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Smith: In business, as in baseball, the ‘norm’ has changed

As a lifelong follower of baseball, I watched the findings of George Mitchell's report of drugs in baseball with interest. Was I surprised at the list of names? Not particularly. It reminded me that today's world is no longer business as usual.

January 20, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Smith: Santa must run the North Pole much like a business

The Christmas season can stress out all of us, even Santa Claus. At the North Pole, Santa Claus was recently paraphrasing the famous line from the movie "Apollo 13." "Mrs. Claus, we have a problem."

January 20, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Smith: Face the facts — Internet commerce is here to stay

We as human beings don't always embrace new concepts too quickly. You might say that we can be a bit skeptical. Like Thomas, the disciple, we may demand proof positive before we truly believe.

January 20, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Smith: Technology shouldn’t get in the way of good communication skills

You are the grandparents of two "Generation X" children. One is Dick, age 14, and the other is Jane, who is 16 years old.

January 13, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Smith: Now is the time to put a new year’s blueprint on paper for your business

It is truly interesting to see how we condition ourselves to react a certain way at different times of the year. At this time of the year, most of us are fattening up ourselves as well as our credit card accounts.

There are those other times, too. As April 15 draws near, anxiety levels grow because of the Internal Revenue Service.

December 15, 2007 | J.C. Smith | Business


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