Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine genius, a writer, essayist, poet, philosopher and translator born in Buenos Aires, in 1899. His literature reveals a higher level of conscience, moving back and forward between illusion and reality. Common topics in his works are: dreams, labyrinths, mirrors, books and libraries, animals, fictional books and writers, philosophy, religion and God. Regarding God, I want to quote him from “The Meeting in a Dream” (La Nación, 1948):
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
In short, when we fall in love we feel and think that our … (Continue Reading)
This blog has a simple, clear title: Life, Money & Development. Life is the root of every topic, every word. Life is the most beautiful form of things. In regards to Money, it’s a driving force of history, a strong influence on the decision-taking process. Now, the remaining term is Development… development means organization, fighting entropy, fighting the universe’s trend towards disorder and chaos. Pursuing self-development implies an energetic investment which ideally leads to a state of order, well-being and conscious awareness. In exchange for energy, development allows us to reach a superior state of organization.
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In the following we’ll be discussing about the current opportunities and challenges faced by the insurance industry. First, what does Insurance really mean? In short, Insurance is a transfer of risk, i.e., risk is transferred from entity A (the policyholder) to entity B (the insurance carrier) in exchange for some amount of money (the premium). This deal implies that A pays to B, and afterwards entity B will bear the risk of any contingent or uncertain loss related to A’s assets and activities. This way, Insurances are essentially a form of risk management… (Continue Reading)
Once we have clearly defined and developed our business idea, and our business plan reflects perfectly the spirit, objectives and actions necessary to make them viable, the time comes to think about funding. We must not think that only people who already have all the necessary capital to start a business venture are the only ones with possibilities to (successfully) implement their business ideas. In fact, companies stem from a business idea: capital comes later. Obviously, it takes capital to start your company. Not having the required amount of money to fund our project will lead to a premature … (Continue Reading)
In the business voyage that leads to the creation of your company the starting point is to produce ideas or discover business opportunities that allow you to reach the end of such voyage, i.e., the foundation of your company. In this sense, development of your business idea should consider the following:
- The idea must be opportune and pertinent, i.e., you must verify that the current state of markets is suitable for developing your business idea, which basically means that there must be a base of customers demanding the product or service that you want to offer. Furthermore, you must verify
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Born in 1965, James McAluney spent his childhood in three areas of the country; New England, Southern California and south central Pennsylvania. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree specializing in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1987.
After graduating from Pepperdine University, James McAluney entered the business world as a retail stock broker. A few years later, Mr. McAluney moved to Hawaii began work as an environmental contractor. He is currently a top commercial insurance broker in that state. Growing up in different parts of the country allowed Mr. McAluney to become well-versed in relating to various people … (Continue Reading)
March 11, 2013 – IKIGames releases The Rainbow Machine, a physics-based puzzle game available for PC, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Game play is based on directing a sphere towards treasure chests to retrieve the pieces of the stolen Rainbow Machine. You will have to solve 140 tricky puzzles and also defeat the burglars: a wicked bunch of kleptomaniac rats!
Key features of The Rainbow Machine:
- 6 islands amounting to 140 playable levels of increasing difficulty.
- Colorful story scenes.
- Retrieve 16 pieces and materials of The Rainbow Machine.
- Find 6 hidden trophies.
- Collect coins for buying items: Rebounder
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Are you facing excessive hurdles for developing your entrepreneurial project? Do you feel you could attain improved results but you are lacking a development plan and organizational guidelines? Well, don’t worry. In this post I’ll teach you how to fulfill the development of your entrepreneurship plan by means of 12 steps, carefully envisioned for leading entrepreneurs towards success. Let’s begin by reviewing the notion of entrepreneurship. First, an entrepreneur is a person who creates and introduces new things, in order to achieve some well-defined economical and social goals. Thereby, entrepreneurship simply amounts to being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship might … (Continue Reading)
It is known that the powers and skills of effective orators and speakers are not innate. Orators, like many people, either by profession or interest, may have found it extremely difficult to communicate or to express their ideas in public. Then, what actions have they taken to improve their skills for speaking in public? Well, they have solved this problem, either by attending specific courses, or by learning good techniques for breathing and public speaking, which helped them overcome their fear of speaking, of expressing their ideas and opinions. Thus, by means of the spoken word, they have achieved success … (Continue Reading)
The time for taking a decision is the hardest one, because it means the end of all of the efforts of every person involved in a process. The entire organization and its directors are depending on the decisions that are to be taken. That’s why decision making is a key issue for the organizational lifecycle. Taking a decision is an instant so important, that there are a lot of people (organization’s directors included) who are always trying to run away from taking important decisions, because they’re unable to handle the pressure or they are assaulted by huge doubts before … (Continue Reading)