Category Archives: Business / Finance

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Value Improvement Practices (VIP) Guide Words

A Value Improvement Process (VIP) session, also known as Value Engineering, is a meeting that tries to analyze a design and find ways to improve the “value” the project provides to those undertaking it. This usually means saving money, but … Continue reading

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Mastering B2B (Business to Business) Sales

B2B is where one company tries to a product, service, software, or system to a different company. Equipment vendors, consultants, and software developers will all want to check out this article I found. The End of Solution Sales, in the … Continue reading

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Engineering & Business Magazine Reviews

I get a lot of work-related magazines across my desk, and definitely have my preferences in what I find useful as a process engineer & consultant. I thought I would share my narrow, heavily biased opinions, because maybe it will … Continue reading

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Considering whether to do an MBA?

The Economist has a MBA series, including what and where to study MBAs, how to write your MBA application, and how to write the perfect MBA essay. I think the latter two links are worth saving, even if you're just … Continue reading

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Words and phrases that indicate the boss is lying

Interesting little article that you may want to check out before it disappears behind a subscribers-only wall: The Language of Lying by Canadian Newspaper Globe and Mail. It describes specific language patterns that executives use during their earnings reports to … Continue reading

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