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I've been 'un-black-listed'. Their mistake - my business reputation tarnished!
17 Nov 2012
This has been a really interesting exercise - our site (www.thecorporatetoolbox.com) w...
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Risk Arbitage, Sandy, Huge Problems, Supply and Demand
14 Nov 2012
Q: How did Sandy affect world markets? Q: What IS risk arbitage? Q: Why can't huge problems be solved (anymore) Q: Does the law of s...
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How do you deal with a company you don't know 'black-listing' your site??
12 Nov 2012
Fortunately an ecademist let me know that "McAfee SiteAdvisor is warning me your site may be risky to visit" - bloomin nora - who are they - and how d...
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The cost of oil to Canada. This makes terrifying viewing!
09 Nov 2012
I went over to TED for a completely different presentation and stumbled across rel...
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Do you envisage a day when CEO's will be incentivised to CREATE jobs?
09 Nov 2012
Probably like most countries, we have seen lots of our organisations lay off staff over the past few years. We have just had our job stats posted and ...
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Want and need to know how to tackle the 'boredom' factor?
08 Nov 2012
Thoughts are that about 60% of our work-force is disengaged! That's a lot of waste prodctivity. I've always equated disengagement with boredom - there...
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How can cooking apples help you be more of a success?
08 Nov 2012
I love a good success story - Sean Brickell shares this wonderful story of http://www.thecorporatetoolbox.com/articles/how_can_cooking_apples...
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The republicans have just received a wake up call. The day of the WASP is over!
08 Nov 2012
Before I get killed in hate mail - I'm probably a female WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) so feel it is OK for me to comment. I've al...
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Reshaping the workplace. PWC's survey on tomorrow's workforce
05 Nov 2012
Heard a lovely story recently. A man who had a small company in Christchurch NZ decided to take on a new employee. He hadn't done any recruiting for Y...
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No wonder the USA is in such financial straits - Apple pays only 1.9% income tax!
05 Nov 2012
We so have to push the corporate responsibility message - read this: "Like other big companies, Apple leaves cash overseas. If it brought...
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Never doubt that whales and humans communicate - watch this youtube clip
02 Nov 2012
In this part of the world (NZ) we are passionate about saving our whales - can't believe why people would want to eat these amazing creatures. <...
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Our latest inspirational book now available 'Life after a Bypass'
01 Nov 2012
I've been pretty lax of late uploading stories onto my www.neverinourwildestdreams.com...
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Its coming up to the silly season - a great opportunity to network
29 Oct 2012
Christmas is one of those times of the year that a huge part of the world's population takes time out to party - parties are great so long as people d...
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Are you easily and endlessly distracted by bright shiny things?
29 Oct 2012
It is SO easy to get distracted. Something free pops into your inbox promising riches beyond your wildest dreams, we wouldn't be human if we didn't at...
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The future is NOW!
29 Oct 2012
I just spent a day with several un-connected businesses talking about the future - how they view it; how they prepare for it and what happens if they ...
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Want to know how to negotiate success?
23 Oct 2012
I love watching a good negotiator. I particularly love watching Dragon's Den when one of the contestants actually takes the Dragons on to negotiate a ...
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Most countries have minimum wage rates, is it time to have MAXIMUM wage rates?
23 Oct 2012
I don't know about you but I get really angry when I hear of yet another CEO or company director being awarded massive increases in remuneration while...
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Is asking questions the best answer?
23 Oct 2012
I've always admired people, who, at the end of a workshop or speech, ask really great questions. Its not something I'm particularly good at other then...
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How important is the long tail really?
18 Oct 2012
I found the book fascinating, and I guess we are all working on applying the principles to our own businesses - does it work? Is it worth the effort?<...
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When you survey your customers, do you ask the right questions?
18 Oct 2012
Asking great questions is not just a skill, its an art....check out http://www.thecorporatetoolbox.com/articles/when_you_survey_your_market,_...
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