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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Marketing Lessons for Potential Entrepreneurs

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Why Good Contestants Can’t Win Food Network Contest In 2011, the final two were narrowed to a man and woman who prepared demo tapes, one of which offered Mexican cooking with a twist, while the other specialized in creating sandwiches. … Continue reading

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Voice Power

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Virtual Coaching Each year more than 3 million people are injured and disabled on the job, according to government statistics. Many individuals are forced to change careers and some turn to self-employment. Assistive technology tools, such as voice-activated software, are … Continue reading

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Biz Quiz

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  Can You Guess the Answers? In the Netherlands, you must study for four years if you want to become a florist. True or false? Saran Wrap was successfully used in another industry before it was introduced to consumers as … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Vocational Tests

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Beware of Experts In What Color Is Your Parachute, author Richard Bolles’s cautions readers about the consequences of good and bad vocational testing. He tells the story of a man who was given the Strong Inventory by a counselor then … Continue reading

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The Help

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When a Good Idea Doesn’t Sell The international best-selling book The Help by Kathryn Stockett is now a movie with a lot of media buzz, yet it was rejected 60 times before gaining acceptance. his latest literary piece about the … Continue reading

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Thinking Critically & Solving Problems

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Logic in the Real World The ability to evaluate arguments, claims, or situations and solve problems in one’s business and personal life is the most valuable skill that a potential entrepreneur can possess. I grew interested in the issue once … Continue reading

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Shepard Fairey And Fair-Use Law

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Using Presidential Images In Product Design Street artist Shepard Fairey created the now famous Obama poster and used a photo taken by an Associated Press photographer for his illustration. Fairey believed that he was legally entitled to use the AP … Continue reading

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Chesley Sullenberger

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Smooth Sailing Sully Sullenberger knew he wanted to be a pilot from the time he was five years old. He built model airplanes and read everything about aviation that he could get his hands on. By his teens, he was … Continue reading

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Time Masters

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Watching the Market The Meylan Stopwatch Corporation started out selling ordinary watches via mail order in the 1920’s, until competition forced the company to venture into the stopwatch field, where they began selling their products to sports buffs and government … Continue reading

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