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How To Do Business With Americans: Cross-Cultural Factors

Understanding Americans: The New Social Contract by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Competitiveness is the mantra. For American companies to keep up with Chinese operations that get workers for a few dollars a day, American workers  have grudgingly accepted the view that … Continue reading

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What Would Lincoln Say About The Constitution And The Court

The Meaning of Lincoln: How He Changed America by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Author of The Words Lincoln Lived By and Lincoln on Communication The U.S. Constitution gave us a confederation.  Abraham Lincoln gave us a nation. Prior to Lincoln it … Continue reading

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How To Write: Don’t Be Wordy

Too Many Words Can Spoil The Effect by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Avoid unnecessary words and phrases. To give you a sense of the basic idea, here’s a short list of wordy phrases that are often used in letters and email–first … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Reality: Goals, Visualization, and “Coincidences”

Should You Have Many Goals, Or Just A Few by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Author of The Words Lincoln Lived By I believe there is power in writing down your dreams (or goals), and visualizing them materializing.  Homer Rice, the renowned … Continue reading

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Writing Personal Notes: Should They Be Hand-Written?

Is It A Good Idea To Hand-Write A Personal Note? If your penmanship is legible, do it. And if you’re artistic or if you can do calligraphy, by all means take the time to do it by hand. But if … Continue reading

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How To Set Personal Goals

What You Say (And Do) When You Make Your List Of Personal Goals David Cameron Gikandi’s “A Happy Pocket Full of Money” is a terrific book. Whatyousay.com gives it five stars. Gikandi has woven strands of physics, religion, metaphysics, and … Continue reading

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Sample Letter of Thanks and Appreciation by William James

What You Say When You Want To Write A Letter of Thanks and Appreciation: A Sample Letter by William James William James was a famous psychologist and philosopher who died in 1910 His thinking has had a tremendous impact on … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: Watch Your Tone

Good Writing Advice Whatyousay.com thinks the following advice should always be followed, whether you’re writing a letter or an e mail,  giving a speech or talking one-to-one: “Avoid being too brusque or too gushy. Sincerity involves not only the honest … Continue reading

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How To Interview: An Example From “Face the Nation”

What You Say When You Want To State Your Position In A Discussion or Interview by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Political talk shows provide excellent examples of ways to express yourself succinctly. This one comes from “Face the Nation.” Bob Schieffer asked … Continue reading

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What Lincoln Would Say About The U.S. Supreme Court

Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court: Shades of Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. President Obama has often expressed his admiration for Abraham Lincoln, and for good reason. There are numerous parallels between the two Presidents. President Lincoln had difficult … Continue reading

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