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“The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality”: From BBC.COM

The article asks, “Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?”  I won’t detail them here; best to read the full article, which I found well-worth the time.

Key take-away: For a good many years the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been more or less the norm.  Now there’s a new contender, the High Potential Trait Inventory (HPTI), based around six key traits.

Here’s the article:

Here’s the link to the BBC story: Secrets of the high-potential personality 

Decision influencers: who they are, and how to work with them

Who invented the techno-thriller?  If your taste is military and hardware, then Tom Clancy. If other techno-areas, Michael Crichton gets the nod.

When we think techno-thriller, we tend to be looking forward—the newest ships and planes (in Clancy-land). Or medical or science technologies that are  just over the horizon—as in cloning dinosaurs in JURASSIC PARK, the perils of nanotechnology in PREY, biotech in THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, quantum physics as a route to time–travel in TIMELINE. Continue reading Decision influencers: who they are, and how to work with them

Low Cost Ways to Guage Demand for your Start-up: Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal just posted an extended article, actually the product of four interviews, with four start-up coaches.  I won't try to echo their advice, just give you the link.

The relevance here, to this site, Selling Face-to-Face, is that a lot of readers of the blog, and of my how to sell guides, are people who are already engaged in, or considering undertaking, new business start-ups.  Reinventing your career (voluntarily or involuntarily)?  Considering self-employment? Got a new better mousetrap– or better App– you think (hope?) the market really, really needs?  You'll find some savvy advice in this article.

Link to Wall Street Journal article "4 Low Cost Ways to Guage Demand for your Start-up"