The Daily Dose: Get That Passion Back

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Brian Sozzi

 | Jun 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT
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For a financial geek such as myself, there is nothing like sitting down to talk to an executive at a well-known institution -- so I have never been more inspired than I am right now. You might think your knowledge base is so amazing on a particular subject simply because financial statements and annual reports are easy and free to access. However, if you talk with an exec of a large company, you'll be surprised by how limited your knowledge in fact is. After all, these folks shape the financial documents that we all read.

I, for one, had no idea that rapidly growing gym chain Planet Fitness gives bonuses to workers for gym cleanliness. I did not know that these gyms lack plastic swipe cards so that an employee can greet a member by name when punching in their identification number. How'd I learn this stuff? The CFO told me inside of a New York City location. These tiny stories get lost in the headlines and the obsession with a single quarter of earnings, though ultimately it's these details that determine whether the shares are driven higher....397 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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