A recent BusinessWeek article reported that, “According to a new survey of 1,500 chief
executives conducted by IBM's Institute for Business Value (IBM), CEOs identify
‘creativity’ as the most important leadership competency for the successful
enterprise of the future.” While the stu
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Fear is an illusive giant. What is it? What color is it? How is it shaped? Where can it be found? Fear is everywhere and no where at the same time. It has no shape, color, sound, form, or solid visibility. We can see and feel only its effects. What to do when fear is stalking? Stop. Turn around. Look at it square in the face, And what?
Charlie writes in (this is an excerpt, because the full story is quite long):
What I finally realized is that I usually buy stuff because it makes me feel like this is all worth it for a while, that all the work I’m doing isn’t just going to feed Uncle Sam and to keep a roof over my head and cheap food on the table. But then I get the bills and I feel even worse than I did before.
Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. I call it … the Time Machine.
One Year Ago (July 25 – July 31, 2009)
Does Earning More Trump Frugality?
This is an item I really wish would have existed a year ago when we were outfitting our home with baby gear:
The EZ Bundle 4-in-1 Baby System from Fisher-Price is an infant swing, high chair, newborn seat, and toddler seat all in one unit. You don’t need to buy four different items, just the one that transforms into the four different uses. Brilliant.
Description: When my wife and I walked into a swanky expensive design shop here in Lund, Sweden there was a shelving unit that had random heights for each shelf. Very cool but way out of the reach of our budget.
This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen.
After returning home from two weeks of vacation, my wife and I planned out a very nice summery meal that would have made a great post for the Summer Meal Series.
Materials: 2x4 Expedit, SMYCKA (bundle of sticks)
Description: I needed a room divider for my studio apartment; the piece that I created served to set off my "living room" from my "boudoir".
I purchased a black/brown EXPEDIT and the SMYCKA decorative bundle of sticks from IKEA and four pieces of thin wood.
Who is the person in your life that helps you be the best freelancer in your world?
Is it a loving spouse that goes to work every day, providing your family with the extra income you need to make sure the mortgage is paid, food is on the table, and your kids are not dirty urchins picking the pockets of the fine folks on the streets of London?
Maybe you’ve got a good friend that promotes you to h
Reader Anonymous submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer:
I’ve started to notice how disorganized my office is … not my personal office, but the office as a whole.
Office supplies are disorganized, so no one knows where to find anything, which leads to ordering more of things we usually already have.
Our shared computer folders are a mess — everyone has their o
Materials: Ikea Corras Sidetable
Description: I converted an IKEA CORRAS bedside table to create a small DJ console for home parties.
The top of the table was partially cut out to build in the mixer and CD-controls. Other components were placed inside the table. The provided shelf was used to close the rear of the table and thus hide the wires.
~ Dimy Sandelé