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Idea 44: Depth minds at work

I know when I have a problem and have done all I can to figure it, I keep listening in a sort of inside silence until something clicks and I feel a right answer.

Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotels chain

‘Listening with the third ear’, as it has been called, is a common characteristic of effective business leaders. It is a form of intuition, but whereas an intuition often comes unexpectedly, business leaders like Conrad Hilton expect their depth minds to work for them.

Case Study: Conrad Hilton

Hotelier Conrad Hilton was once trying to buy an old hotel in Chicago whose owners promised to sell to the highest bidder. Several days before the deadline date for sealed bids, Hilton submitted a hastily made $165,000 ...

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