had the best store, region, division and why? “Hand me another beer, and while you’re doing that, explain how you grew so fast last year or have such low labor costs or such high service quality scores.” By Todd Ordal

In today’s fast-paced, competitive business landscape, one of the more common mistakes business leaders make is to treat business development as an afterthought by “accomplishing” it in their spare time. Unfortunately, this happens all too often, and in this scenario, securing business deals becomes accidental rather than deliberate. Such an approach uses up valuable time and resources. Successful business development is a purposeful, full-time, company-wide cultural effort. By John Genell

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