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David Pitt-Watson
Over the span of his career, David Pitt-Watson has played multiple roles: social entrepreneur, politician and financier. He has been a partner at Deloitte, Assistant General Secretary of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, and Treasurer of Oxfam, Britain’s largest development charity. He is best-...
A woman giving a presentation in front of an audience
In my previous post on making memorable presentations, I discussed techniques and practices you can employ to help you remember what you intended to say. However, even perfect preparation can’t guarantee that you won’t forget something. Drawing a blank when you’re standing before an audience can...
Slot machines at MGM Grand Casino
Just a few years ago, Las Vegas gaming giant MGM Resorts International decided that its targeted marketing was, well, off target. Like many customer-facing industries, the gaming and hospitality industry collects massive amounts of data on customers’ behavior and use of promotions. And like other...
Statue of Don Quixote
“We live in a world that emphasizes realistic expectations and clear successes. Quixote had neither,” narrates James March in his 2003 film, Passion and Discipline: Don Quixote’s Lessons for Leadership. “But through failure after failure, he persists in his vision and his commitment. He persists...

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