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Contact Management for an Entire Industry

Industrial cold calling is hard work.  Really hard work.  In another way, its also very easy work.  After a year or more, not only did I establish target markets for the entire United States, but I had to be the

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Winter Turns To Spring, Then Summer

The work with the Chinese start up continues to go very well.  We import and distribute industrial Fabrics.  My boss is smart, hard working, fun, supportive, driven, and ethical.  Sometimes you get hired–and not ungratefully so, but truly with good

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Business Start Up, For Humanitarian Organization

Kaizen, 改善:  ‘A Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, etc.’ A person I had coached pro-bono in the last year and one half–up to and including their establishing a SoundCloud account, then to effectively launch, establish, then

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Posted in Approach, Clients, Creative, Discipline, Effectiveness, Engagement, Establishing, Getting Started, Interventions, Major Roles, Mapping, Markets, New Business Formation, Organization, Organizational Development, Projects, Roles, Sales, Special Projects, Starting, Startups, Structure

Record Key Events and Outcomes

A few weeks back, I drafted a nice outline of the major numbers of my life–from my age, numbers of professions, states lived, countries done business, capital bought and sold.  Enjoy!  I left it in draft, but publish it now,

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Engagement, Branding and Localization

P approached me about helping he, and his partner in webinars, D, but the latter and I, despite the great need and my willingness to give the most favorable terms, did not have a fit, and parted ways fast. The

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Posted in Effectiveness, Engagement, Short-Term Projects, Special Roles, Starting, Structure, Sustainability

Consult on Structure and Organizational Development

Reached out to the main producer of a cutting edge podcast, which is broadcast to thousands, and said, when I went to their site, on behalf a client, often aimed to get in and out quick, and populate their site

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Archive for Greatest Coach in Hundred Years in Category

K received two letters from J, who were the top senior students of THE single most acclaimed coach in this major sport. Most as in NFL, NBA, Nascar, MLB, NHL etc level. This person won the first award given by

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Consult for 400M Corporation

G reached out to me, on behalf of his partner D, who had an RFP for the complete redesign of the website for a 400M corporation, with roots in its family owned manufacturing and distribution business in ten+ countries, on

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Posted in Advisory, Effectiveness, Engagement, Establishing, Getting Started, Interventions, Long Term Project, Mapping, Special Projects, Structure

New Major Engagement, Scientist-Educator

A world leading scientist, educator, influencer saw my work done on behalf of J, and simply asked them, ‘I really like your site. Did YOU do that or someone else?’ P already knew my name, as we activists in a

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Meditate to Know What to Do, or How I Think

Its a bit late for me for pretend to be conventional, so why stop now.  Which is why I will illustrate how I structure business thinking and approach project strategy according to my decision to FINALLY meditate regularly.  Lest there

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Posted in Approach, Continuing, Controls, Discipline, Establishing, Getting Started, Process, Structure

Develop Your Own Data

There comes a point where you are not an end user, not a student, not a customer, not a consumer, but source your own work.  You would rather be a provider than a consumer, rather generate your own data than

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Posted in Analytics, Approach, Controls, CRM, Data, Discipline, Establishing, Financial, Globalization, Mapping, Process, Structure, Summary, Sustainability

Having a Process

If your life is not complex or your interaction with customers and projects and process were not already daunting then you probably would NOT already be reading this or visiting.  But if it is or they are, then you get hit with

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Measure, Track, and Classify Things

Everyone has their strong suites and counting, in a very heuristical way, is one of mine.  An example:  if year end is approaching and I am on track to run 97 times that year, I will push myself to get

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Running Things Part I

You cannot get real business experience online, no more than you can learn to really play golf or tennis online.  You have to actually do it.  You have to experience it.  But it helps to hear about factors of success

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Posted in Controls, Mapping, Organizational Development, Overview, Process, Structure

Putting It All Together

We are moving quickly now.  First we looked at knowing what type of situation your business or personal effectiveness is in. Then we looked at getting a handle on identifying types of customers and relationships as they arise. Then we looked

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ABC’s of Operating Discipline

In an era of smart phones, mobile communications, texting, aps, and all the clutter which SEEMS to make us more effective, any manager who has spanned not years but decades can tell you that things are NOT better, but worse–in

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David Korn Special Projects has over twenty years experience in the creation, planning, operation, delivery, and refinement of the complete life cycle of complex and demanding projects. These can involve people, results, or process. Projects can be for events, business planning, financial analysis, construction, litigation, or investment.
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