Category: Knowledge

Kathryn Minshew: 7 Classic Startup Founder Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

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5 Negotiation Tactics You Can Learn From Kids












Humans learn to negotiate early in life. Any parent can attest to this! As early as age two, children are offering to eat more vegetables at dinner if it means ice cream for dessert. By the tender of age of three, kids have developed a whole arsenal of negotiation tactics. Their approaches to secure prime toys, dessert or a later bedtime are not just child’s play — they offer valuable reminders about successful negotiation tactics in any setting.

1. Start by offering support. My wife and I have noticed that before our sons present a request for something outside of their usual routine, they are often especially helpful around the house. They will proactively help out with extra chores, and while we usually can sense an ulterior motive is at play, it still often works in their favor. In business too, it’s easier to say yes or want to work with someone who has just done something nice for you.

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ImPossible Markets


The conference will be held over two days, May 22 – 23, 2014 in Park-Hotel Vitosha, in Sofia. On the first day the speakers will deliver their presentations and lead into open discussions, while on the second day workshops in groups of no more than 20 people will be held in paralel sessions. Kindly note that workshop participation is subject to preliminary registration for each group. Besides the formal part divided into work and lecture sessions, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, thoughts and contacts in an informal environment at the evening event.



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The Birth of OK, 175 Years Ago

It was 175 years ago this Sunday that two little letters were first linked together in a simple abbreviation—OK. Thanks in part to its adoption in the 1840 presidential campaign, what began as a lame joke in a Boston newspaper morphed into one of the most ubiquitous expressions in the English language


Bleary-eyed readers scanning page two of the Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839, may have barely noticed the linguistic oddity buried in the blizzard of ink in the second column. At the end of a short, throwaway item taking sarcastic jabs at a Providence newspaper stood the abbreviation “o.k.” next to the words “all correct.” Much like the modern-day world filled with text-friendly shortcuts such as LOL and OMG, an abbreviation craze swept nineteenth-century America, although with a twist. In an attempt at humor, young, educated elites deliberately misspelled words and abbreviated them for slang. For example, “KG” stood for “know go,” the incorrect spelling of “no go.” The joke is lost on us today, but it was LOL funny in the 1800s.

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Abbey Library – Photos

The Abbey Library in St.Gallen is one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world.

Above the library door, two cherubs bear a banner with the Greek inscription “Psyches iatereion”, freely translated as   “soul apothecary”, inviting visitors to enter. The library is intended to offer “mental support” to visitors and users and provide a “sanatorium for the soul”.


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Online Catalogues for the Library of Birmingham -Photos

 Library Catalogue

Here’s a link to our online catalogue where you can search our stock, reserve it online, renew the items you already have and update your personal details when necessary.
To renew and reserve online, you will need to find out your PIN from any Birmingham Library.
Please make sure that we have your correct e-mail address on our database.
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Spelman College Jazz Ensemble

Since its inception, the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble has established an eight-to-ten city tour, gathering new fans and teaching old ones that jazz isn’t a man’s world after all. Spelman College Jazz Ensemble’s unique combination of vocalists, wind instrumentalists and rhythm section has thrilled and excited audiences across the country with their innovative and soulful sound.


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