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Improve your Excel Skills Now with these 5 Tips

Microsoft’s Excel program has been an integral part of the regular office-goer’s life. One part of Microsoft’s Office Suite – Excel – is an extremely feature-rich software program that has proven itself to be indispensable time and again. Whether it is for drawing up a quick report, chalking up some financial sheets, or even running […]

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How to Create and Use Tables in Excel (YouTube Video)

In Excel, Tables enable you to collect, store and look up useful data. Here’s a quick YouTube video explaining how to create tables in Microsoft Excel.

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Originally posted on Freaking Important:
Got a Windows 8 Slate? Here’s how to set it up so that it works just like your old PC. Now that I’ve taken my Windows 8 Slate to a convention and camping, I’d like to share some more observations about the 8-slate. As I wrote before, I really like…

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Originally posted on Freaking Important:
After two weeks with my new Slate , I thought you might like to hear about some of its strengths and weaknesses. Overall, I would dare say that I find Windows 8 Slate to be a powerful tool with great potential. It seems reliable, though somewhat confusing to use. Here is my Windows…

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Opportunity costs explained

When faced with a decision, opportunity costs are the costs of foregoing income from choosing one alternative instead of another. For example, suppose that you are trying to decide whether to Go out for lunch in a restaurant today or Bring lunch and eat it at your desk. Lunch costs $2.00 to make. Lunch in […]

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Originally posted on Freaking Important:
The Sages of the Talmud wrote: “It is not upon you to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it.” (Mishna, Ethics, 2:21) Consider how often people set brave and ambitious goals for themselves. Oftentimes, achieving these goals requires not only extraordinary effort – they require…

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No such thing as a free lunch

I’ve written a few posts about minimizing expenses and assets. This is not to say that you can or should build a business out of thin air. You can’t do that. If it were possible, then everyone would be doing it, and we would all be rich. To build a successful business, you must invest […]

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When to delegate: apples and bananas

I’m a big fan of Tim “4-hour” Ferriss.  Perhaps one of the most interesting hacks in his “4-hour”series is to do what you are good at, and what you enjoy, and (spoiler alert!) outsource the rest. Okay, perhaps I’m not doing “4-hour” justice.  Let me explain: David Ricardo (Wikipedia) David Ricardo, economist extraordinaire, taught the […]

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Goals

This past summer, I took my boys on a cross-country road trip.  We drove from New Jersey, cross-country to Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon (North and South Rims), and through Texas to Florida, and then back to good old New Jersey. beyond by Genista, on Flickr […]

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Why business ain’t like playing Monopoly

Watching TV late at night and learning how to flipping houses, might lead you to think that real business seems a lot like playing Monopoly(tm). After all, the object of Monopoly is to buy as many properties as you can and end the game with the most money. Sounds like a sound formula for early retirement, […]

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