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D Scott Angle
D Scott Angle
Husband, Father, Friend, Executive Phoenix Trader, School Governor, Blogger, Mentor, Social Media Advisor, Website Usability Analyst, Dad Taxi
Jun. 20, 2012 12:45 pm
Okay, well, phew... glad that's over with for now. Don't get me wrong, I know we've done a good thing, but it can certainly take it out of you . Last week we held a 12 hour fund-raiser in our home for a very good cause ( Rainbows – Hospice for Children and Young People ) and raised a very healthy £165. Okay, the twelve hour timeframe was a little nuts, and holding it in our home did mean that...  Read More
Jun. 12, 2012 5:30 am
Oh, what a week. Now, this might end up being a bit of a rant, but bare with me... You may have noticed, but the blog was a little light on posts last week. It was half-term holiday for the kids, so they had a week off, and Sonia decided it was time for me to paint the outside of the house - what joy! Have you ever tried painting the outside of your house in the rain??? It's not fun, I can...  Read More
May 29, 2012 7:55 am
How many times have you wanted to go ahead move on an idea or share your view with colleagues, only to stop yourself because you were afraid of being ridiculed? Our fear of looking ridiculous can be one of the biggest things to hold us back in both our lives as well as our careers. Did you know that a huge, and I do mean staggering, number of people are afraid of public speaking more than they...  Read More
May 24, 2012 7:49 am
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness. "Below an income of … $60,000 a year, people are unhappy, and they get...  Read More
May 17, 2012 10:56 am
Many small business owners often look wistfully at big companies who are in direct competition and they think that these conglomerates have an advantage in the marketplace. The sheer size of the sales force, support team and marketing budget can cause sleepless nights for the small business owner who is struggling to compete against these beasts. However, the size of these organizations can work...  Read More
May 15, 2012 9:55 am
In the days before social media and the Internet, it wasn't as easy to listen in on your customers’ conversations about your company. Nor could you easily encourage people to spread the good word about your business through word-of-mouth. When you connect with your customers online, you stop speaking to them and start talking with them. And wonderful things begin to happen. Those golden...  Read More
May 1, 2012 10:30 am
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality – Now that’s a hopeful title isn’t it. How many times have you had a great idea, thought ‘I really should do something with that’, but then nothing ever comes of it? I picked up this book in the hopes that it would, with the wave of its magic bookmark, turn all my old ideas and day-dreams into run-away international...  Read More
Apr. 27, 2012 8:34 am
Apple has really been in the headlines a lot recently, and with the iPhone 4s coming out, the tragic loss of Steve Jobs and the huge release of the iPad 3, it's certainly understandable. This has made Apple, its business practices, and lessons learned of intense business and popular interest. In his book The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty , Carmine Gallo...  Read More
Apr. 25, 2012 6:21 am
This is a guest post from the lovely glass artist Katherine Wilson at number8glass Times are hard, and almost everyone wishes they had more money coming in; whether it's down to redundancy, or just playing catch-up with inflation. Wouldn't it be great if you could turn that hobby, the one you love doing and spent ages honing your skills in, into a business? Whether you did it on on the side...  Read More
Apr. 24, 2012 5:31 am
Everyone has their limits, limitations, obstacles, comfort zones and envelopes that need pushing. For most of us they're actually quite trivial, but it never feels like that at the time. If your life were a book, and you were the author, how would you want the story to go... For me, some of trivial things I wanted to overcome were speaking in public, a fear of heights and starting my own...  Read More
Apr. 18, 2012 5:34 am
Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful businesspeople. You can place a check beside each characteristic that you feel you possess. This way, you can see how you stack up. Even if you don't have all of these characteristics, don't fret. Most can be learned with practice and by developing a winning...  Read More
Apr. 10, 2012 6:27 am
Britt Michaelian posted at MOMeo Magazine this article which really gets to the heart of marketing for the small business or solopreneur. It’s a fatal flaw in our system that most universities and business books teach marketing from the perspective of big brands, not from the vantage point of small business and solo entrepreneurs. Marketing campaigns are talked about in terms of branding and...  Read More
Apr. 4, 2012 5:47 am
The author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has thought long and hard about some large topics. Her next fascination: genius, and how we ruin it. Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. ...  Read More
Apr. 3, 2012 11:36 am
There seems to be a prevailing sentiment that when we: ‘achieve our long-term goal’, ‘make the big sale’ or ‘our ship comes in’ we will finally be able to pause, take a break and smell the roses. Absolute rubbish – waiting for your day in the sun is the surest way to reach the ‘finish line’ feeling hollow and deflated. A study conducted on returning astronauts showed that those who had already...  Read More
Mar. 30, 2012 9:47 am
Ron Burley (writing for Inc. ) shares his 5 fundamental " Never let these phrases pass your lips ". Ron is a nationally recognized consumer advocate and serial entrepreneur. He is the author of Unscrewed: The Consumer's Guide to Getting What You Paid For (UK: Unscrewed ) and senior partner at Brushfire Consulting. Almost nothing leads to a customer service meltdown more quickly than the use...  Read More
Mar. 28, 2012 10:30 am
I’m sure you’re familiar with Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, so I won't bother with the retelling. However, can you remember the moral of the story? Most people when asked this quickly reply “Slow and steady wins the race”, and it’s no surprise as this has been drummed in to everyone since we first heard the story. But, guess what, IT'S WRONG, and I’ll tell you why. When we think of...  Read More
Mar. 21, 2012 10:08 am
In a truly awe inspiring moment Dutch engineer Jarno Smeets has ignored all those "it can't be done" statements of the past and created real wings that, when actually flapped, lift him into the air for true flight. Using Wii controllers, accelerometers harvested from an HTC Wildfire Android phone, Turnigy motors and custom-made wings, Smeets was able to take to the air and fly like his...  Read More
Jun. 29, 2011 10:46 am
Nichola Christakis looks at what is a relationship, what is social networking, and how we are influencing the lives of people we may not even know. He explores how the large-scale, face-to-face social networks in which we are embedded affect our lives, and what we can do to take advantage of this fact. We're all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas...  Read More
Jun. 21, 2011 1:54 pm
I was forwarded a poignant email, and I'm sure many of you have seen it before, but it's good enough to pass on so I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy... ................................................................ In the line at the store, the young cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own reusable...  Read More
Feb. 17, 2011 2:22 pm
Leadership doesn't have a user's manual, but Fields Wicker-Miurin says stories of remarkable, local leaders are the next best thing. At a TED salon in London, she shares three. Fields Wicker-Miurin wants to improve the quality and impact of leadership worldwide by discovering leaders in unique, local settings and connecting them with one another. Why you should listen to her: Fields...  Read More
Feb. 9, 2011 2:28 pm
When it comes to time management, the easy question to ask is: What time is it? You can go up to most any stranger on the street and ask that question and he or she will have some idea at a good answer. The harder question is: What will I do with my time? In response to that people show their knowledge in three different types of responses: reactive - I do whatever comes my way...  Read More
Feb. 7, 2011 4:53 pm
Robin Sharma is an internationally renowned leadership expert and bestselling author, bringing us such title as The Leader Who Had No Title , The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari , and The Greatness Guide . I have personally gotten a lot out of his work, so I thought I would bring you his 22 Ways to Become Spectacularly Inspirational, enjoy: Do important work vs. merely offering opinions. Lift...  Read More
Feb. 1, 2011 4:03 pm
Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT says, “ Success has a much greater influence on the brain than failure .” Ned Hallowell comments in Shine: While of course mistakes need to be acknowledged and, one hopes, learned from, it may be more likely, from a purely neurological point of view, that a person will learn more from a success than a failure.” Hallowell points out that acknowledgement...  Read More
Nov. 26, 2010 7:00 am
Business, Finance and Relationship Expert Dani Johnson shares with you 5 advantages to becoming an entrepreneur in the current economy. Whether you’ve always had a desire to be your own boss or you are just curious about what it takes to be an entrepreneur then this message is designed specifically for you. Dani interviews business entrepreneur Carmen who went from a $750,000/yr business working...  Read More
Nov. 19, 2010 7:00 am
At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself. The pundits of Silicon Valley have a term for Steve Jobs' charisma: the reality distortion field. But the truth is, most of us like living in Jobs' reality, where exquisite design and sheer...  Read More
Nov. 15, 2010 10:58 am
Here is a posting by the celebrated, leadership author Graham Jones: Graham Jones, PhD, is Director of Lane4 Management Group, a performance development consultancy, based in Princeton, New Jersey. Graham is the author of Thrive on Pressure : Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough , published by McGraw-Hill in August 2010. For more information, visit his website and blog at...  Read More
Nov. 13, 2010 9:10 am
Who makes a better parent: a stay-at home mom or a working mom? Kathleen Leonard, a working mom and life coach and Lesley Pyle, the founder and president of home-based working moms, were in the FOX discussing that very important question. What do you think? Let us know with a comment below...  Read More
Nov. 10, 2010 10:30 am
This is a very inspiring article by Marianne Curphey of The rise of the Female Entrepreneur Rising numbers of women are forging successful careers as business owners and entrepreneurs, despite – or perhaps because of - the recession. Some are “Mumpreneurs” – women who combine family and business in order to achieve a better work-life balance, while others are...  Read More
Nov. 8, 2010 3:40 pm
I love dipping into Seth Godin's little advice titbits. They always seem so poignant for some reason. In any case, this is a recent find that puts a new spin on an old foible, so I just had to pass it along. Laziness I think laziness has changed. It used to be about avoiding physical labor. The lazy person could nap or have a cup of tea while others got hot and sweaty and exhausted. Part...  Read More
Nov. 5, 2010 9:11 am
National Entrepreneur Month brings good news to a country hungry for economic relief. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women-owned businesses grew by more than 20% from 2002 to 2007. A new national survey surprisingly reveals that the majority of women home-based business owners were motivated to open their business not as a result of downsizing, loss of income, or need to care for the...  Read More
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