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One constant and one big change to consider in your business

Jeffrey Phillips

David Bowie sang a song about change called Changes. He spoke about the need to change - to "face the strange" - and find a new reality. Another band - Rush - talked about change as well. In their song Tom Sawyer, they wrote that "changes aren't permanent, but change is".

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It is impossible to please everyone

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Many creators think that the ultimate accolade is for their new idea, product or innovation to be universally loved. However, this is impossible. It is impossible to please everyone. Everyone is different. Everyone is human.


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5 Reasons Why Working From Home Will Stick


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The Power of Communication in COVID’19: Cascading through the new normal towards the next normal

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