Short List of Potential Business

For most projects, it’s usually helpful to start with a list of business events longer than just a couple. This will give a project a ‘kick-start’ to get it off the ground. To arrive at a potential list of business events you need to do some brainstorming, applying a …

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Dealers

Corporations, investors, and speculators access the foreign exchange market through dealers, who can be the direct counterparty or a middleman. For most travelers, the airport kiosk is their foreign exchange dealer. Corporations, mutual funds, and hedge fund managers, on the other hand, directly call in to the dealing or sales …

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Team Launches

The smell of Iraq was the smell of smoke. The sulfuric smell of cooking fires, propane heaters, and neighborhood generators pervaded the city and country alike, and in poor neighborhoods and towns it was mixed with the smell of excrement. Iraq’s other unforgettable sensation was of the ubiquitous dirt …

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Vitamins To Take On Vegan Color Diet

Vitamin B-6 - One 1.3-1.7 tablet every day. B-6 helps reduce depression by producing serotonin in the central nervous system. It also helps with nausea during pregnancy, reduces risk of heart disease, decreases risk for cancer, and promotes eye health. You should consider taking vitamin B-6 on a vegan …

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Differences in everyone

A catalog of times I ignored my own differences, hoping it’d make them disappear to everyone else. But it hadn’t stopped that guy in high school who, when we were out bowling with our friends, wrote my name down as “rice picker” on the TV screen that keeps …

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Asian representation

It wasn’t until college that I started desperately clinging to any small shred of Asian representation. (And I’m only now starting to grapple with the impulsive need to declare how “seen” I feel when Hollywood tosses me the slightest hint of Asianness or anytime someone whispers “Sandra Oh …

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Racism from a young age

I didn’t really understand the nuance, but I knew they weren’t trying to start a dialogue about race. Could you imagine, though? Me and A.J., two nine-year-olds from Grafton, Wisconsin, having a thoughtful discussion on the sociopolitical implications of race and not being white in America? Mrs …

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Bartering Like the Old Days

Although barter is the oldest form of transaction in the world, we are always amazed at how often people are startled by the idea of using barter in their everyday lives. Our culture is so cash-focused that for all but an inventive few, most of us have forgotten this age-old …

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Resistance and Opposition

Along the way to achieving a big dream, you will encounter opposition. Don’t believe me? If your dream is to create a business that will bring in more than a million dollars a year in profit, then say that out loud. In front of other people. Tell your family …

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Paradoxes in Business

It's useful to define paradox, as often used in management, in more detail. Leaving aside its literary uses, we define paradox, first, as a problem requiring leaders to recognize and fulfill two or more competing demands at the same time—for instance, winning at global and local levels simultaneously. You …

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Introducing Brand Communities

A brand community is a special kind of community. All brand communities we’re discussing aspire to serve both (1) members and (2) at least one organizational (brand) goal.

In this discussion, an authentic brand community includes all these elements:

  • Members who share a mutual concern for one another’s …

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The Evolution of Telescopes and Observatories

On September 25, 1608, a Dutch spectacle maker named Hans Lipperhey applied for a peculiar patent. About his invention Lipperhey wrote, “All things at a very great distance can be seen as if they were nearby, by looking through glasses . . .” Although lenses and eyeglasses had been manufactured since the fourteenth …

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