Curry comes through in OT, Warriors outlast Lakers

first_imgKevin Durant led Golden State with 29 points, while Curry added 28 and Klay Thompson 20. Curry had 13 points in overtime.Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 32 to lead the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson had 21 each, and Julius Randle scored 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCurry was 1 for 7 on 3-point attempts in regulation.Los Angeles had a chance to win at the end of regulation when Randle rebounded Durant’s miss with 5.3 seconds to play. The Lakers set up a play for Ingram, but he missed a driving 8-footer. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, gets a hand on the ball next to Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 127-123 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, California—After struggling from long range all night, Stephen Curry hit two quick 3-pointers to open overtime and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 127-123 on Wednesday.The victory prevented the Warriors from losing two straight games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Lakers trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter, but charged back by shooting 71 percent in the second to take a 54-50 lead at halftime.After scoring five consecutive points in the third quarter, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was in a scrape on the floor for a loose ball when his head slammed against the court. It opened up a small cut above his left eye. The Lakers closed it with a Steri-Strip and Ball returned to the game. He finished with 15 points and 10 assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DeMarre Carroll helps Nets beat Mavericks Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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From Faraway USA, Kromah’s Dream of Tourism in Nimba and Liberia

first_imgBusinessman Folebole Kromah is currently visiting Liberia from the United States of America.  When he drove to his native Sanniquellie, Nimba County, we can only guess that this young man immediately remembered the beautiful and vast tourist attractions and other modern developments he left behind in the USA. Once in Sanniquellie, he could not help but cry for his beloved country—to quote the South African author Alan Paton—when Kromah saw the pitifully dilapidated condition of one of the most treasured scenes of his childhood, Lake Tileh.On his return to Monrovia, he immediately contacted Daily Observer Environmental Correspondent, Edwin Fayia, before whom Kromah cried.    Why, why, he tearfully asked Reporter Fayia, have the Liberian government and Nimba people allowed Lake Tileh to become so run down and even a garbage dumpsite?Can’t we see, he asked, that the country could create many jobs and make a lot of money from tourism by paying attention to tourist sites like Lake Tileh and so many other wonderful scenes in our country?The Daily Observer, has long pointed to some of these remarkable scenes and urged that serious efforts to turn them into tourist attractions will bring thousands, even millions  of people from around the world to vacation in our beautiful country.Over eight years ago we sent our photojournalist Sando Moore to Cape Mount, the land of his mother, to take pictures of the county’s great tourist attractions.  Among them are the Cape Mount Mountain, the vast, picturesque Lake Piso (Fisherman’s Lake) and Robertsport, the county   capital’s beautiful beaches, where hundreds of foreign residents from Monrovia and elsewhere flock every weekend to relax and surf.   We have constantly argued that Cape Mount alone could contribute significantly to Liberia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), if only its vast tourist potential could be realized.  Several five star hotels could be erected along its pristine beaches and lake.  Imagine the amount of income and jobs these could generate!As for Nimba County, there is Lake Tileh, which the visionary Liberian agriculturist, legendary patriarch and builder, George Dunbar, built while serving as Central Province District Commissioner (1932-1940). Folebole Kromah knew this lake as a child, and never forgot it. We understand that Nimba boasts another tourist attraction—a waterfall in Ganta, the county’s commercial capital.   There is also the Ganta Methodist Mission, where American tourists especially, would like to visit, for it is there that the legendary anthropologist and medical missionary, Dr. George Way Harley, founder and builder of Ganta Mission, is buried.  The rock church and the Ganta Hospital, both of which he built, are situated on its campus.  There is also the Leper Colony, where lepers produce some of the finest Liberian handicraft.There is in Sanniquellie, too, the Central High School, venue of the historic Sanniquellie Conference, forerunner to the OAU.  At a special section of the school could be displayed the documents, photographs and related items from that Conference.  Many other great tourist attractions, including Voinjama, rich in elephants, and the Sapo Forest Reserve, home to the pygmy hippopotamus and many other rare wildlife.  Buttressing all this is Liberia’s rich culture, found everywhere in its virgin, traditional form. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has spoken of a Tourism Development Authority, which is an excellent idea yet to be implemented.  She has to look hard and find a Chairperson for that office, one who not only knows how to organize, but who is passionate about tourism and is determined to see Liberia recover all the lost opportunities in tourism development.One of the Tourism Chair’s first challenges is to find   experienced and well financed tourism developers who will rebuild Monrovia’s Ducor Intercontinental Hotel, its second wing and the Ducor Towers.  The land on Snapper Hill is available for all of this expansion.The Tourism Chair’s next challenge will be to scout the country, beginning with Grand Cape Mount County, and on to Harper, Maryland County, its Atlantic beaches and Lake Shepherd, and on to River Cess, home of Baffu Bay and one of the nation’s most gorgeous spots, and uncover the immense but hidden tourist attractions.  These could, if properly exploited, unleash a tourism and employment boom in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Kaka back in Italy to discuss AC Milan role

first_imgAnother ex-Milan teammate Gennaro Gattuso has coached the seven-time European champions since last season.“I often talk with Leonardo, we are friends, but the role that I will have at Milan we have not yet discussed,” Kaka told journalists after his arrival in Italy.Kaka spent six seasons with Milan before joining Real Madrid in 2009 but returned for a season on loan in 2013. He won one Serie A title and the Champions League with Milan.The 36-year-old will attend AC Milan’s first home game of the season at the San Siro against Roma on Friday, after the club lost their opener 3-2 in Napoli.“Now my priority is my children living in Brazil, which is the reason why I did not arrive at Milan before, but Leonardo and Maldini bring me even closer to Milan.”For now he will join sporting director Leonardo and Maldini, sporting strategy and development director, and study as a manager, with the possibility of helping the club’s scouting in Brazil.“I want to understand what I’d like to do in the world of football,” added Kaka, who retired last year after a glorious career playing at the San Siro, Real Madrid and Sao Paulo before finishing at MLS side Orlando City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ex-Brazil and AC Milan star Kaka looks set for a role with the Serie A club to assist coach Gennaro Gattuso. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIMILAN, Italy, Aug 30 – Former AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka has returned to Italy amid reports Wednesday he is set for a backroom role with the fallen Serie A giants.The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner is reported to be looking at the possibility of joining the club’s board along with fellow AC Milan icons Leonardo and Paolo Maldini.last_img read more

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QPR striker Charlie Austin discusses transfer window interest on talkSPORT

first_imgCharlie Austin says he will be happy to remain at QPR for the rest of the season if the ‘right opportunity’ doesn’t come around in January.The prolific striker is in the last year of his contract at Loftus Road and is likely to be in-demand when the transfer window re-opens.Austin, who had been widely expected to leave the Hoops in the summer following their relegation from the Premier League, told The Sports Bar on Tuesday night: “It is going to be a mad month.“Hopefully, it is not as crazy as the six to eight weeks was in the summer.“I’m just trying to get a run of games leading up to the transfer window and trying to score as many goals as I can. Who knows what will happen in the future. “I have got six months left [on my contract] and if the right opportunity doesn’t come for me in January then I will stay with QPR and aim to get them promoted and leave with my head held high.”last_img read more

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SAG gets own star on `Walk’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Am I overdressed? I don’t think so,” Rosenberg said to the crowd. “Seventy-five years deserves a tuxedo.” Other stars present were Jack Coleman (“Heroes”), Lainie Kazan (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), Anne Jeffries (“Topper”), Robert Hayes (“Airplane”), and Russ Tamblyn (“West Side Story”). In addition to Rosenberg, SAG leaders past and present lent their support including Connie Stevens, Melissa Gilbert, Kent McCord, Diane Ladd, Anne-Marie Johnson, Barry Gordon, Renee Taylor and Esai Morales. “I think this reminds us of all the greatness that this town has accomplished and all these people were members of the Screen Actor’s Guild,” Ladd told me during the pre-ceremony breakfast. “You had great, great actors, from the very beginning, who founded this place.” From Ben Foster to Edward Asner, Chandra Wilson to Diahann Carroll, and Blythe Danner to Amber Tamblyn, several generations of stars converged in front of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard Thursday for the unveiling of a star for the Screen Actors Guild on the Walk of Fame. The star is in honor of the union’s 75th anniversary this year. “This is a great reunion, to be able to see friends from years ago,” Danner told me after the ceremony. “We are such a community and we have to hold together.” SAG President Alan Rosenberg, there with his wife, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” star Marg Helgenberger, presided over the ceremony that marked the first time a labor union had received the honor. Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood, was hobbled by a broken bone in his back but was still upbeat, saying: “I said I’m not gonna leave until I have given every actor a star and today I have done that.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Downs The Redbirds On Senior Day

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team cruised to a 6-1 victory over Illinois State in the Bulldogs’ final match of the regular season Sunday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Match Notes 6. Kozulic, Lea (DU) def. Valerija Gercar (ILS) 6-4, 6-4 3. Herder, Tess/Kozulic, Lea (DU) def. Jana Kustkova/Valerija Gercar (ILS) 6-2 1. Veronika Golanova (ILS) def. Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-3, 6-0 The Bulldogs will head to the MVC Championship set to begin on Friday, April 29 in Wichita, Kan. Doubles competition Drake 6, Illinois State 1Apr 24, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  2. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Marcia Tere-Apisah (ILS) 6-1, 6-1 3. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Jana Kustkova (ILS) 6-7 (4-6), 7-6 (6-4), 1-0 (10-1) 4. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Kadi Ilves (ILS) 6-1, 6-2 Drake 14-11center_img Illinois State 13-10  Print Friendly Version Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,4,5,6) 2. Brills, Summer/Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Kadi Ilves/Sarah Paulson (ILS) 6-4 Singles competition 1. Ante, Mariel/Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Marcia Tere-Apisah/Veronika Golanova (ILS) 6-4 The Bulldogs earned the doubles point after winning all three double matches. Seniors Maddie Johnson and Mariel Ante along with freshman Joely Lomas and sophomore Summer Brills won 6-4, while senior Lea Kozulic and sophomore Tess Herder defeated their opponents 6-2. 5. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Chanel Scudiero (ILS) 6-4, 6-2 Drake maintained their lead after Johnson earned her 100th career singles victory 6-1,6-1, before wins by Brills 6-4,6-2 and Lomas 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the team victory. Kozulic and Herder both also claimed victories. During the match, the Bulldogs honored their four seniors Ante, Johnson, Jordan Eggleston and Kozulic for their incredible careers at Drake.last_img read more

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World’s Top Hurdlers Coming To Drake Stadium

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – For a generation, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has been a go-to destination for the world’s top hurdlers and 2018 will continue that tradition, according to Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays.Boldon unveiled the competitors selected to compete in the women’s 100-meter hurdles and men’s 110-meter hurdles. The two races will feature both world record holders, four Olympic medalists and eight total Olympians hurdling down the Blue Oval homestretch.Omar McLeod, a three-time Drake Relays champion and the 2016 Olympic gold medalist reprises his role as a Blue Oval favorite as the two-time defending champion in the event and Drake Relays record holder. The Jamaican owns his country’s national record in the event with a personal best of 12.90 and has run faster than 13.30 27 times in his young career.Veteran Aries Merritt, the world record holder and 2012 Olympic gold medalist will continue to provide an experienced challenge to the upstart McLeod. Merritt’s world record time of 12.80 has survived as the standard of the event for five years and he has logged an impressive 72 finishes under the 13.30 mark.As jaw-dropping as the men’s field is, the women’s 100-meter hurdles is equally without peer with a world record holder and defending two-time Drake Relays champion plus an Olympic gold medalist returning to headline another outstanding lineup.Kendra Harrison boasts the current world record in the event at 12.20 and is in search of a third-straight Drake Relays title, a feat that has not been accomplished in the race in a decade. Dawn Harper-Nelson, a Blue Oval staple, is also in the field as a two-time Olympic medalist including a gold in 2012. The five-time World Championship qualifier owns a personal best of 12.37. Tobi Amusan, the newly crowned Commonwealth Games champion from Nigeria, was recently added to lineup as another competitor who has run faster than 13 seconds.Others who are no strangers to the Drake Relays are also in the talent-packed field include Kristi Castlin, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time Drake Relays champion as well as the 2015 champion, Jasmin Stowers.Beyond those household names, the men’s field boasts equally impressive credentials including 2016 Olympic finalists in Canada’s Johnathan Cabral and the USA’s Devon Allen. The newly minted USA Indoor champion and World Indoor Championships silver medalist Jarret Eaton is equally primed for an impressive 110 meters at Drake Stadium.The women’s field also boasts Kori Carter, a world class 400-meter hurdler and the World Champion in the event, who is trying her hand at the 100-meter hurdles and British Olympian Tiffany Ofili. Devynne Charlton, a Relays favorite and collegian at Purdue, joins the elite field for the second-straight year as one of the world’s top young talents in the sport after earning a spot in the finals of the World Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles.Serbian Olympian and national record holder Milan Ristic is slated to make his Blue Oval debut while the current USA Outdoor champion, Aleec Harris returns to the Blue Oval in search of his first Drake Relays title since 2015. Local favorite Aaron Mallett returns to Des Moines after winning the Drake Relays titles last year as a collegian at the University of Iowa and earning four All-America honors as a Hawkeye.Both races will be contested within 15 minutes of each other inside Drake Stadium Saturday, April 28. The women’s race is slated to start at 2:37 p.m. followed shortly by the men’s race. A total of six hurdle races will be staged in a 50-minute window starting at 2 p.m. Saturday including the men’s and women’s 400-meter hurdles that features a total of 11 combined Olympians.Tickets to enjoy those competitions inside Drake Stadium are available for both Friday, Saturday and all sessions by visiting DrakeTix.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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HOSPITAL STAFF MORALE IS ON THE FLOOR AND WAIT ON CLOTHING COMPENSATION NOT HELPING – UNION

first_imgA leading union representing staff at Letterkenny General Hospital has said the delay in compensating workers for damaged clothing during last year’s flooding is not acceptable.A scene from the flooded hospital last summer donegaldaily.comDonegal Daily revealed last week how many workers were promised compensation after volunteering to work for free during last July’s flooding.A total claim of approximately €22,000 in damages was put in by a large group of workers. But we revealed that many of those workers have still not received their compensation.Now the IMPACT Trade Union said something has to be done immediately to sort the matter out once and for all saying staff morale is very low.Richy Carrothers, IMPACT spokesperson for the North West, said the waiting period was just unacceptable.“Here we are nearly 13 months after the major flooding of the hospital and workers have still yet to be compensated for the loss of personal items such as clothes and shoes that were ruined as many struggled to save patients and prevent further damage to the hospital. “At the time of the emergency we as union representatives were assured that processing of such claims would be expedited as a show of goodwill for the enormous work undertaken by staff on the day the subsequent months of recovery. Workers lodged the claims as requested and they have still yet to be paid.“To make matters worse, it would appear that the HSE has been paid the money from the insurers and are taking their time in recompensing people. It is simply unacceptable that this money would be unduly withheld. . The hospital needs to make the situation right and quickly”.“Morale amongst many of the workforce is on the floor which has been greatly exacerbated by yet another flood on the 5th August 2014”. HOSPITAL STAFF MORALE IS ON THE FLOOR AND WAIT ON CLOTHING COMPENSATION NOT HELPING – UNION was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clothingcompensationdonegalFLOODINGLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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Ernie Els back to winning ways

first_img4 March 2008After enduring a winless drought of almost three-and-a-half years on the US PGA Tour, South Africa’s Ernie Els finally added another win on American soil by coming back from three shots off the pace after three rounds to claim the Honda Classic on the Champion Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Sunday.Writing on his website after winning, Els said: “Trust me, I definitely missed winning over here on the PGA Tour, so this is a great feeling. It was a really wonderful week, never shooting over par on a very, very difficult golf course. That too gave me a lot of satisfaction.”Rated the third toughest course on the PGA Tour in 2007, the Champion Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa sternly tested the players, and windy conditions on Sunday that made scoring low difficult in the final round.Noteworthy achievementEls’ achievement of never going over par in the tournament was indeed noteworthy; only one other player, Robert Allenby, who finished on three-under, managed it.The victory brought to an end a long wait for Els, whose last wins in the US had come in the 2004 season when he won the Sony Open and The Memorial.For a man with over 60 wins worldwide, it had been an interminable wait, but tasting victory again was ever so sweet.Having completed his final round, Els had to wait to see what the remaining golfers on the course would do before his victory was confirmed.‘This one feels special’“When they eventually told me I’d won,” he wrote, “it was a mixture of relief and excitement. I’ve won more than 60 tournaments around the world, but this one feels special.”Heading into the final round, there was a three-way tie for the lead between England’s Luke Donald and the USA’s Mark Calcavecchia and Matt Jones. They were on six-under-par 214 with Els on three-under-par 217 after rounds of three-under 67 and successive level-par 70s.However, the South African superstar quickly made a move, with an outward nine holes that featured four birdies – on the first, fourth, fifth, and seventh – to take him to seven-under for the tournament.BogeyHe was set to finish the event on that score before he bogeyed the 17th, leaving him with an anxious wait to see whether his 67, which left him on six-under-par 274 for the tournament, would be enough.It was a nervous time for the man known as “the Big Easy”.He wrote: “To be honest, having signed my card I really didn’t want to sit there and watch the last few holes on television. The last time I did that was when Boo Weekley chipped in twice on 17 and 18 at Hilton Head last year to beat me. So this time I went to hit some balls instead.you know, stay focused just in case there was a playoff.”ChallengersOne by one, Els’ challengers fell by the wayside.Calcavecchia was tied with Els before he dropped two shots on the 15th, when he pitched out of a bunker and his ball slid across the green before coming to rest on a rocky ledge.Jones was at six-under, but a bogey at the 15th and a double-bogey at the 17th took him out of contention.Donald, meanwhile, fell off the pace by carding back-to-back bogeys on the 12th and 13th. He pulled on back with a birdie at the 16th, but a chip for birdie on the 18th came up short, leaving Els to savour victory.Els’ win was worth a cool US$990 000 – comfortably over R7.7-million – which is ample testament that “to the winner goes the spoils”.The victory also lifted him one place in the world rankings to number three, above Steve Stricker and trailing only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.“This one feels sweet, I can tell you,” Els remarked.“I said before the start of the Honda Classic that a win is what I needed in order to really kick-start my year, so this couldn’t have come at a better time. Being up there last week, in the mix, feeling the heat and knowing that I can pull off the shots under pressure, that is what it’s all about.“It’s amazing what a win does for your confidence.”Honda Classic LeaderboardErnie Els 67 70 70 67, 274Luke Donald 64 74 66 71, 275Nathan Green 71 70 68 67, 276Robert Allenby 69 68 70 70, 277Matt Jones 66 67 71 73, 277Mark Calcavecchia 70 67 67 73, 277Mathew Goggin 71 70 68 69, 278John Mallinger 68 67 73 70, 278Alex Cejka 69 71 68 70, 278Michael Letzig 70 69 68 71, 278Retief Goosen 73 70 71 73, 287World RankingsTiger Woods (USA)Phil Mickelson (USA)Ernie Els (South Africa)Steve Stricker (USA)Adam Scott (Australia)KJ Choi (South Korea)Justin Rose (Britain)Jim Furyk (USA)Rory Sabbatini (South Africa)Padraig Harrington (Ireland) Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Easy For You. Difficult for Your Company.

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now What is easy for you is difficult for your company.It’s easy for you to win immature and difficult clients when you don’t have to work with them.You can choose to tell the prospective client what they want to hear, building the vision of the added value of your solution. You can show them all of the things that are going to be better for them once you take over the business. You can make it sound like they aren’t going to have to change anything and business will become simpler. Easier.But unless you manage their expectations, deal with their constraints, and gain the commitment to change more than just their supplier, you aren’t doing a good job selling.It’s easy for you to overlook poor credit reports when you don’t have to collect the money or pay for the line of credit.When you take zero financial risk by taking on a new client, it is easy to see the risk as acceptable. If you believe that it is outrageous for your company to require a credit report because a prospective client balks at providing the information, let me disabuse you of this inadequate thinking.If your dream client is uncomfortable providing credit information, you should be uncomfortable selling to them.It is easy for you to discount when it isn’t your money.It’s really just an investment in the client, right? Your competitors win deals left and right because their prices are lower than yours, more in line with what the market will bear, you say? You believe that everyone discounts, so you should, too.Would you pay for the discount with your commissions? Your company has a business strategy, and if the lowest price (operational excellence) isn’t your model, then this is not the way you should be trying to win deals.It’s easy for you to believe that your company should perform better when you are not responsible for dealing with deep, complicated, systemic challenges.You wish your company was better operationally. It would be easier for you if you never had service issues, if things worked as they were supposed to, and if you didn’t have to deal with clients who were struggling to get what they need from your team. You believe, mistakenly, that your competitors don’t have these same issues.Your team isn’t full of poor performers or bad people. Every business has their challenges, and the bigger you are, the bigger—and more complicated—the challenges. Your team is working on it.Things that are easy for you are more difficult for other people within your company. Complaining about these things isn’t a good choice; doing something to make a difference is the better and more effective choice. Even if that choice is stepping into economic adulthood.last_img read more

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