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Tue
22
Oct
Edgar's picture

Breast cancer awareness

Twenty-six years ago, the word “cancer” was often spoken in a whisper, as if saying it out loud invited the disease Americans then considered a death sentence. The words “breast cancer” was barely spoken at all, as if people's minds were working like those crude Internet filters that block any phrase containing the word “breast.” 
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Our free press has rights - and also responsibilities

T he First Amendment is very clear in its 45 words that it protects a “free press” along with our rights to religious freedom, free speech and the rights to assemble and petition. But the Founders, in effect, placed a responsibility on that free press in return for being the only profession named in the Bill of Rights: The news media were to be a “watchdog on government,” providing us with the facts, perspective and sometimes contrarian views that help citizens better chart the course of their government. 
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Keep your customers close and your competitors closer

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” - Michael Corleone, "The Godfather II." The business version of that quote might be “keep your customers close and your competitors closer.” What does that mean? For obvious reasons you want to take care of your customers’ needs and in order to do that you have get close to them and learn what their needs are. Likewise, as you learn your customers’ needs, you must keep a vigilant eye on your competitors.
 

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