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Christopher Frank and Paul Magnone on Overcoming Information Overload

Asking the right questions in order to make the right decisions

Date: October 14, 2011

By: Christopher Frank , Paul Magnone

Podcast #: 11-41

Price: FREE


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In this age of excess information, research paralysis often impedes business leaders in decision making. Christopher Frank and Paul Magnone, authors of the new book, Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information, explain the power of asking key questions to sift through the overwhelming amount of data available. In this episode of Edgewise, Frank and Magnone share their Seven Fire Hose Questions to help everyone from CEOs to marketers siphon through this wealth of knowledge to make wiser business decisions.

About the Author(s)

Christopher Frank is vice president of business-to-business and communications research at American Express, where he is responsible for advertising, brand, and business-to-business research. He is a respected speaker and leader in market research and advertising worldwide. Prior to joining American Express, Frank spent 10 years at Microsoft, as senior director of corporate research. He is the coauthor of Drinking From the Firehose.

Paul Magnone

is a tech strategist and business development leader who consults on strategic decisions and growth opportunities. Previously, he was VP of Business Development at Openet Telecom, a mobile telecom and big data software firm. He holds two patents and has extensive experience building strategic alliances spanning Fortune 100 organizations and with U.S., European and Israeli venture capital firms. He is the coauthor of Drinking from the Firehose.

AMA is one of the most widely recognized leaders in business training, having provided corporate training solutions for over 95 years. From leadership, communication and managerial training to sales, customer service and analytical skills, AMA has developed a vast array of content and training solutions to help individuals and organizations achieve business results . Each year, AMA delivers thousands of seminars and courses across the United States. With courses offered in a  classroom near you or live online, AMA is a flexible, convenient resource for all of your organization's talent development needs. AMA also offers customized solutions based on your specific talent development requirements.

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