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9DOTS Best Reads of 2017

This is a list of blogs you just have to check out before 2018 starts again. They are our most popular, most loved & most read blog posts of 2017. And if you have missed any, here they are for your reference as the new year begins! 10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers  Good problem […]

Attitude

CEO Connects the Dots: Choose Your Attitude

I was out over the Thanksgiving weekend doing some shopping. Needless to say, I wasn’t in the best frame of mind. Quite frankly, my attitude needed an adjustment. Instead of enjoying the hustle and bustle of people out doing their thing, the company of my wife, or the beautiful, crisp, November weather, I complained to […]

thankful

Thanksgiving & Small Business Saturday

Two days until Thanksgiving?! Don’t panic. You might be sitting at work thinking about all of the things you still have to finish. Maybe you are trying to work & asking yourself what last minute items to pick up on the way home. Maybe you’re just checking the clock over & over, waiting for Thursday […]

success

7 Traits that Drive you to Success & Leadership

After 30 years working both in the corporate industry and as an entrepreneur, I have recognized that there are certain undeniable traits that high-achievers and great leaders share. People often associate achievement and success with a number of things, like the right timing, circumstance, education or natural talent. I have found that the true origins […]

bottom up

Trick or Treat! Bottom Up can be Sweet

Maybe demand-driven model isn’t for you, but today is Halloween so like pillowcases filled with candy, 9DOTS offers a lot of options.  A bottom up approach is a focus on resource SUPPLY. Estimate potential sales revenue of a product in order to establish the total sales figure. Answers questions like “how many hours of work can I bill?,” “how […]