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November 2014

 

Tim Sanders, CEO of Net Minds

HVACR Business Publisher Terry Tanker recently met with Tim Sanders, the maverick CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds and founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated. Prior to these positions, he was the chief solutions officer at Yahoo! Sanders, who worked under Mark Cuban at broadcast.com prior to joining Yahoo!, discussed creative thinking, leadership and always challenging yourself and learning.

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MRS: Business Books

The best leaders are continuous learners — always seeking ways to better themselves, their people and their organizational strategies. As you look to better yourself as a leader — and grow your business — we recommend the following titles. Relax, learn and grow.

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Wall Street Tumbles from Record Highs

The HVACR Business Stock Index tumbled 134.77 points, or 10.59 percent, and closed at 1137.74. Declining issues crushed advancing issues 29-to-3.

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Breathe Life Into Your Strategic Plan

A strategic plan should be a living document — with a solid foundation in the form of a clear vision for the future and short list of the core values that drive decision-making in the company.

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Prevent Employee Embezzlement, Part 3

If you ignore locking your warehouse and limiting access to it, don’t use material sheets and don’t make your technicians responsible for the inventory on their trucks, you’re inviting theft.

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Continue Your Education

There is no manual on how to manage effectively; true improvement comes from being in the job, doing the work, assessing the results and reflecting on the outcome. Being a willing learner will help you sustain excellence throughout your career.

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Five Silent Business Killers

In business, there are silent business killers that, if combined, can lead to the death of a business. Here are the warning signs the health of your business may be at risk.

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Keep Up at Work as You Age

Often as we age, we feel tired more often at work. The need for sufficient sleep, good nutrition and exercise becomes more important every year once the aging process starts. Consider these 10 tips for feeling younger and healthier at work.

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High Yield Contractors: How Do You Measure Up?

To be successful in business, you have to have one eye toward the future. It’s not enough to simply do what you do well — you must always look to improve and grow. Learn the keys to achieve continued success and grow sales in 2015.

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