Monthly Archives: June 2009

Nothing Bewildered About Dyslexia

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Nothing bewildered about dyslexia; The National Institutes of Health have estimated that about 15% of the population is dyslexic. Dyslexia represents the manner a person’s brain becomes naturally wired. Dyslexia may affect several different people functions that lead to personal frustration. Visual dyslexia easily pictured by a number and letters reversed and the difficulty to write symbols in the correct order. Auditory dyslexia involves difficulty with sounds of letters or collections of letters as need to create a word sound; the sounds become chaotic, not heard correctly. (Source: National Institutes of Health)

There is no cure for dyslexia; however, with the correct techniques to improve skills and reverse the private frustration of dyslexia. People with dyslexia can improve self-esteem by improving their reading and writing skills. It is never too late for people with dyslexia to learn to improve their language skills. (Source: The Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia, The Dyslexia Foundation)

Dyslexia learning tools from the modern age of computer software for reducing the effects of dyslexia and free your creative mind. This article is not a product endorsement, simply a common sense approach to available software that may work for you. 1) WhiteSmoke – www.whitesmoke.com/products.html – WhiteSmoke features grammar checker, spell checker, and writing style enhancement. 2) StyleWriter – www.stylewriter-usa.com – StyleWriter features grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and proper writing style checking.
3) Microsoft Word 2007 www.microsoft.com/word/ – Word 2007 create and share professional-looking documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools.
4) Dragon NaturallySpeaking – www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking – Turn your voice into text three times faster than most people type.

Do not allow Dyslexia to slow you down, when we surf the web across our planet, we must always remember the power of words, the power of vision, and the power of you! Now go make a difference, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it!

By AMERICAN WRITER

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Manufacturing Research Practitioner™ by Pietro

Pietro Savo E-Mail Link PietroSavoUSA@aol.com

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Credit Card Industry Friend or Foe, You Decide!

Credit card industry and drug dealers have a great deal in common, the business models are similar. Strategically targeting young people in college, credit card industry throws many risky credit card applications into student’s mailboxes. Think about this, how can a student afford any credit at all, and turn down what appears as free money? The enticement, the hook is easy, young inexperienced and unprepared to combat predatory lenders. 76 percent of undergraduates have credit cards, and the average undergrad has $2,200 in credit card debt. Having no means to pay off what you borrow begins a lifetime of indentured servitude. Never-ending, simply paying the minimum payment, pure interest, a predatory lenders delight. Real moneymakers for the credit card industry, they make back their money many-times over. The average outstanding credit card debt for households was $10,679 at the end of 2008. (Source: Nilson Report, April 2009)

The credit card industry in the United States with annual earnings in the $30 billion range is the most profitable industry. This industry started to become profitable as a result of deregulation, then the Supreme Court decision in the Smiley v. Citibank case lifted fees on what credit card banks could charge, and fees went from a modest $5 to $10 to today’s $29 to $39 fee for paying late or simply going over your credit limit. Credit card banks also use specific marketing tactics to increase their profits. The first is zero percent introductory interest rate offers, when this period ends the interest rate increases to 17 or 19% overnight. The second tactic used is to require a minimum monthly payment of only 2% to encourage cardholders to endlessly carry a balance so they can rake in more interest profit. (Source: Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2009)

There are those who can pay-off their cards every month. However, the credit card industry is banking on you not doing so. The credit card industry today a guaranteed moneymaking business model, they are banking on most of the credit cardholders not paying off their balance every month. Interest rates from 5% to 29%, anyone’s guess, the credit card industry forced organized crime’s moneylenders out of business; it is difficult to compete in a market legitimized by the government. That explains why credit card company profits are so high and their executives receive some of the largest salaries and bonuses in the corporate world. (Source: Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2009)

So what is the pay-off for credit card consumers, no pay-off exist; the only guarantee is a lifetime of paying back on a never-ending credit card balance? Since the United States Senate and United States Congress let this happen. Simply follow the lobbyists and the large sums of political donations directly to Washington politicians, the solution then becomes obvious, we need term limits for anyone in political office!

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Right People On The Bus Philosophy Is The Wrong Philosophy!

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Getting the “right people on the bus” philosophy is the wrong philosophy. How disappointing history is, business solutions to improving the United States manufacturing industry has not changed in a hundred years. Back in the early 1900s and 1800s the United States went through a similar economic downturn. The root cause was simple, we failed to keep up with technology, and we failed to preserve an educated workforce. We also have lost sight of the markets, combined with a lack of market aggressiveness; we began importing more than we exported which in turn created a devastating imbalance in trade. The historical research to support these statements is simple for anyone to conduct using Google or Yahoo. Therefore, the disappointment comes about from our lack of learning from our past lessons learned, it appears we wasted all this relevant knowledge and are reinventing the wrong wheel.

We have become so focused on getting the “right people on the bus” that we’ve destroyed morale. We as a society have created a negative bearing for employee integrity because the “right people on the bus” mind-set clearly means everyone is just a number. Getting the “right people on the bus” philosophy is the wrong philosophy, because most firms can’t afford to be getting rid of people to make room for the perceived right person. The people left behind become negatively affected by this practice. These people left behind subconsciously fail to thrive, always followed by a succession of updated resumes going out in all directions. Even the top performers now left with a feeling of despair; this is a natural human behavior that adversely affects employee loyalty and performance.

This means, having the “right people on the bus” is not enough: getting the people in the right seat is of greater importance. You can do this by building positive relationships, identifying and focusing on people’s strengths, and exploiting these strengths in a way that everyone wins, and everyone benefits!

“right people on the bus” from Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. New York: HarperCollins.

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The news media’s responsibility to society is to report the news, not create it!

Dr. Pietro Savo

The day I met the President of the United States, it was truly a celebration event, he spoke for an hour, no teleprompter, no prepared notes, and what he said that day naturally connected with everyone at the Armory in Manchester New Hampshire. The president was so near, I could look into his eyes, what I saw was the awesome responsibility of the office; can you imagine having the responsibility for an entire nation.

That day he created a genuine kinship with everyone there, everyone listening and everyone seeing a genuine leader. The same President of the United States, the same man the news media brought to trial, judged, and finally convicted.

We often forget the media’s responsibility to society is to report the news, not create it. When the power of the media abuses our nation’s reality for political reason, the entire nation suffers and pays the price. When the news media became the supermarket tabloid, their credibility, became lost forever.

That day when the President of The United States’ approached me, he asked me how he was doing. So impressed by his question, all I could say was “fantastic Mr. President!” Can you imagine a son of an Italian immigrant meeting the President of the United States, with my cell phone in hand; I dialed my Mom and shared the moment with her. On October 5th, 2002, the President of the United States autographed my Presidential Event entry ticket. Today this autograph is still one of my most cherished possessions.

A True Leader

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