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In sales, the size of this matters -- so how big is yours?
Think about a time when an egotistical sales person tried to convince you to buy something or try to sell you something you didn’t need or want.  Did it inspire confidence? Were they listening to what you were saying? Was the trust level low or high? Chances are you walked away rolling your eyes. By Liz Wendling

Beware high-yield CDs in low-yield times
It happens all the time with investing. And it’s always the same idea. We see a potential return that’s too good to be true. Many times it’s a high, advertised CD rate that just couldn’t be the whole story. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind the next time a too-tempting CD offer crops up. By Ron Phillips
GenXYZ winner: Brook Eddy
"I started brewing and selling chai in 2006 because there was nothing else organic and spicy on the market. I made Bhakti Chai on my stove at home and it was getting attention, so I went door-to-door to the cafés in Boulder, trying to sell it. The first place I went, they took an order. Soon, cafes ended up calling me and saying customers were coming in and asking if they had Bhakti Chai." By Lynn Bronikowski

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The futurist: More on the micro-college model
With literally millions of people needing to shift careers every year, and the long drawn out cycles of traditional colleges being a poor solution for time-crunched rank-and-file displaced workers, we are seeing a massive new opportunity arising for short-term, pre-apprenticeship training. By Tom Frey
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