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The SNQ 15 – Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

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Thought Provoking Article:

Put Your Neighbors To Work With Zaarly, A Local Market for Odd Jobs

Let’s say you need to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture. You dislike doing it so much that you would be willing to pay somebody $50 to put it together for you. Perhaps one of your neighbors is an unemployed carpenter who would take the offer. But how are you going to find him?
Editor’s Note: This really belongs below under New Sites, but the innovation of it brought it to the top. What other ideas can you find out of the box. Dig out the entrepreneur inside!

New Site to Discover:

Alltop
The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.

We do this by collecting the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic. We group these collections — “aggregations” — into individual web pages. Then we display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph. Our topics run from adoption to zoology with photography, food, science, religion, celebrities, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, Macintosh, and hundreds of other subjects along the way.

Executive Tip:

How To Tell Someone They’re Wrong (And Make Them Feel Good About It)

Here’s what all the touchy-feely folks out there don’t get about constructive criticism: It’s invaluable. The important thing is how you deliver it.

Social Media Tidbit:

Power Up Your LinkedIn Profile
If you want to power up your LinkedIn profile, there’s a one-two punch that matters in getting the most out of the software. If you want to make that platform work for you, do these two things once a week:

Human Side – Community:

14th Annual Veterans Event

A special tribute to our armed forces will be held at 11:30 a.m., co-hosted by Channel 4 Weatherman, Fritz Coleman. This family event will include skydivers, flyovers, a “Wall of Rememberance” of veterans (bring copies of photos of your loved ones to place on the wall), displays of miltary vehicles and equipment, a children’s area (face painting, arts and crafts, games, entertainment, free popcorn), free vaccinations, free haircuts and manicures, live entertainment, food booths and much, much more. County departments, governmental, independent and private agencies will provide an abundance of information and resources such as health, employment, child support, legal services, etc.

Date: 5/28/2011 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Arcadia County Park
405 S. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, California 91006

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