Reasons Why Your Boss Might Hate You

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Your Boss Hates You

Careless and Forgetful Employees Are Perpetual Annoyances to a Boss

Not taking your job seriously will guarantee that the relationship between you and your boss will go sour. The top complaints are tardiness and a lack of initiative.

Employees have a lot to say about bad bosses (1, 2, 3). On the other hand, bosses have quite a few bones to pick with employees who are burned out, disruptive and irresponsible.

It’s not as easy to fire them as it once was because legal documentation is required to show that the employee in question did in fact do an unsatisfactory job.

There are two sides to every story, and below are some reasons why your boss has good reasons to be irritable. Keep Reading

Trading System – MACD Trading Strategy

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Trading System

MACD Signals Trading Strategy

This article provides trading tips to persons looking to include a MACD trading system in their stock, commodity or forex investment strategy.

The MACD technical indicator is generally regarded a lagging momentum indicator. Nevertheless, it can also be used to forecast market turns and pullbacks if applied properly.

In this article readers will learn how to day trade this technical indicator, or just understand its characteristics so it can be included as part of another trading system. Keep Reading

Building the Basics of Self Confidence

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Self Confidence

Simple Tips that can Help You Project Your Self-Confidence

By using these pointers you would feel more confident about yourself and depict a confident self-image to others. This will help you get ahead in your career.

You may be educated, intelligent and have plenty of work experience. However, you may feel that you are lagging behind in your career development.

The image you project upon others will reflect an assessment of your abilities, which may undermine your true qualifications. Sometimes, by just building a self-confident image, you will be more marketable to get ahead in your career. Keep Reading

Investing Like Warren Buffet in the Stock Market

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Warren Buffet

Investment Style of World’s Most Successful Investor – Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is one of the world’s most successful investors in the stock market if not the most successful investor.

His investment style is simple but not easy to copy

Warren Buffet has accumulated a personal fortune and has also given generously on a massive multi-billion dollar scale.

That personal fortune has been made almost entirely from Stock Market investing and Berkshire Hathaway has an enviable long term record for delivering superior results.

Much has been written about Buffet and his investment style but it is not consistent and Buffet himself has never tried to set the record straight, even in his latest biography.

Warren Buffet Investment Style

There are a number of authors that have written about Warren Buffet’s investment style such as Robert G. Hagstrom, Mark Tier, James O’Loughlin, Janet Lowe, Lawrence A. Cunningham, David Clark, Alice Schroeder and Mary Buffet.

From these there is broad agreement that Buffet’s investment style is:

  • Investing in the stock market is the long term investment in a business, not just buying shares for a fast turn on the market price
  • Value based in approach with a margin of safety, think Benjamin Graham
  • Identifying a business with a clear franchise, such as Coca Cola
  • Focused on his circle of competence. Buffet famously avoided the technology boom and bust because he did not understand the business model and consequently how to value the business
  • Finding great companies. Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s long time business partner has apparently strongly influenced Buffet’s style and being prepared to pay for good quality or outstanding companies
  • Focused on a concentrated portfolio of a few businesses, as opposed to a diversified portfolio using concepts from the efficient market theory
  • Being greedy when others are fearful and being fearful when others are greedy. Some of Buffet’s most famous investments have been when particular stocks have fallen on hard times temporarily such as GEICO or American Express

Investing Like Warren Buffet

Investing in a business is investing like Warren Buffet; focused on finding a few great investments that will form the majority of the portfolio:

  • Intrinsic value of a business. A great business, with a strong franchise, is independently valued using business tools such as discounted cashflow. No use is made of complex valuation calculations using equations. No use is made of technical market analysis such as Elliott Wave or the host of other technical chart patterns
  • Margin of Safety. Buy a great business at a good price, typically when a company is experiencing temporary difficulties or is suffering like other businesses from a general market downturn. Buffet has often been quoted as liking to buy 1 dollar of value for 70-80 cents, which represents a margin of safety
  • Limit transaction costs by buying and holding shares for the long term and avoid being overly influenced by short term fluctuations in the share price or overall market

World’s Most Successful Investor

Warren Buffet has been identified by many as the World’s most successful investor.

Whilst he has written many essays and talked extensively to investors including at the Berkshire Hathaway AGM there is still a mystique about his investment style because it is extremely hard to duplicate the results.

The investment style is known – and simple – but it is not easy to practice it. It is even harder to produce similar results. In short, be patient and use market opportunities to buy great businesses at good prices.

Tips for Quality Call Centre Outsourcing

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Customer Support

Choosing the Right Company for Effective Customer Support Services

The use of customer call centers has become an effective telemarketing tool for providing effective customer service and support, and for increasing sales.

Despite the acknowledged usefulness of call centers, not all firms, agencies or organizations can afford to establish in-house customer call centers.

The reasons may vary from the cost of hiring and training call center operators, cost of acquiring a hosted call center or even the lack of business space for the all-important technology-based marketing tool. Keep Reading

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