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Success Failure and Risk in Business

Catching the Fly in Business

The other night I was lying in bed, the lights were out, and I was just drifting off to sleep, when I heard the most annoying sound.  A fly was trapped in my room and seemed determined to drive my tired mind into insanity with its buzzing around my head. …

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An Interesting Collecting Hobby

How many people do something that is non productive so frequently or obsessively or compulsively that it is called a hobby? Collecting things, for example, is surely one of the world’s most common hobbies. It is amazing how many people collect postage stamps, many of them commemorating special events, some …

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Common Negotiation Skills Mistakes

Negotiation skills are a requirement for success in business and personal matters. Learning what not to do is as important as learning what to do during an important negotiation. The stress that often accompanies a meeting like this can contribute to problems for many who have not learned how to …

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Woodworking – Turn Your Hobby into a Craft Career

I have been interested in woodworking for many years now.  Several generations of my family have been involved in the yacht building business.  I grew up watching wood being hand worked into beautiful shapes and transformed from timber into stunning ocean going yachts. However the family business closed before I …