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Dick Davies
Works at Sales Lab
Attended Hamilton College
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A recent study published by the Content Marketing Institute on B2B Technology Content Marketing had some great insights on the state of the industry along with some potentially alarming statistics on effectiveness.  Fortunately, there are some definite opportunities to learn and improve. So before you spend another dime on content marketing, you might want to take a look at some of the standout benchmarks and trends. It looks like a pretty good g...
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I’ve been traveling more lately, and thought it’d be handy to show my favorite setup for attending work conferences or business trips. As I sat down to record this video I was literally preparing to go to a conference on the ...
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Exciting news in hominid studies: tools from Kenya near Lake Turkana have been dated at 3.3 million years old! This find disproves that Homo habilis was the earliest tool maker. A member of the genus Australopithecus is the most likely maker of these tools, although another ancient human ancestor, Kenyanthropus platyops, has not been ruled out.

This finding was discussed at the Paleoanthropology Society's annual meeting. Click here to read about the find in Science Magazine: http://news.sciencemag.org/africa/2015/04/world-s-oldest-stone-tools-discovered-kenya

Just found the link to the Nature article. My apologies for not posting with original post.

Here's the article in Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7552/full/nature14464.html
The tools, dating to 3.3 million years ago, may indicate that hominins were making tools much earlier than previously thought by some 700,000 years.
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Many CEOs today, as made evident by recent CEO surveys such as the IBM Annual CEO Survey, are emphasizing improving customer engagement for their corporations.  Realizing one essential priority is building a customer-centered organization able to compete in a fast-moving and dynamic digital economy.  Where holding onto customers in a multi-channel world becomes an important component of an overall customer strategy.What CEOs and the CMOs have com...
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When we improve leadership, we can improve anything. A modern organization is like a school of fish. It’s not about big versus small fish. It is about fish with unique skills and different roles, unified in purpose and coordinated in action.
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Love this article by A.J. Wood. 
How many times have you heard or even thought the following to yourself,"Why can't I be lucky like [name]?""I want to be like [someone you admire], they catch all the breaks.""How did an idiot/moron/jackass like [name] get that promotion?""I'd trade places with [coworker/manager] in a heartbeat.""[person you envy] must live a charmed life.""There are already established leaders in what I want to do."If you've had any of the thoughts above, you're...
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Some of the world's most incredible technological innovations come from playful tinkerers. Author Steven Kotler explains why. 
One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal
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Keep your Board of Directors fully informed and they come into meetings well prepared, aware of the challenges and ready to dive into the core topics.
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By friend Emily Carney
From The Planetary Society: "The Planetary Society’s LightSail solar sailing spacecraft is scheduled to ride a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to orbit in 2016 with its parent satellite, Prox-1...
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Sometimes it seems surprising that science functions at all. In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title…
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Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur and has been president of Sales Lab for over 30 years. He now blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.
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