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Smart Thinking On Investing – August 12

08/12/2016 |

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 12 While it’s not possible to summarize all 22 financial mistakes that Candice Elliott—editor for Listen Money Matters—highlights, I picked out my key insights from the article. Also, check out PureWow who teaches us about six things we can and should negotiate discounts for. And Kayla, guest blogger at Make Money…

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Become A Good Time Manager

08/11/2016 |

For tips on better time management check out Celestine Chua’s article from Lifehack. These are my main insights from her article.   Embed from Getty Images   Plan each day, assign time limits to the tasks you have in front of you, and update your calendar regularly; set out your deadlines in it clearly—that way…

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DOWNTIME: What Every Business Wants to Avoid

08/10/2016 |

Embed from Getty Images DOWNTIME; a lean six sigma acronym to help avoid eight business wastes that may be costing your company money Though they’re intended for the manufacturing industry, the acronyms can be applied to any service based industry to avoid profit loss The wastes themselves are anything that don’t add value to your…

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Coffee Food Waste Now Improving Chocolate

08/09/2016 |

Embed from Getty Images   The leftover cherry fruits of the coffee plant used to go in the trash but they’re now being turned into coffee flour The fruits start to decay quickly after they’re picked from the beans, so until now have been creating piles of rotting pulp no good for anything but worms…

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Make Presentations Great With Eye-Catching Visuals

08/08/2016 |

Embed from Getty Images   Get your audience hooked by beginning with visuals that add an element of mystery to the opening of your presentation Don’t give everything away with your chosen visual though; it should offer worth to your presentation but not be overly self-explanatory Use viusals to add life, they don’t just have…

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Smart Thinking On Investing – August 5

08/05/2016 |

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 5 I wanted to open this week with an interesting article from Chintan Vora, a writer for Money Control who highlights some common financial pitfalls for millennials to avoid. John Schmoll from Frugal Rules shares some lessons we can learn from poker sharks when it comes to making good financial decisions. And Caroline Beaton…

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Improve Your Time Management

08/04/2016 |

  Embed from Getty Images   Organize the time you spend on thoughts, conversations, and activities; optimize the time for those that produce the best results and cut down time for others Allow time for interruptions; you can’t avoid them, and spend the first 30 minutes of each day plotting your time plan for rest…

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The Mistruths About Lean

08/03/2016 |

Embed from Getty Images Lean is not just for speed, just as Six Sigma is not just for quality improvement Apply Lean effectively as a philosophy; as a change in your management approach, it is not just a tool to be used To employ the two together successfully; focus on lean methods to solve quality…

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Recreate those Café Scene Experiences in Your Own Home

08/02/2016 |

Embed from Getty Images   If you yearn for the café style culture from your far flung travel experiences, worry not, you can recreate it in your home; start with the right soundtrack Buy quality coffee beans; you can now buy them from all over the world so whether it’s Colombian or Indonesian coffee, you…

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Capture Your Audience’s Attention With Your Presentation

08/01/2016 |

Embed from Getty Images   Be bold and startle them with your introduction—grab their interest by being controversial and exciting Uncover interesting facts about an unknown date and discuss events happening that might be of consequence to your audience Don’t forget to use intriguing visual aids; a picture speaks a thousand words remember Read Full…

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