Are You On a Personal Journey?

My good friend tells a story about how when he and his friendwere younger, they went to India expecting to leave the Western world and all its beliefs behind. They saved their money and journeyed on this huge pilgrimage to cash in on the exotic enlightenment that Indian mysticism seemed …

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Becoming a Wedding Consultant

Weddings are a multi-million dollar business. In 2006, the Fairchild Bridal Group estimated that about $125 million was spent on about 2.1 million weddings. The cost of weddings, like many other things, has inflated drastically over the years. In the past, just the bride's family funded events. Now it …

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Useful Facebook Marketing Tools

From the perspective branding, Facebook is different from other platforms in the history of marketing. It has more than 1.6 billion active users, offers international reach, free page creation, and is an excellent platform for advertising, regardless of your budget. Facebook can now run third-party advertising, which further increases …

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Why are you Starting Your Own Business

Self-employment did not evolve in the last century; it is the way people have survived and made money almost since the beginning of time. Small and microbusinesses constitute a huge percentage of American—and glob- al—businesses. When times get tough and the word “recession” emerges— in other words, they …

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Real Ale and Microbreweries

Some mass-produced beer is good stuff: not all MB beer is terrible. For example, Guinness is a mass-produced beer with flavor, body, and character; it sells in 120 countries and has totally dominated the stout market for decades. Domestic German beer is mass-produced, but of very good quality. The trend …

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Urban Environmental Problems

The scale and nature of urban environmental problems vary at four levels: household level, community level, city as a whole and national/global level. Urban environmental problems common to most cities in the developing world are listed as follows:

  • Air pollution—more heat, noise, particulates and smog
  • Heat island formation …
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Entrepreneurship Unleashed?

Welcome to the wonderful world of entrepreneurship, one of the leading global trends. What an exciting opportunity to explore your creativity, be your own boss, and build a little gold mine—you hope. It is an exciting challenge, a whole new world of doors and knowledge opening for you. If …

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How Long is your Vision Statement?

A Vision statement is the most powerful motivator at leaderships' disposal. Vision describes 'where and when' - it paints a compelling picture of the company at some future point in time. President John F. Kennedy's challenge to land a man on the moon and bring him back safely before the end …

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The Benefits of Product Innovation

As a result of the impact of technological advancement and globalization, almost every area in the world is becoming easier to reach. For every new day, there is a new technology and an innovation that drives us further into the digital world. This is the most important time for businesses …

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Project Planning

A project’s planning phase begins with a charter and ends with an approved plan. The amount of planning that occurs between these points depends on the type and size or complexity of the project and the amount of certainty that exists in the process and definitions that planning is …

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Understanding the Precariat

In his research, Guy Standing has identified a new class that he calls the precariat, which has emerged through globalization, liberalization, and increasing robotization and digitization. This class has the potential to change how businesses are organized in the future and how societies develop. Many activist groups from the precariat …

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Maintaining Psychological Consistency

We find what we seek. If we can’t find it, we make it up. In politics, members of different parties will refuse to peaceably or tolerantly listen to opposing party commercials. Smokers won’t read articles about the dangers of smoking. Drug users don’t spend much time at …

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Macro and Micro Economics

One of the most common distinctions in the field of economics is between macro- and microeconomics—terms coined by a Norwegian economist, Ragnar Frisch, in 1933. As the names suggest, these two approaches to understanding the economy focus on big things and small things. Macroeconomics is concerned with what happens …

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What is DevOps?

DevOps is a philosophy, one that that prioritizes people over process and process over tooling. DevOps builds a culture of trust, collaboration, and continuous improvement. As a culture, it views the development process in a holistic way, taking into account everyone involved: developers, testers, operations folks, security, and infrastructure engineers …

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