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Like minds can doom your business

ARE YOUR partners or the top staff who help you run your business just like you in their approach to work? Or are their instinctive talents different from yours?

Ideally they should be different. If not, your company is unlikely to succeed.

That is the approach of Kathy Kolbe, author of The Conative Connection. She identifies four personalities that are important in business:

  • Fact finder — a strategist who is best at budgets and agendas
  • Follow through — one who integrates the past, present and future
  • Quick start — one who is a visionary and looks to the future
  • Implementer — one who deals with the present and gets things done.

If the people who run the company are all similar, you are duplicating talents and the company is unlikely to perform well, Kolbe says. One must complement the other.




How small business owners succeed

Based on interviews with hundreds of small business owners over many years, this book identifies 10 key steps that all successful business owners take.

Whether you are thinking of starting your own business or are running one today, this book will provide you with valuable information that could mean the difference between success and failure.

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Password habits fail to improve

USERS still have terrible password hygiene, judging from a survey by Keeper Security, Inc., a leading password manager and secure digital vault.

Despite having to log in to multiple systems, websites and other digital resources daily, almost half of respondents choose to store their passwords "in their heads," according to the survey. The second most common place to store them is on paper.

A third of respondents still commit the security industry no-no of using the same password for multiple logins, Keeper Security says. In fact, Millennials, ages 18-24, are the worst offenders, with 36.5 percent reusing the same passwords for different logins, the company adds.


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