How to be a better employee?

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The interesting thing about hiring new employees, such as my situation,  is that you have to re-emphasis what you are looking for in your new hires. As an employer, you tend to take for granted certain things about long-standing employees.  For younger workers, there is a dual challenge of figuring out how to make yourself […]

What inflation truly means

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Inflation has become a permanent part of modern life. What does this mean to most people? * It means you have to work harder just to stay in one place. (Does that explain how you’ve been feeling?). * It means you can’t just save your money, you must find ways to grow it faster than […]

The customer is always right

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Ever heard the phrase “the customer is always right?” That phrase comes from the American founder of the British retail chain Selfridges (coincidentally named Harry Gordon Selfridge). Managing customers or clients can be a challenge for anyone in business, from a freelancer to a manager for a big corporation. I use the word “challenge” because […]

Where does today’s money come from?

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I’m not talking about historical money right now, though that is an interesting tale! For now I am just looking at where today’s money comes from. The money in your pocket. The money owing on your bond.   Okay, you worked for it. Or you borrowed it.   But where did it come from?   […]

What inflation truly means

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Inflation has become a permanent part of modern life. What does this mean to most people? * It means you have to work harder just to stay in one place. (Does that explain how you’ve been feeling?). * It means you can’t just save your money, you must find ways to grow it faster than […]

The overly-keen car guard

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Denis Beckett   What’s wrong with our economy when you have to pay for help you didn’t ask for? Keen is fine. I’m in favour of keen. We can use more keen. Give us keen! When you find keen, you do not lightly stomp on it. But the car-guard was over-keen, he was beyond keen. […]