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Customer Reviews

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Here’s the place where our clients can write about our service and get them published. Yes, we’ll post them. All of them, even bad ones. Just make sure that you have contact information for verification prior to publishing. (We’ll take that part off if you like.)

Please write something so that others can learn about our shop and our services.

Thanks!

Jerry & “Team TAS”

On Innovation

Sunday, January 31st, 2010


According to INSEAD, a Paris based business school, the U.S. economy is the most innovative in the world and is a better position to face future economic challenges than any other country. 

 

But you knew that, right?  

 

Some thoughts on innovation:

 

“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” 

                  Peter Drucker

                               

“Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.”

      Rosabeth Moss Kanter 

 

“I believe in being an innovator.”            

                         Walt Disney

  

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity-not a threat”.                              Unknown

“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.”

                     Michael Porter

“The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.”

                W. Arthur Porter

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

                       Steve Jobs

 

“If you’re not failing every now and then, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”
Woody Allen

MEMORIZE THIS!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

1) Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to ‘10′ of your friends, sign this petition, or you’ll get bad luck, good luck, or whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get list s of ‘activeE-Mails addresses to use in SPAM E-Mails, or sell to other spammers.


2) Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to t he little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. All it was, and all any of this type of E-Mail is, is a way to get names and ‘cookie’ tracking information for telemarketers and spammers - - to validate active E-Mail accounts for their own profitable purposes.

You can do your friend s and family members a GREAT favor by sending this information to them; you will be providing a service to your friends, and will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam E-Mails in the future!

If you have been sending out (FORWARDING) the above kinds of E-Mail, now you know why you get so much SPAM!

Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(s) to those types of listings regardless how inviting they might sound!

You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT in the long run. Instead, you will be getting tons of junk mail later! Plus, we are helping the spammers get rich! Let’s don’t make it easy for them!

Also: E-Mail petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress or any other organization.
To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature and full address of the person signing the petition.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.asp

Business Is Great!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010


A landscape gardener ran a business that had been in the family for generations. The staff was happy, and customers loved to visit the store, or to have the staff work on their gardens or make deliveries - anything from bedding plants to ride-on mowers.

For as long as anyone could remember, the current owner and previous generations of owners were extremely positive happy people. Most folk assumed it was because they ran a successful business.

In fact it was the other way around… A tradition in the business was that the owner always wore a big lapel badge, saying Business Is Great!

The business was indeed generally great, although it went through tough times like any other. What never changed however was the owner’s attitude, and the badge saying Business Is Great!

Everyone who saw the badge for the first time invariably asked, “What’s so great about business?” Sometimes people would also comment that their own business was miserable, or even that they personally were miserable or stressed.

Anyhow, the Business Is Great! badge always tended to start a conversation, which typically involved the owner talking about lots of positive aspects of business and work, for example:
• the pleasure of meeting and talking with different people every day
• the reward that comes from helping staff take on new challenges and experiences
• the fun and laughter in a relaxed and healthy work environment
• the fascination in the work itself, and in the other people’s work and businesses
• the great feeling when you finish a job and do it to the best of your capabilities
• the new things you learn every day - even without looking to do so
• and the thought that everyone in business is blessed - because there are many millions of people who would swap their own situation to have the same opportunities of doing a productive meaningful work.

And so the list went on. And no matter how miserable a person was, they’d usually end up feeling a lot happier after just a couple of minutes listening to all this infectious enthusiasm and positivity.

It is impossible to quantify or measure attitude like this, but to one extent or another it’s probably a self-fulfilling prophecy, on which point, if asked about the badge in a quiet moment, the business owner would confide:

“The badge came first. The great business followed.”

Author unknown.

 

Maintaining a Positive Attitude at Work

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

If you want to become or remain a positive force in the workplace, you need a strategy. Follow the suggestions below to get yourself on the way:

  • Ask three people you consider positive forces how they maintain their attitudes
  • Survey your use of language, and change it when necessary. This includes inner talk and outer talk. Change your negative words and thoughts into positive ones.
  • Surround yourself with as many positive people as possible.
  • Appreciate yourself. Accept yourself for who you are, not who you ought to be.
  • Don’t worry about something that has already happened. If there is a lesson to be learned, learn it and move on.
  • Accept that you are going to make mistakes.
  • For one entire day, commit yourself to using all of your energy to be positive.
  • Realize that how you feel about something is your choice.
  • Take charge of your life, and give yourself credit when you do.

 Adapted from The 6 Success Strategies for Winning at Life, Love & Business by Wolf J. Rinke 

 

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