Long Island Vitruvius

Long Island Vitruvius

As those of you who know me know, I love Long Island. Sure, the wineries and beaches all play a part of my romance, but what I love most about Long Island are the people (well, at least some of them). And in my professional capacity (that of lawyer, not the one of food and wine Epicurean) I am lucky to have met and built relationships with some very remarkable people – people who are so talented that they could

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You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes: Body Language in Negotiation

You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes: Body Language in Negotiation

Imagine you walk into a bar and see a couple that’s clearly on a first date. You can almost always tell if they’re interested in each other, even if you can’t hear the conversation. If he’s leaning forward and making eye contact, it’s probably going well, but if she’s constantly checking her watch, the feelings might not be mutual. Body language is an important way for us to pick up on emotions. Though we like to think we base our

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Making Headlines

Making Headlines

Making Headlines – This week I appeared on Long Island News Radio (103.9 FM) with my good friend Jay Oliver where we discussed several news items in the headlines. I have included the full interview below for your listening pleasure. Highlights include: Food & Fun – Jay and I recapping the incredibly fun dinner we had at Trattoria Romana in Boca Raton last week. Joined by his lovely wife, we ate, drank, and were merry for many hours. Abortion – we discussed the recent moves by Alabama and other states to

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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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HIA-LI Chairman’s Spotlight – On Leadership and Ownership

HIA-LI Chairman’s Spotlight – On Leadership and Ownership

HIA-LI’s mission is to support the growth of Long Island business as well as the heart of our economy – the Hauppauge Industrial Park. By advocating for the economic success of our region, we improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders. It’s a lofty mission, and to succeed we must know how to lead. So it’s fitting that this year, our theme is leadership and ownership. I recently presented “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way,” and I’d

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My Sordid Love Affair

My Sordid Love Affair

My Sordid Love Affair – I must make a confession: I have been engaged in a sordid love affair for quite some time. Like all affairs, thoughts about my paramour consume my mind, and I find myself rushing from work like a young schoolboy so that we can be together. Once together, we connect in the most intimate of ways, causing my mind to wander to scenes of the most exotic places on earth. My lover, of course, is wine. For some,

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