September 15, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – September 15

Smart Thinking On Investing – September 15

Piggy of Bitches Get Riches heads up Smart Thinking this week examining the managed funds versus index funds battle. Author of High Fiving Dollars, Sarah Li Cain helps us master our emotions to

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September 8, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – September 8

Smart Thinking On Investing – September 8

High Fiving Dollar’s Sarah Li Cain kicks off Smart Thinking this week by asking if we are falling prey to certain money blocks. Bravely’s Kara Perez helps us deal with the emotional burden

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September 1, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – September 1

Smart Thinking On Investing – September 1

Bravelygo heads up Smart Thinking this week with ways to deal with debt payoff fatigue. Mr. Money Mustache reveals an unusual path to reaching wealth and early retirement. And the Financial Panther urges

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August 31, 2017

Your Outcomes Are Determined by Your Level of Motivation

J.T. O’Donnell, writing for Inc. Southeast Asia, shares the words that will help you reach your career goals. Check out my observations below.

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  • Do you have career goals in place
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August 30, 2017

Break Your Non-Lean Habits

Writing for Lean Six Sigma Belgium, Lorenzo Del Marmol reveals the non-lean habits managers should stop doing every day to boost productivity. Read on for more information from his piece.

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August 29, 2017

The Insider Scoop on Specialty Coffee

Ana Valencia of The Perfect Grind blog examines specialty coffee in detail. Here are my key insights from her piece.

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  • The coffee bean grading process is called “cupping,” and specialty
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August 28, 2017

Design Your Way to a Great Presentation

James Robinson, guest posting on Indezine, helps us with the key aspect of design to help boost our presentation skills today. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

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  • Having
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August 25, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 25

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 25

Stefanie O’Connell, in her self-named blog, opens up Smart Thinking this week with a look at lessons to be learned from the popular TV program, Sex and the City. Lesley James, guest posting

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August 24, 2017

Rest More, Produce More

The team at Farnam Street review Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s arguments from his book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less about a shorter, more creative work day. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

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August 23, 2017

Go Lean on Your Addictions

Tracy O’Rourke from Go Lean Six Sigma, shares her tale on how she used Lean Six Sigma to battle her shoe buying addiction. Here are my key insights from her piece.

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August 22, 2017

Live Long and Prosper… Thanks to Coffee

Imperial College’s Ryan O’Hare goes into the benefits of drinking coffee and it’s not just the caffiene boost we get. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

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  • With over
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August 21, 2017

Present At Your Best

Writing for Inc.com, Kindra Hall targets women with a few pieces of advice when public speaking. Here are my key insights from her piece.

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  • Don’t be a slave to your
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August 18, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 18

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 18

The guys at ThinkSaveRetire head up Smart Thinking this week and they’re taking crap from no one about being able to retire early. Bason Asset’s James Osborne digs into social pressure and status.

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August 17, 2017

Work Out Your Stress Triggers

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Anne Grady teaches us to handle our stress better. Read on for more information from her piece.

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  • Being able to identify the root cause
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August 16, 2017

“Making Product Quality A Catalyst Of Sales Growth”

IQMS helps us to establish manufacturing quality as a competitive advantage. Check out my observations below.

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  • Improve process and product quality daily by setting individual and team goals so employees
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August 15, 2017

A World of Coffee Flavors

The National Coffee Association shares its guide to delicious coffee roasting. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

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  • Roasting is the process that turns soft green coffee beans into
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August 14, 2017

This Is No Tall Tale

Jeff Bullas, writing in his self-named blog, explains how to master the art of storytelling in your presentations. Here are my key insights from his piece.

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  • While your audience may
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August 11, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 11

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 11

The Financial Panther kicks off Smart Thinking this week with a look at the earning potential of our side hustles. Writing for StockCharts.com, Gatis Roze compares drivers and investors. And Justin Castelli, guest

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August 10, 2017

The Two Mental Shifts You Need to Make

Benjamin Hardy shares the two mental shifts we all need to make to be successful for Thrive Global. Here are my key insights from his piece.

 

  • Of the two mental shifts successful people make, the
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August 9, 2017

Figure out Which Management Tool to Use

Global Six Sigma compare the purposes behind Six Sigma, Lean, and Kaizen. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Six Sigma: A data driven methodology which enables processes to deliver products or services with
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August 8, 2017

“From Mice to Men… and Women”

Writing for the Harvard Medical School, Robert Shmerling reveals why coffee could be a useful substitute for painkillers. Check out my observations below.

 

  • A recent study in mice has discovered that being sleep-deprived intensifies a
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August 7, 2017

Hack Your Way to a Great Presentation

Charlotte Blank, writing for SmartBrief, shares behavioral science hacks designed to help improve your next presentation. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • Tease your audience; your listeners want to be intrigued and have
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August 4, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 4

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 4

The team at Money Nuggets kicks off Smart Thinking this week with a look at sneaky marketing tricks we should avoid. Zach from Four Pillar Freedom reveals the uncomfortable truth that comes with

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August 3, 2017

Burned-Out Employees? Check Your Business

 

  • Companies that experience high rates of burnout in their employees need to face the fact that it is probably an organizational level problem rather than indicative of the people involved
  • The common reasons for burnout
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August 2, 2017

Optimize Your Process for Continual Improvement

KaiNexus’ Greg Jacobson introduces us to process control charts to optimize your manufacturing processes and outcomes. Here are my key insights from his piece.

 

  • Use process control charts (graphs or charts that relay process or
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August 1, 2017

More Than Just a Great Drink

The National Coffee Association’s Kyra Auffermann reveals the results of UK studies which show the protective effects of coffee. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • Research now shows that as well as being
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July 31, 2017

Start out Strong to Win

Bronwyn Ritchie explains how to get your presentation started the right way for her Pivotal Public Speaking blog. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • It’s crucial to nail the opening of your presentation,
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July 28, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 28

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 28

Heading up Smart Thinking this week, Ms. Financier of The Feminist Financier blog reveals her mortgage money mistakes. Four Pillar Freedom writer Zach examines the savings rate we need to reach Financial Independence.

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July 27, 2017

Why the Early Bird Gets the Worm

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, founder of Making Sense of Cents, reveals why getting into the habit of waking up earlier is beneficial. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Being an early riser can be great
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July 26, 2017

Solutions for Lean Six Sigma Failure

Joe Bockerstette of Business Enterprise Mapping reveals the solutions you need to solving Lean Six Sigma (LSS) failure. Here are my key insights from his piece.

 

  • Rather than attempting to use LSS to fix small
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July 25, 2017

For Coffee That’s out of This World

Mark Weislogel, Ph.D., shares the details behind the revolutionary Capillary Beverage “Space” cup. Read on for more information from his piece on NASA’s own blog.

 

  • Strategic design by researchers at Portland State University has resulted
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July 24, 2017

Give a TED Worthy Presentation

Presentation Panda’s Adam Noar teaches us how to create presentations worthy of a TED event. Check out my observations below.

 

  • Get personal and share a personal, engaging story to create a connection with those you’re
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July 21, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 21

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 21

Cashville Skyline’s Kate Dore heads up Smart Thinking this week by revealing the key to mindful budgeting. Guest posting on Yes, I Am Cheap, Andrea Woroch helps us avoid purchasing mistakes. And Bravelygo

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July 20, 2017

Improve Your Goal Setting Abilities

Ed Sykes of The Sykes Group helps us set and achieve goals effectively by employing some key steps. Here are my key insights from his piece.

 

  • Take the time to shut out external distractions and
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July 19, 2017

Get Intense about Product Quality

IQMS reveals what you need to know for manufacturing higher quality products in your organization. Check out my observations below.

 

  • Fast-growing manufacturers, who are outpacing the competition and improving the company’s market share, are all
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July 18, 2017

“Caffeine Is Perfectly Healthy”

Time’s Alice Park explains how research is making the case for drinking coffee stronger than ever. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • Okay, perhaps the title should be caveated with the note “in
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July 17, 2017

“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway”

Alison Edgar reveals the best way to overcome glossophobia—the fear of public speaking—in her self-named blog. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Overcoming fear can be achieved by following these tips for giving
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July 14, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 14

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 14

Mary Beth of Workable Wealth opens up Smart Thinking this week with a look at how much money you need for retirement. Money Ning author, David Ning explains why index funds are your

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July 13, 2017

Believe and Achieve!

Tim Lloyd Wright of the Have Dreams Supporters Club explains the best way to choose and achieve our goals. Here are my key insights from his piece.

 

  • Your goal should excite and motivate you, so
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July 12, 2017

The Importance of Quality Management

For Quality Digest, Sameer Kadam and Mickey Shah help us with the challenge of improving quality management. Check out my observations below.

 

  • Improving quality management within your organization is the key to optimizing efficiency, decreasing
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July 11, 2017

Keep on Drinking Coffee!

Sprudge’s Zac Cadwalader shares research that coffee is good for the liver in fact. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Medical research has recently demonstrated that as little as one cup of coffee
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July 10, 2017

Have a Virtual Presentation to Give? No Problem

Magnetic Speaking’s Peter Khoury shares his fundamental virtual presentation tips. Read on for more information from his piece.

 

  • The popularity for virtual presentations has risen in response to the growing demand
  • From webinars and team
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July 7, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 7

Smart Thinking On Investing – July 7

Sarah Li Cain of High Fiving Dollars opens up my 60th edition of Smart Thinking—Happy Birthday ST!—this week with how to deal with a pay cut. Zach of Four Pillar Freedom reveals how

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July 6, 2017

Overcome Fear and Motivational Anxiety

Iamwire’s Isabella Rossellini helps us overcome the fear barrier that is standing in the way of our goals. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • Are you being held back in work goals and
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July 5, 2017

Build on Industry Best Practices

Kelly Macaulay of Rockwell Automation explains why enforceable workflows are essential to quality management. Here are my key insights from her piece.

 

  • Workflows created from industry best practices lay the foundation for building quality into
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July 4, 2017

Love Your Cold Brew? Make Yours at Home Now Too

Kyra Auffermann, writing for the National Coffee Association USA, teaches us how to make cold brew coffee at home without any expensive gadgets. Check out my observations from her article below.

 

  • Not the diluted drink
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July 3, 2017

Breathe Deep

The Self-Expression Blog’s Sandra Zimmer explains how controlling your breathing is the key to overcoming your public speaking fear. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Learning to control your breathing is important to
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June 30, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 30

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 30

Nicole Dieker, writing for The Billfold, opens up Smart Thinking with advice from a quantitative analyst. Mel, the writer of Broke Girl Rich, helps us scale our personal finance mountains. And Piggy from

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June 29, 2017

Stay Committed to the Path

Munira Rangwala from Your Story discusses how to stay on track to achieving your goals. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • To stay motivated on your path to your goals, begin by keeping
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June 28, 2017

While Change Is Never Easy…

Alexa Sussman of Quality Digest examines the best way to ease your team into a new automated quality system. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • There are effective ways you can help your
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