On Remembrance

Happy Thanksgiving, Joe & his dad, and a group photo

On Remembrance – This past week has been one of remembrance. On November 6, I unexpectedly lost my beloved dad, Joe Campolo, Sr., at age 73. He played an integral role in both my personal and professional lives, having also served as the long-time Controller of CMM since its founding, known affectionately around the office as “Mr. C.” On behalf of my mother, my grandmother, my sisters, and myself, thank you for the outpouring of support we have received. It

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Eat First, Negotiate Later! (And Other Overlooked Negotiation Tips)

Plate with sad face

Before you take your seat at the negotiation table, invest some time at the breakfast table. That’s the takeaway from research conducted at Cornell University (reported by the Harvard Program on Negotiation) that suggested people feel a greater sense of entitlement when they are hungry vs. when they are not. (The study defined “entitlement” as “the sense that one is more deserving of positive outcomes than other people are.”) In the first experiment, researchers asked students questions as they were

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Her Majesty of the Law

Joe Campolo, Her Majesty of the Law, Halloween group photo

Her Majesty of the Law.  It is rare, particularly in today’s world, to find a person who possesses and uses their superior intellect to achieve world-renowned fame, and then readily and unceremoniously gives it all up for love.  Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is one of these very special people.

CMM Live: Bringing Us Together with Father Roy Tvrdik and Rabbi Gadi Capela

It’s more important than ever for our community to come together and focus on our similarities rather than our differences. In this episode, CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo spoke with Father Roy Tvrdik, Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, and Rabbi Gadi Capela, Congregation Tifereth Israel, about their work on Project Genesis, which is a Jewish-Christian Learning Program that teaches people of different heritages about the common roots of their faiths. They shared what inspired this partnership and how it brings people of different faiths and

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A Supreme Failure

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A Supreme Failure – The confirmation process of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the claim of sexual misconduct against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, forced the American people to face a real and terrible dilemma, as the parties involved were two very accomplished, credible people telling totally different stories, with neither of them being able to offer any corroborating or exculpatory evidence. This created a heart-wrenching scenario; if she was innocently mistaken about his identity then Justice Kavanaugh has been subjected to

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Power in Negotiation: Why You Need It and How to Get It

Businesspeople shaking hands

pow·er /ˈpou(ə)r/nounthe capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events Negotiation research is a real thing – and this evolving area of study is fascinating. Recent research has revealed not only some of the key ways that channeling power makes negotiators more effective, but also that attaining that power in the first place is within any negotiator’s reach. After analyzing negotiation research from around the world (sounds like my dream job), the Program on

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CMM Live: Growing Small Business with Joseph Camberato of National Business Capital and Elizabeth Malafi of the Miller Business Resource Center

Long Island has a thriving business community which will only grow stronger if small business owners utilize the many resources available in our region. In this episode, Joe Campolo spoke with Joseph Camberato, President & Co-Founder of National Business Capital, about how financing for small businesses can keep our community alive and growing. Next Joe met with Elizabeth Malafi, Coordinator at the Miller Business Resource Center at the Middle Country Public Library, to discuss the resources small business owners need and the importance of networking for entrepreneurs.

Naked and Afraid

pics of golf outing, Hampton Classic, and Naked & Afraid logo

Naked and Afraid – Like many, I took some time off around the Labor Day holiday to recharge. For me, that entails being a couch potato and finding the most mindless stuff possible to binge-watch. This time around, the remote landed on Naked and Afraid, a reality show on the Discovery Channel where a man and a woman (who don’t know each other) agree to be dropped off together in a remote part of the world, totally naked, and try

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Reflecting on Labor Day

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On Celebrating Labor – Labor Day seems to be the most misunderstood of our national holidays, and thus never seems to get the respect it deserves. To me, Labor Day was always just a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer, a day I celebrated with family and friends in our backyards, drinking sangria and lamenting about how fast another summer had flown by. But a closer look at the origins of Labor Day, and the people who have

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