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Mackay: Approach AI with a mindset of collaboration rather than fear

By understanding its capabilities and limitations, we can harness its power to create a more efficient and innovative world.

Mackay: The key to winning in sports, business and life is practice

As lengendary college basketball coach Bobby Knight said: The will to prepare is more important than the will to succeed.

Mackay: Humor can make even dire situations bearable

A smile is important to keeping optimism and self-confidence.

Mackay: Want a raise? How and when you ask for it matter

Here are some tips on what type of research to do beforehand, how to handle the meeting and when might be a good time for the ask.

Mackay: Change is a constant in today's business world. You need to adapt to win.

With swift development of technology, businesses are reorganizing, which means workers must change as well.

Mackay: Integrity is not just a personal virtue. It's a corporate asset.

Integrity and ethics are essential to building trust, employee morale and business sustainability.

Mackay: Riding the Ninth Wave of sales takes preparation, relationship and intuition

From figuring out new products to building the customer base of a current one, opportunity is more than being at the right place at the right time. It's hard work.

Mackay: Sliced bread may be the best thing, but it took a decade to convince bakers

The inventor of the bread-slicing machine, though, had persistence, which is necessary for success.

Mackay: Know when to compromise, and when to stand your ground

Compromise shouldn't come at the cost of your integrity, but it also is essential to move your business ahead.

Mackay: Moxie is the difference between mediocrity and success.

From children grabbing shovels after a snowstorm to make some money to big boardroom decisions, taking action is the only way to move ahead.