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A Reader’s Letter from Saudi Arabia (Or How to Win in Business)

One of the greatest benefits of blogging is getting emails and comments from readers. It’s extremely encouraging and I’m so grateful for everyone who takes time out of their day to read this blog. It’s also really cool when I receive an email from readers in other countries.

I don’t usually share the emails on the blog for a number of reasons. Often, the note is personal in nature or the reader didn’t feel like having it broadcast to the world. I respect that. Today, I received the email below from a reader in Saudi Arabia (how cool is that?!) and was so encouraged and inspired by it that I had to share it along with my response.

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What Wasps, Fires and Grown Men Screaming Can Teach Us About Solving Problems

“We should have captured this on video!”

That was the first thing out of our mouths when it was all over. Sure, the world would have seen me and my brother screaming like little girls at a Justin Beiber concert. But it would have made for great video.

It all started a few weeks ago when I noticed a number of wasps flying around in our backyard. At first, I didn’t think much of it. But then they started showing up in our house.

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How To Remove Yourself From a Friend or Family Member’s Email Blasts

Unfortunately, emails from family and friends don’t include an anonymous “Remove Me From This List” link. And sending a poorly worded email could ruin a friendship or Thanksgiving dinner. So I’ve crafted an email template that I’m using to effectively remove myself from these types of emails. Hopefully, you’ll find it useful in your circle of relationships.

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5 Steps For Solving Large Problems

If you run a business, or are a leader in an organization, you’ll undoubtedly encounter large, complex problems. These are the problems that keep things from getting done or act as roadblocks to growth. Here are 5 steps to fix them.

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