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George is the founder & CEO of Membrain, the Sales Enablement CRM 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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How to improve sales education with technology

According to the Sales Education Foundation, on average, graduates of academic sales programs ramp up 50% faster than their peers without a sales-specific educational background, and experience 30% less turnover. Yet colleges and universities have been slow to meet the need, with only a few leading universities offering dedicated sales majors.

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How to handle the many-headed hydra of sales technology

In ancient days, there was a great sea serpent with sharp teeth, poisonous breath, and many heads. It was called the hydra, and it terrorized all who came near.

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8 things you need to know about hunting whales

For the Inuit people of North America, hunting whales is serious business. They plan for whale hunting season all winter long and when spring comes, they station scouts to watch for signs that the ice is breaking up and the hunt can begin.

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How to win more deals with 3 storytelling techniques

Once upon a time, my youngest brother - who wasn’t very tech savvy at the time - worked with me selling enterprise IT automation software. He was very successful, far more than seasoned IT salespeople on the team, and I couldn’t quite explain why.

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3 reasons your sales kickoff is a waste of money

Are you headed out to Las Vegas in January for a giant sales kickoff (SKO) event with your team? Flying folks in from all over the world for a few days of inspiration, motivation, and team-building, mixed heavily with fancy buffets, alcohol, and schmooze?

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6 reasons revenue attainment may be the wrong measure for success

  CSO Insights has published their 2018-2019 Sales Performance Study, and the headline news sounds promising: More organizations are attaining their revenue goals than last year. 93.9% of surveyed organizations reported achieving their revenue numbers, against 88.9% last year.

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3 ways your marketing team is wasting their time

You know this story. Sales thinks marketing is out of touch. Marketing thinks sales is lazy.

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Here are our top 3 most popular posts from 2018

Every year on the Membrain blog, we publish more than 100 articles. Of those 100, a few inevitably rise to the top in popularity.

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Software pricing is annoying but it doesn't have to be that way

What follows is not a true story, except that it is.