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Month: April 2016

Keep Your Overhead Low and Remain Nimble

Keep Your Overhead Low and Remain Nimble

Nimbleness, mobility, and innovation complement each other.  A lumbering, inefficient organization may have a harder time connecting with customers on a personal level.  This hurts market research and innovation, because the managers probably can’t build better relationships with customers and determine how to tweak their products and ads.  A lumbering organization may also likely have too much overhead, and possibly a leader without dictatorial power. Many entrepreneurs at present time can get work done anywhere with a cell phone, tablet,…

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Simon Black: Why is this Country So Poor?

Simon Black: Why is this Country So Poor?

If you enjoyed The Rise of Hong Kong, you’ll probably like this article too. April 14, 2016 Panama City, Panama   “What is it about this place that makes it so poor?” It was a simple question posed to me by a friend as we walked the streets of Managua, Nicaragua earlier this week. Nicaragua is a lovely place. But it’s poor. Very poor. It’s the least developed economy in Central America… and that’s saying something. But it’s worth considering:…

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Before Undertaking a Challenge

Before Undertaking a Challenge

Type up a page of your greatest accomplishments.  Refer to your greatest accomplishments paper before a challenge or when you need confidence. The accomplishments were achieved by you.  This is proof to your conscious and subconscious mind that you are not helpless.  Fill up a whole sheet of paper with your best accomplishments.  It doesn’t matter what they are.  They can be personal achievements, career achievements, and things you worked extremely hard at. You might enjoy this book.  

The Super Power Known as Common Sense

The Super Power Known as Common Sense

What encapsulates the “super power” known as common sense? –          The consistent practice of being observant. –          The correct application of math to a problem. –          The consideration of universal, man-made laws as well as principles. –          The ability to recognize fallacy, deception, flattery, and etc. –          The ability to stick to the problem or work, until solved or completed. –          Asking for qualified help when the need arises. –          The ability to execute a clear plan with a defined…

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The Rise of Hong Kong – By Simon Black

The Rise of Hong Kong – By Simon Black

(If you ever wondered why some countries prosper more than others, this is your classic article.)   On January 26, 1841, two years into the First Opium War between China’s Qing Dynasty and the British Empire, Commodore Sir Gordon Bremer hoisted the British flag above Possession Point in Hong Kong. At the time the island’s population numbered less than 10,000. Most were illiterate fishermen. Hong Kong was also devoid of any meaningful natural resources except for well-placed geography. So when…

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A Law that’s Central to Financial Independence

A Law that’s Central to Financial Independence

Parkinson’s Law dictates expenses rise to meet income.  Break Parkinson’s Law and you should eventually become FI.  Save and invest at least half of all pay increases and unexpected income. If you make a complete budget and ask yourself if your conveniences, fixes, and status you pay for are worth it.  Or decide if banking what you can for ten years leads to better options. Usually, people in general spend all they make and finance a little more besides with…

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