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Tools to make you more efficient
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Kneko Burney, founder and chief strategist of Compass Intelligence, writes, "Because my time — like that of every other business owner — is one of the most vital assets of my company, I am always focused on finding ways to save it. It’s all about efficiency and innovation: If I have more time to think or rest, the better work I will do and the more contributions I can make to my businesses success." More

Employing the not-so-good strategy to get to the right strategy
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Ancient Buddhists had a word for a concept of "adaptive strategy" that is just as relevant now. Instead of ignoring all but one way forward, we should pragmatically pick from the best of all strategies, whether in politics, economics, or social innovation. More

Commentary: The 5 stages of leadership development
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Everyone goes through the same stages of human development on the road to adulthood and maturity. Unfortunately, some of us get stuck in one stage or another, stunting our growth and rendering us dysfunctional. We look just like ordinary adults, but we actually behave a lot more like children, acting out, throwing tantrums, and generally making life miserable for everyone around us. It's pretty much the same thing with executives and business leaders. The only difference is that, instead of just messing up their own lives like ordinary people, dysfunctional leaders influence the lives, livelihoods, and investment portfolios of hoards of employees, customers, and investors. More

Style, Function and Eco-Friendly

Richell has successively established itself as a competitive player with its unique line of wood and wire pet gates and pens. Richell strives to provide the best in quality, reliability, and value-priced products!

Reminder: Registration now open for SuperZoo 2012
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SuperZoo, The National Show for Pet Retailers, has opened registration for the pet industry trade show being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Sept. 11-13, 2012. Pet retailers and groomers can now register to attend SuperZoo as well as register for other SuperZoo offerings such as SuperZoo University, Groomer SuperShow Seminars, and Groomer SuperShow Grooming Contests. SuperZoo, which is produced and managed by the World Pet Association, offers a variety of opportunities for business growth through its showcase of new trends, top-selling products, business-building education, and ideas and inspiration from those within the industry. More

Los Angeles to consider ban on pet sales
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Several smaller California jurisdictions have proposed, and a number have adopted, bans on the sale of pets. The City of Los Angeles now appears poised to join them. Last year the L.A. City Council adopted a motion by Councilman Paul Koretz calling for the study of a possible ban on the sale of certain pets. While the resulting review did not produce specific recommendations, a similar motion has again been made by Councilman Koretz, and an overwhelming favorable vote by the City Council suggests that an ordinance to impose a ban on pet sales will receive broad support among members of the Council. If such a ban is adopted, Los Angeles will have become the largest jurisdiction by far, anywhere in the country, to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and other such pets. More

USDA targets Internet breeders with proposed definition change
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing a revision to its definition of "retail pet store" to close a loophole that many dog and cat breeders have slipped through for years — a loophole watchdogs say has endangered the health and welfare of pets sold over the Internet and via phone- and mail-based businesses for too long. More

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