January 19th, 2013

Remember Hansel & Gretel? [Michael-Don Smith]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183304

Global report: Obesity bigger health crisis than hunger

'Obesity is a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, and the leading cause of disabilities around the world, according to a new report published Thursday in the British medical journal The Lancet.'

The Global Burden of Disease Report reveals a massive shift in health trends

Worldwide, obesity has increased 82% in the last two decades

Diseases like stroke and heart disease are leading causes of years spent sick or injured


Is there really a requirement for Tesco in the UK to be encouraging British citizens to eat more food by making it cheap, including using deceptive practices [horse burger anyone] to increase already grossly overinflated margins?

A - Z of good words .. H is for .. [Mike "Freddie" Gordon]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183305

Hairsonthebackofyourneckstandup ! It's a little known verb and adjective** wink Most famously applies to my only visit (to date) to a well-known sporting Cathedral.

Wales v All Blacks .. Milennium Stadium .. Cardiff

Haka !




Quite remarkable in these days of constant change .. health and safety .. and all manner of politically correct regulation .. that our Kiwi kousins are still allowed to perform this spine tingling "dance". Maybe if they weren't so good at the game and current World Cup holders ..

Enjoy !

We're got Husky(AlsatianX) in Harness .. sledge and adrenalin ..



Now where's that Hill ..

A - Z of good words .. H is for .. [Mike "Freddie" Gordon]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183305

Hairsonthebackofyourneckstandup ! It's a little known verb and adjective** wink Most famously applies to my only visit (to date) to a well-known sporting Cathedral.

Wales v All Blacks .. Milennium Stadium .. Cardiff

Haka !




Quite remarkable in these days of constant change .. health and safety .. and all manner of politically correct regulation .. that our Kiwi kousins are still allowed to perform this traditional spine tingling "dance". Maybe if they weren't so good at the game and current World Cup holders ..

Enjoy !

We're got Husky(AlsatianX) in Harness .. sledge and adrenalin ..



Now where's that Hill ..

How Ecademy Is Great For Business....... [John Murray]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183306

Over the past 2 months, Ecademy has proven to be a superb business model testing ground for me with regards to many ideas I have had for both personal and business advancement. This has been the case either in posting blogs, replying to other blogs of interest and really taking on board and appreciating the comments made and also via the Group I started here.

Many were actually posted without such an aim in mind, but then actually gave birth to potentially new business ideas for me, which I then developed.

In breaking down my goals and then taking one point or another from these individual issues and 'putting it out there' for Ecademists to examine, comment upon, CONstructively and DEstructively criticize or to suggest constructive enhancements has been a real eye opener and very informative.

They say that before you push on with an idea and spend lots of money, that you should test it in the the marketplace to see if it has 'legs'.

The self-inflicted dilemma [Damian Mark Smyth]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183307

Have money, don't have money? So what?

man-worried-money-sack

There is a man who lives in Utah, who 12 years ago, decided to 'give up money'. He left his last $30 in a payphone and walked off into the desert to survive off foraged food, roadkill and the kindnesses of friends and strangers. He set up camp in a cave in the Utah wilderness, but also began blogging — because even though he wanted to live without money, he also wanted to stay connected to his fellow humans. Daniel Suelo had decided that money was "an illusion" and no longer wanted to be a part of the capitalist financial system.

Are 360 degree surveys adding value? [William Buist]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183309

Since the launch of the LinkedIn app 'SurveyReport' I've been getting increasing numbers of such requests - Today I had three in my inbox from the last couple of days. That begins to look like 'Attention Spam'.

Anyway, I had a few minutes so I thought I'd help those asking by filling them in and realised that for all of them I couldn't easily give the feedback that I felt would be most helpful to them except in free format text.

Perhaps it's me, but there's two problems with that. Firstly I don;t need them to incur a cost to get free format feedback, and secondly it's not easy for it to be analysed and aggregated.

Are 360 degree surveys adding value? [William Buist]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183309

Since the launch of the LinkedIn app 'SurveyReport' I've been getting increasing numbers of such requests - Today I had three in my inbox from the last couple of days. That begins to look like 'Attention Spam'.

Anyway, I had a few minutes so I thought I'd help those asking by filling them in and realised that for all of them I couldn't easily give the feedback that I felt would be most helpful to them except in free format text.

Perhaps it's me, but there's two problems with that. Firstly I don't need (or want) them to incur a cost to get free format feedback, and secondly it's not easy for it to be analysed and aggregated.

More Private enterprise job and wealth destroyers [Michael Heaney]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183311

The collapse of electrical chain Comet will cost the government £49.4m in redundancy payments and tax revenues, administrators Deloitte have revealed.

The redundancy money owed to thousands of former Comet workers totals £23.2m, and will be paid by the government's Redundancy Payments Service (RPS).

Meanwhile, £26.2m is owed in taxes to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

What's all this we hear about private enterprise being the wealth creators?




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First impressions [Matt Collings]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183312

As improving first impressions of construction site companies is a fundamental part of my product I routinely bang on about the importance of them. If I haven't told you lately a first impression of someone or something is formed in one tenth of a second. Or the blink of an eye if you prefer. And once that first impression is made it is extremely difficult, almost impossible to change. Or so the researchers say...
However using my last three business meetings as examples I'd have to disagree somewhat that the first impression is difficult to change.
I'll explain...

Snow [Maurice Poole]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183313


In the UK, do we succumb too readily to snowfalls and thereby allow them to disrupt daily life?

Or is it a perception that perpetual readiness is too costly or out-of-mind for the number of days a year it would be necessary? In Ottawa one year, staying with my son, d-i-l and family, there was an unusually early snowfall; it was cleared swiftly, but when it happened again they'd already spent their budget so response was much slower. But life went on, despite far greater dump of snow. Do we get "the wrong kind"? If it's our kind, why are we not used to it?

What does the team think?

I categorised this as Social but it could have been Business.

Best Regards

  Maurice

Affirmations : do they open up our deeper contact with our future? [Neville Stokes]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183315

Start your day of by being positive, forget what happened yesterday and free yourself from all worries and stress.

Look into the mirror and say as many POSITIVE affirmations as you feel comfortable - do this every morning when you wake up, and before you go to sleep at night.

If you are unsure of what to say, do not worry - at first this kind of process can feel unnatural, however you will soon learn to come up with your own affirmations.

Here are a few to start you of;

-I recognise my body as a good friend.
-My heart is open and I am willing to release all resistance.
-I breathe freely and fully. Breath is the basis of life.
-I have my own set of talents and abilities.
-I now release anger in positive ways.
-I love and appreciate myself.

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Neville Stokes
www.succeedandgrow.biz
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I still want to be the Bionic Woman [Samantha Kelly]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183316

When I was young I had an idol..She was beautiful, intelligent, strong and could fight her way out of any situation. She never gave up and was very very determined. She was Jamie Sommers, the Bionic Woman (or Lyndsey Wagner) to you and I in the real world.

But let's think about it shall we? Besides the fact that she had a bionic arm and ear with supersonic hearing (I loved that she could overhear conversations...how interesting would THAT be)? She was a teacher before she had the fall from the sky that eventually led to her becoming bionic.

So.....I wonder could I still become Jamie Sommers?

I like to educate and pass on knowledge to others. I do speak in front of a class of people (usually start ups) but its the same thing.
I am strong and intelligent.
I am determined and I never give up!
I have a dog called.....er....Candy...OK... it isn't an Alsatian called Max but am almost there!!