As I write this, Apple has announced that they are taking orders for the iPad. It’s a wonderful device that allows people to surf the net, listen to music, read books and a variety of other things with maximum portability. The iPad is smaller than a laptop — even smaller than a net book — and yet is a powerful and flexible device. It will likely sell in the millions.
The iPad has a lot of potential for writers because it is small enough to carry a purse or a big coat pocket, so they can do research, read books, and even use the device as a word processor in almost any setting. There are several models that come with built-in Internet connections, so it is a truly flexible device. Writers will love that kind of versatility the iPad offers — not only as they create books and articles, but as they see a wider market consuming them.
The iPad is set to make a product like Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader obsolete. The iPad has a bigger screen, and color, so the merits of the relatively high priced Kindle will fade rather rapidly.
But there are those who say that the iPad itself will be obsolete even before it is released. Sadly, it’s true. People may rush to buy the iPad, but they will be buying a machine that is severely crippled in several important ways. Writers will want to think twice before they buy one.
Six Secrets of Sales Magnets
By Laura Posey and Will Turner
This book is not something you should overlook if you are in sales. The authors are sales trainers, this book is a good introduction to their services. The great sales people are always looking for ways to get better. Their goal is to help you close 7 out of 10 prospects. They tell the story of an average day in the life of the Average salesman, Professional salesman and the Magnetic salesman. Curiously, while the Magnetic salesperson plays golf and relaxes, the other two work a lot harder to get any money. The secrets of what they do are revealed, the HOW part is not revealed. I do like their concept on Vendorville. Because there is no HOW TO in this book, I assume you can get the details on how to do this in the courses they offer. They mention cold calling in reference to the Average sales person and the Professional salesperson, but not with the Magnetic salesperson. Nice story and nice book, you can clearly see which category you are in. This is a useful start to making positive change.
This book is a California 6
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The Secret Sauce: Best Practices being used by actual green entrepreneurs and businesses and tomorrow sustainable revenues and profits
By Bill Roth
Roth is the Green Coach for Entrepreneur Magazine. He attacks the questions he gets most often- Can you make money going green, how do you make money going green and how DO you grow green revenues.
He gives details on the economics of green and repeatedly goes over the concept of ?costs less and means more?. I understand why, it?s because as a business owner, that may sound like some cute catch words. In the green world, they signify a lot and you cannot afford to ignore them. He shares how to properly price things. 75% of people buying a hybrid do so for economic reasons, not ecology reasons. This is a different way to thinking about the green market. Need a human resources plan? He covers it. Need to engage your CFO? He covers it. Need a strategic plan? He covers that too! Most business books will tell you to get a strategic plan; however, they never give you one. Roth lays it out, easy to understand and use. Then he goes on to explain it completely. I love books that are complete and do not expect you to have a bank of knowledge you may not have. This book is a great start to your ?green education.
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