"Pour Neptune a measure of rum." - Brian Ackles, Toronto
About once every…
"We have had a 'ring of power' for close to 15 years. It gets passed from
project manager to project manager depending on whose project is most in need of good mojo."
— Marisa Brown, Houston
"Once I refer to a client a certain way (initials, nickname, etc.), I never change it until the deal closes."
—John Casey, Richmond, Virginia
"I will always wear a dress or skirt to work-related events, meetings, and situations. Almost anytime I've worn pants, things didn't go as well."
—Jessica Harlow, New York
A version of this article appeared in the February 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine.