Monthly Archives: May 2012

Libdrone's Thoughts and Musings

Malicious, malevolent, myopic.  No?  How about mordant, misconstrue, malefactor?   I am muddling around ‘m’ words today,  after my friend Laura gave me a suggestion for my three words project.

Honestly,  I never considered the adjective mordant to be a complimentary one.    While I, like pretty much everyone else I know,  can be a bit sarcastic at times,  mordant seems to me to describe an almost bitter,  heavily sarcastic tone that I mostly try to avoid.   Sarcasm mostly seems just too easy to me.  A bit like kicking a man when he’s down.    I can’t say I never use sarcasm,  but I don’t use it a lot and I never consider it my finest hour.

One of the most useful communication tricks I’ve ever learned is when listening to someone,   I always paraphrase what they said and repeat it back to them.    Whether I understood…

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Tomorrow night (Friday 10pm kick off) Barça face Bilbao’s Athletic Club at the Vicente Calderon in the final of the 2011/12 Copa del Rey. Both clubs have a fantastic history in the Copa with Barça winning it 25 times while Athletic have been victorious on 23 occasions. Barça had the more complicated route to the final beating L´Hospitalet, Osasuna, Real Madrid and Valencia while Athletic had to get past Oviedo, Albacete, Mallorca and Mirandes.

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When considering Facebook’s (s fb) road to its IPO it might help to see some of the most important data — its revenues and valuations — in a more visual way. Public trading of the company’s stock began today, but people have been speculating about Facebook’s value for a very long time.

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Gaye Crispin's Blog

The Importance Of Being Earnest – With Your Business Ideas

by Gaye Crispin

New business startups are like baby sea turtles trying to make it to the ocean. Whether it be something as innocuous as a piece of driftwood, or lethal as a sand crab, everything  in the path of a baby sea turtle has the potential to spell its demise.

So too, absolutely everything a new baby business hatchling encounters can be life-threatening to the idea or business plan.

No stage of business is more vulnerable than when the business idea is transitioning from being  a safe twinkle in the entrepreneur’s eye on to the drawing board, or into the board room.

And this stage is especially dangerous for the idea if the entrepreneur doesn’t appreciate their idea’s potential future value, and secure it accordingly.

Timing Is Everything

Fledgling entrepreneurs need to understand the importance of taking time to…

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SmallBiz Counsel Daily

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If you are trying to navigate through your local shopping center on a day that Apple has just come out with their latest iWhatever, then you probably have some idea of just how obsessed Apple’s diehard customers can be. Call it brilliant innovation or just call it pure luck; either way, Apple has climbed to the technology forefront, with a core consumer base that races to get their hands on each and every new product.

But just how big is Apple, anyways? Does the customer zeal translate to a real…

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