May 2012

Good Indexing

A Profession in which Good Workers Can’t be Replaced with Technology If you have ever repeatedly thumbed through an index in frustration, trying and failing to find the correct page number for an important passage which you forgot to plaster with a sticky note, highlight, or dog ear, then you know the value and importance […]

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Prince Charles

Royal Philanthropic Entrepreneur An irate mob of students, angered by tremendous increases in college tuition fees, attacked the Rolls-Royce carrying Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. Puzzling: apparently, the protesters forgot that 1.  Members of the royal family are not responsible for legislation. 2.  Prince Charles has long been active in establishing and funding entrepreneurial […]

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Vastu

Working in Harmony Vastu, the ancient Hindu science of design and architecture, is a sister science of ayurvedic medicine and yoga. “What yoga does for the body, vastu does for the home.” In the 1990s, while feng shui was increasingly popular in the states, English-speaking publications in India documented vastu’s growing revival within the business […]

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Internet Marketing Primer

Tips for Beginners  Discussed in six nontechnical articles. The Web Site Search Engine/Directory Registration Getting Links Joining the Discussion Online Advertising What Is Online Marketing? Richard Hoy,  April 26, 2006. http://writersweekly.com/this_weeks_article/003402_04262006.html Link Swapping is Unnatural. John Jantsch, September 25, 2006. http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/article/articles 23/1/Link-Swapping-is-Unnatural/Page1.html Hits: 55

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Why Mothers are Targets for Work-At-Home Scams

Profiting from Cultural Inequality Employment opportunities for many Americans have disappeared during one of the worst recession since the Depression, as companies outsource their manufacturing capabilities to Asian countries where wages are 60 cents an hour. As a result, you can find street peddlers in Mexico selling straw hats made in China. In the U.S., […]

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Hidden Talents

Aptitudes of Louis Armstrong & Theodore Geisel Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong is known internationally as a renowned jazz musician, but perhaps only diehard fans are aware that, despite his lack of formal schooling, he was a gifted writer, too. He penned his autobiography solo, without the use of the usual ghost writer or collaborator. Armstrong’s book is regarded as […]

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Einstein’s Smart Refrigerator

Killer Appliances Although many people know Albert Einstein as a scientist, many are probably not aware that he was also an inventor. After winning the Nobel Prize in the 1920s, he began looking for a solution to a deadly problem. Entire families were being poisoned to death in their sleep by the toxic ammonia coolant […]

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Gadget Trouble

Pitfalls of Product Invention A  meat probe allows a home chef to moniter cooking temperature to avoid serving undercooked or dried, tough, overcooked food. However, when the PBS program America’s Test Kitchen reviewed different brands of thermometers on the market, many had serious design flaws. For instance, one model had a cord which was too […]

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Lessons from American Idol

Marketing 101 Each year, the judges on American Idol stressed the importance of “choosing the right song.” On last week’s show, the consequences of not heeding that advice was evident when singing sensation Joshua Ledet, one of three left in the competition, did not receive enough votes from across America to make it to the […]

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Taking Entrepreneurial Classes Online

E-Learning & the World of Business Some of the countless good resources on the Web for learning entrepreneurial topics include UCLA’s Extension Department. However, a comprehensive list of online institutions are available through U.S. News and World Report. References https://www.uclaextension.edu/fos/Business.aspx http://www.usnews.com/education     Hits: 18

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