Is Your Company Pigeon-Holed?

POST DATE: November 02, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

One enjoyable autumn day around lunchtime, my wife and I were walking through a piazza in Florence, Italy. We came upon a sight that was a first for me: pigeons resting in the grass. I had never seen so many pigeons resting at the same time. I was so used to calling them Venetian Rats. If you have ever been to Venice, then you know what I mean. They are a constant bother in their unending search for food, scurrying around with hyper energy. Yet here were these Florentine pigeons, not moving at all and just resting in the grass. I could hardly believe my eyes.
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Stop Wasting Time Being Afraid of the Market: Just Get Stuff Done!

POST DATE: September 04, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

If you don’t read or listen to the news, you’re probably in a better state of mind than the rest of us who are routinely subjected to ‘breaking news’ regarding the world’s economy. I don’t profess to know a lot about the details of how the stock markets of the world work, but I know enough to be my own worst enemy. Every time I hear of the ongoing turmoil that is playing itself out in the stock markets, my mind begins to make stuff up and it scares me. It actually scares me quite a lot, since I tend to make up some pretty far-fetched things. Whenever I ask someone to explain what is going on I get even more confused. Let me explain where my confusion comes from.
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How to Outsell Your Cheaper Competition… The Right Way!

POST DATE: August 28, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

“Sorry, your price was higher than your competition, so we purchased from them instead!” This statement is heard by salespeople all over the world every day. They often don’t understand why they lost the order because their product is superior to the competition’s. Good salespeople have been taught to sell on the strengths of their products, instead of the price. Even when they do a good job of explaining their product’s virtues, they still lose orders to an inferior product because of price. The question is, “Why?!”
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Like many people, I love travelling. Europe is my favourite destination because of my roots and also my love of culture and history. It’s fascinating to appreciate the past as you admire all the historical structures that date back hundreds of years, and the stories behind them. The other amazing thing about travelling is the cultural history and traditions you discover, from the delectable cuisines of the area to the historical traditions practiced throughout the year. You get to experience it first-hand, which is mostly very fun but sometimes not so great. It was not until a recent trip to France that I began to realize the downside to some of these historical mindsets. It was on this trip that I experienced the meaning of the word ‘bourgeoisie’.
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Stop Moping Around and Fix Your Attitude... Today!

POST DATE: July 30, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

“Have a nice day!” The officer walked back to his car and sped off. There I was, standing on the side of the road. My vehicle had just been impounded for 7 days for going over the speed limit. It was mounted on the tow truck and on its way to the impound yard. My wife was glaring at me, a look that could have wilted the hardiest of flowers. I guess I had just somewhat ruined her vacation. What was going to happen now, I wondered.
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