Tax Court: Anxiety, Depression Are Not Physical Injuries

By Tony Nitti If you’ve ever experienced an anxiety attack, you know that it sure feels like your body is experiencing a physical trauma. The night my first kid was born, there was a lull in the labor when, shortly after my wife got her epidural, she fell asleep for a few hours. I fell asleep as well, and when we both woke up, it was go time. There was something about going from zero to sixty that was too much for my delicate nervous system to handle, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. I started to sweat, my chest seized up, and I lost all semblance of balance. When the nurse came back in the room, despite the fact that my wife was trying to push out a seven pound tax exemption, the nurse’s immediate concern was whether I was okay. …read more

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Marc Chernoff: How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Their Productivity

By Dan Schawbel I recently spoke to Marc Chernoff, who has one of the most popular personal development blogs called “Marc And Angel Hack Life”. It has over six hundred articles covering happiness, productivity, emotional intelligence, relationships, and general self improvement, and has attracted over 90 million page views and 100K subscribers since its inception in the summer of 2006. Marc and Angel’s first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently” is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. …read more

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A Culture Of Customer Service Excellence Starts With Consulting Your Employees

By Micah Solomon Too many customer service excellence and customer-centricity culture initiatives end up feeling to employees like they’ve been arbitrarily imposed from on high, by the CEO and her hand-picked consultants. On the one hand, a commitment to increasing your corporate customer-centricity has to start somewhere. Someone who has power, quite often the …read more

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Immigration: The Myth Of The “Anchor Baby”

By Andy J. Semotiuk I recently spoke to a person who told me about their profitable “concierge service” that involves helping pregnant women come to America to give birth so their children can acquire U.S. citizenship. She is not the only one offering such help. Apparently there are a number of “baby care centers” in the United States that offer expectant mothers a place to give birth to an American citizen child. …read more

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Google offering an alternative to Facebook

Really good post by Brenden Mulligan on Tech Crunch showing how Google will look to differentiate Google + from Facebook. Highlights some good strengths and weaknesses. Definitely worth a read: