How to deal with Office Setbacks?

Last night I was watching 3 Idiots for the first time and a line from the Bollywood movie got my attention. One character said, “Life is a race. If you don’t run fast, you’ll get trampled”. That line hit a nerve on me since at work we all feel...

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When Startups Failed, How will you bounce back?

Budding entrepreneurs take the first test on the entrepreneurial ladder but not all of them succeed. According to Small Business Association, 7 out of 10 entrepreneurs survive at least two years of operating their business. Experts are everywhere spreading their advice on keeping your startup afloat the entrepreneurial seas....

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Making the most out of Client-Staff Relationship

This is the stuff nightmares are made of – or at least this is how I feel right now. For those business owners who manage staff who sell the outcomes of their intellect, this is the hardest part of owning a business. I feel this is a total load...

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How to Deal with Change – The Easy Way

Being in the IT industry I am at the forefront of change. Changes in what is available, changes in business practice, changes for employers and changes for employees. So in short for 32 years I have been deeply involved in change from one aspect or another – but change in...

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A Tale of Barcodes and Barcode Printing

Whenever you go shopping, you will hear that familiar “blip” sound as you approach the cashier. That is the sound of barcodes being scanned as a sign that you just purchased an item. Barcodes as we know it, made our life much easier in terms of sales, catalogues, and...

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SQL versus NoSQL – The Battle of Database Management Systems

With the enormous amount of data among us, it drastically changed the landscape of how we will store and process structured or unstructured information. This calls for an innovative approach to address the need for scalable and improved performance brought about by database management challenges. We can’t deny the...

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Volunteers and Their Impact on Associations

Last night, I was an observer to something I term as “Volunteer abuse”. I was so intrigued that I have spent quite a bit of time considering Volunteers, their importance to an association, and how the treatment of volunteers will impact associations. As the President of SUNA, volunteers are...

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Government and Politics – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Government and Politics is a fact of life. But here in Australia are they a saint to us or a Demon? Well, I think they are a bit of both. Politics in this context is all parties, elected or not, federal, state or local. The political party in office...

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The Joys and Sorrows of Being Blind

If you have read any of my past blogs, or know me, you may know that I was blind for 2 years of my life between 18 and 21, and since I have lost eye sight about 20 times for days/weeks at a time. You may also know I...

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How to Deal with Family Members in Business

Family and business. What a huge topic. We have all heard these statements: Family Business Family and business just don’t mix It is business not personal. Well all of the above have a place, but the facts are, a lot of us run businesses, have families, and want to...

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