Newsletter: It’s okay not to play golf

Reflections from our March 2020 edition: Have you ever felt like you needed to be different in order to get ahead? Whether that unease was about things you couldn’t change (skin color, etc.) or things you could (interests, how you dress)? Had you asked me that question in the last 25 years, I would have answered…

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Mountaintop Strategy Meeting

Mountaintop conducted our annual strategy meeting in-person for the first time in 3 years. Thanks to everyone for your fantastic ideas and insight, and to Robert Friedland for joining virtually from New York. Next up: action planning.

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14 Commonly Overlooked Methods For Increasing Business Profits

Some advice to boost business from Precious Williams Owodunni’s most recent Forbes contribution: “Ask current or past clients for referrals. We find that happy clients are eager to support companies that have made a difference for them.” Find more ideas here.

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August 2022 Inspiration

Don’t be afraid of striking out; each failure gifts us insights and lessons that bring us closer to success.

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Why Black Workers Are Joining The Great Resignation

Fortune reported an estimated 8 million Black Americans left their jobs in 2021. Reasons included underrepresentation in positions of power and lack of career momentum. The fix? Invest in professional development. According to a Harvard Business Review article, 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development. Read…

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