Comparison of Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Adjectives have three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. It seems to me that the general rules for the comparison of adjectives can be mastered by a twelve-year-old. If memory serves, I was taught the rules for comparing adjectives in fifth or sixth grade: 1.

2014 95

Moxie Tip 151: The VA/Employee Comparison Trap

Virtual Moxie

VAs make sense, not in the dollar-to-dollar comparison, but in the effective/efficient/convenient comparison w/ employees. Fees Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie

2012 152

Why the comparisons you make determine your success

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We’ve been making comparisons for thousands of years. This constant social comparison is just a way of life. However, they’re just as susceptible to social comparison as their knuckle-dragging ancestors. if you can transcend social comparison.

2011 80

Overcoming fear of failure (falling short) and what other people think.

Denise Aday

personal work comparison clients fear of failure letting go control Overcoming fear of failure (falling short) and what other people think. : Got this by email from a client today and it really hits the spot this week, which has been a bit of a dispiriting one where I’ve constantly felt like I was falling short, however imaginary the impression. Tip: this also happens when you internalize and take responsibility for things outside of your control.).

2013 40

Some bad customer feedback can make your good customer feedback shine even brighter

The Small Business Blog

In a recent article from Econsultancy: Bad reviews improve conversion by 67%, which referred to a study undertaken by Reevoo (a provider of impartial product reviews, ratings and price comparison) called Bad Reviews are Good for Business, they found that “68% of consumers trust reviews more when they see both good and bad scores” and…

2012 169

Global Interest in Coworking Booming

Small Business Labs

In comparison to the same month in the previous year, this figure has climbed by 35% - and by around 60% compared to two years ago. When looking back at the last five years, the search volume for “coworking” has increased sixfold in comparison to other queries.

2015 261

A Mini Guide to Business Insurance

The Small Business Blog

You can find a full listing and evaluation of these on online comparison sites like Money Supermarket. There are many different types of insurance cover that a business will need to look into, and some that are required by law. But here is a list of some of the main policies that should be considered…

2012 148

Open Loops 6/28/2011: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

LOVE this article on comparisons. From Zen Habit’s “The Comparison Trap&#. Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. Leo nails it: if you compare, you will become dissatisfied.

2011 169

Then or Than?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Than is used to make comparisons. Both than and comparison have a letter “A” in them. I have always had trouble knowing when to use the words 'then' or 'than'. Sometimes it is easy to figure out, but other times I struggle to figure it out. Well, today I came across a sentence where the person used 'then' and I was pretty sure it should have been 'than', but wasn't positive.

2016 130

Email Isn’t Dead. Here’s Why You Should Be Using It to Market Your Business.

Tips From T. Marie

The comparison chart at the end of this post compares some of the more popular services. Bonus Freebie: EMail Marketing Service Comparison List. The business experts agree, when it comes to marketing, the most effective avenue you can use is email.

2016 180

Open Loops 12/27/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on how to keep cottage cheese fresher, a succinct guid to eliminating bad habits, famous thinkers'' productivity habits, quotes by CEOs, comparisons, and organizing vs. decluttering. On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings -- my open loops -- to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

2013 125

5 Must-Have Tools for Networking Online

Dumb Little Man

Drunk dialing looks pretty tame by comparison to p **g off your entire social network all at once. Social media is a game-changer in many ways. It’s hard to imagine how we ever kept in touch with distant friends and family before Facebook, LinkedIn and all the other social networks came along.

Research Reveals the One Thing That Can Derail Your Motivation

On The Job

It's not unusual to hear people say that when they've been job searching for a while, they sort of lose their motivation. This loss of initiative can also be found when people are working on projects for work or trying to come up with an innovative idea. I've been through this myself, many times.

2018 130

Goldman Sachs on Millennials

Small Business Labs

They are used to instant access to price comparisons, product information and peer reviews. Goldman Sachs has an excellent infographic/report on millennials  (born 1980 to 2000).

2015 185

Gardens: The Unsung Hero in Real Estate Valuations

Small Business CEO

Gardens, and landscaping in general, are often the most overlooked elements when it comes to adding value to a home.

2017 84

Sales Psychology: Why People Won’t Pay Your Rates

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

When someone says “that’s too expensive&# , they’re verbally acknowledging an unconscious comparison. A comparison they don’t even realize they are making. This was the comparison their unconscious mind was making. Today’s post is short and sweet.

2010 114

Ten tips for organising a business trip to… Houston

Practically Perfect PA

Hotel rooms in 4 or 5 star properties are cheap in comparison to other US cities. After many many years of booking business travel to Houston for my Executives I finally got to travel there myself in January 2014.

2014 208

How to Keep Teams Motivated to the Finish Line

On The Job

The comparison to past success often spurs teams to push with greater effort in the final stages, researchers say How many times have you been about to reach your goal and for some reason, you lose interest? I've heard bosses complain that they've just about got their team to achieve a new goal -- and then enthusiasm seems to wane. The bosses try to figure out a way to jump-start the flagging interest, but can't seem to keep the team motivated. A new study sheds light on why this happens.

2017 109

Technology of the week: Touchjet Pond Projector

Practically Perfect PA

it isn’t cheap but if you think about how much it costs to install Smart Screens in every meeting room or giving every member of staff a tablet it is a tiny cost in comparison. What is Touchjet Pond Projector? The Touchjet Pond is great piece of kit from over the pond.

2015 208

LED Street Lights: The 21st Century Lighting Option

Eco-Office Gals

There is not a shade of doubt about the fact that they are long-lasting, environmentally-friendly and energy efficient in comparison to traditional sodium lamps. In comparison, LED lights have distinct advantages. LED street lighting is an innovation that is here to stay.

2013 194

12 Great Holiday Shopping Apps That Can Save You Time and Money

Dumb Little Man

In olden days, like a few years ago, you had to run from one store to another in search of the lowest prices and best deals, but now you can comparison shop right from your smartphone, provide you have the right apps.

Why CTAs are the Most Important Thing on Your Website

Small Business CEO

While these are both very important aspects, they pale in comparison to the importance of calls to action, or CTAs. When building a website, businesses are typically focused on design and ease of use.

2018 56

8 Ways The Internet Has Simplified Your Life

Simple Productivity Blog

Comparison Shopping. Back in the day, the way to comparison shop was to visit multiple stores, and note prices. Now we have apps on our phones that allow us to comparison shop right in the store! It has become routine for me to comparison shop on just about everything I buy that is non-consumable. Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Last week I wrote an article about how the internet actually complicates your life.

2013 178

10 tips for organising car hire

Practically Perfect PA

Car hire comparison sites. In the UK there are quite a few hire car hire comparison sites which will help you secure a good deal for your boss.

2014 181

What Makes Up a Development Finance Funding Process?

Small Business CEO

Constant comparison and monitoring can prove a tall order, but it can be rewarding in the form of insights into the different lenders’ pros and cons, and getting the cheapest deal.

3 Cases of Incomplete Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the sentences below, an action or result is described in comparison or contrast to another, but the phrasing that expresses the parallel between the two phenomena is faulty. The middle portion of this sentence presents a flawed comparison—“similar.

2017 58

Get The Most Value for Each Dollar You Spend: Here’s How (Infographic)

Small Business CEO

The infographic drawn by Oliver’s Travels gives us a clear comparison between what we buy and what we could buy for a certain amount of money. Think of the ways you spend your money! Be specific, be controlled and affording luxurious things will no longer be a dream. What if you were told that instead of spending money on 12 nights out in NYC, you can book a 5-Day tour to visit Canada and view the Northern Lights?

2018 48

6 Small Business Service Types That Offer a Flexible Work Environment

Small Business CEO

Recent studies show that employees who are granted the freedom to work remotely have a significantly increased rate of productivity in comparison with office-based staff that reaches around 60% to 85% for an 8-hour work day.

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Practically Perfect PA

By working together, you can both share workloads so not everyone is carrying out the same price comparison research and ordering the same or similar items. Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

2017 211

3 Ways to Give Immediate Feedback That Won't Make Someone Hate You

On The Job

Avoid comparisons. There's a big push these days for in-the-moment feedback. This means that instead of a boss offering a critique of a worker's performance once a year, he or she will offer an immediate assessment after a worker takes action or completes a task.

2018 130

Can’t Keep a Job? Here’s Why

Eat Your Career

Remember that comparison is the thief of joy. Every week, I get a ton of emails from blog readers with career questions they want me to answer. Typically, I don’t provide career advice via email—that’s why we have the monthly Q&A (“Ask the Career Coach”) video sessions.

2018 130

Independent Workers Have Higher Satisfaction Levels than Traditional Job Holders

Small Business Labs

" These questions are close enough, we think, for a directional comparison. The Conference Board recently released survey results that found "51 percent of U.S. employees feel overall satisfied with their job."

2018 141

Understanding Business Insurance as a Fluid Concept: 3 Products to Keep in Mind

Small Business CEO

Recently, it was announced that the majority of insurance price comparison sites were failing in their attempts to meet the needs of both commercial and residential users.

2014 84

5 Types of Parallel-Structure Problems

Daily Writing Tips

but also” comparisons. Enforcement actions by regulators in the United Kingdom are usually less severe in comparison to the United States. Sometimes, the absence of a word or phrase renders a comparison incomplete.

2016 63

Give Your Business a Boost with Continuing Education

Tips From T. Marie

Without it, they would lag behind and eventually become obsolete in comparison to those individuals just entering the field. There are many careers that require continuing education.

2011 151

Part-Time Employment Keeps Growing

Small Business Labs

While the overall report was quite good (at least by comparison to those of the last few years), a big chunk of the increase was in part-time work. Last fall our article Are We Becoming a Part-Time Nation covered the trends leading to the growing number of part-time workers in the U.S.

2013 200

Can Businesses Leverage Blockchain to Sell Excess Green Energy?

Eco-Office Gals

A blockchain is a collection of digital transactions separated into blocks, hence the digital ledger comparison. Cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular right now, and for good reason. But they are only possible through a technology called Blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger.

2018 130

How I Learned to Save Hundreds of Dollars Per Year By Not Taking Sales at Face Value

Dumb Little Man

All you need to do is grab your phone and do a quick price comparison. We all have that one friend who likes to tell tall tales. I mean, he’s a good guy. You can rely on him, but you just know he tends to exaggerate, if not just making stuff up outright.

2018 169

The Rise of Intermarriage and Cultural Fusion

Small Business Labs

The reason 1967 is the comparison date is that's the year the U.S. In 2015 one-in-six U.S. newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity.    This is up from just 3% in 1967. Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriages were legal. 

2017 158

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination

Simple Productivity Blog

Comparison. The comparison method is a new one for me, and comes from Mark Forster. I am taking two weeks off from blogging. Enjoy this article from the archive! This article was originally published on 25 October 2007.

2011 198

Will Consultants be Replaced by AI?

Small Business Labs

Again from the article: the processing power of four smart consultants with excel spreadsheets is miniscule in comparison to a single smart computer using AI running for an hour, based on continuous, non-stop machine learning. Since we're consultants, we hope not.

2017 190

Can’t Keep a Job? Here’s Why

Eat Your Career

Remember that comparison is the thief of joy. Every week, I get a ton of emails from blog readers with career questions they want me to answer. Typically, I don’t provide career advice via email—that’s why we have the monthly Q&A (“Ask the Career Coach”) video sessions.

2017 130

Incomplete Thought Writing Mistakes

Daily Writing Tips

That equivalence is expressed simply by inserting the pronoun those and the preposition in before the phrase describing the comparison: “Most categories show decreased totals compared to those in our results last year.”.

2018 76