Random Thoughts After a 10-Day Family Vacation

The Solopreneur Life

We’ve made the trip every year to EP since 2001, and we drive. Late last night my wife, two daughters, and I arrived home in Minnesota after spending 10 days in Estes Park, Colorado. Here are random thoughts from the vacation. •

2014 210

The Digitialization of Jobs

Small Business Labs

workforce in all industries since 2001. Brookings recently released an interesting study on Digitalization and the American workforce.    The report: " presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the U.S.

2017 203

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5 Minutes With… Malcolm Trotter

The Small Business Blog

Since 2001, Malcolm has been employed by the IAB (International Association… Read the full article here: 5 Minutes With… Malcolm Trotter on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Welcome to the latest in an ongoing series of entrepreneur interviews for The Small Business Blog. These short Q and A sessions are conducted by myself and feature some of the most exciting figures in the business world. Our latest interviewee is Malcolm Trotter.

2013 184

More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

Between 2001 and 2015 median U.S. Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3 million more than in 2004. 

2018 209

The State of the VC Industry - Fewer Firms, More Funding

Small Business Labs

 Key quote from the report: 200 funds invested in five or more deals in 2014, 4% fewer than in 2013 and 83% fewer than in 2001. TrueBridge Capital Partners recently released a report on the State of the Venture Capital Industry.

2015 194

Tech of the week: Seat Guru

Practically Perfect PA

In October 2001, frequent flyer Matthew Daimler launched SeatGuru.com with a single colour-coded interactive airplane seating chart. What is Seat Guru.

2016 158

Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Small Business Labs

 An interesting study from the Frontier Group found that between 2001 and 2009 the average yearly number of miles driven by 16-34 year olds had fallen 23%.

2014 182

How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree

Eat Your Career

I’ll give you a quick example: I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in marketing in 2001. When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where ?

2019 163

Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions

Ian's Messy Desk

The collection dates back to February 2001, and holds more than 500 video lectures. The post Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

2013 209

"We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or."

Denise Aday

War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times. ” - Howard Zinn, 2001. “ We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children. via mansplainedmarxist

2001 40

Answers to Questions About Referring to Death

Daily Writing Tips

If I refer to someone’s having died in 2001, do I refer to the person in the same sentence as “the late John Smith,” for example, or is that redundant? Here are three questions about how to treat references to people who have died, and my responses.

2001 105

Marcus Buckingham: The 2 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask

On The Job

Buckingham, who co-wrote the best-selling “ Now, Discover Your Strengths ” in 2001, says that the leaders and organizations that embrace a strengths-based workplace are the ones that will be successful and will be the key to employee engagement and learning.

2015 194

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Airport meet and greet service

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport, rail stations, ports and other transport hubs.

2014 236

9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

According to a 2001 Gallup Poll, 40% of Americans admit to being afraid to speak in front of an audience; in fact, this fear ranks second only to fear of snakes.

2018 247

Old Dubai to New Dubai: A View

Dumb Little Man

By 2001, over 60 heritage building were restored with the help of experts and locals. In the past few years — let’s say over 20 years — UAE has been transformed from Night to Day especially Dubai. Old Dubai has transformed into the New Dubai it is now.

2016 196

Top ten ways to stay healthy at your desk

Practically Perfect PA

She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2001 with a focus on Healthy Behavior Adoption, Motivation and Adherence and she has an opportunity to apply that knowledge every day. MOVE: Active Sitting–sit on a Stability Ball instead of an office chair.

2014 220

A Collage of Success Tips

Office Dynamics

I feel today is an especially important Monday to share these inspirational insights with you as we honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and think of the people affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma this past weekend. I just got back from a great 2 day event called Success Live. Maybe you saw my Facebook post … or not. This event was hosted by Success magazine.

2017 149

Non-Profits vs. For-Profits for Social Change

Small Business Labs

  According to the Urban Institute : Between 2001 and 2011, the number of nonprofits has increased 25 percent; from 1,259,764 million to 1,574,674 million today. Rieva Lesonsky's ReadWriteWeb article  Why Starting a Non-Profit to Create Social Change is a Bad Idea  covers the various for-profit organizational options available to social entrepreneurs.

2012 150

Startups Getting Smaller

Small Business Labs

employees in 2001 to 4.7 The Declining Average Size of Establishments: Evidence and Explanations is a wonky article from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that shows the average size of small businesses has been shrinking for the last decade or so. The key data from the report is on the size of startups: The average size of establishment births (new startups, excluding seasonal businesses)in the 1990s was around 7.6 employees, whereas the average size of births fell from 6.8

2012 149

Dan Anton: SEO CEO Birthed in the Fires of Iraq

Small Business CEO

Dan Anton joined the military because of the September 11, 2001 attacks on The World Trade Centers.

2001 65

Day in the life: Catherine Thomas, EA, Public Health Wales

Practically Perfect PA

March 2001 saw me heading back to the UK as a single mum with 2 young children and so started my career part 2. What does your career path look like? I left school without a clue as to what I wanted to do when I grew up.

2015 221

PPI Facts That You Should Know About

Small Business CEO

Experts have estimated that the total value of these mis-sold PPI policies comes to nearly £50 billion pounds, with most of these mis-sold ppi policies being sold to consumers over the previous ten to fifteen years (2001 to 2016.).

2001 56

33 Expressive Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt & Anxiety like Madonna

Dumb Little Man

” (Madonna admits Self-Doubt, 2001). ” (Madonna admits Self-Doubt, 2001). Did you come here to read all about overcoming self-doubt ? I have good news and bad news. Bad news is we are all here to learn lessons… sigh.

2016 206

A Business Shift Is Happening

Office Organization Success

Now that the excitement of this new technology has calmed down a little people are suffering from information overload, and I’m seeing a reversion back to the good old-fashioned values … back to how business was conducted when I first started in 2001. Having been in business for 12 years now, I’ve seen many changes happening in the online world … and most of those changes have been down to the technology that’s available.

2013 165

It’s Official: March Is Solopreneur Motivation Month

The Solopreneur Life

My first year was 2001, and the convention was in Milwaukee. I don’t read motivational books. I’ve never purchased a motivational CD or video. I’m not a fan of motivational speakers. But I have to admit that motivational speakers have moved me. For 10 years in a row I attended a client’s annual convention, held in January. Each year the opening general session featured a motivational speaker. As the speaker began, I was listening with arms crossed.

2013 124

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

Starred in : The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1999–2001). “A There’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes. The celebrities and cameras may have gone, but a story’s physical setting stays just where it is. You can consider it as a star in its own right. Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand.

Travel 190

Retirement 3.0 Includes Working, But With Lots of Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  This is up 5 years from a similar study done by Age Wave in 2001.  The Retirement Reset Study  is a joint effort by the Sun Financial Group and Age Wave.    Their key study finding is we are entering a new phase of retirement they call Retirement 3.0, which they define as: "A productive, purposeful and challenging new chapter in life - blending work and leisure - with opportunities for personal reinvention and continued social engagement."

6 Strategies to Implement a Summer Schedule

Office Organization Success

And so, after reading an article in Office Secretary Magazine, I became a Virtual Assistant in November 2001. As I shared in a recent training call, the number one reason why I started my business over 11 years ago was because I wanted flexibility in my schedule.

2013 215

5 Challenges and Mistakes Faced by Every Solopreneur

Office Organization Success

The main reason I started my business in the first place (way back in November 2001) was so that I could have a flexible schedule – I had two young children at the time and needed to have a very flexible schedule that would allow me to be around for them, particularly during school holidays.

2016 163

Word of the Day: Empirical

Daily Writing Tips

2001; The Goal of Evolution Instruction). Empirical is an adjective that describes a study or technique that relies upon observation and physical evidence as opposed to theory. It comes from Latin empiricus , “a physician guided by experience.”.

2013 112

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

In September 2001 she set up a charity “Lessons With Love” to support the youngsters in Beit Jibrin Camp. I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details.

2014 203

Coffee Culture: The Origins of Your Morning Cup of Joe

Dumb Little Man

The number of specialty coffee houses increased 19 times in the years between 2001 and 2015. In 1699, the East India Trading Company set up the first commercial exports of coffee from Java, Indonesia. As Europeans became fascinated with the strong beverage, its demand only grew stronger.

2019 261

The Productivityist Podcast: Steve Dotto


Dotto Techrospective Dotto’s Data Cafe 10-1 (2001) | YouTube. On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I welcome my good friend Steve Dotto to the show. Steve’s made a name for himself on two separate occasions – first as a nationally-recognized television personality in Canada and now as a globally-recognized Internet personality worldwide. Steve and I talk about his early years and how he got into what he is doing now.

2016 67

Impression Management Strategies: Are You Responding to Your Failing Business?

Dumb Little Man

When David Shepherd, Topman brand director, was asked to clarify the Topman target customer in 2001, he said: “Hooligans or whatever,” and added, “very few of our customers have to wear suits to work.

2018 212

The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen


The meat of our conversation gets into how it has evolved over the years since it first was introduced in 2001. David Allen joins me on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into the Getting Things Done methodology.

2018 79

How Has Trade Changed Over Time

Dumb Little Man

Further differences include a rise in online brokerages, which means investors are able to pay lower commission rates, and the introduction of decimal pricing for stocks in 2001. Trading centuries ago was way different than what we’re experiencing today. It was less convenient, easy, and predictable. It took a lot of time and it came with a lot of risks. Here, we take a look at how has trade changed over time. Setting the scene.

2018 143

How to ensure your boss has a great business trip

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport , rail stations, ports and other transport hubs.

2014 227

How Employers Can Help Fight The Opioid Crisis

Dumb Little Man

Deaths from opioids surged 450% from 2001 to 2016 and heroin use and subsequent overdoses also grew significantly. The opioid crisis is raging on. The news of pharmaceutical companies being sued by consumer groups and state governments grows more frequent every day.

2019 239

Is My Cat Going To Drive Me Crazy?

Dumb Little Man

Since 2001, Robert Yolken and E. Studies have previously suggested a link between cat ownership and the development of neurological diseases such as schizophrenia. However, a new study published in Psychological Medicine by Francesca Solmi and colleagues at University College London failed to find such a link. Why would researchers suspect such a link in the first place? This is because of a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii.

2017 154

5 Business Books Recommended By Top Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

After founding a company in 2001, he worked so hard that a burnout forced him to take a break. What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? A good idea? A great team? Or none of the above? One thing successful entrepreneurs all have in common is that they read.

2016 207


Daily Writing Tips

Cankle does not appear in the OED or on the Ngram Viewer, but Merriam-Webster offers a citation from The Philadelphia Inquirer dated 2001 and defines cankle as: a wide, thick, or fat ankle that appears indistinguishable from the lower calf.

2015 104

Remembering Paul Gruchow

The Solopreneur Life

The newspaper Web sites are reporting tonight he’d been hospitalized several times since 2001 and had attempted suicide four times. T his piece was written on February 24, 2004 and was unpublished until now.

2011 170

How To Train for a Marathon

Dumb Little Man

” She entered the lottery for the New York City Marathon in 1999 but didn’t get in until 2001. So, you want to run a marathon. You want to feel the rush of adrenaline. You want to experience the feeling of great accomplishment and satisfaction in crossing the finishing line. But, how are you going to run 26.2 miles when you get winded running for the bus? The truth is that anyone can complete a marathon if he or she trains properly.

2017 153