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The Best 3 Gifts You Can Give

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Here are three (completely free) ways to bring back the holiday cheer. Use them today and make it a plan for 2013!

The horrible events in the quaint and quiet community of Newton, Connecticut last week have been weighing heavy on everyone's mind. It made a particularly powerful impact on my family, as we have a first grader the same age as many of the children lost. My wife, an educator herself, has been moved by the heroic stories of the faculty and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, whose courageous and calm actions in the face of this unspeakable violence saved the lives of many more children.

Today, we are sending humble notes of encouragement to the families in Connecticut. We realize that with the outpouring of support our words may never be read. Regardless, we know how much we would appreciate such a gesture, so we're just doing something we feel is right.

So this got me thinking.

I've spent the past couple of columns talking about sending corporate greeting cards and managing corporate gift giving, all in an effort to maximize the return on your marketing investment. What I overlooked completely and failed to mention were the little investments you can and should make this year (as well as throughout next) that will have an invaluable and immeasurable impact on those who receive them. The best part of these investments? They cost nothing.

So, this holiday season, remember to generously give ...
Compliments

When I was young and just starting my career, a manager told me that he had great respect for my work ethic and that he felt I had potential in the company. I still remember the conversation indelibly. His compliment actually encouraged me to turn down head-hunting calls for the next few years as I was promoted through the organization. This one compliment had me hooked and motivated and taught me how inspiring and impactful a well-placed and well-timed compliment can be.
Credit

One of the flattering characteristics many of my role models had was their ability and willingness to dole out way more credit than they received. Even if an idea or accomplishment was theirs, credit was always given to the team or another specific individual. This was a great motivator for me. Even now, as a business owner, I realize that every good idea or strategy is the culmination of many people's efforts and more than likely spawned from inspiration outside my network. Give someone a little credit for a job or an accomplishment, even if it's not completely deserved, and your next big idea may actually come from them.
Courage

In times of stress, people look toward stability. Today, the economy is rocky, the fiscal cliff has everyone on pins and needles, and the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary have us questioning the society in which we live. This is the time for leaders to take the stress upon their shoulders and say simply...everything is going to be okay. Whether it's your employees, your friends, or your family, there has never been a more important time to be the rock.

This holiday season will most likely be remembered for the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary school. It's inevitable. We can, however, do our best as a community to ease the pain and bring a little happiness back through simple and selfless words. Try it this holiday season, and then make it your goal in 2013!

If you have an inspiring story, please share with everyone in the comments below. We all could use the distraction!

Author Credit:
Peter Gasca is the co-founder of WildCreations.com and Jumpoff.co, companies that focus on kid-related products and support kid entrepreneurs. @wildcreations18

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I firmly believe, it is not the item given. It is the honor and respect conveyed. A close inner circle friend can "throw" a gift at you conveying a feeling of less than important. Yet, a distant acquaintances can give to you a present or card conveying respect and value of your existence. Which individual imparted honor and respect? Which of these people said through their action, "You are important?"

 

This holiday season may we not only convey honor and respect in what we give but also, in how we give. We all want to realize our intrinsic value, let's demonstrate importance to one another in our words and actions.

 

 

 
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James 5 | Bible Resources

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James 5..."I AM an effective, fervent righteous person and my prayers avail much!"

 

16So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the prayers of the righteous have a powerful effect.

 

Example...

17Elijah was a man with a nature just like our own; but he offered prayer that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain;

18then he prayed again, and the sky yielded rain, the earth brought forth its fruit.

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White Paper - Multichannel Contact, Social Media and the Customer Experience

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White Paper - Multichannel Contact, Social Media and the Customer Experience http://t.co/m90PIdpf7h
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Is Brand Social Media Communication vital to an organization?

Please read the following quote:

 

"The report also analyzed how consumers want organizations to engage with them through social networking sites Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook."

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Fink Urges CEOs to Engage With Shareholders on Cash Use - Bloomberg

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Fink Urges CEOs to Engage With Shareholders on Cash Use
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... Laurence D. Fink, whose firm is the largest shareholder in companies from Apple Inc. to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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“I write today reiterating our call for engagement with a particular focus on companies’ strategies to drive longer-term growth,” the 61-year-old CEO and co-founder of New York-based BlackRock, wrote in the March 21 letter. “It concerns us that, in the wake of the financial crisis, many companies have shied away from investing in the future growth of their companies.”

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Intel's John Davies on Global Access to Technology

Don't miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 John Davies is Vice President of Intel Corporation and General Manager of ...
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The focus is allow technology to be more cost-friendly thus, allowing new technology to be  more accessible to people.

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No perks? No problem for Riverbed Technology - SFGate

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No perks? No problem for Riverbed Technology
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At Facebook there's free dry cleaning. At Google massages are on the house. On the main floor of Square's Market Street office, baristas serve up coffee - from four artisan roasters, no less.
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"Candidates are getting multiple offers, all with the same salaries," he said. "Sometimes these perks can be the tipping point. They are key in attracting and retaining talent."

In other words, if you're a twentysomething engineer already earning over $100,000, a slight salary bump may not make a difference in quality of life. But free laundry? That just might.

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Canada oil patent suits stir fears of technology slowdown - Reuters

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Toronto Star Canada oil patent suits stir fears of technology slowdown Reuters Canadian energy companies are filing four times more oil and gas technology patents than they did a decade ago and are increasingly turning to the courts to protect the...
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The new caution dampens the human interaction that aids the industry's evolution, say industry officials.

"This has had the effect of slowing a lot of innovation down and a lot of meaningful practical day-to-day improvements have been delayed," said Merle Johnson, chief operating officer at Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd (CLL.TO). He declined to identify any specific techniques due to fears of lawsuits.

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'Great Things' Expected From Joe Flacco In 2014 

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With more stability around him and a new weapon in Steve Smith, expectations are high for Joe Flacco.  (RT @Ravens: 'Great things' are expected from Joe Flacco in 2014.
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“I think Joe deserves the benefit of the doubt,” Owner Steve Bisciotti said at the NFL owners meetings. “We saw the progression for five years. He has a down year, he throws a lot of picks. But Joe historically didn’t throw a lot of picks.

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Technology could be game-changer - ESPN

Technology could be game-changer ESPN Winston expressed doubt this week that any current or near-future technology could assuage the union's full array of concerns, and a second NFLPA source said it would be a "major leap" to make a positive...
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 The general manager was brimming with questions for Gary McCoy, the company's senior sports scientist.

"He wanted to know," McCoy said, "what the hell had just happened."

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Here's The Real Reason Warren Buffett Doesn't Invest In Technology - Business Insider

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Business Insider Australia Here's The Real Reason Warren Buffett Doesn't Invest In Technology Business Insider As for why Warren Buffett doesn't (usually) invest in technology, the Oracle himself explained this in detail back in 1999, when just...
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I, on the other hand, have always assumed that Buffett made the "I don't understand" remark with typical self-deprecating-but-knowing Buffett charm — as in, "All you people piling into dot-com stocks must be much smarter than I am, because I just don't get it!"

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-buffett-doesnt-invest-in-technology-2014-3#ixzz2x6hlWIWG

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Study Names Colleges With the Best Return on Investment

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Payscale, a company that tracks salaries in the U.S., is out with its annual report on collegiate return on investment. (Payscale was kind enough to send us an early copy of the data, available her...
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Payscale estimated how much a member of the Class of 2013 paid to attend each school, which is a tougher task than you’d expect. The company factored in graduation rates (lots of students taking longer than four years to graduate with a bachelor’s degree skew a school’s estimated cost upward), as well as financial aid  (an openhanded school skews its cost downward) to arrive at an estimated net cost to attend.

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Energy Fuels: A High-Leverage Play on the Uranium Price | Resource Investing News

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Rob Chang, Metals and Mining analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald spoke to Resource Investing News about the uranium market and Energy Fuels. (Energy Fuels: A High-Leverage Play on the Uranium Price - Resource Investing News: Energy Fuels: A High-Levera...
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RIN: I heard recently that the DOE is actually selling some of its stockpiles of uranium. Is that true?

RC:  Yes, the DOE uses that material to finance other parts of corroborations. For example, they’re decommissioning an enrichment facility, and they’re partially financing it by selling their inventories. So they have been doing that. It’s anywhere between 1 to 5 million pounds per year, sometimes up to 7 million. We do factor that into our model, and it’s expected that they will continue somewhere around that range.

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Google's Attack On Guest Blogging Reignites Irrational Link Removal Craze - WebProNews

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Google's Attack On Guest Blogging Reignites Irrational Link Removal Craze
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Remember the days when you could build some nice solid links by writing guest posts on other people's blogs and publications?
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In fact, when asked, one of the writers told us that Google had simply told them they had taken a manual action against their site after detecting “some artificial links”. Our article in question wasn’t mentioned in any way in Google’s messaging, but this person told us they were deciding themselves to have all keyword-oriented links pointing to their site removed.

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Physicists link neutron stars to earthbound alloys - physicsworld.com

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Physicists link neutron stars to earthbound alloys
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Physicists link neutron stars to earthbound alloys. Mar 26, 2014. Artist's impression of a neutron star · Neutron star crusts could be more complicated than we thought.
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The strength of the crust is also important for determining the height of "mountains" on the surface. Such features could break the rotational symmetry of the fast-spinning neutron star, causing it to broadcast gravitational waves that could be detected by future detectors.

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White Paper: Creating Power Connections Via Social Media to Generate Revenue

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White Paper: Creating Power Connections Via Social Media to Generate Revenue http://t.co/ABXHttvpKs
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“An effective Social Media Strategy includes strong communication on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and a visual from YouTube can boost an audience as well for revenue.”

~ Alicia J. – The Image Works Corporation. 

 

 

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Dishonest Fox Charts: Obamacare Enrollment Edition - Media Matters for America (blog)

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Media Matters for America (blog) Dishonest Fox Charts: Obamacare Enrollment Edition Media Matters for America (blog) Fox News showed a dramatically skewed chart to suggest enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would come up far short of the...
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Engage Customers via the Blogosphere With Sponsored Posts and Giveaways - MarketingProfs.com (subscription)

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MarketingProfs.com (subscription) Engage Customers via the Blogosphere With Sponsored Posts and Giveaways MarketingProfs.com (subscription) Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest have proven to be invaluable resources for increasing...
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Is It Expensive?

Tomoson's survey also showed 21% of bloggers will review a product for free and 51% of bloggers only charge from $10 to $50 for a paid promotion. So the majority of bloggers will help you promote your product for less than $50. Considering most of these bloggers have thousands of social followers, sponsoring bloggers in 2014 is a very inexpensive way to reach a large targeted audience.



Read more: http://www.marketingprofs.com/opinions/2014/24722/engage-customers-via-the-blogosphere-with-sponsored-posts-and-giveaways#ixzz2x6s969xO

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5 reasons technology world needs more geek girls - CNN International

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CNN International 5 reasons technology world needs more geek girls CNN International (CNN) -- "It was like taking a big leap of faith." That's how Regina Agyare describes her decision back in 2012 to leave her well-paid job at a major international...
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"My friends thought I was crazy," recalls Agyare. "But I was like, 'this is it!'"

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Arrow Electronics Transformation Story Fueled By Digital Technology - Forbes

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Arrow Electronics Transformation Story Fueled By Digital Technology
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Many global companies struggle with telling a consistent story across business units and muliple countries.
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“What is Arrow’s thinking in the M2M space?” or “Business intelligence, what’s Arrow doing?” they could just pull up answers on the ARC app and share interactive digital brochures. They can say, “I’m emailing it to you as we speak. Take a look at that. We can talk about it. We can work our way through it. I can show you videos on these subjects.”

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Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1 | TechCrunch

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Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed..
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“It’s interesting because public education hasn’t changed that much in 150 to 200 years and there had been almost no technology going into it,” said Don Burton, managing director of theTechstars Kaplan Edtech Accelerator program.

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Chennai becoming the hotbed for technology products, medical devices and ... - Economic Times

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Economic Times
Chennai becoming the hotbed for technology products, medical devices and ...
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"Senior entrepreneurs are willing to provide guidance," said Durairaj, 32 whose startup was based out of Bharat Matrimony's office for three months. 

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2014 Tickets | Lollapalooza 2014 | August 1-3, 2014 : Grant Park : Chicago, IL

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What started as a touring music festival in 1991 by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza has become a definitively unique music experience.
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If you’re visiting Chicago from out of town and need a place to stay, we offer special hotel rates for fans who already have passes, as well as Official Travel Packages, which includes 3-Day Passes, weekend hotel stay and specialty Lolla merch.

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Tweet from @LSUFBEquipment

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A look at some of our new technology. The Riddell Speedflex and the Schutt vision camera helmets http://t.co/xlu5AWLXp9
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Alibaba launches entertainment investment fund - Reuters

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Alibaba launches entertainment investment fund
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"Yu Le Bao aims to provide a grassroots investment platform to bring the public closer to the cultural industry," said Liu Chunning, president of Alibaba's digital entertainment business group.
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The product, called "Yu Le Bao" or "entertainment treasure" in English, lets people deposit a minimum of 100 yuan ($16.12) using their smartphones. The funds will then be invested in film, television programme and online game projects through insurance and wealth management products offered by Guohua Life, a Shanghai-based life insurance company.

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Google Takes Action Against Greek Link Networks - Search Engine Watch

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Google Takes Action Against Greek Link Networks
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Google Greece Google is continuing their fight against link networks internationally.
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Search goes on to link World War II portraits to families - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Search goes on to link World War II portraits to families
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Mary Louise Weller Chapman when Elizabeth Black sketched her portrait during World War Ii in England.
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Before the war ended, she had sketched more than 1,000 grateful GIs, including Leopold Koppel of Crafton Heights. Betty Koppel Houston, 77, was about 8 years old when her father's image, autographed to his wife, Betty, "with love and kisses," arrived rolled up in a mailing tube.

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Sonic Dons Link's Green Hat And Tunic In Lost World - WebProNews

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Sonic Dons Link's Green Hat And Tunic In Lost World
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Last year, Nintendo announced that Sonic Lost World would be getting two free Nintendo-themed DLC packs.
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