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New Job. Old Skills






When I became a social media consultant, I assumed I would excel on the strategy track, because of my background in consulting and research. I did, but something else happened. I would look at brilliant campaigns on social media and think, “I could never envision or produce that.” Heck, I didn’t even think I could[…]






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Investment Speed






I once wrote about an opportunity to invest in poultry farms which closed in less than three hours (albeit, with a three-day advance notice). In investment, as opportunities are being presented to you, they are also being presented to others. There’s also time-value of money. Those who invest early, make more when an opportunity is scarce, than[…]






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Business Relevance






To change buying behaviour, businesses should provide an incentive for change. Case in point – airlines that provide cheaper tickets and flash sales to those who book and pay online. The airlines reduce their administrative costs, cut out agent remittances and generate cash flow. Customer gain transparency, speed and cheaper prices. To plan for change,[…]






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Where Can I Buy Property?






A while ago, I published an article on what you should know before buying property. Since then, I have received requests for property I can recommend, from those who wish to buy. I hesitated for a few reasons. I am a conservative investor. I recommended Money Market Funds because they are guaranteed by Federal Government securities. I recommended FarmCrowdy because it[…]






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Little Man






Let me share something about investing. In any investment scenario, the little man – the retail investor – always gets the shorter end of the stick. It’s just the way it is. Bulk money commands a higher investment premium than little sums. This is why investment clubs and mutual funds were created – to pool[…]