Don’t be rude: say no

I’m just going to say it: I hate when people don’t say “No.” I understand that this may seem strange at first glance. Shouldn’t I prefer people to say “Yes”? Not quite. What I prefer is that people speak with honesty and integrity. Sometimes that means saying “no”, and...

Fit dogs vs. unfit dogs or why some dogs obey better than others

Dogs are instinctively hunters and scavengers, some are given more than others. Even today, the genes of certain breeds scream incessantly from the adrenaline rush of the stimulation of the chase and the thrill of the victory of their hunt. Nature provided them with that extraordinary impulse to continue...

The six marketing imperatives

There are six marketing imperatives that drive, or should drive, today’s small businesses. These imperatives are: 1. No matter what business you think you are in, sooner or later you will also be a marketing organization. 2. As an essentially marketing organization, it follows that marketing becomes your most...

IPhone Software Updates – Paperweight Makers

One of the few things you can count on is that Apple will release a new iPhone every year, a new and improved model than the one you just bought. By the time the new appears, they are already classifying the old as outdated and dysfunctional. So contrary to...

Preview of the NBA conference finals

The NBA Conference Finals are usually a good time. Two expected heavyweights and two upsets in the NBA’s final four should continue that trend. Even better, without the Cleveland LeBronaliers, we’ll be dealt with four complete teams not running a “stand by and watch that guy” offense. Ok, maybe...

Squirrels – Friends or Pests?

The presence of squirrels is widely accepted within our society and they often overlook the fact that they are rodents. Most within this species are cute and cuddly with long fluffy tails that can provide hours of entertainment as they jump from tree to tree and battle rival squirrels....

Tea "Average joe" The gym is now a reality

The “Average Joe” gym is now a reality. In one of the most memorable scenes in the Hollywood movie farce “Dodgeball,” Lance Armstrong casually comforts Vince Vaughn by assuring him, “I’m sure you must have a good reason to quit.” History hails the “Average Joe” gym as a place...

Advantages and disadvantages of the entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs enjoy the freedom to make their own business decisions and become their own bosses. Plus, they also get the stability and control they could never achieve as a regular employee. If you have dreamed of becoming one of these entrepreneurs, you should know the disadvantages and advantages of...