Archive for August, 2008

Why Firefox is better that Internet Explorer

One of my pet loves finding ways to make myself more effective and get more results with less effort… Essentially i’m a lazy person at heart. If your still using internet explorer, then do yourself a favour and give Firefox a try, i reckon you too like millions of others will become a convert.

I used to be a internet explorer user like so many others. It arrived on the computers and since i didnt know any better i thought it was adequate. It was the same laziness that stopped me from trying it, that would never lt me go back to Internet explorer. Here’s Jimmy R with a great demo of loads of ways to make your life easier with FireFox3.

Perception and Transformational Wording

This Video is a perfect demonstration of how perception and wording can create two completely different experiences.

Social Dynamics is a key important area which i believe everyone should get a handle on. David DeAngelo’s field is PUA (pick up artist or dating coach) but his information can be carried and used in many business and personal circumstances.

Visualise the two perceptions of the two same exact images in this video to see what i mean.

Switch Cards Not Accepted

Interested to discover this morning that despite all the North South boarder trade efforts banks havent been putting in their efforts and to do their bit.

Merchants in the North can’t set up a Laser Card payment system without a registered Southern address and likewise traders down south can’t set up Switch Card Payments without a UK registered address.

To me it seems absolutely ridiculas that northern Irish cards don’t work down here and visa versa, strategically lazy even. Maybe im missing something, but there seems little logical reason???

Music Tech Summit

More must watch business inspiration.

Derek Sivers owner of CD BABY which has:

– 242,846 artists sell their music at CD Baby
– 4,574,622 CDs sold online to customers
– $83,590,381 paid directly to the artists

And he claims in this interview he’s worked less than 4 hours in the last 6 months on CD Baby.

And Timothy Ferris, who if i talk anymore about how much i like the guy on this blog it’ll start to look a bit like lust than just admiration. 🙂

UK Companies with Rip off “Euro” Price Lists

I’ve been slow to make this post as i dont want to mention the list of companies i’ve come across doing it but it’s really annoyed me that so many B2B business who sell ex works UK have got on the PaddyTax band waggon.

The argument for Irish shops charging more more is that they have higher costs Etc. However when distributors are selling from the UK is the most blatent example of the grass is greener on the Irish side and therefore it can hack a (from my experience) 15% – 20% increase above their UK price. When challenged they usually say they fix their prices when the exchange rate was different and they can’t change it now. A load of rubbish, but thats their line and its take it or leave it in their eyes.

So my advice is if your buying from the UK check the exchange rate and if their riding the Paddytax Wagon insist on paying Sterling if they will allow it.