Time to Win

What started as a brief email to a sales team, Time to Win has developed into a thought-provoking newsletter that touches on the principles of sales, management and business leadership. When it hits teammates’ inboxes early Monday morning as they sip their coffee and prep for the week, it inspires them with stories, advice, and tasks of how they can win today and every day moving forward — and we hope it does the same for you. Winning at GKB isn’t about our success, it’s about our advertising partners, fans and teammates achieving success.

Urgent vs. Frantic

During this time, many organizations are trying to push salespeople to make sales and make them fast! This puts an extra emphasis on those in sales to understand the difference between […]

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Be Confident in What You Don’t Know

In my previous Time to Win, I highlighted that it’s important to be vulnerable and know what we don’t know. Very few people in sales, marketing or leadership are willing to say, “I don’t […]

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Non-Profits and Your Time

An integral piece of growing your career and network can be getting involved in non-profits. However, the process of choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming. Here are three steps to […]

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Bubble Coffee

For this Time To Win I decided to highlight something lighthearted happening in the NBA Bubble. However, I do want to acknowledge there are bigger social and political things going on […]

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Great Ideas Win

Recently on a company call our CEO/founder Craig Karmazin said “disruption causes inconvenience but it also creates opportunity”. That opportunity for many of us in sales is that there are more undecided buyers than […]

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About the Author

Sam PinesSam Pines is a Vice President, Partner and Thought Leader at Good Karma Brands (GKB), which is primarily a media and marketing company with expertise in leveraging the power of sports to build brands. GKB utilizes their partnership with ESPN with radio affiliates across the country and as a digital advertising liaison to bring local advertisers customized solutions within and around the best brand in sports. Sam began his career at GKB in 2000, joining founder and CEO Craig Karmazin and four other partners of GKB, after leaving his career at accounting firm Arthur Andersen. He moved to Cleveland in 2006, and now spends his day managing the ESPN Cleveland team, brainstorming GKB’s next big move, serving as a board member on Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Autism Speaks and Folds of Honor (just to name a few), and spending time with his wife Deborah and daughters Ellie and Zoey.