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Employees: The Competitive Advantage

I was recently having a discussion with a friend of mine, where he mentioned that he would love to work for Google. Upon asking why, I was simply pointed to an online article published by CNNMoney, “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Of course, this piqued my interest and I began wondering what made these companies so special. I started browsing the list, randomly clicking on companies to see what they offered. By the time I got to Google (which was number four on the list), I understood why my friend was interested. They offered everything from climbing walls, to free laundry, and even free food for their employees. I also noticed that their profits were up quite a bit. I closed that screen and clicked on another company also reporting profits. Then I clicked on another company and another. Each company was like the last-they were reporting profits. I began to wonder if there was a correlation and started to research the subject.

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Cruising for Classic Car Coverage

Spring is upon us and many people are washing and waxing their antique or specialty vehicles, preparing them for a summer of cruising. Classic cars and trucks are popular during the warmer weather, but how are you insuring them? Most people just add them to their personal auto policies like they would any other vehicle, but is this the best way to cover your cherished cruiser?

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Five Steps to Fearless Public Speaking

Most people admit they would rather do just about anything other than get up and speak in front of a group.  However, presentation skills are important and letting these feelings get in the way of speaking in public can hinder your career.   Here is a step-by-step approach to help you cut down on your anxiety before a presentation, whether it’s in front of a small group or an audience of hundreds.

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What You Need to Know to Go Wireless

Are you thinking about setting up a wireless home network, or maybe replacing your current router?  Here are some points to take into consideration first.

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The Best Offense is a Great Defense

For those of us who are basketball fans, we are entering the most exciting time of the season.  In high school sports, boys and girls are heading into their sectional tournaments, sometimes known the “the second season,” with hopes of a long tournament run.  School spirit heightens with the anticipation of very competitive games.  Pep rallies, spirit days, and ticket lines are all part of the event.

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Hit a Home Run with Your Contingency Plan

I love the month of February, because it means Spring Training is just around the corner!   Since I am an avid Chicago Cubs fan, the only way I can possibly feel any sort of victory by season’s end is by playing fantasy baseball.   Sad, isn’t it?!

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The Cold Truth about Ice

Two of my all-time favorite movies are A Christmas Story and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.  I just can’t wait to dust off those classic movies every year and stick them back in my DVD player.

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