Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 2:06 PM ET
I've come to accept that very little business, aside from retail, gets done between Thanksgiving and January 3rd. After a few years of chasing people who were party bouncing or traveling, I decided to simply disconnect in December. In 2009, a month in London helped me flesh out a new book concept. Last year, a month spent in Vietnam was an eye opening cultural learning experience. (I was fairly eye opening for my new Vietnamese in-laws as well.)
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Whether you are going to cruise the party scene, manage the buying rush or simply disconnect, there is no reason you have to let the holidays be less than productive for your business and career. I have personally found a combination of engagement and distance works best for me. Here are the five Rs I will follow this year to maximize the potential of my holiday activities.
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