THINKING BUSINESS
a blog by Chris Barrow

Pack and go….

Sad man – its the morning I leave for Greece and here I am checking my blog posts for comments (thanks Justin – very funny). You recall my mention of the number 1 “must have” gadget in yesterday’s post – the flip video? My thanks to my old mate Guy Levine, who immediately contacted me to explain that, not only does he have a UK distribution deal – but that he has also put together a simple “how to” guide on video blogging using the kit. That’s what I call using your brain and your initiative – so thanks for contacting me mate and for your generous offer. I’ll return the favour with this post and hope you get some business from it. Before I go – I have never subscribed to GDP-UK as I felt that to be a non-dentist and consultant to the profession, it was inappropriate for me to be skulking around in there looking to either promote my business or look for leads. But I do have former clients and friends who are always ready to spill the beans if I get a mention. Hence the latest thread on “Chris Barrow joins IDH” which, I have to say, was remarkably well balanced and, in some cases, truly funny. Fame at last – not bad for a bloke who arrived at the 1997 Showcase with no clients and no idea what he was doing – I remember walking around the halls for the day and bumping into one person that I knew from my old financial planning days. Now I get gossip – how cool is that – a testament to the never-ending hard work of marketing and self-promotion. I love dentists – I love the way they think and the way they behave – some of the best friends I have ever made are in the profession – and I intend to keep it that way. As I mentioned in an email earlier today – I’ll be “judged” in 5 years from now on my ability to maintain my core values around leadership, management, systems, standards and the pursuit of profit with integrity and respect for people. For now – I’m going to take a break – and if you are really interested, you can see my holiday reading list over on the right hand menu bar of this page and a little lower down and under “Planned” and “Current” books. Back on the 21st.  Â

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