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In the midst of my recent seminar about reading and discussing financial statements, I made a rare, spontaneous decision.  Instead of simply explaining how accrual accounting works, I picked up a piece of paper, created a 100-yen IOU note, and handed it to one of the attendees. Continue reading

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Case Study: Amazing Career Advice for College Grads

Graduates in Cap and Gown

I recently stumbled upon this excellent article from Business Insider:

Amazing Career Advice for College Grads from LinkedIn’s Billionaire Founder

Sharing advice for new graduates is not the main purpose for writing this post.  The article’s advice, however, happens to be superb.  So, if you know some new grads, by all means share away! Continue reading

Case Study: Managing Flow

Now that we have introduced the concept of flow, and two major tools to achieve it, let’s bring it all together with a practical example.  The following slides are taken from the Talking About Your Company segment of one of my business English seminars.  It’s designed for lower-intermediate-level English learners. Continue reading

Case Study: How to Live Longer by Playing Games

To show you an example of what I have been talking about so far (and to prove that I’m not making all of this up), I’m going to need about 20 minutes of your time. The good news, however, is that after you finish watching the video below, you’ll add seven and a half minutes to your life. Therefore, I really only need about 12.5 minutes of your time… Anyway, think about what we’ve covered thus far and check out this presentation: Continue reading