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Wild Game Hunter
Brash, quirky, innovative: Corporate Synergies' Eric Raymond grows his business organically, promoting services others don't.
BY  LESLIE WERSTEIN HANN


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A Show of Passion
Insuring the most exotic cars in the world is not for the faint of heart.
BY  CARRIE WILLIAMSON


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Lacking Talent
In five years there won’t be enough qualified people to meet your firm’s personnel needs. Try to become the employer of choice, or you face potential financial disaster.
BY  JULIA KRAMER


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It Could Never Happen to Me
Crisis experts know there’s no such thing as the unthinkable. Even insurers are vulnerable to risks that are easy to predict but hard to quantify.
BY  CHERYL ARVIDSON


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30 Core Values to Creating the Perfect Firm
After a quarter century, we discovered the perfect gem: a firm that lives and breathes a culture of success, surpassing every measurable benchmark.
BY  ROB LIEBLEIN


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Insurance Wholesalers -- Kevin Amrhein
Channel Check
Soft Isn't Hard
How hard it is to take advantage of a soft market? Cycles come and go. Relationships should last for a lifetime.

Current Legal Issues -- Scott Sinder
Legal Ease
Sanction Sandbag
Think you’ve covered your international business bets if you comply with money laundering and export control laws? Think again. Don’t get bit by economic sanctions. That’s one bite that really hurts.

Regulatory Issues -- Joel Wood
Under the Dome
A Hair's Breadth
We are this close—just one misstep away from Congress turning on us. Pray for good weather and good karma in 2008.

International Risk -- Coletta Kemper
Global Scale
Vertical Segregation
Close business ties inside the Japanese market effectively block out competition from foreign brokers and carriers.

Human Resources -- Julia Kramer
Managing Principals
You Get What You Pay For
How does your firm measure up to the competition? Now you can know everything there is to know about insurance brokerage compensation.

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