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Archive for May, 2013

May
20

Overcoming bloggers block

Overcoming bloggers block can be a tough thing, I feel like I’ve had it today, just thinking about what I’m going to write about. One of my friends asked me just yesterday, “How do you find all of the topics to write about?” I answered him quickly, and said “I read a lot,” which is true but from time to time I can’t think of things to write about. It happens to the best of us, and some may call it writer’s block. Really, it’s the same thing. Writing is a process, and there are many parts to it like

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May
19

Using scarcity to boost sales

Using scarcity to boost sales works very well. You should always use scarcity in your sales pitch, but you should use it effectively. If you look at basic economics and the law of supply and demand it’s pretty much spelled out for you, the less the supply is, the greater the demand will be. One of the best ways to create scarcity is by takeaway selling. For example, let’s say Apple introduces the new iPhone or iPad and are going to start selling it on a day and time. Everyone knows when Apple introduces a new product, there are lines

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May
17

Keys to maintaining a healthy work life balance

What are some of the keys to maintaining a healthy work life balance? There are many ways to do it, but we often find ourselves challenged with the responsibilities of everyday life. The most important thing you can do is schedule your time effectively so you set aside time for the main people in your life, that being you and your family. Certain areas of your life, usually work can often dominate your time and in turn you are the person who suffers the most. We all know this too well, I talk to some of my friends who get

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May
16

The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

The Signal and the Noise was an excellent book, it made you think about how accurate data and predictions can actually be. I’m a big advocate of data being able to lead to predictions, I think it’s reliable, and most of the time it will point you in the right direction. So, why is some data just that a signal that doesn’t necessarily lead to a noise? Silver explains this in great detail throughout the book talking about interesting subjects like the stock market, baseball, global warming, earthquakes, and poker. Silver goes into detail with facts, details, and theories as

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May
15

7 tips for becoming a model employee

Everybody wants to get ahead in the workplace, to accelerate their career as fast as possible and rise to the top. There are a number of things you can do to accelerate your career, but the thing that sticks out most is you, you need to become a model employee. Be the person that people come to for help and opinions, this will make you rise faster than others. Make friends with your colleagues and try to lead them in the right direction. The leaders of organizations want to put model employees on the fast track and make sure they

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