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Happiness

This is AWESOME....something we should all remember.

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed

each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and
shaved

perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home
today.

His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home,

he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual

description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been

hung on his window.

"I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old
having

just been presented with a new puppy.

"Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait."

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied.

"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my

room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arrange…

Social Bookmarking for Traffic

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Social Bookmarking for Traffic

by Mark Daoust


A while back I wrote an article commenting on Yahoo's public declaration that
they were effectively
conceding to Google in the search market. The point of the article was that Yahoo was not
necessarily giving
up as a business, but rather focusing its efforts on more modern forms of search.
And what are these more modern forms of search? In a word, social networks which includes social bookmarking
and variants on social
bookmarking
.




What is Social Bookmarking



Social bookmarking is one of the flagships of Web 2.0. The basic
concept behind social
bookmarking
is
that when thousands of people get together, bookmark their favorite
pages, and
apply descriptive tags to each page that they bookmark, certain
websites will
rise to the top as being more popular. The result of this is that
surfers will
be able to see what websites are currently popular among users.


The
idea of social
bookmarking
seems to have been originated by Del.icio.us
back in 2003. Just by visiting t…

Four ways to double sales this year

4 ways to double salesBy Chet Holmes
Adviser to more than 60 of the Global 1000, and top producer in every position ever held when he was a salesperson in the trenches. Here are four ways to double
your sales in the next twelve months. Each of these
concepts separately can double sales, but put them all together and you could be in for a banner year. Let’s get right into it.
Concept one to doubles sales: The Best Buyer Concept

Completely grasp the power of this: There’s always a smaller number of ideal buyers,
rather than all buyers, so ideal buyers are cheaper to market to and yet bring greater rewards.
I took over the advertising sales of a magazine owned by billionaire, Charlie Munger. They had a database of 2200 advertisers that they sent promo-pieces to each month. Of those 2200 advertisers, 167 of them bought 95% of the
advertising in the competitor’s magazine (not ours). We
started what I call “The Dream 100 Sell,” a concept where you go after your “Dream” prospects with a vengeance. …

Prepare for the Pension Wars

Prepare for the Pension Wars

There are many creative ways to use My New Mlm.
One way would be as a standby in case pensions disappear.

Below you can read an article about the state of play with pensions.

America's pension time bomb

By Geoffrey Colvin, FORTUNE senior editor-at-large

January 13, 2006

Commentary: Workers, employers, taxpayers, governments.

Meet the key players in the coming battle.

NEW YORK (FORTUNE) -

Some of the nastiest conflicts in America’s future have recently begun to reveal themselves. Let's call them, broadly, the pension wars.

They will be fought on a wide range of battlefields, involving not just workers and their employers but also governments at all levels, regulators, accountants and taxpayers. And these wars will be bitter -- because the combatants will be desperate.

A hint of what's to come could be seen in the New York City transit strike. Most of America didn't notice exactly what sparked the first such strike in 25 years, costing businesses, indivi…

Attention is …

Attention is …
Attention is the substance of focus.
It registers your interests by indicating a choice for certain things and against other things. Any time you pay attention to something (and any time you ignore something), data is created. That data has value, but only if it is gathered, measured, and analyzed.
Right now, you generally lack the ability to capture that data for yourself, so you can't benefit from it. But what if you could? And what if you could share your data with other people, who were also capturing their own data -- or if you could exchange your data for something of value with companies and other institutions that were interested in learning more about the things that interested you? You'd be in control-- you would decide who has access to what data, as well as what you'd accept in exchange for access to your data.
Our attention data is ours, each of us individually. In the wake of the behavior of credit card companies, credit unions and data brokers, it…