Jun282014
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HOW TO FASCINATE YOUR FOLLOWERS AND FRIENDS

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Don’t Change Who You Are Become MORE of who you are. Your personality is your greatest differentiator. Discover your top 3 qualities. These are what make you different. How do people see you at your best? Why do people appreciate...

Nov302013
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OOMA REVIEW: HOW TO GET ALMOST FREE PHONE SERVICE

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Here’s my Ooma phone review after using it for more than a year. I am often asked how I get a nearly free phone line.  I use it as a home phone system and know of people who use it for a really cheap business phone number. The disbelief,...

Jul202013
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MARKETING 101: WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT? WHO IS THE CUSTOMER?

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Here’s another in the Marketing 101 series for quick business help. In my work I get to review business plans & work with a variety of business people.  Here’s something to get right. Start with “What is your product?”...

Jun112013
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MARKETING 101: PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION

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Marketing Tactic #17: Product Differentiation It means distinguishing your product or offering from the sea of similar competitors. Make it more attractive, appeal to a specific target or niche market. via xkcd Remember, too, this applies...

Jan212013
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WHAT KIDS AREN’T LEARNING ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING &...

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Kids have been studying Martin Luther King at school. We interested parents ask our children what they learned. What “sticks” in a person’s mind is always fascinating. Here’s what my child learned: Martin Luther King...

Oct022012

BANKS & THEIR NONSENSE WAY OF PREVENTING FRAUD

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Cory Doctorow on why the approach banks are using to prevent fraud is nonsense: The banks, bless them, are only trying to prevent fraud, but this is a pretty silly way of going about it. For starters, there’s the business of calling up...

Sep212012
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NOW READING: “PRICELESS”

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Now Reading: “Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)” Worth reading if you are an entrepreneur who prices products and services. Worth reading if you want to learn the subtle tricks companies use to...

May262012

I EAT DUTCH BABIES

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I love to eat Dutch Babies! As much fun to say as they are to eat.  Dutch babies taste like giant popovers. I use a blender to measure the milk and mix the batter. There’s not much clean up or dirty dishes. I’ve made these many times...

Mar242012
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NOW READING: “FASCINATE”

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Now reading: “Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation” via SocialTriggers.com. Go to Social Triggers. Listen to a the awesome interview with the author (no opt-in and it’s free) and you’ll get a overview...

Feb252012
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GALETTE … IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER

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My first attempt at making a galette.  Success! Mushrooms, leeks, gorgonzola. Heavenly on a chilly night. For all the folks who tell me about what they saw on cooking shows: you can learn more by doing than by watching. Recipe from Cooks...