Value Signaling And Other Modern Monsters

Brilliantly Better

The post Value Signaling And Other Modern Monsters appeared first on Dragos Roua. Yesterday I wrote about a weird, twisted way in which, we, humans, are complicating our lives, by giving prevalence to signals over facts.

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

When Chandler began smashing cars as part of Bigfoot’s routine, the monster-truck phenomenon was born. In the early 1980s, a fledgling sports television network in search of programming — ESPN — began broadcasting monster-truck events. Monster-truck competitions quickly grew into a multimillion-dollar industry. And Chandler’s legend will live on, as he was inducted into the Monster Truck Hall of Fame’s first class of honorees, in 2011.

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Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Taming the Email Monster. Check out More Tips for Taming the Email Monster for the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ to help you understand how to develop your own system for preventing email overwhelm. I would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog! By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®.

Monday Motivator – Fear Can Become a Monster If We Let It

Office Dynamics

It has a way of becoming a “monster” if you let it fester because the more you think about the thing you fear doing, the worse it seems. The post Monday Motivator – Fear Can Become a Monster If We Let It appeared first on Office Dynamics. Welcome to Halloween week. Halloween is such an interesting holiday and is becoming almost as popular as the other major holidays.

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Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Taming the Email Monster. Check out More Tips for Taming the Email Monster for the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ to help you understand how to develop your own system for preventing email overwhelm. I would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog! By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®.

Is the Green-Eyed Monster in Your Cubicle?

On The Job

The green-eyed monster now rears itself not on the playground, but in the cubicle. When I was in grade school, every year I had to put up with someone I'll call "Mary" in my classes. I never liked her, because her hair was longer than mine, she dressed better than I did and she was much prettier. Yet, every year -- from kindergarten until sixth grade -- I had her in every class. Some day the jealousy I felt when she showed up in a new hair bow with a pretty dress made me seethe.

Fear Can Become a Monster If We Let It

Office Dynamics

The FEAR Monster. Welcome to Halloween week. Halloween is such an interesting holiday and is becoming almost as popular as the other major holidays. The stores, boutique shops, and online businesses sell everything to decorate your home, prepare for parties, and offer all kinds of paraphernalia. For decades October has been the month of scary movies and costumes. People love to decorate their yard like graveyards and display spooky creatures and goblins.

More Tips for Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Guest blogger, Alita Marlow Bluford continues her tips on taming the email monster. Taming the Email Monster (Continued). Focus and discipline is necessary to conquer the email monster. By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. Farmington Hills MI 48333. 800-852-9050. www.efficiencyconsultants.com. to order The Ultimate Guide to being Efficient@email click here: [link].

Five Ways to Battle the Little Green Monster

On The Job

I try to keep that in mind every time I feel that little green monster try to sit on my shoulder. What kind of car do you drive? What does your lawn look like? How much did that suit cost you? If you're a typical American, at least one of these things brings out your competitive side. Go on, admit it. Your car was chosen because it was something you could show off to your friends. Your lawn could qualify for the PGA, and any weed that dares show up is considered an enemy of the state.

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How to Use Job Boards to Get a Job

On The Job

It can be frustrating to use the big job boards such as Monster, Indeed or LinkedIn if you feel like your resume is being dumped into a black hole, never to be seen by a human recruiter.

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Millennial Myths

Small Business Labs

Good article on Monster's blog called Millennial Myths and the Truth About Gen Y Workers.  It covers 5 of the bigger misconceptions about the Millennial generation (born 1980 to 2000).   The 5 Myths are: Gen Y is lazy. Gen Y is apathetic. Gen Y lacks morals. Gen Y has trouble finding jobs. Gen Y thinks they are smarter than you were at their age. I will refer you to the article for the Gen Y "truths", which I agree with.

2012 135

Bee Thinking: a Niche Business That Helps the Planet

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” “What’s the Best Thing You Did When Starting Your Solo Business?” If you’re like me, you’d love to create a sustainable business that helps the planet. Matt and Jill Reed of Portland, Oregon, have done it. Matt caught “bee fever” in 2008 when he came home and found a struggling bee on a windowsill.[1] 1] He gave it heated honey on a plate. The bee devoured the […].

2014 139

13 Ideas for How to use Halloween in Marketing

Andrea Kalli

— Unleash your inner monster. Using holidays as inspiration for marketing campaigns is a great idea. For Halloween, there is no shortage of marketing concepts that can be conjured up (see what I did there?) that play off of each other quite well. Here are 13 Marketing Concept Starter Ideas – How to use Halloween in your business content marketing: — Don’t be scared by xxx. — Cleaning out cobwebs. — It’s frightening how xxx.

2016 153

Retained Search vs Contingency Recruiting: Which One Should You Choose?

Recruit CRM

For instance, if Coca Cola wants to hire a new CMO, it'll not advertise for the same on job boards like— Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Monster etc. It goes without saying that hiring is the first and the most crucial step towards any organisation's success.

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Happy (belated) New Year!

ProAssisting Blog

ProAssisting came into being last year and this year our goal is to expand upon the great successes we’ve had so far… Just to re-cap, in addition to becoming a featured writer for Monster’s AdminSecret , we had a very robust beta testing period thanks to their community of assistants who put our training through its paces. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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5 Marketing Ideas for Food Trucks

Small Business CEO

Marketing can be a difficult monster to tame no matter what industry you are in. But in the fast paced lifestyle of food trucks, strong marketing is more important than ever. Owning a mobile eatery removes the ability for customers to associate your brand with a location. That’s the mobile part. Because of this, many people are only able to get information about the business through previous customers word of mouth or seeing the truck on the street.

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Defining the Human Cloud

Small Business Labs

Job boards (like Monster) and social networks (like LinkedIn) do not fall within our definition of human cloud; while those two types of talent exchange platforms may support the sourcing and recruiting part of work arrangements being established, such platforms do not further enable or support work arrangements through to their completion (including payment of workers, tax filings, etc.).

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Genspace - A Biotech Coworking Community

Small Business Labs

As this video from PSFK shows , the lab looks very cool and there's no sign of monsters. Genspace is a community biotech laboratory in Brooklyn, New York.  According to their website, they. " " offer hands-on courses to the public, provide extracurricular experiences for students, and encourage scientific entrepreneurship, particularly in the fields of molecular and synthetic biology."

2012 133

4 Ways to Handle Your Workplace Jealousies

On The Job

We become more emotionally sensitive, and find ourselves battling the green-eyed monster in our cubicle. Most of us have had feelings of jealousy or envy in our lives, but nowhere may it be more difficult to deal with than in the workplace. Of course you’re supposed to wish Jim well on his new promotion – even though you worked hard for it and you believe Jim is a slacker.

2012 182

Retained Search: The Ultimate 6-Stage Guide For Agency Recruiters

Recruit CRM

It's impossible for in-house recruiters and contingency search firms to look out for such niche candidates on LinkedIn, Glassdoor or Monster.

Diaper Genie Belongs in the Niche Product Hall of Fame

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Sometimes You Choose Your Niche. N iche businesses can be described in four words: See need. Meet need. Consider diapers. The Need? A convenient way to dispose of diapers. The Business? Diaper Genie. Last week I went in for a haircut. The woman who cuts my hair just returned from maternity leave, and I asked: “How do you like your Diaper Genie?” ” “I love it. I can’t live without it.”

2013 109

Eco-friendly green ideas to staying cool this summer

Eco-Office Gals

everyone got a bug up their rear about air conditioning, and soon enough, our house, too, was playing host to a giant, refrigerated monster of a thing. Staying cool in the 80’s summers of my childhood was a pretty simple affair. Mountains of frozen Primas, a hose, and a makeshift bed in the laundry. Naturally, we all thought it was the bees knees. Instead of destroying our milky skin in the blistering Aussie sun, we would settle in front of the television, crank the air.

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“Please don’t think me a fool, uncaring or cruel but.

Denise Aday

Oh but the hypocrisy SCREAMS when I think of these monsters pretending to care. “Please don’t think me a fool, uncaring or cruel but I have to ask questions where questions have grown. Who are these ones with their official big guns and how dare the complain about the violence they have sown? My heart is undone for these friends and relations whose lives have gone hollow and may never repair. And the silence will roar in this country of war, the silence will roar.

Clean Your Home Office, Not Your Bank Account

Small Business CEO

I don’t want to hurt my dog; I’m not some kind of monster. Home office cleaning is no one’s idea of a fun weekend. There are so many ways to procrastinate and just avoid it entirely. Hey, the vacuum cleaner is making funny noises! Guess I better not use it; I”ll just have to save up to buy another one. Should I really mop the floor today? Last time I did that, the dog kept slipping on it. And so on and so forth.

Sometimes You Choose Your Niche. Sometimes Your Niche Chooses You.

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Marketing Starting Out niche purpose-drivenI ’ve never claimed to be a fast learner. Here’s the latest example: it took me 18 years to identify my niche. For quite some time, I’ve been mystified by my clients. In our initial conversation, they invariably say they have a reason for wanting to build a business that goes beyond a profit motive. Some clients have an education-related purpose.

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L'Oreal Encourages Employees to Embrace Entrepreneurial Spirit

On The Job

A recent Monster survey finds that 81% of workers who have used their Monster account in the past three years plan actively to seek another job this year and 79% report they''re confident they''re going to land another position A desire for more money is a motivating factor for many workers, according to the online survey of nearly 6,000 job seekers. I consider myself really lucky because if I have a good idea, I run with it.

2013 133

Room Mate Hotel, Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

From its day-glow assortment of complementary sweets to its toiletries – which include a “Showcap for Brilliant Minds” and “Dental Kit for Monster’s Teeth!” The invite to stay and review a Room Mate hotel in the centre of Barcelona really did arrive at the most fortuitous of times. Never was a private, outdoor sunken mini pool and vista of a wonderful city scape so welcome!

2014 140

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

I told her, “You created the monster.” An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, you can often feel like setting boundaries might get you fired or your leader will think you are not a team player. Some people think when I’m talking about setting boundaries, it has to do with sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Episode 246: How to Be Great at Your Job with Justin Kerr

Productivityist

Justin is a self-described efficiency monster, He is the author of the rogue corporate playbooks How to Write an Email and How to Be a Boss. On the term “efficiency monster” (4:50). On today’s episode, I spent time with Justin Kerr.

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The Best of The Solopreneur Life Blog

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of Niche Creation. I n the midst of moving TheSolopreneurLife.com to the Rainmaker platform, I spent time in the The Solopreneur Life’s basement, sifting through the site’s dusty archives. I easily found TSL’s equivalent of perennial Christmas decorations — on top of the rest of the boxes because they get used often.

2014 139

How to Wrestle Deadlines and Win (Even When You Think You Can’t)

Men With Pens

By the time you realise that you have a monster in your world, it often seems like it’s too late to hit that deadline. Step 1: Spot Your Monster Early. So when you realise that your deadline’s becoming a monster, do something. How can you spot a monster deadline creeping up on you? You just need to deal with the situation now and make sure you stay well away from more monsters in future. Step 5: Avoid Monster Deadlines – Forever.

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Worried About Your Online Resume?

Professional Assistant Blog

You can post up to 80 different job sites, such as Workopolis , Monster , CareerBuilder and many more, just with one submission. Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online? Do you worry about your current employer finding out that you are looking for a new job? Resume Rabbit will make all of this disappear.

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Monarch Migration Maps Yield Clues About Declines. A.

Denise Aday

She’s taking on the climate change controversy, which is writ large in these times of drought, wildfires and monster storms." Monarch Migration Maps Yield Clues About Declines. A comprehensive mapping of the the North American migration patterns of the iconic monarch butterfly could help preserve a species threatened by loss of habitat and food sources , a team of international researchers says.

2013 40

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

I told her, “She created the monster.” Setting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®. Our theme for that day was the attitude component of Star Achievement. Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more.

2018 115

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate? Do you want to walk over to their cubicle while their talking loudly on the phone and give them a piece of your mind? This happens to the best of us all of the time.

2009 152

BIG Change Takes Courage

Office Dynamics

Fear can become a monster that grows. Well, it’s official—the year is half over! What kinds of changes have you experienced so far this year? Have you experienced personal changes? Career changes? Did changes occur that you did not expect? Were they pleasant changes or not-so-pleasant? Can you forecast changes coming up the next few months? What about big changes? I love speaking on and writing about change because it is something everyone can relate to personally or professionally.

2014 122

Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007s Formula Bar Size By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you find that trying to either write or fix formulas in Microsoft Excel can be a pain? Do you wish that you could expand the size of the formula bar to see more of the formula that you are working on? I remember back in the day when Microsoft Excel 2003 and prior versions didn’t have this feature.

6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Cash Flow: The #1 Threat To Solopreneur Businesses. T he secret to a successful niche business is realizing that it isn’t about you. It’s about the customer.” ” —Glenda Ervin, vice president of marketing for Lehman’s. Ervin is absolutely correct. Niche businesses meet needs. Niche businesses solve problems. Niche businesses ease the pain.

2012 197

Online Organizing Tools

Clutter Coach

This is an online household chore board disguised as a monster-fighting video game. Fighting monsters along the way is optional. by I've reviewed a few of these tools in the past, but today I came across a huge list of online resources , over a hundred, via Mashable. If you use your computer for to do lists and calendar, you may want to check some of them out. The list is a year and a half old now so some of these apps may not exist anymore. One that caught my eye is Chore Wars.

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Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really? By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Productivity D o you have trouble trying to book several managers’ meetings, yet you have access to their calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2007?

Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity A re you a big fan of Windows XP? Did you feel that Windows Vista was a big flop? Well, look no further, since Windows 7 will be coming out very shortly. I am truly hoping that this new platform will be much smoother than Windows Vista.

2009 100

Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice.

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice Versa? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity Y our boss calls you over to their office and asks that you send her a list of something that you’ve created in Microsoft Excel. The list is in a vertical fashion, but she wants it a horizontal way instead. You check your contact list and see that you have about 50 names in your Excel spreadsheet.

2010 122

Co-Workers Annoying You?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? Do you wish you could take a fog horn and toot it around, just so that they would quiet down? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Its an open-concept office and at times, I would like my colleagues to simmer down a bit.

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