Did you know.. and Inspirational Quote

Did you know…

… that today is First Female Justice Day? In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 99-0.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.”

WHAT IS COMMERCE

TERM OF THE DAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
commerce
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Exchange of goods or services for money or in kind, usually on a scale large enough to require transportation from place to place or across city, state, or national boundaries.
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USAGE EXAMPLE
In the age of Internet commerce, the act of innovation becomes an even greater challenge, awash in a sea of new ideas.

Skills vs Talents – via Seth Godin Newsletter

If you can learn it, it’s a skill.

If it’s important, but innate, it’s a talent.

The thing is, almost everything that matters is a skill. If even one person is able to learn it, if even one person is able to use effort and training to get good at something, it’s a skill.

It’s entirely possible that some skills are easier for talented people to learn. It’s entirely possible you don’t want to expend the energy and dedicate the effort to learn that next skill.

But realizing that it’s a skill is incredibly empowering and opens the door of possibility.

What are you going to learn next?

On this day… Interesting .

1875
Billy the Kid arrested for first time
On this day in 1875, Billy the Kid is arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry. He later broke out of jail and roamed the American West, eventually earning a reputation as an outlaw and murderer and a rap sheet that allegedly included 21 murders. The exact details of Billy the… read more »

Learn these 4 secrets of Chanakya for a happier life!

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Money loss

The first thing that Chanakya said not to discuss with people is a financial crunch. If you are going through a financial loss, keep it to yourself.

Term of the day – Risk Management

TERM OF THE DAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
risk management
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The identification, analysis, assessment, control, and avoidance, minimization, or elimination of unacceptable risks. An organization may use risk assumption, risk avoidance, risk retention, risk transfer, or any other strategy (or combination of strategies) in proper management of future events.
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USAGE EXAMPLE
The company couldn’t afford any more losses like the ones they had suffered in the previous quarter, so they sought out the best and brightest risk managementexperts to help them get back on track.

French Decimal Time

Interesting article

French Decimal Time

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Photo credit: Cormullion/Wikimedia

French decimal time was introduced after the infamous French Revolution. The time system had 10 hours a day, 100 minutes an hour, and 100 seconds a minute. Midday was 5:00, and midnight was 10:00.

It was intended to work in sync with the French Revolutionary Calendar, which we already talked about here, in an attempt to de-Christianize France. However, the change was too large and was not needed since the people preferred the 24-60-60 time system already in use. They abandoned the concept after just six months.