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a quick reference guide for saving good ideas

sO, WHERE DOES this all lead?

From what we have observed, if you have a good idea, whether it’s as small as what flavor of cake to serve at your best friend’s birthday party or as large as what company to merge with, and you want to help create strong buy-in among relevant others, you can take the following four simple steps, which will save you time, boost your confidence, and greatly improve your chance of success.

step 1: take stock

First, take stock of where you are, and make sure you have not forgotten anything obvious.

It never hurts to double-check the plan: Have we really listened to feedback carefully and incorporated any good suggestions into the proposal?

Review what communications (if ...

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