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Ten Principles for a Robust World
in Economy

Ten Principles for a Robust World

Pardon us while we wax philosophical here for a moment. If you run a home-based business, or want to, listen up. Actually, we’re going to let Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Back Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable provide the message. The term Black Swan comes from the mistaken assumption, widely held until the 17th century, that all swans were white. Once discovered...

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18 Apr 2009
World Community Grid
in Technology

World Community Grid

The World Community Grid’s mission is to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. Gee , is that all? Well, yes. With IBM, University of California at Berkeley, the National Science Foundation, (and l’il ol’ us) behind it we give them a good chance for success. Their work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary...

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15 Apr 2009
This is not what they mean by 'flex time'
in Corporate Telecommuting, Legal, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Employers, Telework Legislation, Work-Life Balance

Flex Hours Now A Right in UK

All parents with children 16 or younger now have the right to flexible hours in the UK. Companies face automatic penalties for paying below the national minimum wage under extended workers rights, too. In 2003 the UK government introduced flexible working hours for parents with children six years old or younger, or if the child had a disability up until the age of 18. This...

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15 Apr 2009
Ranks of Freelancers Growing
in Freelance Jobs, Telecommuting Topics, Work At Home

Ranks of Freelancers Growing

Cindy Krischer Goodman at the Post and Courier in Charleston recently wrote, “As times get tougher, many are turning to freelancing and contract work, transforming a trend that was once a lifestyle choice into a matter of economic survival.” She goes on to say, “For some, the stigma of working at home as a free agent has them mumbling apologies. But more and more, people...

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25 Mar 2009
Work-Life Balance from Economy Downturn?
in Business Plan, Economy, Finding Work Series, Home Based Job Advice, Home Office

Work-Life Balance from Economy Downturn?

So you’ve been laid off, down-sized, fired? Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise and an opportunity for you to do something about your work life balance. Most people are able to find a way to put groceries on the table, but some people are driven to take jobs they don’t want and aren’t good at – which usually leads to unhappiness and failure. One solution,...

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13 Mar 2009
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