Business Requirement Specification

By partitioning the Business Requirements Specification in this manner we not only increase the focus, but we significantly reduce the volume of reading required by the clients and subject-matter experts in any business area. This can lead to faster and better turnaround. It certainly minimizes any potential distractions. There’s …

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Using Your Mind

Start using your imagination to record a new internal dialogue to play out in your mind. Anytime you notice emotions like worry, doubt, fear, anxiousness or anger creeping in, go back to that new soundtrack of your ideal dream life and/or situation and feel/act as if it is …

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Geija Womenswear

Women arriving in Matang Village for a naming day festivity, wearing very short, distinctive skirts. Gejia women wear an unmistakable turban-like headpiece, a toupa, of starched white fabric with fine indigo-dyed lines. A solid red band around the crown denotes that a woman is married, while a fringe is for …

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Stories And Symbols

As Laoxing explains the meaning of several of the motifs stitched on her jackets, we realize that her life, the land around her, and the Miao myths and history all merge together in her embroidery. The creatures from the river, war heroes, Mother Butterfly—they all share the same space …

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Artisan Embroidery

Embroidery artisan Tai Lao Xing lives in a peaceful village overlooking a broad valley where rice paddies stretch in a patchwork across the hillsides. Mountains loom in the distance as they do everywhere in Guizhou. Climbing a stone path from the valley floor up to Laoxing’s home, you may …

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Secretary of state

He wants to be secretary of state.” He tried at times to use Richer as a foil for bad news. “No one would give a dissenting view. If you do, you are ostracized,” Richer said of the top-level interactions. Negroponte arrived in the summer of 2004 and within six months …

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Selling

To augment my income as a marketing consultant, I sold advertising for a local high-end lifestyle magazine. As the former publisher of a community magazine, I thought I knew all about selling ad space. But I was wrong. I hadn’t learned how to use The Three Boxes.

My lesson …

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Sumaidaie

Sumaidaie was born to a middle-class family in Fadl, in the old quarter of Baghdad, attended the Mustansiriya prep school, and then won a scholarship to study computer science in England. Graduating in 1965, he returned to Baghdad to computerize some of the government’s public works. But after the …

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The Benefits of Coaching

Using coaching skills has become a critical competency for leadership in global companies. Coaching credentials are required by most corporate buyers when hiring external coaches, even when they aren’t sure what the credentials represent. On the consumer side, awareness of the value of coaching is growing.1 Unfortunately, according …

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Growth in Wealth

Money is the central information utility of the world economy. As a medium of exchange, store of value, and unit of account, money is the critical vessel of information about the conditions of markets around the globe in both time and space. Monetary systems thus can be judged as moral …

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Choose Your Offer Carefully

When you're selling online and an offer is on the table, don’t just grab it blindly. Treat any deal like you would a cash transaction in terms of the research you do and the questions you ask.

Depending on what you’re trading for, you should ask

  • how old …
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The Science of Psychology

What separates the science of psychology from intuition, opinion, and common sense? Like most of us, you likely have your own ideas about why people behave the way they do, and many are likely correct. For example, women cry more often than men, children are infl uenced by their parents …

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