Tag: "building"

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Underutilized Government Land and Buildings

Underutilized Government Land and Buildings

Why the federal government wastes large amounts of property it often doesn’t even know it owns NPR has an interesting story on how the federal government owns large amounts of unused property. Often, government agencies don’t even realize they own the land in question: Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings […]

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An excellent and long list of methods to build back links

An excellent and long list of methods to build back links

Link Building Tactics – The Complete List This is the most complete list of link building tactics on the Web, period. I created it because the best tactics are never found in one place, and the most complete lists are completely outdated. One thing to keep in mind while reading: I did my best to […]

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USA Freedom Act – broken oversight; reforms needed

USA Freedom Act – broken oversight; reforms needed

Patriot Act author: ‘There has been a failure of oversight.’ Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) authored the original Patriot Act after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and previously served as chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Recently, he has become a vocal critic of how that legislation has been used to justify broad National Security […]

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Humility, not Hubris, Best Rule for War

Humility, not Hubris, Best Rule for War – 3/28/13

Lesson of Iraq war 10 years later? Humility The lessons of Iraq, 10 years on, are manifold and painful. But looking back on the debacle, there is one thing this nation should have learned above all: humility. It’s hard to imagine a more spectacular failure in judgment by our leaders a decade ago — or […]

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Customer Experience and Price Sensitivity

Customer Experience and Price Sensitivity – 1/20/13

Customers pay more for better experience Despite what you may believe about how price-sensitive consumers are given the economic realities of late, Oracle’s “Customer Experience Impact Report” indicates 86 percent of customers would pay 25 percent more for a better customer experience. Now that’s ammunition for your sales team. When they receive resistance from a […]

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Workplace restrooms reflect new realities

Workplace Restrooms Building To Serve Everyone – 1/13/13

Workplace restrooms reflect new realities Amenities serve nursing mothers, transgender workers and others   A decade ago, it was rare for an employer to design a building with transgender employees, new mothers or cycling enthusiasts in mind. No longer. As workforce demographics have shifted, workplace amenities have, too, especially for large employers in competitive industries […]

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Frustrations of a call center worker

Frustrations Of A Call Center Worker – 11/25/12

The Call Center Employee Or The Company Dear Readers: This holiday season when you’re tempted to scream at a customer service worker in a call center, try to refocus your frustration on the corporation instead. Sasha T. of Chicago explains why: “I was one of those call center employees, working for a major telecommunications company. […]