HIA-LI Hauppauge Industrial Park Press Conference

HIA-LI Hauppauge Industrial Park Press Conference

Joe Campolo delivered these remarks at the press conference hosted by HIA-LI and the Suffolk IDA on April 24, 2019. Thank you for having us here today and for listening to this important study. Like everybody else here on the dais, I love Long Island. When I left Long Island to go into the Marine Corps there was never any doubt that I was going to come back here and spend my career here. I attended Stony Brook University, and

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Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth

Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth

Joe Campolo, CMM Managing Partner and HIA-LI Board Chairman, moderated HIA-LI’s panel discussion, “Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth,” on April 24, 2019 at IBEW in Hauppauge. He delivered these remarks to the hundreds of guests in attendance. I’d like to welcome everyone to our Hauppauge Industrial Park Update this morning. As Chairman of the HIA-LI Board of Directors and a Long Island business owner, I’m honored to join you as the moderator for this event as we embark

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Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos – One of my favorite movies is “Six Degrees of Separation,” a 1993 comedy/drama starring Stockard Channing, Will Smith, and Donald Sutherland. I watched it again recently, and found myself paying attention to the scene where the trio of actors discuss a two-sided painting by Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter credited as the pioneer of abstract art. On one side, the Kandinsky had a wild and vivid depiction while the other side contained a somber and geometric scene. Sutherland

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Incorporating the Leadership Lessons of Jack Welch into Your Business

Incorporating the Leadership Lessons of Jack Welch into Your Business

Jack Welch, GE’s larger-than-life CEO for over 20 years, transformed the company into one of the world’s most successful businesses. Revenues grew five-fold, from $25 billion to $130 billion; income grew ten-fold, from $1.5 billion to $15 billion; and the company’s market capitalization had a 30-fold increase of more than $400 billion. How did he do it – and what lessons can we all learn from his leadership style? Welch knew that revolutions begin at the top. He made GE

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How to Deal with Threats in Negotiation

How to Deal with Threats in Negotiation

Have you ever sat across from someone at the negotiation table who eventually stops bargaining and instead starts giving ultimatums? I’m referring, of course, to the use of intimidation and fear tactics at the bargaining table: someone who threatens to stop negotiating to begin legal action or damage your character and status. How should you respond when the other side begins issuing threats? The two most common and automatic responses are to offer a direct counterattack or to immediately concede

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