How to Recognize Expired Relationships

By Albert Goldson

There’s a science fiction episode in which the characters lead such dull and boring lives that they don’t realize that they’ve died. For many of us this represents the illusion that we’re surrounded by caring and dynamic friends, family and acquaintances when in reality many of them have written themselves out of our life’s script long ago and are just going through t

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Post New Years Resolution Its Never Too Late

By Albert Goldson

So you missed making any New Year’s resolutions before January 1st. Fear not. November and December feature more than enough distractions, added responsibilities and commitments during the holidays. Despite all our so-called time-saving 21st century devices, we’re more overwhelmed than ever before. For this reason it’s justifiably difficult to take a breather and focus on new beg

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How to Get Ahead of the Curve Before The New Year Resolution Rush

By Albert Goldson

There are millions of people worldwide who vow to undertake in earnest their New Year’s resolutions on January 1st start date to change or transform themselves. In the meantime they engage the last moments of the year in a frenzied bacchanal of culinary decadence, sloth and overall bad habits. When you ride such a huge energy surge you often get overwhelmed and swamped once you land hard on

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Prospecting for Gold Through Deep Active Listening

By Albert Goldson

Everyone has ended up at a party or event or conference physically or psychologically trapped by some self-absorbed character who drones on endlessly about topics for which you could care less. Or worse, the loudmouth, center-of-the-universe who’s rude, crude and frequently full of it. With respect to social protocol, sometimes there’s no escape without insulting your boss, co-workers,

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Building a T-E-A-M Culture

By James Feldman

To prepare for any sales culture we must remember that dissatisfied employees cannot satisfy external customers. Great customer service is the result of T-E-A-M   building.T-E-A-M   means Talent-Enthusiasm-Attitude-Motivation. Internal customers are as important as external customers. T-E-A-M  s are normally made up of a gathering of far-flung and unlikely ass

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24 Shifts to Instill 3D Thinking in Your Organization

By James Feldman

 Introduction to 3-D ThinkingInnovation is the quickest, most effective, and most lucrative path to success. Waiting for some other firm to introduce a product first, and then playing catch-up may be fine if you’re IBM or Coca-Cola and you can afford to wait. But such companies are notable exceptions in the game of competition. For the majority of businesses, real success comes

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3DThinking: Inside the box

By James Feldman

Once you master the 3Dthinking process and techniques you are ready to solve any problem, to discover opportunities and to create innovative solutions. This technique, when coupled with the KnowBrainer is a the perfect solution to 'mind blocks.' You’ll be shifting as SHIFT,HAPPENS around you and thriving in this ever-changing world.Innovation is the quickest, most effective, and

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Fear-The Politicians Perfect Bogeyman

By Albert Goldson

There was no better bogeyman leading up to elections than a much media hyped viral epidemic like Ebola. Every politician, particularly the incumbents, were clamoring all over each other prior to mid-term elections denouncing the World Health Organization, The Center for Disease Control, President Obama, medical workers and facilities, and airport security for not protecting the American public fro

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The Downtown Millennial Scene The Past, Present and Future Working and Living Together

By Albert Goldson

The worldwide demographic trend has been towards greater urban density. In the U.S., accommodating this urban population growth is rezoning that enables the revitalization of downtown areas for both business and residential purposes. This change has been a huge attraction for Millennials on many different levels.Despite social media there is no substitute for human interaction. Since most Mill

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The Insidious Signs of Gentrification

By Albert Goldson

A neighborhood’s transformation towards gentrification begins with a series of almost simultaneous progressive changes. It almost always begins with rezoning which provides the green light – the legal basis - for developmental change from commercial/industrial to residential.Some of these initial changes geared for anticipated long-term sustained growth beyond basic beautification&

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