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Fred Barson began his career jump-starting Crystal Geyser and getting Charles Krug back on its feet. He was present at the creation of the Internet and lays claim to being the second most interesting man in the world.

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Bits and Pieces: a new feature of excerpts from recent newsletters

Is it any wonder we're skeptical of just about everything nowadays -- from the president and the pope to the banks and the schools? But trust is a two-way street. Trusting others is one way. Earning trust is another. So, ask yourself: of the few people who have your trust, how did they win it and keep it?

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In Branding, Size Does Not Matter

  Name the top 100 international brands and you won’t find a company worth less than several-to-many billion dollars. And that’s a good thing, because maintaining a global brand is expensive.  However, that fact often discourages smaller and mid-size companies from branding at all, and nothing could be further from good marketing.     Why?  Because [...]

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