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The Crazy Train That Led To Patriots Introductions

Posted by Lou Imbriano

I have a fun, behind the scenes story that I was just telling Patricia and the kids and I thought it would be of interest to many Patriots fans, especially with the kickoff to the NFL season upon us. What triggered this story was watching the movie The Doors the other night on TV. During the movie there was a scene with the cantata Carmina Burana, composed by Carl Orff, playing in the background. If you are a Patriots fan and have been to games at both Foxboro Stadium and Gillette Stadium, you will recognize the work as the music played prior to the players running out of the inflatable tu

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“The Form”

Posted by Lou Imbriano

If you're a parent of adolescents, you know that getting the whole story is not as easy as just asking for it. Because of this fact, we invented "The Form", a questionnaire the kids have to fill out if they are planning to attend any outside activities with their friends that are more detailed and intricate than just "shooting hoops with" or "studying with". The kids think it is ridiculous, of course, but all the parents we mention it to seem to like the idea. So I thought we would share it with everyone, in case they want to implement it in their household. We hope it helps sort through t

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How to Say “No” (Graciously and Effectively)

Posted by Lou Imbriano

This week we have a special guest post from Bob Burg, the co-author of one of my favorite books, The Go-Giver. Bob's new book Adversaries into Allies hits the book shelves this week. Bob is an incredible Relationship Architect and he understands that saying "No" is not only appropriate, it is also good for a relationship, when done properly. Bob, shows the way in this guest post. How to Say “No” (Graciously and Effectively) By Bob Burg Have you ever been asked to do something that you simply didn’t want to do? Yet, saying no was difficult. Perhaps you didn’t want to let them do

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