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Quick! What's the very first thing that springs into your mind when you read or hear the M-word? (M-o-n-e-y.)
For many people that first thing isn't necessarily pleasant ...
Afloat in A Sea of Abundance
In the days of the mighty sailing ships, when brave souls voyaged into the unknown, dependent on the winds and their as-yet incomplete knowledge of geography and navigation, one of the greatest and most dangerous challenges was to ...
Flinging Fish for Fun and Profit
The situation looked grim for Johnny Yokoyama. The seafood market where he had once been an employee but was now the owner was more than $300,000 in debt and sinking deeper fast. In fact, employee morale was at an all-time low, and the business was almost as dead as the fish no one was buying.
Now fast-forward to today ...
That, Not This
A friend recently sent me an email that contained one simple sentence that jumped right off the screen and hit me in the face.
Here's what she wrote: "If you think you have to get this in order to have that, then ...
What the Young Man Heard
In the latter half of the 1800s, when the telegraph was still "high tech," a young man in Baltimore, Maryland, woke up one summer morning giddy with excitement. In fact, it had taken him half the night to get to sleep at all ...
How A Discredited Fascist Theory Can Accelerate YOUR Success
In the late 1800s, an Italian sociologist and engineer, Vilfredo Pareto, became known for his controversial theory that alleged the superiority of the "elite" class. That unfortunate (and now discredited) theory was used to shore up the ideology of fascism which brought misery to millions.
But he was also known for ...
How A Down and Out Baseball Player Boosted His Income 700 Per Cent in Ten Short Days
$185 may not seem like much (at least not here in North America), but when it's your whole month's pay — and when last month you were only getting $25 — it takes on some serious significance.
Now imagine yourself back in the year 1907 ...
'Live' from The Epicenter!
I'm sure you've plinked a stone into a pond and watched the ripples spread out from the center. Or seen a boat plow through a lake or harbor, a massive vee of wavelets widening behind it ...
Financial Plumbing 101
or, How Finding and Fixing a "Money Leak" Immediately Saved Me $2,142 and How YOU Can Do It, Too! ...
'It's Nothing at All 'til We Call It'
In long-ago China there lived a peasant farmer by the name of Chang Wei-Kung. Now in those days, in that country, a subsistence farmer like Wei-Kung relied heavily on his sons to help with planting, cultivation, and especially to bring in the harvest. But Wei-Kung had only one son ...
Harry Houdini and The Great Escape
As a fan of old advertising, I found it intriguing that a 1912 advertising poster sold not long ago for the amazing sum of $47,464. Although its worth had been estimated to be somewhere between $17,700 and $21,000, the price soared because this particular advertising-as-art featured the magician, illusionist, and escape artist known the world over as Harry Houdini ...
An Extra $36,000 — Already!
Just a few short weeks ago, Mike began to put his big plans for the year into action. Like so many of us, he and his wife had decided that now that their daughter was grown, they wanted to work less and enjoy life more — to travel, spend time with friends and family, and just generally enjoy their home on the lovely east coast of New Zealand ...
How To Have An Out-of-Body Experience (Sort of)
When the battered old Chevy ran the red light and pulled directly into our path, I didn't notice it at first — the pounding rain was just too heavy and the moonless night very dark. By the time I could see it, bright white in our headlights, it was too late to stop: in a split second we would plow into it broadside at 60 miles an hour ...
Bob's Holiday Miracle
"Can I really do this?" Bob asked himself. After all, he'd never even laid eyes on the woman and her two daughters until a few minutes ago, when he'd pulled into the gas station to fill up the tank ...
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