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Imagine: A color photo of three high-powered business-type executives brainstorming ideas around a table. Nothing really that special, right? That is, until you notice the table is shown inside the cabin of a multi-million dollar NetJet.
 
Matching Copy: ‘You cannot buy success but it can be inspired … Game changing ideas often come from the most unlikely of places – like 41,000 feet above the sea. That’s what being able to think in the quietest cabin in private aviation can do for you.’ Really?
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2014… it could be the beginning of a wonderful new year with a myriad of opportunities open to you on a personal, professional and business level. But you have to make it happen.
 
Did you ever stop to think why some of us are the alpha (lead) dog while others merely follow in a pack? While it may be complex in scope there is a very logical scenario. Not all of us have what it takes to be an individual and/or team leader. Let’s focus on five key traits that both men and women have in common as they pursue worthy life goals. As a professor at Nassau Community College, I try to drive home these five points to my entrepreneurial students.
 
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With the encouragement of 25A Publisher Chase Backer and Editor-in-Chief Jason Feinberg, I am pleased to offer readers this timely column, which I believe will bridge theoretical business insights with practical wisdom and experiences of Long Island’s most astute and highly successful professionals.
 
This month, I have the distinct pleasure to include commentary from Gillis Poll, who along with brothers Dean and George followed their father’s path to business success. In fact, Gillis is not only an outstanding businessperson but also a ‘restaurateur extraordinaire’! You’ll see what I mean as you read on. 
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Answer: When it is never right!

 

 

Simple answer to a highly complex and emotional issue. To illustrate: A close, longtime friend of mine recently broke up with a woman after a six- month relationship. The longer it endured, the more uncomfortable their interactions became. He would want Italian for dinner; she would want sushi. He would want to see a movie; she would want to go for dinner with another couple. Innocuous comments were taken personally and deemed insulting by both parties. A dissonance quickly crept into the picture. End of romance.
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Webster's Dictionary defines the word 'passion' as fervent devotion.

 

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With summer of 2013 upon us, the days are long, the sun is bright and the promise of dating joy and relationship happiness fills the air. Welcome the opportunity to make yourself a more charismatic and giving person!
 
Here are a few thoughts to consider:
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People always ask me if I have a “dating agenda.” Not really; however, I do adhere to a few personal “rules” which I am listing for your reading enjoyment.
 
Rule #1: I never date a married person. Why? Because you’re playing with fire and there’s a good chance you’ll get burned. For some people it’s preferred because the other party involved can never commit. It’s quite a hit and miss opportunity. But I will pass, thank you.
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Are You a Magnet to Others Around You?

Ever take a marketing class? Remember the term “the four Ps” (Product, Price, Place and Promotion)?
Major corporations such as P&G, Nestlé and Unilever spend obscene amounts of money to entice consumers to purchase their brands. In short, it’s all about the packaging. A product that doesn’t stand out on the shelves will not sell. Shoppers are often oblivious and just walk by. And so we come full circle back to dating.
Wouldn’t you agree that each of us “brands” ourselves by our choice of color and style of dress, our hair, accessories, what we eat and drink and so on? And it for one simple reason…to attract – aka “The Law of Attraction.” Ever hear of it? Of course you have! It’s akin to making oneself a walking force of positive energy – much like a strong magnet.
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As a guy, I have to look at dating from the male perspective. As much as I try, it’s tough to view things from the other side of the coin.
 
But in the six years I have been divorced from my wife, I have gained an appreciation for the differences that men and women bring to the dating game. In this column I would like to sum up several “types” of men who women often gravitate to. See if you agree with my assumptions …
 
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Has dating changed much over the last decade, or two, or three?  I’m afraid the answer is YES … very much so!
I personally took note of this when I re-entered the singles dating scene about six years ago.  Going to the clubs, I would walk in about 9:30 p.m. to a rather quiet bar and empty dance floor.  When I left by 1a.m., there was a long line outside the door and for most (younger) patrons, the night was first beginning.  
But you know what really has wreaked havoc on dating for those of us over 40 or 50?  Technology… pure and simple!  And this is confirmed by many of my 20-something college students.  
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