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William Matthies

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In 1986, I founded what was to become the largest independent market research/database marketing company in the consumer electronics and high tech fields. By the time I sold it in 1997, The Verity Group employed 400+ people at its California and Costa Rica offices.

Prior to that, I cofounded Barcus Berry Electronics, Inc. a venture capital-backed start-up with a proprietary audio technology called BBE, which was licensed for use in audio, video, computing, and telecommunication products.

From 1977 to 1983, I wore several hats at Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc. including Director of Market Research, Director Sales Planning, National Sales Manager, Special Markets, Vice President Marketing and, ultimately, Senior Vice President Marketing and Pr
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William Matthies I stop attempting to break the block. I continue to think about whatever is blocking me but only to a point. Any more effort only makes matters worse.…moreI stop attempting to break the block. I continue to think about whatever is blocking me but only to a point. Any more effort only makes matters worse.

If possible carry a small notebook with you wherever you go. You will have random thoughts that may be useful later. And if you don't want to add that to your pocket (I rarely do) make notes on your phone.(less)
William Matthies Trite to say; this is advice from those who are real writers, which I am not.

Write.

You won't improve if you do not continually write. Just get it do…more
Trite to say; this is advice from those who are real writers, which I am not.

Write.

You won't improve if you do not continually write. Just get it down on the page and then rewrite. When done with that rewrite the rewrite. When that's done do it all once more continuing to rewrite until you can't bear to read what you've written.

When that happens turn it over to at least one professional editor; someone who knows what they're doing (all who call themselves an editor don't). Someone whose personality will mesh with yours. (less)
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The 7 Keys to Change

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ENDING TO BEGIN AGAIN


"Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings."

Laozi (Lao Tzu), 5th century BCE Chinese philosopher.
I began Business Wisdom, Friday September 26, 2008, not certain what I expected to come of it, how long I would do it, or when it would end.

And now, some 8+ years later with this the 2,119th weekday entry, I still don't know what I expected of it, however I do Read more of this blog post »
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