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May 08, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Deciding which meeting to take and those to decline is subject of this recent column

Joe Procopio, Chief Product Officer at Get Spiffy and Founder of, writes a weekly column for WRAL TechWire. One of his most recent ones addressed the challenge that all entrepreneurs, as well as any business executive, face: striking “a balance between drowning in meetings and being a meeting Scrooge.”

The column (click herenotes that there are basically three types of meetings:

  • Help: One side needs something from the other.
  • Business: There is mutual benefit for both sides.
  • Curiosity: There is interest on one or both sides to learn more about the other.

“Any other reason to meet is kind of a waste of time, as cynical as that sounds,” Procopio writes.

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