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Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anew

Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anew

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Beda raced to a commanding lead and never letup en route to a 73-45 rout of Jose Rizal University in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions scored 13 unanswered points at the start of the game and extended their lead to as high as 29 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img “We should be consistent with the we play. They (JRU) simply fought us hard in the second and the third [quarters] and the defense in the fourth as a team made the difference,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.San Beda dominated JRU for the second time in just a span of one week after the Lions crushed the Bombers, 77-40, last Tuesday to end their first round campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m happy that we still limited JRU to less than 45 points the whole game and that’s really a testament to our defense,” said Fernandez, whose squad held the Heavy Bombers to just 28 percent from the field.JRU (2-8) only had four points in the first quarter and eight in the final frame. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Guiao ‘impressed’ with Thompson, new national team invitees Robert Bolick posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds that went with five assists to lead San Beda, which rolled to its ninth win in 10 outings.Jed Mendoza was the lone Bomber in double-figure scoring with 13 points but even he had trouble finding the bottom of the net, going 5-of-15 from the field. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Carlos Bacca: AC Milan waiting for Arsenal move as striker stalls on West Ham

Carlos Bacca: AC Milan waiting for Arsenal move as striker stalls on West Ham

first_img Carlos Bacca in action for Colombia AC Milan are waiting for Arsenal to firm up their interest in Carlos Bacca with a formal offer.The striker scored 20 goals last season but he wants to leave the San Siro this summer in search of European football.West Ham have already had a £26m offer for the Colombian accepted but they are struggling to agree personal terms with the player.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are waiting for Arsenal to make an approach so Bacca can leave the club.The Gunners are in the market for a striker this summer and they have looked at the 29-year-old as a possible option.However, they are still yet to make a concrete approach and Milan are eager for them to do so quickly as they look to replace Bacca. 1last_img read more

Top 25 most expensive Premier League deals of all-time, according to today’s money

Top 25 most expensive Premier League deals of all-time, according to today’s money

first_img 21 10. Wayne Rooney (Everton to Manchester United) 2004/05Then: £25,200,000Now: £103,600,00011. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid to Manchester United) 2014/15Then: £61,000,000Now: £99,800,000 19. Ricardo Carvalho (FC Porto to Chelsea) 2004/05Then: £20,400,000Now: £84,400,000 Latest Premier League Stories REVEALED 21 21 18. Michael Carrick (Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester United) 2006/07Then: £18,500,000Now: £90,200,000 Pogba’s return from Juve hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 21 REAL DEAL Carroll wasn’t as successful as Luis Suarez, who signed at the same time. Shearer scored an astonishing 148 Premier League goals in 303 games for Newcastle. 8. Michael Essien (Olympique Lyonnais to Chelsea) 2005/06Then: £25,800,000Now: £115,500,000 21 9. Roy Keane (Nottingham Forest to Manchester United) 1993/94Then: £5,700,000Now: £111,200,000 whoops 21 no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 17. Fernando Torres (Atlético Madrid to Liverpool) 2007/08Then: £25,800,000Now: £90,700,000 20. Stan Collymore (Nottingham Forest to Liverpool) 1995/96Then: £8,700,000Now: £82,900,000 gameday cracker Carrick was a regular for 11 season with the Red Devils. deals Cole hit five goals against Ipswich Town. Essien was superb at Stamford Bridge. Rio Ferdinand was a huge hit at Old Trafford an won a huge haul of trophies. 1. Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan to Chelsea) 2006/07Then: £29,400,000Now: £144,400,0002. Alan Shearer (Blackburn to Newcastle United) 1996/97Then: £15,000,000Now: £125,100,000 shining 4. Paul Pogba (Juventus to Manchester United) 2016/17Then: £86,000,000Now: £117,700,000 21 15. Andy Cole (Newcastle to Manchester United) 1994/95Then: £6,400,000Now: £91,200,000 Veron was a big miss despite being loved by Sir Alex Ferguson. 21 Wright-Phillips in action against AC Milan during his spell with the Blues. Drogba will go down as a Chelsea legend and was the ultimate big-game player. Torres didn’t do the business overall for the Blues but won the Champions League and the Europa League. 21 7. Fernando Torres (Liverpool to Chelsea) 2010/11Then: £50,000,000Now: £115,500,000 Aguero has been one of the Premier League’s best striker’s since joining City. center_img Yorke formed a formidable partnership with Andy Cole. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City City stars celebrate with Robinho. 21 getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3. Rio Ferdinand (Leeds to Manchester United) 2002/03Then: £29,000,000Now: £121,700,000 REVEALED 21 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 13. Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg to Manchester City) 2015/16Then: £55,000,000Now: £98,900,00014. Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City to Chelsea) 2005/06Then: £21,400,000Now: £95,800,000 21 Carvalho starred after joining from Porto. 21 Collymore scored some famous goals for the Reds. 5. Juan Sebastián Verón (Lazio to Manchester United) 2001/02Then: £26,400,000Now: £115,900,000 Keane was well worth the money for Man United. 6. Didier Drogba (Marseille to Chelsea) 2004/05Then: £26,200,000Now: £115,700,000 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow tense The January transfer window is not too far around the corner so we’re seeing plenty of rumours and speculation about possible moves.Already there are murmurings about Real Madrid plotting a £90million Premier League raid with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen their targets. 21 24. Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham to Manchester United) 2008/09Then: £30,000,000Now: £79,300,000 21 Di Maria was a flop at Old Trafford but is starring again for Paris Saint-Germain. 21 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Torres was a hit on Merseyside until his move to Chelsea. These days, £90million seems cheap for stars of such quality, which speaks volumes about how the prices of footballers has changed over the years.In the 1992/93 season it was rare to see transfers above £2million with the biggest transfer Alan Shearer’s £3million move from Southampton to Blackburn Rovers.Even the £26.2million Chelsea paid for the recently retired Didier Drogba looks astonishing now but thanks to TotallyMoney.com’s transfer index we now know this deal is actually the equivalent of the Blues paying £115.7million today.The credit report specialists took the average transfer values of players since the English Premier League began in 1992, and compared the increase in transfer costs over time.From this, they calculated a “football player inflation” to work out how much footballers would cost if they were bought today.And using this you can find what the top 25 most expensive Premier League players of all-time would be below… 21 21. Dwight Yorke (Aston Villa to Manchester United) 1998/99Then: £12,800,000Now: £81,000,000 22. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool to Manchester City) 2015/16Then: £47,000,000Now: £80,600,00023. Andy Carroll (Newcastle to Liverpool) 2010/11Then: £35,000,000Now: £79,600,000 16. Robinho (Real Madrid to Manchester City) 2008/09Then: £34,000,000Now: £91,200,000 21 21 21 21 12. Sergio Agüero (Atlético Madrid to Manchester City) 2011/12Then: £35,000,000Now: £99,100,000 Berbatov scored 48 Premier League goals in 108 games during his time at Old Trafford. 25. Hernán Crespo (Inter Milan to Chelsea) 2003/04Then: £17,900,000Now: £78,100,000last_img read more

DDTV: ONE WEEK ON FROM CROKER….WATCH VIDEO OF DONEGAL’S INCREDIBLE COMEBACK!

DDTV: ONE WEEK ON FROM CROKER….WATCH VIDEO OF DONEGAL’S INCREDIBLE COMEBACK!

first_imgTHERE’S an unspoken excitement in the county right now.There’s a smile on almost every face – but no-one wants to shout too loudly, not wanting to celebrate too soon. After all there’s more work to be done. But enjoy last Saturday again with this 15-minute video showing the great comeback….DDTV: ONE WEEK ON FROM CROKER….WATCH VIDEO OF DONEGAL’S INCREDIBLE COMEBACK! was last modified: August 6th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: ONE WEEK ON FROM CROKER….WATCH VIDEO OF DONEGAL’S INCREDIBLE COMEBACK!last_img read more

Mayor’s broken pledge hurting city’s animals

Mayor’s broken pledge hurting city’s animals

first_img Back in July, when it first appeared that Villaraigosa had lied about Stuckey, I started to publish a daily e-mail called “100 Reasons to Fire Stuckey.” The messages were fortified with photos of ignored animal-abuse cases, corruption in the shelters and evidence of Stuckey’s inability to develop a marketing plan, or even collaborate with the humane community, as he had promised. Worse yet, Stuckey failed to attend any one of three local seminars on how to enact a real no-kill policy in Los Angeles animal shelters. He also ignored documented and photographed reports of animal abuse and torture complaints. By failing to quickly honor his promise to fire Stuckey, Villaraigosa has backed himself into a corner. Now protesters appear at every one of his public events, shouting things like, “Hey, Antonio, what do you say? How many lies did you tell today?” Other chants include references to the hundreds of animals that are being killed daily in the city’s shelters due to Stuckey’s failure to embrace proven no-kill strategies. Villaraigosa has quickly and clearly showed Angelenos one thing: Just because he says it doesn’t mean anyone should believe it. Period. Daniel Guss, a writer who lives in Sherman Oaks, is the founder of Stop Torture Abuse and Neglect of Dogs, www.standfoundation.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals But it was clear to everyone in attendance that Villaraigosa didn’t know his audience. The room was primarily filled with vegetarians and vegans, yet Villaraigosa made the particularly insensitive assurance that his guarantee to fire Stuckey “wasn’t just throwing red meat to the lions.” Ooops. Villaraigosa went from being booed, to being applauded, to being hissed – all in just 20 minutes. Yet now as mayor, Villaraigosa seems to think that he doesn’t need to honor his guarantee to fire Stuckey. Villaraigosa recently told local humane leaders that he had “made a lot of promises” on his campaign and, besides, Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles, which ended up endorsing Republican candidate Walter Moore, “didn’t give me their support.” That’s not quite true. Plenty of people in that room that day still supported Villaraigosa with both donations and labor, because Hahn was considered Public Enemy No. 1 to the humane community. But what kind of mayor would Villaraigosa be if he didn’t stretch the truth a little, right? The problem is, Villaraigosa has been stretching the truth like Silly Putty, due in part to his blind reliance on Jimmy Blackman, a deputy mayor who has intimated that if you care too much about animals, you are “too close to the situation to help bring about a solution.” In January 2005, Los Angeles’ mayoral candidates spoke in front of nearly 200 animal rescuers, activists and concerned citizens. The only absentee was then-Mayor James Hahn. When Antonio Villaraigosa came to the podium, he was met with a chorus of boos because, as a City Council member, he had voted in favor of the inexperienced Guerdon Stuckey’s appointment to be general manager of city animal shelters. Nevertheless, Villaraigosa turned boos to cheers when he proclaimed, “(Stuckey) was Jim Hahn’s appointment. He wouldn’t be mine, and I guarantee you, when I’m mayor of the city of Los Angeles, Gerald (sic) Stuckey will not be the head of Animal Services. Period.” The event – including Villaraigosa’s guarantee – was videotaped. Villaraigosa said “period” to emphasize that, unlike his broken promise to fulfill his elected term on the City Council, this time, his word meant something. last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Saturday, December 2. Niall SWEENEY (MAC SUIBHNE)The death has occurred of Niall Sweeney (MacSuibhne), Ballyfallon, Athboy and formally of Meenamara, Dungloe, Co.Donegal. Predeceased by his wife Mary and baby Conall. Sadly missed by his loving family, his daughters Libby and Mary, sons Neal and Aongus, sons in-law, daughters in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Reposing at his residence from 2pm until 8pm this Sunday 3rd Dec. Removal on Monday morning to St.James’ Church, Athboy, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11 am, followed by burial in St.James’ Cemetery. (Family time on Monday morning, please). Ellen Anne MCLAUGHLINThe death has occurred of Ellen Anne McLaughlin, Bunn, Culkeeny, Malin, Donegal.Reposing in the Chapel of Rest at Carndonagh Community Hospital. Reposing today, Saturday, December 2nd, from 11am until removal at 4.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Lagg, Malin for 5pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday, December 3rd, at 9am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  Derek Edgar BROOKThe death has occurred at St. Heliers Hospital, London of Derek Edgar Brook, Park Hill, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, England – and Drumavish, Crossroads, Donegal. Beloved husband of Bridie (nee Patton, formerly Ballinacor, Crossroads, Killygordon) and much loved father of Lorraine, Jeremy, Derek and Andrew. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, daughter, sons, seven grandchildren, extended family circle and friends.Remains reposing at the home of his niece and her husband, Patricia and Austin Mc Govern, Drumavish, Crossroads, Killygordon on Sunday, Dec. 3rd, from 3pm. Funeral leaving from there on Monday, Dec. 4th, at 1.30 pm for Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, Killygordon at 2pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: December 2nd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:obituarieslast_img read more

Traffic disruption expected in Letterkenny as 15 week water upgrade project announced

Traffic disruption expected in Letterkenny as 15 week water upgrade project announced

first_imgAn Irish Water project to replace ageing water mains in High Road/Windyhall are of Letterkenny will take up to 15 weeks, it has been revealed.Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council will beginning on Monday, 29 January 2018 to replace old and damaged water mains in the area.Traffic disruptions are inevitable although Irish Water says it will try to limit these delays as much as possible. These water mains renewal works are part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.The Leakage Reduction Programme will see over €500 million invested over the next four years to reduce leakage and remove old lead pipes from the public water network.2. What works are involved as part of this project?The High Road / Windyhall water mains replacement works will include the following:Decommissioning and replacement of approximately 750m of ageing water mains with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes.Replacement of old and damaged service connections along High Road / Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Service connections are the water pipes that connect a customer’s property to the public water mains. The work will be carried out by Farrans Construction on behalf of Irish Water. It is expected that these works will take approximately 15 weeks to complete.3. What are the benefits of this project?The benefits of these water mains renewal works include:A reliable water supply – replacing the ageing water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts in the area and thereby significantly reduce the level of disruption to customers in the High Road / Windyhall area of Letterkenny.Improved water quality – removing existing old cast iron and lead pipes from the public water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.Reduced leaks – replacing the old water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.Improved operation and maintenance – these works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.4. Will residents be affected by the works?The areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs.Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise disruption.5. What are the next steps? Residents in the affected areas will be notified ahead of the works commencing and customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 they have any questions about the project.Irish Water would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these essential works cause. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website at https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service- update/Further information on Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme is also available on the Irish Water website www.water.ieTraffic disruption expected in Letterkenny as 15 week water upgrade project announced was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DelaysdonegalHigh RoadIrish Waterletterkennyupgradelast_img read more

Elections 2014: expats all set to vote

Elections 2014: expats all set to vote

first_img The IEC has confirmed that 25 390 150 voters have registered to cast their ballots in the 7 May 2014 national and provincial elections. This is an increase of 9.5% over the 2009 voters’ roll. The voters’ roll reflects a total of 80.80% of registered voters, the IEC said. Gauteng has the highest number of voters with just over 6-million followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 5.1-million, the Eastern Cape with 3.24-million and the Western Cape with 2.9-million. Between them, these four provinces make up almost 68% of all voters. The final candidate lists, released by the IEC on 25 April, show a total of 8 651 candidates who are standing for elections. Of these, 2 089 candidates are on national lists; 2 165 candidates on regional lists; and 4 397 candidates on provincial lists contesting for 400 National Assembly and 430 provincial legislature seats respectively. This gives candidates an overall statistical 1 in 10 chance of election, the IEC said. According to VoteHome, a DA Abroad initiative aimed at encouraging South Africans living overseas to vote, the top 21 overseas voting stations with the most number of registered voters are: Find your nearest SA foreign mission All the overseas voting stations, except for the one in Helsinki, Finland, will open at 7am and close at 9pm. In Finland, voting will close at lunchtime due to a spring festival celebration. In order to vote, you must have both a valid green, bar-coded South African ID book, ID smartcard or Temporary Identity Certificate and your valid South African passport Voters registered in South Africa for a special vote will cast their vote on 5 and 6 May. The rest of the country heads for the polls on 7 May. Check the status of your VEC10 via the IEC websiteSee FAQs for overseas voters on the IEC’s website The thousands of South Africans living overseas who have registered to vote in this year’s national elections will cast their votes when polls open around the world, beginning with the SA High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand, at 7am on Wednesday (or 9pm on Tuesday in local time). The last voting station to close will be the one Los Angeles in the US, which will close at 6am South African time on Thursday. This year the fifth general elections since 1994. A report in a South African newspaper on Tuesday alleged that voters living abroad would not be able to do so due to a government communication problem relating to a notification form. However, this was swiftly dismissed as incorrect by the Department of International Relations, according to a report in the Mail & Guardian. “People are going to be voting tomorrow [Wednesday],” spokesperson Clayson Monyela said. “Elections are run by an independent body, not by government,” Monyela is quoted as saying. “All the information related to the elections, whether it’s here or abroad, is communicated by the IEC.” The IEC says it has printed 31-million papers for this year’s elections, and has recruited more than 200 000 to ensure smooth elections. There are 26 000 registered voters abroad, according to a report in the Cape Times. The IEC has reportedly budgeted R2-million to courier ballot papers from 116 cities back to South Africa. According to the IEC’s website, the South Africans living overseas who did not submit their VEC10 forms, which notify the IEC of their intention to vote, by 12 March are not eligible to vote. If you submitted your VEC10 by the specified date, and it was approved, you will be able to vote at the foreign mission you selected. London – 9,863Dubai – 1,539Canberra – 1,243Kishasa – 773Hague – 667New York – 604Qatar – 557Abu Dhabi – 540Dublin – 466Khartoum (Sudan) – 458New Zealand – 406Cuba – 395Namibia – 361Botswana – 357Washington – 356Seoul – 345Berlin – 342Berne – 340Los Angeles – 338Hong Kong – 330 SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Start Investing In Brand You

Start Investing In Brand You

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now You are a brand. You’re “Brand You!”You are the only asset that makes up “brand you,” and you are the only real asset you have to produce results in business and in life. The more effective “brand you” becomes, the better your results and the stronger that brand.If you want a more powerful “brand you,” you have to start making investments in that brand.Investing Time in Your Personal and Professional DevelopmentYour brand is built on your ability to create value. The greater the value you create, the more valuable your brand. Your personal development is the keys to creating more value. If you want a stronger “brand you,” you have to make an investment of time.You have to invest time in improving yourself. You have to stop spending time on novelties and distractions and instead invest your time reading books, journals, or business magazines. Investing your time attending classes, webinars, and seminars builds your abilities, gives you new ideas, and improves your brand. You also need to invest time assessing your performance to determine what you need to improve to get better results. All of this takes time.If your brand isn’t getting stronger from week to week, an investment of time produces a seriously outsized result.Investing Money in Tools, Training, and ResourcesThe people with the most powerful personal brands invest in their own development. They spend their money on the tools, the training, and the resources they need to improve and build their brands.They invest in books and audiobooks. They attend conferences and seminars (many attending conferences where they would be qualified to speak). They pay for personal training and personal coaching. They even attend webinars and teleseminars.The people with powerful personal brands invest in the tools, the training, and the resources that improve that brand because the return on investment is so great. The money they invest in developing themselves is returned many times over in future results.If your brand isn’t where you want it to be, you might need to make a greater investment in building the underlying asset.Investing In Action to Get the Benefit of your InvestmentIf you want to improve “brand you,” you have to invest more than your time and your money. You have to take what you are learning and put it to good use.The single reason that most people don’t improve their results after investing their time and money on their personal development is because they fail to act on what they’ve learned. Learning something and not applying it is the same as not having learned it. Knowing what to do and not doing it is the same as not knowing what to do.Never leave the site of an investment of your time or money without a concrete, written action plan. Make the commitment to act on what you have learned. This is why I almost always write a series of questions at the bottom of each blog post. You shouldn’t even invest the time in reading this blog without making some commitment to take action (or at least recommit to taking some action).What are you investing in “brand you?”QuestionsWhat investments do you need to start making in “Brand You?”What investments of time will build your personal brand?What investments in personal and professional development do you need to make?Do you ensure that you improve your results when you work on your personal development by taking action on what you have learned? How can you do better?last_img read more

Data, Insight, and Wisdom

Data, Insight, and Wisdom

first_imgThe word data means facts and statistics that have been in some way collected. Our technologies now allow us to collect an endless amount of data, some of which is helpful in making sense of our world, as well as assisting with better decisions. But data by itself is just data.Insight is an understanding of the data or information. It’s the discernment of what the data means, how it might be interpreted. Insight is necessary to make data useful; otherwise, it’s just facts with no meaning. This is the application of thinking to the data.Wisdom is something altogether different from data or insight. Wisdom is applying experience and judgment about decisions one might take—or not take—in light of the insight and data. Wisdom offered from one person to another is called advice, something that includes data and insight, and adds something of greater value.Data is important. If you lack a command of the facts, it is difficult to make a case that someone should be doing something different. If you lack the insights to derive meaning from the data, to explain why it matters and the implications from your interpretation, the data is useless. Insight starts with asking questions to determine what story the data tells and why based on the context in which the information is being used.Wisdom is knowing why the insight and data matters, what it means for your dream clients, what they should do about, and how they should go about making change. Wisdom is a level of knowledge that is greater than the sum of the data and the insights. The experience that enables you to offer advice, the good judgment that has come from bad judgment (yours and other’s), and recognizing the choices of action and the accompanying trade-offs are what allows you to offer advice.If you want to help other people produce better results, data and insight are essential, but acquiring experience is critical to your being able to offer advice in the first place. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more