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The Hidden Superpowers Of Your Mind


The mind is an infinite wonder. It has the fantastic ability to transmute your desires into their physical counterparts.

Color Your Life


Have you ever arrived at place in your career and wondered how you got there? Have you found yourself stuck, not liking your job, yet not seeing how you can change after investing 15 years at it.Let's take a different perspective and see if you can solve your dilemma through this colorful full spectrum exploration of job and career.

Starving for Intimacy


Some are seeking love in a bottle. Others look for it on the streets and many are trying to find it in their food.

Peace Alliance vs. Fighting a Battle


We read in the press about the "War on Drugs" and the "Battle of the Bulge". Television tells us to fight the flu, legal battles or the war in Haiti.

Set Yourself Up for Success!


Set Yourself Up For Success!~ By Fran Briggs Here's a great way to programand set yourself up for success in advance. It is one of many of what I call, New Empowering Habit Plans (TM).

I Just Want to be Free - I Just Want to be Me!


It was a sunny Saturday in April 2003 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Carolina-blue sky seemed to kiss the wavy waters as the gentle wind embraced the beach.

Imagination


Imagination is the unreal, real state of mind, where all things are experienced as real. Imagination is powerful and is an intermediary step between thought and word.

Accelerate Your Learning


Although you may not currently be a student, learning is a life long process. Perhaps you need to learn something new for your job, or you would like to learn a new language before you take a vacation abroad, or you want to "brush up" on math so you can help your children with their homework.

Business Ideas - Need a New Idea? Try Changing Your Perspective


One definition of creativity states that creative people look at the same thing everyone else does, yet they see something no one else does.But even creative people (which includes all of you, of course) can run into roadblocks every now and then.

Befriend Your Budget, This Yuletide and Always


It is that time of year again. Yuletide?Christmas in the air.

Can We Change People?


There was a class of "challenged" children and many teachers were brought in over time but each one ended up quitting in frustration. Finally, a teacher was brought in and a miracle happened.

Let the Seeds Grow


The thought that every great thing that has ever happened, been spoken or invented began first with a single idea is not a new one, but one I don't think many people have taken to heart.I find that many people are constantly getting ideas.

How to Turn Nothing Into Something


Excerpted from the Jim Rohn Weekend Seminar-Excelling in the New Millennium)Have you ever wondered how to turn nothing into something?First, in order to turn nothing into something, you've got to start with some ideas and imagination.Now, it might be hard to call ideas and imagination nothing; but how tangible are those ideas? That is a bit of a mystery.

Creating Opportunity


An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development.

Perfectionism - The Dangerous Trap!


Just when I have something figured out, along comes another how-to-article telling me how to be or do something better or even change my entire life. No matter where I turn, I am constantly reminded that I am not good enough in more ways than one.

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05/09/2017 09:08 AM
How To Book A Band For A Corporate Event
You've got an event to plan, a band to hire, and so much to do... What should you do first? Find a booking agent to take care of the band and entertainment options.
05/01/2017 07:55 AM
Is Three Dimensional [3-D] Printed Furniture Really a Game Changer?
This article discusses the prospective effect of 3-D technology in the furniture industry. I will be sharing a few advantages of 3-D printed furniture which are going to raise benchmarks of the industry.
04/18/2017 08:21 AM
How Blockchain Can Re-Invent the Global Supply Chain
After it emerged in 2008, the technology behind the world's most notorious crypto-currency, Bitcoin, held court on the fringes, attracting attention mostly from startups and the financial services sector. However, it has recently started to receive a lot of attention as companies gradually realize it could be valuable for many other things besides tracking payments.
04/11/2017 10:03 AM
Are You Missing Out On the Most Important Business Tool?
Quick Quiz: What do the following have in common? The iPhone The Tesla Model S Spanx The self-cleaning litter box The Sputnik 1 satellite Answer: They were all the product of a creative idea. As was every single other breakthrough that made a million dollars, cured a disease, or changed the world.
04/08/2017 09:34 AM
Information Feedback Loops In Stock Markets, Investing, Innovation And Mathematical Trends
It seems that no matter how complex our civilization and society gets, we humans are able to cope with the ever changing dynamics, find reason in what seems like chaos and create order out of what appears to be random. We run through our lives making observations, one-after-another, trying to find meaning - sometimes we are able, sometimes not, and sometimes we think we see patterns which may or not be so. Our intuitive minds attempt to make rhyme of reason, but in the end without empirical evidence much of our theories behind how and why things work, or don't work, a certain way cannot be proven, or disproven for that matter.
04/02/2017 11:35 AM
A Goldfish Has a Longer Attention Span Than I Do!
This short Whisper will provide you with a fantastic TOOL to keep your Mindset on the proper track each and every day. You have 78 organs in your body. Your smart phone is probably organ number 79 for you.
03/29/2017 07:51 AM
The Opioid Epidemic: How Substance Abuse and Addiction Centers Are Using Innovation to Raise the Bar
In 2017 the Opioid addiction problem has reached an all-time high. Young adults are dying at an alarming rate. Substance abuse and addiction facilities are facing tremendous pressure to raise the bar in proactively educating patients and the community on addiction prevention, providing results based therapy and utilizing innovative technology in their facilities to streamline providing quality medical care from a valued based perspective. Here a few measures that the top substance abuse and addiction facilities are doing to stay innovative and ahead in this devastating fight.
03/15/2017 08:45 AM
They're Your Rules, Break Them!
Sometimes, breaking the rules is incredibly effective. You can topple industry giants if you act unconventionally. Sometimes, breaking the right rules can hand you an industry on a platter.
03/11/2017 07:31 AM
Leaders: Innovative Organizational Tour Guides
Leaders are the travel guides for their teams, businesses and organizations. Just as a tour guide provides information, assistance, historical interests and sites, along with educational entertainment to enlighten their tourists, celebrated leaders must assume the same type of mindset when keeping their business or organization healthy, emergent and innovative.
03/07/2017 10:35 PM
Where to Find the Idea That Will Make You Rich
I can't tell you what your next million-dollar idea will be-but I can tell you, with near 100% certainty, where you're going to find it. And it probably won't be where you think.
03/06/2017 08:31 AM
Speech Analytics: Unravel the Unknown for Enhanced Customer Service
In today's digitally-driven world, organizations are putting their best foot forward to better comprehend, tote up, and respond to their customer-base with a clear intent to proliferate their brand presence and augment their sales stream. For this, they have started using the science of speech analytics to gain quick insight into customer interactions, technical glitches, fraudulent calls, and even to identify behavioral trends.
03/02/2017 02:32 PM
Your Wicked Customers Are Trying To Break Your Rules! What If You Helped Them?
Ever heard of a 'false metric'? It's the very human act of viewing a relatively unimportant part of a system as though it were a critical indicator of success. For instance, a manager might track the productivity of his staff by ensuring that they all 'clock in on time.' But arriving early is no guarantee of productivity, and measuring it is not the same thing as ensuring the result you're after. Et voila: False metric.
02/22/2017 09:41 AM
Is Innovation Slowing Down?
While some point to the constant stream of discoveries and findings as proof of our creativity, others believe that innovation is slowing down. Which is correct? Here we explore that possibilities.
02/10/2017 08:57 AM
How Pokemon GO Can Be Better In 2017 - 5 Tips From Ingress
Niantic could draw some tips from its other augmented reality game "Ingress" and create a Pokemon GO experience with much more interaction between players. 5 Tips from Ingress are presented to make a case for more in-game action.
02/09/2017 12:12 PM
What Was Your Latest "I Should Have Thought of That" Moment?
How many times in your life have you said to yourself or out loud, " I should have thought of that". Well as a lifelong inventor it happens to me many times. As a result I have brought to market many items.
02/04/2017 02:26 PM
Corrugated Plastic, Paperboard: What Custom Box Material to Go For
Custom boxes are made from different materials. Each element determines the strength of the box and its use. Depending on the depth of one's pocket and the purpose of acquiring a certain container, one can specify what material they want their boxes to be made of.
02/03/2017 11:36 AM
2020 And Beyond: Data Center Designs for the Future
The state of innovation, and the resurgence of technology disrupts has reached unprecedented levels. In the coming years, there will be a high rate of change that will see the migration from legacy systems to new age ones.
02/01/2017 09:30 AM
In the Age of AI, Our Human Workforce Must Remain Relevant
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming faster and more human-like, but questions are being raised whether or not this technology is a prerequisite to the alienation and extinction of solid human workforces. Business leaders must not forget the people and invest in training to reduce the anxieties of an already nervous workforce fearing imminent job losses and being replaced by robots.
01/26/2017 03:48 PM
Virtual Assessment Centres
Creative Commons (CC) resources are continuing to increase, from web pages to graphics, to audio and video media. Creative Commons Licensing was started by a Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig to deal with creative works protected by copyright law, including text, audio, pictures and video of any subject, in any format. The words 'Commons' derives from those elements of the environment we all share, seas, rivers, land and air. Today there are also cultural commons including art and historical landmarks, and scientific commons that enable the sharing of critical research, i.e. open access to research critical to advance progress against cancer. And, the EU has called for full open access to scientific research by 2020.
01/26/2017 10:48 AM
Importance Of Organizational Skills In Business
One form of good management that at times is forgotten is the importance of organizational skills. A business has many different levels and layers. To succeed in the workplace, you need to know how each level functions and you need to know the proper forms to communicate with every employee in the workplace.
01/17/2017 02:01 PM
How to Become a Master of Your Work
I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that you either are, or you want to be, good at what you do. I'm going to take that even further and assume that you either are, or want to be, great at what you do.
01/10/2017 08:27 AM
3 Basic Moves Innovators Have In Common With Toddlers
What do innovators and toddlers have in common? In what way can patience complement persistence within the infancy stage of your business model and organizational strategy?
01/03/2017 08:58 AM
How Are You Filling Your Idea Pipeline?
I've just been reading a terrific new book called High-Profit Prospecting by my friend and colleague Mark Hunter. Mark is a consummate sales professional, and his book is about how to keep your sales pipeline full so that you never run out of valuable prospects. I'm not a sales professional, but I am an idea professional. And, just like I think it's vital for people in the sales business to keep their sales pipelines full, I think it's equally vital for people in the idea business to keep their idea pipelines full. By the way, as a leader, you are in the idea business.
12/28/2016 02:49 PM
The Future State of Manufacturing
The world's population is rapidly growing, in order to keep up with the demand the manufacturing industry must become even more efficient. By utilizing digital work instructions, humans will be able to work in unison with robotics.
12/28/2016 07:56 AM
Disruptive 3D Technology Considered
The other day our think tank was discussing the challenges of 3-D printing and how "Capitalism will begin to suffer damage when 3D printing starts to affect the retail distribution chain." Consider if you will that in the future people will be 3D printing at home using carbon composite layering graphene, metallic materials, plastics, ceramic materials, etc. - people don't need to go to a retail store to buy cheap products, they can merely print them in their living room. What about the jobs at the major retailers, what about the management in retail, the buyers, truck drivers, warehouse staff? All those jobs gone?
12/17/2016 10:07 AM
When It Comes To Technology Grants, Startups Can Offer More Bang For the Buck Than Universities
In reviewing the scientific research grants we give to academia, billions of million dollars a year, I often find it amazing how little we get for all that money spent. No, don't get me wrong, I believe in research, it's just that I wonder if government is the best way to fund innovative pure research science. You see, I find that the amount of government funded research is so vast it is crowding out the private foundations and corporate sponsored research mechanism, which I find completely troubling.
12/15/2016 08:20 AM
Are You The Problem?
Many people look in the wrong place for solutions, when things start going wrong. This article shows a case study of a consultation that found an amazing answer.
12/07/2016 12:46 PM
Using Ball Mills in the Energy Industry
In the industry worldwide, there is already some considerable experience in the use of ultra-fine ground coal in energy production - as a cost-effective fuel to replace gas and fuel oil at energy production facilities (in the USA, Germany, and China). The USA has positive experience in using it at a 600 MW unit in North Carolina for firing a boiler powered by ultra-fine ground coal. Ultra-fine ground coal is also being used to power boilers run by the Steinmuller corporation in Germany, for whom a specially-designer unit to exploit the power source was built. The results were very successful. This new technology is low-cost, with a short return-on-investment cycle which will hit break-even in no more than 2 to 3 years. The additional financing costs are in producing the ultra-fine ground coal (the purchase of ball mill machinery) - the additional machinery also has a short investment payback cycle due to the economics of the fuel supply industry.
12/07/2016 12:39 PM
3D Printing and Medicine - How They Create Amazing Innovations
Thee leaps and bounds that 3D printing has made in the past few years also comes with an incredibly wide variety of possibilities that have opened up in countless domains. Notably, the medical field benefits greatly from 3D printing.
12/05/2016 03:02 PM
The TV Show Pure Genius Is Pure Science Fiction: Not Coming to an EHR Near You Anytime Soon
The TV show Pure Genius shows us fantastic technology that doesn't yet exist. Perhaps we'll see some of it available sometime in the future but not right now.
11/29/2016 09:13 AM
Want Better Ideas? Then Stop Brainstorming!
I used to be a fan of brainstorming. What could be better for generating ideas than gathering your team around a table, presenting the challenge, and then letting the ideas flow! No bad ideas here! Just open the mental floodgates and let the brilliance pour out! Each idea sparking another, and another! Sounds perfect, doesn't it?
11/21/2016 09:37 AM
The CRAZY MATH to Growing YOUR Business
The CRAZY MATH is all about using books as creative business growth tools. They are highly effective, and very cheap. BUT the ROI is huge!
11/16/2016 09:28 AM
Stop Treating Creativity As an Option
Turning creativity into money. That's how I sometimes described my job as the Executive Producer of a hit comedy TV show in Seattle. Turning creativity into money. See, our job, week after week, was to be creative-on demand. BUT, that creativity had to lead to profit. If what we created-jokes, comedy sketches, parodies-didn't draw an audience that advertisers would pay to reach, our creativity would have gone nowhere (and our careers would have quickly followed). But we did draw that audience, and the station made a healthy profit. And it all began with our creativity. Our creativity was the engine that powered the profits.
11/15/2016 08:58 AM
The Corporate Communication Imperative
Quality communication is the quintessence of any thriving business or institution, and now with digital signage being utilized for corporate communications, managers can engage back-of-office employees while simultaneously welcoming visitors as they enter the front door-reaching each segment with unique messages, purposes, and locations. Isn't it time to consider a communication tool that will improve the quality of your corporate communications?
11/11/2016 02:30 PM
How to Calculate Nutrition Data Using Excel or Open Office Calc
Learning the key concepts needed to calculate nutrition values for ready-made and packaged food is imperative for EU food manufacturers. EU law states that all pre-packaged food sold off site must meet the EU 1169/2001 requirements for nutrition on their packaging by December 13 2016.
11/08/2016 10:58 AM
Can You Have a Breakthrough Without Breakdowns?
A breakthrough is a much desired achievement by individuals or businesses. However, they rarely happen. When they do, most are accidents. If breakthroughs are desirable, why do they rarely happen? This article outlines the biggest challenge of intentionally producing breakthroughs. It also takes a counterintuitive view for why breakthroughs can be much simpler than most believe.
11/02/2016 08:41 AM
5 Ways Supermarket Chains Are Working to Build Their Businesses
Uniquely creative initiatives by food retailers are essential. Consumers desire inventive in-store offerings that whet their appetites. Constant innovation and creativity can keep supermarket chains and independent grocers competitive and thriving.
10/24/2016 09:56 AM
Utilizing The Open Government Software For Different Purposes
These days Open government software is the need of everyone. Many government agencies have made their tasks simpler and easy with the help of the open government software.
10/23/2016 10:30 AM
Sneak Peak Into the Past of Biometrics
The origin of the term biometric comes from two different Greek words "Bio" which means life and "Metrics" which means to measure. Since the ancient times, humans recognized each other through facial recognition, we store the faces of people we meet in our memory and upon seeing them again; we greet them.
10/11/2016 09:08 AM
A Short History of Signage
The article illustrates the fast growth of signage industry. In addition to this, it explains how important it is for businesses to use signs as a marketing tool.
10/11/2016 08:22 AM
A Gateway to Increased Market Share for CPG Companies: Product Innovation
Product innovation is when a business develops and introduces to the marketplace a new, revamped or markedly improved product or service. Successful product innovation involves a commitment to people, research, creativity, follow-through, and re-visiting.
09/28/2016 09:31 AM
Profitable Creativity May Be Closer Than You Think!
Would you like to find a creative solution to your current challenge du jour? It may be as close as the morning newspaper. (Note to younger readers: the "morning newspaper" used to be an actual thing. It was truly a marvelous invention. It appeared magically on your doorstep, required no scrolling, and never needed to be recharged.)
09/15/2016 12:16 PM
Centrifugal Pumps Manufacturers - CRI
A centrifugal pump is primarily a rotodynamic pump that uses a pivoting impeller to raise the rate of a liquid. Its main role is to switch the energy of a motor to kinetic energy which in turn pressures out the fluid from the pump. The change in energy takes place in the volute and the impeller.
09/12/2016 08:56 AM
How a Cover Band Challenge Can Improve Tribe Performance
It could have been just another boring business convention, but instead, adding a cover band challenge, and making it part of the overall training process for building teams to work together in corporate marketing became a ground floor opportunity for success. Who could have known!
09/07/2016 10:19 AM
Pens Should Be Simple - Ballpoints Are Not Rocket Science
Just when you think pens are no-brainers they come out with new inks, new style of pens or a new delivery system for inks-barrels and cartridges. Pens should only be about putting ink on paper that doesn't bleed, blob, scratch, gouge paper, or skip. However, even choosing pens seems to be the art of compromise. Pens are used every day and I have found they are a personal preference. We are considering ballpoints, gels, roller balls. We are not even considering fountain pens and personal statement pens--just the everyday workhorse pens we don't necessarily care if we lose.
09/07/2016 08:31 AM
Is The Diversity In the US Why We Are So Successful?
Not long ago, a foreign born student attending a top US University here in California asked me if I thought that the reason that the USA was so successful was due to our "diversity" bringing all different cultures to one place. I didn't want to burst his bubble or chastise the politically correct narrative shoved down his throat at the University here, but I wasn't about to lie to him. So, I explained my thoughts on this, and perhaps it might help illuminate this for you too? Let's talk shall we.
08/31/2016 11:32 AM
Why You Should Treat Your Website Like a Shop Front
Have you ever come across a shabby shop front and decided to go to the modern and stylish shop front next to it? Or you walked into a nice shop front and found the inside very bland and confusing? With a website, the same principle applies.
08/31/2016 09:29 AM
The Benefits of Informal Get-Togethers
I just spent a delightful morning with a colleague of mine (Ron, another speaker) who was in from out of town and gave me a call. And yes, I realize I just used the word "delightful," when the more manly, chainsaw, Hemi word would be something like "awesome," "radical," or "killer," but dammit, it was delightful. Anyway, as I was leaving this killer get-together, I found myself wondering, "Why don't I do this more often?" Granted, in this case it was Ron who called me, but I travel a lot, and I rarely reach out to other colleagues on the road. That's to my detriment.
08/24/2016 04:49 PM
Pushing Past the Fear in Business
Have you ever been told to burn the ships? Probably not but you would have been told to take a leap... this article looks at the ultimate sacrifice of burning the ships to help find the barriers within.
08/22/2016 08:13 AM
Shipping Fulfillment Companies Make Virtual Businesses A Possibility
Through the use of shipping fulfillment companies, businesses can finally be completely virtual. There is no longer the need for employees and warehouses, removing the responsibilities of managing these aspects from the ownership.


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