Running a Business in the Zombie Apocalypse

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This is an interesting book.  It’s written from the perspective of a human resources director that must deal with the zombie apocalypse.

It gives advice on how to handle an  employee that has become a zombie and what paperwork the supervisor is required to complete.

It explains how business can remain profitable during the zombie apocalypse by changing its business model and developing innovative weapons for the living consumers.  There is also a section on how to get money from zombies, without risking self injury.

I enjoyed reading this book and found it to be humorous.

The Art of Saying No

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The author teaches readers how to say, “No” with grace and respect by using the EDC method.

  • Empathize – let the other person know you understand where they are coming from
  • Describe – describe the situation from your experience in an objective and rational manner
  • Clarify – clarify your needs and how you would like to see the situation progress

This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it.

 

 

Organizing Your Life and Getting Rid of Clutter by Carla Wolfe and Delynn Copley

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Here are a few of the tips I learned from this eBook.

  1.  Being clutter free means everything has a place and everything is in its place.
  2. Everything should have a purpose (functional or emotional).
  3. If it doesn’t have a purpose, it is clutter.
  4. If you buy a new item, you should get rid on one like item to prevent clutter from growing.
  5. Make de-cluttering fun by listening to music, watching TV, or getting someone to help you.
  6. Make your organizational system user friendly.
  7. Consolidate like items into one area.

Stupid Question

About twenty years ago, I was sitting in a benefits meeting at work.  The speaker was explaining our new life insurance policy and closed with a time for questions.

The woman next to me raised her hand and asked, “While this life insurance policy cover me if I’m killed while in the act of committing a felony?”

My eyebrows when up and all sorts of stuff was running through my mind.  I was wondering what does she normally do during her off time.

That was the strangest question I have ever heard during a business meeting.

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American Dream by Jason Navallo

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Jason Navallo interviews various industry leaders for his book American Dream.  My favorite quotes from the book are:

I believe luck is a big factor and rarely acknowledged to the extent it should be.  I’ve also encountered a lot of people who were born on third base, and they believe they’ve hit a home run.  – Peter Mallouk

Purpose enables us to see adversity as a learning opportunity rather than a loss.  – Ben Caballero

Serve with passion.  Do the right thing.  Do what you say you’re going to do.  And make it great.  – Shelly Sun

Treat people with respect, regardless of their position.  – Scott Gerber

The most common mistake entrepreneurs make is expecting success to be a given or to happen overnight.  Setting achievable goals and continually reevaluating and setting new ones, once those are met, is very important when starting and building a new business.  – Liz Elting