Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (March 13 - 17)

Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week (March 13 - 17)

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz, March 13 -17, 2017 


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1. The ONE Thing That Could Lose More Than 50% of Your Clients


For just about any practitioner to lose 56% of their clients in a year would be a disaster.  It is enough to jeopardise a practice entirely of course, but even in a best case scenario it will hurt horribly, and for quite a long time. — Tony Vidler

2. 10 DOs of Proper Content Marketing


By now you should have heard many reasons why you should put efforts into content marketing and possibly some advice on how often to produce content, how to share it, with whom to share it and what types of content to share. — Jasmine Sandler

3. Why the World's Top Brands Are Spending Top Dollar on Influencers


In case you hadn't noticed, there's a major transition happening in both the B2B and B2C worlds: more and more of the world's leading brands are shifting their marketing budgets over to influencers. Well, I hate to say I told you so! — Tony Wood

4. Why You Should Beware of Offering a Second Opinion


Offering a second opinion is not the great prospecting tool you may have heard it is. In fact, it can open you up to all kinds of dangers. One account can quickly turn into eight accounts — then what? — Paul Kingsman

5. The Value of Appreciation and Acknowledgement


You might be shocked to know how significant acknowledgement and appreciation can be in someone’s life. — Jeff Gibbard

6. Bitcoin? Etherium? Who Will Win the Cryptocurrency Crown?


The end game is that there will be a digital currency we can all buy into.  Whether it’s bitcoin or bityuan or ekrona or ether or monero or any of them, who knows … it could be all.  Equally, it could be none. — Chris Skinner

7. Three Ways to Create Something Original


It’s getting harder and harder to create something original because there is more and more stuff being distributed, searched for, and copied on the Internet. — Andrew LaCivita

8. KFC's 11 Secret Herbs & Spices: What Can be Learned From an Estate Planning Perspective


In the culinary world, a secret recipe is everything. For fast food giant KFC, the recipe for its chicken is so closely guarded that it sits in a 770-pound safe covered in two feet of concrete and monitored by motion sensors and video cameras. Seriously, it sounds like something out of a Mission Impossible movie! — Alec Borenstein

9. The Impact of Working with a Narcissist


There are different types of narcissists but handling them is always the same: be humble, don’t engage. — Tanya Beaudry​​​​​​​

10. Five Reasons Why You're Not Getting Referrals


​Are you getting enough qualified referrals from people within your network? Or are you relationship rich but referral poor? — James Pollard

11. Hire for Passion, Train for Skills


Listen to them, and make sure you take actions that let them know you are listening. Every human being needs to feel that their contributions are appreciated and that their opinion matters. Otherwise work is a mindless drudge with no purpose ... — Ted Rubin​​​​​​​

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Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: July 17-21

Most Read IRIS Articles of the Week: July 17-21

Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz, July 17-21 2017 


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1. Is Alternative Beta the New Fixed Income?


The fee debate raging across mutual funds has long since seeped into hedge funds. Certainly the direction of travel on hedge fund fees was already downward, as strong industry competition and underwhelming performance have taken their toll. — Yazann Romahi

2. The 5 Big Questions for the Second Half of 2017


Equity markets continued their strong run in the second quarter of 2017, thanks to the global economy hitting its stride and registering the fastest level of growth in six years. For the first time since 2011, the U.S. is no longer the only shining star as economic momentum picked up across the globe. — Sonu Varghese

3. Smart Beta ETFs: The "Dream Diet" for Your Portfolio


What’s powerful about Smart Beta is that it allows investors to target very specific factors to create an ideal portfolio based on a given asset allocation.  — Salvatore Bruno

4. D‐O‐L = Confusion, Frustration, and Finally Reluctant Acceptance and Hope


At almost every financial and insurance conference we’ve attended in the past year, sessions to discuss the Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule have been among the most popular. — Merriah Harkins

5. How To Hold A Stress-Free Money Conversation


In researching high growth professional services firms we made an eye-opening discovery. Those firms that did systematic business research on their target client group grew faster and were more profitable. — Michael Kay

6. 12 Financial Truths (Including Some You Won't Like)


We live in a noisy world where wisdom is hard to discern.  Here are a dozen financial truths honed from more than three decades of observation. — James E. Wilson

7. Are You Responsible for How Others Take Your Actions?


If you keep getting the same actions or responses from your interactions, it is most likely you that is the problem.  Stop blaming others for your issues. — Matthew Halloran​​​​​​​

8. 4 Surefire Ways to Enhance Your Influence


Being influential through your verbal and non-verbal communication Monday to Monday® requires deliberate practice. You can’t read how-to’s in a book or rely on your title and comfort level to be influential. — Stacey Hanke​​​​​​​

9. How Business Owners Allow Coffee Shops to Waste Time and Money


We all search for the least chaotic place to work and think. However, your location could hurt your productivity. Here’s why…. — Jennifer Goldman​​​​​​​

10. Four Simple Tricks to Find Your Passion That Work Every Time


You’re supposed to have a single burning passion, right? To feel this incredible drive to do this thing that you love. — Alli Polin

11. The Greatest Disrupter to Your Future Practice Will Be Your Clients


Real innovation, and real disruption, will be concepts and methods which “do new things that make the old things obsolete”. — Tony Vidler

Douglas Heikkinen
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IRIS Co-Founder and Producer of Perspective—a personal look at the industry, and notables who share what they’ve learned, regretted, won, lost and what continues ... Click for full bio