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Chef Laura: Focus forward by working backward
A milestone birthday is in my immediate future.  Next week, I gain entry to the “fourth floor”. Like New Year’s Eve, birthdays are a good time for resolutions; except we don’t call them that.  Instead we pause for a moment, conjure up a wish, blow out a candle (or 40), and hope for the best. It seems like we put more effort into submitting our expense report than making our dreams reality. By Laura Cook Newman

Believing in success
Your beliefs, positive or negative, have more impact on both your personal and professional success than any single element.  Many salespeople possess extensive knowledge of their product and have great sales skills, yet their sale performance is average at best. Other salespeople with little product knowledge, very few prospects and less than stellar personalities have sales performances that rank in the top 10 percent. How is that possible? By Gary Harvey
GenXYZ Top Five: Kishen Mangat
When a giant came knocking, BroadHop happily opened the door. In January, Cisco Systems Inc. acquired the company, a provider of next-generation policy control and service management for carrier networks. Kishen Mangat, who co-founded BroadHop in 2003, says the time was right to make the move. By Maria Martin
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The Economist: Ethics and economics
Economists normally don’t deal with issues of morality. We deal with facts and figures and measurable outcomes, leaving it to others to determine what’s right or wrong. But recent stories in the business press have me thinking about an ethical issue that has troubled me for a long time. By Tucker Hart Adams

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