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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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11/13/2017 08:24 AM
Can You Portmanteau?
I recently read an article in which the word satisficing was used. The word intrigued me. According to the author, satisficing is a combination of sufficing and satisfying. This led me to investigate if there were other words that were made by combining the sounds and meanings of two existing words. I learned that such a composite word is called a portmanteau. I also discovered that there are many portmanteaus that we use on a daily basis, frequently without realizing that's what they are.
11/10/2017 02:39 PM
Next Generation Augmented Reality (AR) Are Transforming Events
Imagine watching a cricket game and seeing all of the key statistics surround your favorite player without taking your eye off the game. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) aims to visually enhance the event experience through a heads-up display on any android or iPhone smart gadgets. Instead of marketing to consumers, however, AR & VR technology is able to help event organizers, sports managers, and advertisers a (sizable) premium for very high detailed analytics of knowing which performers are most popular and when. AR & VR are driving the next stage in the event experience with all its magic in it.
11/06/2017 03:50 PM
Unlock Your Creative Ideas With This Magic Question
It happens virtually every morning. You wake up, and there in the paper, or online, or on TV, is a success story. (Yes, they're there. Sometimes you have to wade through the garbage.) Some entrepreneur, some company, some industry has come up with a game-changer. It might be Elon Musk, or the folks at Apple, or some person you've never heard of from some small town you've never heard of. But they've done it. They've come up with something brilliant-a breakthrough.
10/12/2017 02:28 PM
Subscription Models: Ushering in a New Business Era
Subscription-based businesses are trumping traditional businesses as they are quickly taking over retail and e-commerce. But why are subscription-based business models becoming so popular with companies? Technology, digital transformation and changing consumer preferences hold the key
10/05/2017 09:29 AM
The Science of Packaging
Packaging is a fundamental need which is not encountered recently, but its history goes back to the primeval times when the humanity colonized earth. Though, back then, the needs were straightforward and different but anyway there were present as those people also had to carry goods from one place to another and transport their belongings.
09/14/2017 12:04 PM
Bots - An Important Part of Our AI-Powered Future
Chat-bot development companies are using interactive and responsive bots to cater to their customers in the best possible way. These companies are using AI bots to enhance their customer support services. These are programmed bots which respond to human interaction with the same accuracy as that of an actual human.
08/23/2017 09:10 AM
Is It Worth It For Businesses To Go Solar?
For many business owners, going solar can be a strategic decision with significant financial benefits. If you're wondering whether solar is a feasible option for your business, here are four considerations to help ensure your investment is profitable and improves your bottom line in addition to reducing your company's ecological footprint.
08/22/2017 04:03 PM
The I's In Innovation
When you hear mention of the word innovation, what comes to mind? Innovation entails disruptive thinking, passion, putting your plan into place and unwavering perseverance while delivering an excellent customer experience, by meeting their needs and making a difference in their lives.
07/22/2017 11:36 AM
Critical Thinking
What if you were asked the question: "If your world only used 20 words, what would they be?" How would you even begin to think of an answer? Let's see if critical thinking can help.
07/19/2017 09:30 AM
Understanding the Process of Change With Ions
On the surface, ions can seem boring and not very important. However, researchers and those who are experts with them understand the true value they offer. The process of ion conductance allows the process of change within ions to be understood.
07/07/2017 09:49 AM
What Problem Do You Want to Solve?
Don't think about the job you want to have, but the problem you want to solve. I recently attended the high school graduation of a friend's son.
07/02/2017 10:49 PM
The Signage Evolution
The sign industry has evolved over the past few decades. Today, large LED displays offer high impact, animated message systems that employ a marketing strategy.
06/27/2017 11:46 AM
Is Neuroplasticity an Effective Leadership Tool?
New thought processes always precede new paradigms. Those new thought processes allow you to see possibilities that once appeared impossible. They only appeared impossible because of the prevailing mindset. That mindset is stored in our brains. Our brains hold information in our neurons. As a rule, neurons do not make up information. They store it, like file cabinets, and retrieve it when needed. This article explores the possibility of creating new paradigms that are not predicated on the information stored in our neurons. It is a relatively new science called neuroplasticity. It may be the key component needed to effectively drive innovation.
06/22/2017 10:47 AM
Business Intelligence
1. Companies are aggressively moving to computerized support of their organizations. Can you list at least 2 of the factors driving this move?
06/15/2017 12:03 PM
Are Bioplastics the Future of Plastics?
Bioplastics are developed from sustainable materials such as corn starch but are they a viable solution to petrol-based plastics? Are they recyclable? Are there currently any commercial uses for them?
06/13/2017 02:46 PM
Impact Investing: Will Your Business Pay for Success?
Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative new funding mechanism that is used to finance social-benefit projects with high-quality impact metrics. PFS projects are popping up in every sector from homelessness, to healthcare, to education. New models prove that PFS projects can be used to stimulate investment in commodities, as well as workforce development. What impact will this have on the private sector? Will your business Pay for Success?
06/08/2017 09:47 AM
7 Reasons Your Business Should Have An App
Whether your business is a giant corporation or simply an infant firm, due to the advancement in technology, having an application is just as important as having an online presence on the internet. Therefore, cell phone applications may hold great benefits to different businesses operating in different industries.
05/31/2017 09:51 AM
To Think Out of the Box, Make the Box Smaller
QUICK QUIZ: Which assignment do you think a creative person would like more: Write a story about anything. Write a story about a duck.
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!


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