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60,000 hours, no wonder I’m a little tired.

According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, there’s a rule of thumb you can reference when determining whether or not you’re dealing with an expert: It’s called the 10,000 hour rule. The principle behind the 10,000 rule is that “greatness requires enormous amounts of time.” Ten thousand hours? Shoot, that was…

Acronym City!

Recently, I was sitting next to our new ACA International CEO, Patrick Morris, and I asked him how he was adjusting to our industry and the new job. He said something similar to this, “I’m learning a lot each and every day. There is so much to learn, but I’m having fun.” So much to…

Compliance issues to look for in 2012

I read with interest the white paper “The Future of Compliance for the Debt Collection Industry.”  The following are a few quotes from this paper that I found most interesting. I hope they get you thinking about your compliance plans in 2012! “The global financial crisis that officially began in the fall of 2008 ushered…

My political representatives didn’t know about H.R. 3035 until I told them.

This past week, I participated in ACA International’s Fly-In to D.C. to visit with my State Representatives about H.R. 3035 (updates to the TCPA allowing the use of dialers when calling cell phones). I must admit that I was slightly nervous. I’ve written them letters, emails and even made phone calls, but I’ve never sat…

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