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Ashland Consultant Tries To Remove Fear From Transactions

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There are certain levels of intimacy we do and do not allow in our relations with other people, especially in business settings.  Thompson Barton uses a simple term: fear. 

He says fear motivates many of our interactions with other people.  That leads to the unspoke request that is also the title of his book: Please Lie to Me

Barton is a business consultant based in Ashland, practicing Accountable Communication Technology (ACT).  In his book, he offers an alternative to the fear he sees.  Thompson Barton visits the studio to talk about the principles and practices. 

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