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John Agno
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Truth flows from universal law, not personal views.
Interests: As a former corporate executive, business owner and management consultant, Agno understands that in the business world, we don't speak much about the heart. Yet, since all businesses are ultimately people serving people, our life's work should come from the heart. Long after your products or services have been delivered, the feelings and knowledge shared during the business relationship remain. Coach Agno believes that people need connection, belonging and meaningful contribution. They need to know that their life and work matter. Many people find that personal or career transformation is an excellent time to better understand their life's work and direction.
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Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market By Elliott Wave International You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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ABOVE THE LINE OPEN CURIOUS COMMITTED TO LEARNING ___________________________________ BELOW THE LINE CLOSED DEFENSIVE COMMITTED TO BEING RIGHT The first mark of conscious leaders is self-awareness and the ability to tell themselves the truth. It matters far more that leaders... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Knowing who you are and what you are meant to do gives you the energy to transform your life. By completing one or more confidential self assessments in the area of personal concern, you may discover a number of things... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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As Baby Boomers age, student loan debt is likely to become a bigger problem. Some 4.7 million Americans in their fifties owe education debt, up from 2.3 million in 2005, and the total amount is three times as high as... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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Intelligence, talent and experience are all vital qualities for leadership, but they're not enough. They don't make the difference between success and failure. It's commonplace for businesses, once successful, to go into a funk. They need a turnaround because the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Market Leadership Happens When You Marry Technology with Marketing Art The development of xerography back in the early 1960's is a good example of the combination of product science and marketing art. Chester Carlson, a physicist and patent attorney, obtained a patent on xerography and searched for a way to commercialize it. He happened to be an attorney for a client of Battelle (a research organization in Columbus, OH) and sent a copy of the patent to them for review. Battelle was interested. For 55% of the patent rights, Battelle agreed to invest in the technology, with Battelle research making three technical improvements. However, it was the little Haloid Company (a market-oriented 100-employee company in Rochester, NY) that figured out how to commercialize this expensive and very-service-intensive machine ($15,000 cost). As a result, in 1963 the Xerox 914 was born. Joe Wilson, Haloid Company's president, is given the credit for the marketing leadership that led to the success of xerography -- "Lease the Xerox 914 copier for only $100 a month, but pay an additional penny per copy made on the machine." It was Haloid's addition of marketing "art" to Battelle's solid product "science" that created a winning product. The marketing-oriented Haloid Company changed its name to Xerox Corporation, and technically oriented Battelle received $350 million of Xerox stock.
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There has always been pressure on corporate leaders to perform well. Some have stretched and improved their competencies by learning more about themselves. Most have chosen to adopt best practices of those whom they respect to improve their own leadership... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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A recession is coming. Are you prepared? The economy is still recovering from the recession of 2008 and 2009, with unemployment still at an astounding 7.6%. Unemployment spent the years prior to the last recession ranging from roughly 4% to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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Many business executives and entrepreneurs are used to doing things their own way and find it difficult to accept criticism or instruction. Yet, one of the best sources for an unofficial business education is a good mentor coach. What is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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In 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day would annually be honored as National Grandparents Day. What most people today are not aware of, however, is the history behind this holiday. Marian McQuade,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Ask, Know, Do
By Elliott Wave International If you are serious about trading, Elliott Wave International's (EWI) Jeffrey Kennedy has some advice for you: learn emotional discipline. In this article from his Trader's Classroom Collection, he shares some expensive lessons he learned during... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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In its heyday, Eastman Kodak Company was an icon of innovation in photography; a juggernaut in its field. The film giant gave us the "Kodak Moment," which persists as the quintessential photographic experience even though in today's digital camera age... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
By Elliott Wave International A moving average (MA) is one of the simplest technical tools an analyst or trader can use. The most common one is the simple moving average (SMA). A 200-period SMA often determines trend, support and resistance.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Ask, Know, Do
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market By Elliott Wave International You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
By Elliott Wave International The following article was written by Elliott Wave International's Senior Instructor Jeffrey Kennedy to show what you can expect from a market at the completion of various Elliott wave patterns. Jeffrey, a Chartered Market Technician and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Ask, Know, Do
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Too many Americans struggle with the daily stress of a career they don't love, and what's worse--they convince themselves that this is how their lives are meant to be. Are you ready to hear the faint sound of a proverbial "click" as your experience, gifts, passions and platform all converge... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
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Psychologists at the University of Lincoln in England found in a June study that people with frequent lucid dreams are better at cognitive tasks that involve insight, like problem-solving. Other researchers have shown that people who dream of practicing a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
One delusion common among America's successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence. Too often, wealthy people born on third base blithely criticize the poor for failing to hit home runs. The advantaged sometimes perceive... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
Weak Secondary Stocks and Declining Junk-to-Treasury Bond Ratio Indicate the Stock Market is Ripe for Reversal By Elliott Wave International The following article is adapted from the August 2014 Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, published Aug. 1. For the latest from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
Priced in real value, the Dow has collapsed 84% since 1999 By Elliott Wave International Stock market investors who glance at their screens see the dollar value of the Dow Industrials. Another way -- the way Elliott Wave International (EWI)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Ask, Know, Do
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The pressure to stand out in a sea of applicants may tempt job seekers to be less than honest on their resumes, but is it worth the risk? Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers said they’ve caught a lie on a resume; one-third (33 percent) of these employers have seen an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
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You can find your own path and feel confident about acting on your ideas to create a better future for the world with meaning, intelligence and sensitivity. The ability to understand and collaborate with others has become an indispensable qualification... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
By Elliott Wave International Close to 90% of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit -- and more importantly, do it consistently. How do they do that? That's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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What is the best method for getting your team based on four continents to work together effectively? Though most people are unaware of it, the ways you seek to persuade others and the kinds of arguments you find persuasive are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog