Saturday, April 4News That Matters

Day: March 10, 2020

Beth Blum traces how two genres influenced each other – Harvard Gazette

Beth Blum traces how two genres influenced each other – Harvard Gazette

Self Help
The New York Public Library recently reported that Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” was one of the library’s most requested books of all time. But despite the success of Carnegie and other self-help authors over the decades, scholars and literary authors often dismiss the genre as poorly written and commercial. By contrast, literature has historically been framed by self-improvement advocates as an unproductive distraction for readers seeking personal growth. In a new book, “The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature,” Harvard Assistant Professor of English Beth Blum traces the historical relationship between “ambivalent shelf-fellows” of self-help and literature from the 19th century to the present, highlighting the di
Webinar: Transforming Performance, Motivation and Operations – www.contact-centres.com

Webinar: Transforming Performance, Motivation and Operations – www.contact-centres.com

Motivation
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HAWTHORNE: Willpower versus motivation, part 4 – Similkameen Spotlight

HAWTHORNE: Willpower versus motivation, part 4 – Similkameen Spotlight

Motivation
This is the 4th part of our 4 part series on Willpower, Do we need it? If so, How do we strengthen it? In answering the questions laid out in part one of our 4-part series I’ve suggested that planning, preparation, and discipline are the vital behaviours required to avoiding finding ourselves in situations where we need to rely on willpower, the third ingredient in behaviour change. We’ve looked at what willpower is, how it differs from motivation, and strategies to strengthen it when life throws us a curveball and our plans go awry. Time now to turn to Tired, the final physiological state in our acronym H.A.L.T., that can so negatively impact our plans for change. With tired, we are talking lack of sleep and sleep is an interesting state of being, some of us need less, some more, but
City land purchase not likely to relieve Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank parking woes – Cambridge Times

City land purchase not likely to relieve Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank parking woes – Cambridge Times

Self Help
There is likely no relief coming for drivers hoping to park and drop off a donation at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Mark Parnell was grinched just before Christmas when he pulled into an unmarked space as close as he could get to the building to drop off items from his company's food drive, but was ticketed despite only running into the food bank to get a volunteer with a cart. Since then, the city has renewed the food bank’s lease for another 10 years and on March 3, general committee approved the purchase of the property next door at 58 Ainslie St. S. for $629,000, giving them jurisdiction from 54 to 60 Ainslie St. S. Donors who want to drop off cans or fresh food without getting ticketed already must make the hike from the 12-hour parking lot at 60 A
Feds warn Buena Park firm warn about pitching coronavirus cures – OCRegister

Feds warn Buena Park firm warn about pitching coronavirus cures – OCRegister

Online Marketing
A Buena Park seller of essential oils and non-traditional health supplements was warned by federal regulators for making misleading claims about their products’ ability to prevent or cure coronavirus.The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday, March 9, sent warning letters to Puneet Nanda and GuruNanda LLC of Buena Park for “allegedly selling unapproved products that may violate federal law by making deceptive or scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat coronavirus.” This warning was one of seven sent to companies allegedly illegally peddling unapproved treatments for coronavirus including essential oils, teas, tinctures and colloidal silver. One of the companies warned was the TV show of televangelist Jim Bakker. Regulators al
Coronavirus warning: Buena Park firm told to stop pitching oils as cures – OCRegister

Coronavirus warning: Buena Park firm told to stop pitching oils as cures – OCRegister

Online Marketing
A Buena Park seller of essential oils and non-traditional health supplements was warned by federal regulators for making misleading claims about their products’ ability to prevent or cure coronavirus.The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday, March 9, sent warning letters to Puneet Nanda and GuruNanda LLC of Buena Park for “allegedly selling unapproved products that may violate federal law by making deceptive or scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat coronavirus.” This warning was one of seven sent to companies allegedly illegally peddling unapproved treatments for coronavirus including essential oils, teas, tinctures and colloidal silver. One of the companies warned was the TV show of televangelist Jim Bakker. Regulators al
Marketing Strategy: Client-Centered Tactics that Bring You More Business – Legal Talk Network

Marketing Strategy: Client-Centered Tactics that Bring You More Business – Legal Talk Network

Marketing Strategy
Good marketing should be all about the client, not you! Clients primarily want to know how you can solve their legal problem, and getting to know their lawyer is secondary. So, how does this translate into your marketing tactics? Jared Correia welcomes Dani Whitestone to discuss how to effectively resonate with clients and avoid common marketing missteps.  Check out Dani’s marketing book picks for lawyers:  Dani Whitestone founded the Women’s Small Business and Leadership Network.  Special thanks to our sponsors Scorpion, Nexa, TimeSolv, and Abby Connect. Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
Save 97% off this 2020 Complete Digital Marketing for Beginners Bundle – Neowin

Save 97% off this 2020 Complete Digital Marketing for Beginners Bundle – Neowin

Online Marketing Tips
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Stitch Fix reviews brand marketing strategy and digital spend as stock plunges – The Drum

Stitch Fix reviews brand marketing strategy and digital spend as stock plunges – The Drum

Marketing Strategy
Stitch Fix has announced it is postponing a slated push into brand marketing and reviewing its reliance on Facebook off the back of a disappointing second quarter.The online styling service saw its shares tumble by as much as 33% after it announced a bleaker yearly outlook after reporting Q2 2020 results. The company reduced its full-year revenue guidance to between $1.80bn to $1.84bn, down from Q1’s estimate of $1.90bn to $1.93bn.Stitch Fix spent $35.6m on advertising in Q2, representing a year-on-year lift of 49%. Altogether performance and brand marketing accounted for 7.9% of the company’s net revenue.However, the company is now pulling back on ad spend. Founder and chief executive Katrina Lake told investors it would be “applying more conservatism in the way we are thinking about o
Self-help guru requests new trial in sex-trafficking case – MyNorthwest.com

Self-help guru requests new trial in sex-trafficking case – MyNorthwest.com

Self Help
FILE - In this June 18, 2019 courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Keith Raniere, center, sits with attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during closing arguments at Brooklyn federal court in New York. Raniere and his lawyers filed a motion Monday, March 9, 2020 for a new trial, arguing that two witnesses perjured themselves when they denied they were planning to sue him after the trial. A jury convicted Keith Raniere in June on all counts of sex-trafficking and coercing women into sex. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File) ...