How to Listen

Friday, 01 February 2013 by

There are so many amazing things in this life that we can learn about and experience.  As we continue to learn we expand our knowledge of the world.  We discover new things about people, music, government, cultures and technology. While learning can be fun, many people look at is as being a chore.  They think

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One of the best things about getting older is that you have the opportunity to learn about anything you want to.  You aren’t regulated by a course schedule at an institution.  If you want to learn more about business, you can pick up a book or turn on your computer and start reading. Increasing in

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Mistakes are a part of life and a part of business.  You can’t avoid them all together; however, you can avoid some.  There is a reason we study history.  As we learn from those who went before us, we can prevent ourselves from making the same blunders and poor judgments as them. Take the time

How to Improve Your Comprehension Skills

Monday, 07 January 2013 by

We’ve all been there- you just spent ten minutes reading through a document and when you get to the end, you realize you didn’t understand a word of it.  You knew what each word meant, but the meaning of it all escapes you.  That’s a very frustrating feeling. Business jargon could be said to be

Exercise Your Mind

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 by

As you continue to age your mind and reflexes will start to slow.  It will take you longer to learn something new than when you were in high school or college.  In order to help yourself keep up, you have to exercise your mind and learn to stay focused.  Increasing your knowledge will not only

Choosing a Browser and Searching Effectively

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 by

Jason Toff, associate product marketing manager for Google, wrote a blog post in 2009 about web browsers. He conducted an informal survey of his friends and found that, despite their spending much more time on the Internet than they did in their cars, more of them knew what kind of car they drove than which

Discovering Your Learning Style

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 by

Educational experts say that everyone learns differently, and knowing your learning style can improve the way you take in information. Some people are visual learners – they like to see things demonstrated and appreciate graphical interpretations of data. Others are auditory learners – they use their senses of hearing and speech to listen to instructions

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Expanding Your Education

Friday, 21 January 2011 by

Too often, we associate getting an education with attending a formal school or academy. While many great educational experiences occur in places like this, they are hardly exclusive domain. Well-educated individuals know that there are always daily opportunities to learn. Unlike a rigid classroom experience, where assignments are mandated, these real world lessons are left

Help Your Brain Grow

Friday, 14 January 2011 by

When you lift weights, your muscles get bigger. When you work to lose weight, you can see your success. The results of intellectual exercise are harder to see, but, researchers have recently learned, they are visible. Sure, it takes a microscope to see the difference. But dendrites in the brain actually get bigger with intellectual

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Believing You Can Learn

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 by

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” –Henry Ford Entrepreneurs are often required to learn new skills and strategies, but unless they believe they can accomplish the task, they’ll never grow. A defeatist attitude is truly a killer when it comes to learning. It boils down to belief and

Becoming a Teacher-Student

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 by

Gaining knowledge is all about reciprocity – you learn by asking as many questions as you possibly can, then solidify that knowledge by sharing it with others. Vocalizing information has always been a powerful way to internalize it, which is why the asker and the informer both benefit from the arrangement. This open exchange of

Every couple of months, I expect to get a phone call from one of my grandparents about a computer problem they just can’t figure out on their own.  Normally the problem is a simple fix – something like changing their user preferences or just figuring out the right-click on the mouse.  Every time I help

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