Category Archives: Business and Finance

Out with the Long-Term Strategic Plan

… unless it’s continually balanced with demonstrating short-term value. Balance. Much of life is about balance. Not only in BI, but on a dozen fronts. You’re going to have a hard time being successful until you learn the art of … Continue reading

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Overpriced Olive Wood

Both leading up to the trip and once I got there, I heard a lot about the rules of shopping in Israel. Rule #1: Always haggle. If you buy the thing you’re looking at for sticker price, they’ll think you’re … Continue reading

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How would you “stimulate” the economy?

As much as I’ve tried not to watch the news any more than I have to, it’s hard to get away from all the talk about Washington’s “stimulus package” and the subsequent unbelievable spending that’s followed in its wake.  President … Continue reading

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Philippines Observation 1: The socioeconomic conditions of the country

Part 1 of an eight part series on observations of the Philippines.  View the index of all eight entries. I have to admit that prior to our consideration to adopt from the Philippines, I neither thought much nor knew alot … Continue reading

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Ummm … Now You’re Good

The NETGEAR Digital Entertainer contest I mentioned in my last entry is now up and running. Check out rules and other details here. Contest centers around giving away four EVA8000’s over the next couple months in exchange for filling out … Continue reading

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Contest Central

I don’t normally get into contests, but our network is running several at the moment, that you need to check out. First of all, Monster Community (one of our latest – the official user community for Monster Cable) is giving … Continue reading

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