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If your new idea is a good one, entrepreneur Seth Godin says the response it should receive is “I don’t like it” or “I don’t understand it.” Otherwise, it’s probably popular and obvious – boring and banal – or promising such little benefit it’s not worth pursuing. Seth’s blog

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Repeat to get your message across

As a history scholar, Harvard’s Drew Gilpin Faust never repeated something after publishing it, in case people would feel she had nothing new to offer. But now, as university president, she says things over and over again, so the message is widely understood. FastCompany.com

The weak point of Web ads

Ad consultant Bob Hoffman says TV and radio are best at creating demand while the Web is best at fulfilling demand. While more people are venturing online for news, that doesn’t make it a good advertising medium – just as the first telephone was popular for communications but lousy for advertisers. Monday Morning Memo

All together now, think teamwork

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Illustrate your idea with Diagrammer

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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