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PofE 050: Book Review - Habits of the Mind

Habits of the Mind

Premise:

Charles Reade said it best in his most quoted maxim, “Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” The premise of book Habits of the Mind is that you are what you think about. All of your thoughts shape and create whom you are, they mold you into the person you have become and whom you will be in the future. What we think
shapes and determines our character and the outcome of our life.

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PofE 049: The Strategic Management Style of Harvey Mackay - Are you Sharkproof?

"Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things." Miyamoto Musashi

Background and Challenges Business Strategy

• Harvey Mackay is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
• In 1959, the 26-year-old Harvey purchased an insolvent company with 12 employees, three 28-year-old outdated envelope-folding machines and one printing press.
• Harvey Mackay’s management styles of strategic management and operations management has helped the company to grow to a $100 million business employing over 600 people.

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PofE 048: Mary Kay Ash - Managing the Risk of Poor Skincare One Makeup Bag At A Time

Healthy-Skin-Of-Beautiful-Woman

Background and Challenges

• Mary Kay Ash was unable to attend college without financial assistance.

• She sold encyclopedias door-to-door in the late 1930s.

• While working as a secretary at a Baptist church, she sold Stanley Home Products to provide financial support for her family. It took her one year to learn direct selling and receive the title of sales queen.

• She joined the direct-sales firm World Gift in 1952 after she left Stanley Home Products when the company promoted other men over her lacking her knowledge and talent.

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