Archive | September, 2013

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No. 109: Earn Extra Non-Farm Income at Zero Cost

30 September 2013

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By learning and creatively employing public speaking (and creative writing), farm business owners can effortlessly generate substantial ADDITIONAL income streams, outside sales of normal farm products. Smart thinking farmers can do this IF they get more organized. Adopting a BOPMS can help. It will free you up from routine farm demands, so you can nurture […]

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Use Authority Status to Sell Anything

28 September 2013

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A few months ago, I got an email request from a lecturer friend (a Nigerian born Professor) based in South Africa. He wanted help in marketing his published works for sale online. If you do any form of formal writing (including publishing research papers as a lecturer in the academia), it’s always a good idea […]

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When Cultural Beliefs Make Truth Telling a Taboo, Society Stagnates (True Story)

27 September 2013

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Doing reliable social research in societies where people tell “unnecessary lies” in responding to questionnaires, can be a frustrating endeavour. University of Ibadan’s Professor Janice Olawoye (a white American married to a Nigerian), in a paper she published over 30 years ago, explained the real life experience of a popular researcher who visited a Nigerian […]

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One Zero Start-up Cost Lucrative Business YOU Can Do

26 September 2013

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You should read this article if: (a). You have formal training and/or experience in Accounting/Finance and wish to acquire a new skill to double your income. (b). You (or someone you know) lack a job and need to earn income. \ (c). You (or someone you know) is retired or preparing to retire or resign […]

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Make It Impossible for Anyone to Badmouth You Successfully

25 September 2013

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What I am going to say in this article may rub some people the wrong way. But it needs to be said. It’s funny.  Sometimes people periodically resent others for no justifiable reason. They may even subtly engage in acts aimed at bringing those they resent down, by discrediting them. No one – regardless of […]

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Grow Your Sales Log, and You’ll Always Be In Business!

24 September 2013

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“Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only these two – basic functions: Marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results, all the rest are ‘costs’.” – Peter Drucker NB: This article is based on excerpts from an issue of my Self-Development Digest newsletter published in November […]

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No. 108: How to Sell More Successfully

23 September 2013

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Not all prospects go on to become buyers. Having great qualifications, a nice office, and proficiency in your chosen vocation may not always be enough to make people buy. A few factors, some having little to do with those criteria, can influence “buyers” purchase decisions. A prospect may decide s/he does not “believe” you. Or […]

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Are Businesses Faking Online Results?

21 September 2013

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Yes they are. Apart from my experience-based opinion, this article features real life evidence in form of a Channel 4 TV Dispatches investigative video report exposing how businesses manipulate social media statistics. It’s a sad reality. But I doubt that any conscious adult would really be surprised to learn this is happening. It’s however the […]

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“Professors” Cannot Afford to Resist New Ideas

20 September 2013

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What you are about to read is based on a true story – actually a personal experience that I had. A Shocking Demonstration of Non-Critical Thinking by Two Professors! Sometime ago, I had the opportunity to spend roughly 5 minutes with two professors (specialising in Agriculture) in a tertiary institution. I actually got an appointment […]

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Use Your Personal Interests and Hobbies to Succeed at Work

19 September 2013

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Everyone talks about Self-Development (SD) – now and then. But that seems to be about all that most people do i.e. talk about it.They never seem to actually do much of the self-development they talk about. At least not in a self-sustaining way that will yield them lasting benefits. I want to challenge you to […]

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