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PEOPLE AT WORK COLUMN: Four Magic Words

AS a child, I believed in the magical power of certain words. I read with awe as Alladin’s “Open sesame!” disclosed a cave full of treasures. I often pretended to be a magician who with an “Abracadabra” and a wave

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PEOPLE AT WORK COLUMN: Start Your Dream Today

THE FAMOUS shoe advertising line “Just do it” is not good advice. Because really, the line should read, “Just do it now!” Doesn’t seem catchy? Well what about its Latin counterpart, made famous by the movie Dead Poets Society: Carpe diem or “seize the

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PEOPLE AT WORK COLUMN: Watch Your Back

A CARTOON by renowned New Yorker cartoonist Robert Mankoff shows two businessmen with knives stuck in their backs talking to each other. One says, “Oh, fine. And you?” The other says, “Never better.” “Backstabbing,” which is literally interpreted by this

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