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Do the investment deals ever really work?

Men born in 1978 or 1979 – Have you sent a thank-you note to Peter Jones yet? He still hasn’t revealed why this is only available to them Peter Jones has found another diamond in the rough! Just a TV show (albeit one with a bit of bite) or a great way for entrepreneurs to […]

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What The “Mission: Impossible” Movies Can Teach You About Pressure

I just saw the new Mission: Impossible movie. I’m not going to give anything away here (because you may not have seen it yet, and besides, I’m not that kind of a jerk), but it is absolutely filled with high-pressure situations! As in the previous five installments, Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt. And, as in […]

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The Danger Of High-Pressure Focus

On December 29, 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing more than 100 passengers and crew members. That, of course, would be tragic under any circumstances. What makes this incident doubly tragic, though, is that the accident was entirely preventable. In fact, had the story had a happier outcome, the […]

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The Best Way To Deal With A High-Pressure Situation

A friend of mine got a flat tire on the way to the airport last week. It was a crisis, and she missed her flight. I got a flat tire on the way to the airport several years ago. It was an inconvenience, and I made my flight. What was the difference between the two […]

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How To Feel Great in A High-Pressure Situation

Imagine you’re in this situation. You’re a professional hockey player. You’re playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s the deciding game; you’re in overtime. There are 10 seconds left, and suddenly, one of your teammates passes the puck to you. What would you do? Would you panic? Would you choke? Would you rise to the […]

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How To Keep Your Team From Freezing Under Pressure

First question: Have you ever played poker? I mean real poker, with real money at stake. (“Real” money, of course, being a relative term-primarily relative to your current net worth.) Second question: Have you ever been losing at poker, with real money at stake?

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An Overview of Measurement System Variability

Measurement System Variation Since it is a process itself, the act of measuring is subject to variability as are all processes. It is extremely important to understand measurement variation since many decisions may be made based on measurement results. Some basic questions we will try to answer are:

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Comparing Robert’s Rules to Meeting Wizard’s Approach

Soldier, engineer, and author Henry Martyn Robert wrote his first Rules of Order (RO) for meetings in 1876 and revised it in 1915 (new abbreviation ROR). In 2011, the 11th edition of the book Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) based on Mr. Robert’s rules was released. This book has been the structural guideline for […]