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George is the founder & CEO of Membrain, the world's 1st Sales Effectiveness Platform that makes it easy to execute your sales strategy. A life-long entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the software space and a passion for sales and marketing. With the life motto "Don't settle for mainstream", he is always looking for new ways to achieve improved business results using innovative software, skills and processes.

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Have you noticed that your sales training sucks?

Sales training is big business. Every year, organizations pour millions of dollars into sending their teams to workshops, conferences, online programs, and bringing in onsite training. Every year, most of that investment goes straight down the drain.

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Will robots one day replace your salespeople?

We’re still underestimating artificial intelligence, says Andrew McAfee. That was the premise of his presentation at the Nordic Business Forum in September, and he should know.

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CEO: Here are 4 things your sales director is hiding from you

I had an interesting conversation with the founder of a sales technology company recently. Their technology was designed to provide greater transparency into the inner workings of sales departments, sales managers, and individual salespeople, in order to equip sales directors to provide better leadership for more effective sales execution.

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How to Make the Mistakes that Cost a German Grocer $500 Million

In July, German grocery chain Lidl announced that it was calling it quits on a massive project to upgrade their inventory management system, a project they had spent around $500 million on.

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CEO: What you need to know about why your sales department is screwing up

I hate to be doom and gloom, but many sales departments are failing to perform. Year after year after year the data coming out of organizations like CSO Insights shows decreasing sales effectiveness on nearly every measure in nearly every industry.

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How to train your people not to think

I heard a horror story from a sales leader recently whose organization uses about 15 different sales tools. One day, the "cadance tool" was glitching and unusable.

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Behind the Scenes with Tamara Schenk, Sales Enablement Book Co-Author

Perhaps more than anyone else in the world, Tamara Schenk knows sales enablement. She has been conducting research and publishing studies and research-based blog posts on the topic with CSO Insights for many years and is the top expert to consult when you want hard data and deep insights.

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Who is the “Decision Maker”? 3 common sales mistakes and how to solve them

Most salespeople don’t really know what a buying decision maker is, even though they think they do. This fact is an often unidentified cause of painful late-game losses. These salespeople may think the decision maker is the executive, or the budget holder, or whoever is in charge of procurement.

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How to Navigate the Jungle of Sales Tech

An interview with Smart Selling Tools founder, Nancy Nardin