Thursday, December 24, 2009

I Wish You - as well as Near and Dear Ones - Happiest Holly Seasons Wishes …

As they say in the good old Czechoslovakia, the object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day. Of all sound of all bells, the most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.

The French stocking filler that sheds light on tax havens Enquête au Paradis . . . fiscal

A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to the world! What Star Wars can teach us about management
Use the implicit wisdom and shared experiences of those inhabitants of a galaxy far, far away to raise your profile

Available all the time: etiquette for the social networking age, Knowledge@Wharton, 30 September 2009. As Facebook, Twitter and 24-hour Blackberry access blur the lines between business and personal lives, managers and employees are struggling to develop new social norms to guide them through the ongoing evolution of communications technology
Internet, phone and mail fraud grows, ComputerWorld, 10 December 2009. Australian Payments Clearing Association APCA data released this week shows a rise in online, phone and mail fraud. Payments fraud in Australia

• In Pietro Orioli's painting of the Nativity, says Vincent Nichols, we are reminded that neither love nor freedom can flourish without sacrifice and self-restraint for the sake of others Christmas: when the sacred becomes real - and We are all become real leaders; [Experiencing leadership, Megan Reitz, 360º - the Ashridge journal, Winter 2009-2010, 4p. As managers progress through their careers, they will experience occasions that prove to be critical in shaping them as a leader. Critical event simulations can accelerate the learning of a leader-in-waiting. Experiencing leadership; To keep up to date with more on the latest books, articles, websites and news on leadership topics, go to the eLibraryBlog on leadership. To contribute information or leave a comment, please email the eLibraryHelpdesk for access Leadership Blog ]
• • Trends - Google has given users the ability to find out what the world is talking about with the universal launch of real-time search. The search giant announced deals with Facebook and MySpace to include public updates from the social networking sites in their "latest results" feed on the usual Google results pages. Google Ushers in Real-time Search With Facebook, Twitter, Media Dragon; At a loss for words? Google offers search by sight. Words race car spelled backward spells race car... Google unveils real-time and search-with-a-photo features
• • • A group of millionaires in Germany are demanding a redistribution of wealth. Could something similar happen here? Let’s try to imagine, against the odds, that this is a story set in Britain: a group of wealthy heirs, industrialists and entrepreneurs, men and women who are rich enough not to work, who have enough money, property or dividends to allow them to live comfortably for the rest of their lives, decide instead to give their money away The millionaires who want to pay more tax; Taxing civilisation; Martin Sullivan today tracks the declining tax rate on millionaires ; Eat is the only word that if you take the 1st letter and move it to the last, it spells it's past tense, ate. It's the way a wolf goes after the weakest sheep Why Does the IRS Audit the Poor?