Small, everyday gestures of goodwill have miraculous power. Levi King Published 6:30 am, Monday, June 4, 2018 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images 4 Ways to Develop the People Skills You Need to Grow Your Business 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The term “business development” has a cold ring to it. It suggests an activity that is purely opportunistic, calculating and strategic. It isn’t personal; it’s commercial. In my experience, it’s both. Mastery of the personal aspect takes just as much commitment as wheeling and dealing; but to hear someone say, “Pleasure doing business with you,” and know they’re sincere, makes it all worthwhile. Here are four simple suggestions for personalizing … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Develop the People Skills You Need to Grow Your Business
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"In London I had a lot of acquaintances, whereas here in Sweden I have meaningful friendships," Varadi reflects when asked about the differences in the social life in her old home London and current home Stockholm. "That's what you get when you don't give up. If you spend time getting to know each other you have a friend for life here. It's something real and meaningful." Her experience of the Swedes has been different to the stereotype of closed, cautious types. Taking the jump and moving to the Swedish capital in 2015 has paid off. "I had naturally reached a point living down in London where I was a good place in my career and was doing a lot of the things I set out to do, and I started to think about getting older and what I wanted to do with my life. It was a natural discussion between me and my Swedish partner that led to the idea of moving to Stockholm," she recalls. "We had visited Stockholm a lot, so I got a really good idea of how it was. I'd also said that if I … [Read more...] about ‘Swedes respond well to people showing they want to integrate’
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No ArkansasGives day this year? What gives? For the past three years, the Arkansas Community Foundation, "a nonprofit organization that promotes smart giving to improve communities," hosted a 12-hour online donation drive -- a very successful one -- in April to benefit Arkansas charities. "Together, Arkansans raised more than $12 million to support 900+ participating nonprofits," according to the foundation website. But no such day is scheduled for this year or for the future. Lea Whitlock, foundation communications director, says, "When we first started, we thought this would be great for Arkansas because nonprofits could use some teaching for online giving. ... We knew it wasn't going to be a forever thing." The foundation had announced that the 2017 event would be the final ArkansasGives, and for several reasons. The foundation had matched a portion of the funds donating to organizations, and, Whitlock says, "The way it was growing, we weren't sure we would be able to sustain the … [Read more...] about Something’s got to give for charities
Bazzi was just a kid from Michigan until success came for him.Overnight stardom is usually a myth, but once Bazzi's song "Mine" hit streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, that's pretty much how it went. In the pre-streaming days, it took months for a song to become a hit, and for a quirky singer-songwriter like Bazzi, might never have happened at all. Thanks mostly to his streaming success, Bazzi's songs have been heard more than a quarter of a billion times, and he now has a major label deal and a hit on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.Because streaming sites rely on fan-driven metrics, "real artists have actual shots at being successful," Bazzi says. "Back in the day, you could've been the most talented dude with the best songs, but if the gatekeepers didn't like you, you weren't going anywhere. Streaming has allowed people to come out, literally."Streaming services are the dominant way for fans to consume music, and industry leader Spotify began trading on the New York Stock … [Read more...] about What genres have benefited the most from the streaming era of music?