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a great lesson of success from the movie Ice Age

One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is that of language. In my case that means English and Japanese as I’m British (though I sound American) and my wife is Japanese. As we live in Japan and our son attends a Japanese daycare we’re not concerned about him picking up Japanese but …

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10 must read novels you won’t soon forget

Ever since I was a young child I have enjoyed reading, the only problem was that I enjoyed reading comics; Superman, Spiderman, etc. I suppose I was like any other kid, I did my best to get out of doing my homework. When teachers assigned us book reports I would find a book that had …

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why do people value their vacation over their life

So your vacation’s coming up – Have you got the bags packed? Got everything you need? What’s first on the schedule? No matter how many times we have a vacation it’s always the same routine – do this, go there, see that and meet them. Think back to your last vacation, how did you spend …

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negotiation techniques made easy by a two-year-old

Negotiation is one of the most valuable tools in success. Negotiation is part communication, part reading others. But what negotiation is not is hard. Just ask my son. At the age of two, barely able to string 4 words together in a sentence and the guy is a master negotiator. Watching him in action is …

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