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Time management – Is it possible at all?

Time Mastery, Time management, BookDuring the past week I attended an online Business Summit. A large number of renowned speakers each talked on their topic of expertise. One speaker Walt Hampton author of Power Principles of Time Mastery: Do Less, Make More, Have Fun spoke on what he calls “time mastery”.

We often hear about ‘time management” courses, but according to Hampton

we all have all the time there is, which just passes us by.

So according to him we cannot manage time, but we can become masters of ourselves to better use ... continue reading

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Who will get my vote?

brand, choice, decisionsOver the years a countless number of books have been written on marketing. Numerous strategies of price, product, promotion and place (distribution), the so-called 4 p’s or marketing mix, are being discussed continually. Some authors even add more p’s to the mix, but the main focus remains;

to convince consumers to buy your product or service.

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In our overcrowded markets you need an exceptional message to grab potential customers’ attention and then convince them to buy. If the actual product or service delivers well on the marketing promises ... continue reading

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Great minds think alike. Really?

car, mechanic, work, fixThey say the first thing a motor mechanic needs to learn, is how to whistle in astonishment when opening a motor vehicle’s bonnet. It immediately prepares the client to expect a bigger bill than he originally bargained for.

So what a surprise when the man working on our vehicles this morning informed me that the repairs he’d done on my car would only be a fraction of what was estimated. It almost sounds too good to be true.

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But it seems that we will not get off that easy ... continue reading

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Hallo Darkness… but you’re not my friend

During the past week my wife and I were in a retail store when at noon the whole place suddenly turned dark. Immediately all the customers had to leave the store and the doors were closed for the next two and a half hours.

We still planned to visit a coffee shop afterwards, but then rather went home. The retail store and the coffee shop both missed out on our business that day and till now we have not returned. I believe this is just one very small example of ... continue reading

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