Thu.May 31, 2018

5 online courses every Executive Assistant should take

Practically Perfect PA

I took my first online training course probably around 15 years ago now. It was a live webinar and we had to listen to the speaker via the phone on my desk while watching the slideshow on my computer screen. It was a bit of a novelty and funnily enough, a lot of my colleagues were […].

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Is America "The World's First Poor Rich Country"?

Small Business Labs

Umair Haque's essay Why America is the World's First Rich Poor Country suggests that America has created a new kind of poverty.    He argues that despite relatively high incomes, growing numbers of Americans can't afford a middle class lifestyle.

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This is How New Employees Can Help Your Career

On The Job

It's pretty annoying when a new colleague -- who has been on the job for only a week or so -- challenges the way things are being done. This doesn't seem efficient," she says. Why don't we do it another way?" Or, she might say something like, "Wow, this seems like a total waste of time.

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About Dementia: The Silent Epidemic

Dumb Little Man

Despite the notable dips in life expectancy in the United States in recent years, humans’ overall life expectancy is up. A hundred years ago, life expectancy in the U.S. was 48.3 for men and 51.1 for women.

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Do Student Loans Stifle Potential Businesses?

Small Business CEO

Approximately 50% of the American private sector is comprised of small businesses. But due to student loans, the American entrepreneurial spirit has suffered a hit and in 2016, CNN reported that US entrepreneurship has been at an all-time low for nearly 40 years.

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How to create the luck required for huge entrepreneurial success 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Every wildly successful entrepreneur with an ounce of genuine self awareness and intelligence knows that luck is a big part of their success. . Finding product market fit. Timing. Chance meetings that change everything. Bad decisions that ultimately led to good places… . All these things are present in the biographies of super successful founders. They are all integral to their success. . This isn’t to minimize entrepreneurial smarts, hustle, determination or discipline.

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