In every immediate goal there is a wealth of deeper values and hopes that are our long-term goals, if we take the time to look closely. They point directly to what we truly need in the future.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved Jamaica’s application for a four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF)
New, high-tech $100 bill coming in October
NBC News: After a three-year hiatus, the US Federal Reserve says redesigned $100 bills will be ATMs and banks on October 8.
The new bill will have several features the Fed says will make life difficult for counterfeiters, but should help retailers identify fakes.
They include a blue, 3-D security ribbon embedded with images of bells that change to the number 100 when you tilt the note back and forth. If you tilt it side to side, those images move up and down.
This image provided by the US Treasury Department on April 24, 2013, shows the new face of the US $100 dollar note. (via AFP - Getty Images)
Too often we restrict ourselves from doing what needs to be done, but the process for creative work is almost never as complicated as we make it out to be in our heads.
People typically fall into two categories when it comes to creative work:
- Not knowing what they want to do.
CISPA is a bill you need to become familiar with—fast. Sponsors of the bill argue it will make it easier for companies and government to share info to prevent cyberattacks (including your personal info). Civil liberty groups say it puts Americans’ internet privacy at too much of a risk. What’s your opinion? LIKE if you agree CISPA is necessary for our protection, RBLOG if you worry about your online privacy.
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The Facebook Phone is finally here. And, as expected, it’s not really a phone at all.
Home, as the new product is called, is a free, downloadable skin that gives existing Android phone a total Facebook makeover, transforming both lock and home screens into immersive, edge-to-edge slideshows of photos and status updates.
Surefire Negotiation Tactics For People Who Hate To Negotiate
Life, then, is a negotiation—and that doesn’t even have to be this gross, cynical thing. Let’s admit it: We’re constantly making deals, even with ourselves. So why’s it so scary?
As ever, Alice Boyes of Psychology Today has some insights. Let’s go over a few here.
Africa should maximise the economic benefit from its raw materials by lengthening supply chains and processing to add value rather than relying on exports.
In a report Making the Most of Africa’s Commodities published this week, the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission called for commodities to be put at the heart of the continent’s industrial strategy.
The study cited the abundance of raw materials such as oil, gold and platinum and coffee in Africa and the current high prices on the global market for such materials as supporting factors.
The report explained that countries with rich deposits of prized raw materials are already reaping benefits through the export market. But it argued far greater benefits would be delivered if the continent worked together to use the commodities internally and maximise job creation through the supply chain.
“Primary commodity production and exports entail huge forgone income through lack of value addition, the export of jobs to countries that can add value, and exposure to high risks due to dependence on exhaustible commodities and fluctuations in commodity demand and prices,” it said.
“Instead of relying on exports of raw materials, the continent should add value to its commodities to promote sustained growth, jobs and economic transformation.”
Your brain only works with what you’ve got.
Creativity comes from everything you already know. Your brain comes up with original ideas by evaluating existing ones. So, always remember, you get out of it what you put into it.
This has been a creativity PSA from Creative Something.
Finance Minister Dr Phillips has now conceded that Jamaica will not get a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of the month.