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Best of the Web: 22 shades of great advice

There’s more content than usual in this installment of the best of the web. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling the last few weeks and neglected my curation duties, so I had some catching up to do. Sit back, relax, scan the 22 articles below and find the nuggets of wisdom that you can ..
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3 lessons every business can learn from the Hallmark Christmas Movies

I realized that we have another tell-tale sign that Christmas and the holiday season are bearing down on us like a brakeless semi-truck the other day when one of my Facebook friends boasted that she was dressed up and ready for the Hallmark movies. I may be a little late to the party, but I ..
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Best of the Web: Umpteen tips on solopreneur, freelance, and digital nomad success

This batch of curated content offers lots of insights on the best ways to earn more money working for yourself, whether you want to be a freelancer stationed in your guest bedroom or a digital nomad working from the steps of a shrine in Southeast Asia. Writers and Writing When I started to freelance write ..
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Use both ‘dimensions’ when creating ‘urgency’

00 Days 23 Hours 53 Minutes 07 Seconds   We’ve all heard the infomercials and radio spots where we’re told that “supplies are limited” and I think we’ve all seen online countdown timers like the one above. (By the way, the countdown timer is the web graphics translation of the classic advertising phrase, “Time is ..
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Best of the Web: Solopreneur, tech, marketing advice and more

From Bhutan travel tips to reasons why “the customer is always last,” we feature some darn interesting and occasionally provocative articles and essays in this crop of popular curated content. Enjoy and pick up a few fresh ideas while you’re at it. Solopreneur tips Bhutan has never been on my itinerary, but considering how popular ..
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Moses Leadership: The key to great business success

I used to work with a guy we called Nemo because he served on a nuclear submarine for many years during the Cold War. We worked together in a tech firm that was developing a new family of products from conductive polymers. I was in quality assurance and production, he was a mechanical engineer. Things ..
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Boost home office productivity with micro-moments

In the few years before she died, my mother did something I never understood. Until now. She would drive to our local grocery store each afternoon. My father had passed away a few years earlier and she was living alone. As a thoroughly logical and pragmatic young man, I thought it would be smarter to ..
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Best of the Web: Productivity Edition

For some reason, there was a surge in solid productivity advice over the last couple of weeks. Maybe after a couple of months of goofing off during summer, we all started getting serious about finishing the year strong. Productivity In any case, review the articles below and find the ones that you best relate to, ..
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Best of the Web: Lifestyle, sales, marketing, and more

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last analyzed which content I’ve promoted really tickled the fancy of my followers, so I’m featuring more than I usually feature. (Psst. A secret: I’m also taking a special look at the best recent productivity articles and will publish something about them in a couple of days.) ..
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Is Gutenberg (not the old German one) a Massive Fail?

Has WordPress jumped the shark? Is Gutenberg the New Coke? You can pick your comparison, but there’s no doubt that legions of loyal and long-time WordPress users are having fits over the radical change in the WordPress editor, dubbed Gutenberg. As users upgrade to the newest version of WordPress, they are greeted with a box that ..
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