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Lessons in control

We may not be able to control what’s going to happen, but we can control how we prepare, and how we respond.
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Introducing the LBM Journal 100

Our list is constructed to provide you with exactly what we hope everything we produce provides: a comprehensive look at what other LBM pros are doing and how their experience may give you insights to help you build your sales, your business, and your brand.
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Let’s meet up in Boston

Mark your calendar to reconnect with your fellow LBM pros in Boston, October 13-15. Hope to see you there!
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Consolidation and competition

Consolidation is disrupting and reshaping our industry, and there’s no question that it’s daunting to compete against larger competitors. But it’s not impossible.
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Lessons learned

It's said that experiences that don’t kill us make us stronger. If that’s true, then the death-defying rollercoaster that was 2020 has taken our strength training to whole new level.
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A fresh page

I like to think that we, our families and our companies begin each year with a fresh page…a clean start.
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Navigating disruption

Considering what we’ve all been through to get us to this point, it’s clear that we, as individuals, as companies, and as an industry, have what it takes to not only survive, but to adapt and thrive.
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Live on the bleeding edge

When it became clear that our plan for an in-person event in Boston wasn’t in the cards, we decided to jump feet-first into the bleeding edge world of virtual conferences.
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A case study in crisis management

2020 has been an adventure for everyone in our industry. Instead of a fun, “choose your own adventure,” it’s been the type in which we expect one thing (a healthy year for business) and are hit over the head with something completely unexpected (global pandemic).
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Embracing change

Our goal remains the same: to deliver the best information and insights available to help you build your sales, your business, and your brand.

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