Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

The answer is more complex than you may think.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

The founder of TaskRabbit says there are some office jobs that will always require her special attention -- no matter how much her startup grows.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

These words are interchanged so often we've forgotten what they really mean.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

If there was one word for salespeople and business owners to embrace it would be this one.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

The ability to invest in IT organically allows an organization to scale at pace, keeping them competitive in the market without breaking the bank.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

How to know if you're really ready for the media coverage you crave.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:40:00 -0500

A California jury was ordered to resume deliberations on one of the four claims brought by Pao against the VC firm.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you run a small business or a multinational enterprise, recruiting these all-stars will be top priority.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Today, it's more about working for yourself than white picket fences.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Despite immense needs, impact investing can make a real difference across the globe.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:32:15 -0500

Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Expect mobile to be tomorrow's main act in video and TV consumption, and by extension, advertising.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:22:00 -0500

A look at the factors influencing the generation born between 1981 and 1997.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0500

Richard Friedman has an impressive history of turning real estate into gold.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Social selling is happening now. Here are three steps to help you leverage the power of this strategy.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

If you want to reel in your audience, slow down, keep it real and use visuals wisely.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

If you're selling something online, make your life easier with these tools.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Giving referrals is one of the best ways to start getting referrals.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Apple has started approving third-party apps for its smartwatch. Twitter made the first cut. Facebook did not.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Two heads are always better than one in a startup. The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Virtually every type of company can benefit from a skilled data scientist.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:03:00 -0500

Cook, who took over for Steve Jobs in 2011, stresses that CEOs need to make swift decisions.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The wildly popular item 'gives you and the family jewels room to breathe,' Lululemon says.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

With the increase in abundance and the rate at which information travels, decision-makers are left facing an onslaught of pressure against unexpected and uncontrollable forces.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

With intern season just around the corner, ensure your program is an educational experience that can make also make an impact on your company.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Skateboarders stay safe with customizable adhesive lights.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

You should first examine your ability to handle uncertainty and, yes, failure.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:43:00 -0500

Check out these snippets of business advice from entrepreneurs including Warren Buffett, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Five strategies to offer consumers a seamless online purchasing experience.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

The best pitches tend to incorporate these elements.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0500

From Sony to Target, big companies that were hacked felt barely a dent to their bottom line, an analysis reveals.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Robots are about to get a lot more personal.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Why Amazon is frustrated at U.S. regulators and a notable VC weighs in on the potential tech bubble.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Your professors bear some blame; they lauded florid writing and set minimum lengths for papers. Here are a few salient points for crafting tighter releases.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The company reports fourth-quarter profit but a sales miss.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:10 -0500

Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Find out how this restaurant chain was able to go viral with one of the most unique social-media strategy in the business.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Those who perform at an extremely high level understand the importance of teamwork and culture.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

The family that franchises together, stays together.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Now's the time your organization should adopt the contextual-search trend that's already big in the consumer market.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Fusing classical music with pop hits, The Piano Guys have risen to fame for viral videos filmed amidst eye-popping scenery.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:55:00 -0500

It's the fastest-funded project and also the most funded -- by far.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Involve them in new product launches and keep them "in the loop."

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Ironically, scheduling breaks and walks outside actually helps you accomplish more.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0500

Because when the time comes for them to enter the working world, I want them to be damn good leaders.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

If it seems like everyone else is succeeding but you -- you might be sabotaging your success with these bad behaviors.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Technology is helping to bring public relations out of the shadowy realm between marketing and advertising.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:15:00 -0500

The secret to increased participation is to move it out of the office.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Developing mental stamina helps us manage uncertainty, improves relationships and increases well being.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:59:00 -0500

While supporters say the law protects small business owners' religious freedom, critics say it will allow for discrimination against gay customers and drive business out of the state.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Cloud-based systems are an agile, multi-modal tool for better customer relationship management.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:25:00 -0500

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Stop guessing who to email and what to say.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Weight gain and health problems aren't inevitable consequences of cube life.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:17:06 -0500

The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:00 -0500

That case of the giggles is good for more than the obvious ab workout.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Treat your sales presentation -- and your audience -- with the respect they deserve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Don't dismiss this popular and growing medium as a waste of time, they hold the potential to boost the skills you need to succeed.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Expansion takes time and careful planning. If growth is rushed, quality may go down and control may be lost.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The message I got from him when I visited his Caribbean island

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

An effective piece of visual content tells your story and really pulls the reader in.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Later this year, the more secure point-of-sale terminals will be required by law and most likely expected by consumers.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The key is in figuring how what works for you -- then asking for it.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:44:54 -0500

Sometimes the answer is as plain as the schnoz on your face.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

An app that tracks invoices, payments and appointments helped put this handyman ahead of the curve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:43 -0500

On the same day that Twitter unveiled Periscope, which it acquired for $100 million in January, buzzy app Meerkat announced a $12 million funding round.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:02:00 -0500

Email is taking a back seat to real-time messaging. Caliber says its going to make business communications move faster.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Two cousins saw profit in their passion for seafood.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0500

Some people want to change the world, while others would rather just leave it behind.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

When you know fear and how to use it, it can be a springboard to future success.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:34 -0500

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0500

At a SXSW keynote last week, Logan Green explained technology's potential impact on some new sharing economy industries.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

College student Aaron Goldstein reflects on how he founded his company and where he wants to take it next.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

While trade shows are essential to grow your business, they can also be costly. Here is how to attend one on a budget.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Rethink success and how you relate to your fans. These tips from Hollywood experts can teach small business owners how to maximize audience.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Even if consumers happen to visit your site, they may not stay for long.-- which is why this one marketing trick can make all the difference.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:57:52 -0500

The 'Android installer hijacking vulnerability' reportedly allows attackers to surreptitiously download apps to Android users without them knowing.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Investors, especially young ones, should look beyond the stock market to master the money game.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Have you ever wondered what it takes for an average person to become great?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The founders of Warrior Fitness Boot Camp, modelFIT and ClassPass dish on the rise of small, personalized fitness studios.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Take this Texas-based small business as an example of how smart tech can help you grow and streamline operations.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

When it comes to sourcing tech talent, here's what you need to consider.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Becoming a parent has taught me how to balance my life and business better.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:08:00 -0500

On March 25, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally announced rules for several aspects of the 2012 America JOBS Act, which legalized “crowd funding” as we know it.  The announcement by the SEC has the potential to unleash large amounts of new capital into American startups.  It could also [...]

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:55:00 -0500

Wrestling fans often wonder exactly how much their favorite performers make. It's an interesting question, but one that's nearly impossible to answer given the complexity of WWE's booking contracts. We do our best to shed some light on the subject.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:34:00 -0500

This week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, reviewing the reviews of the Galaxy S6, the dangerous S6 Active, reviewing the HTC One M9, profiling Cyanogen, Android winning the UI battle against Apple, unboxing the Nokia N1 tablet, and every iPhone Killer which failed.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:28:00 -0500

The House yesterday easily approved some of the biggest changes to Medicare since Congress created the drug benefit a decade ago.  While the measure still must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama (who supports it), it represents a significant shift in the way many seniors will [...]

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:43:00 -0500

New Jersey's Governor has bashed the tax revenues that can come from legalizing marijuana as 'blood money.' Is he right that the businesses go to cash and avoid taxes?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:17:00 -0500

With the first full reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S6 now appearing in the world's press, it's worth looking at the reaction from a wide range of the writers to find out if the hardware is ready to meet the challenge of saving the company, or if the collective of reviewers have found any flaws in the design of the flagship.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:41:00 -0500

The SEC has, after three long years, finally moved on rulings that allow everyday citizens (non-accredited investors) to participate in equity crowdfunding and investment in private startups and small businesses. The long awaited promise of democratizing investment in startups & small businesses in the U.S. through equity crowdfunding laws is about [...]

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:01:00 -0500

Whether you're looking to hire or looking to get hired this year, these are the 500 places to watch.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:35:00 -0500

IQ, EQ now CQ? As globalization has rendered the business environment more complex, dynamic, and competitive, the ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts, called Cultural Intelligence (CQ), has never been more important for organizations. Employees who possess a high level of cultural intelligence play an important role in bridging [...]

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work. What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 17094 Views :: Article Rating :: Government & Society, Chaldean American Professionals

Californai, USA - Chaldean leaders from around the world recently met in Rancho San Diego, California to discuss the ongoing challenges the Christians of Iraq continue to face.  Frustrated over the lack of support and reluctance to support Christians of the Middle East, the representatives gathered to discuss options.  Chaldean leaders from as far as Australia, Canada, UK, Syria, Jordon, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Mexico, Norway, and the US made up over 15 countries of delegates.  A historic gathering they called it. The first of its kind -- at least in modern memory, they said.

More than 300 people attended the local conference, which took place March 30 and April 1.  Including Ambassador Peter Bodde, assistant chief with the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, spoke at the conference.  Bodde told the group that the U.S. government is working to safeguard Chaldeans and other minority communities in Iraq. A U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state also attended, telling the group that the Obama administration has requested funds from Congress to promote the safety of Christians in Iraq.

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Former Politico Makes Community Impact in New Ways
By Guest Reporter :: 11954 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean American Professionals

California, USA - From his sixth floor executive office window, Sam Attisha has an unobstructed view of the action on the Padres home field at Petco Park, which, by the way, is 7,713 miles from where Attisha was born 42 years ago — in the fabled, now troubled, capital of Iraq, Baghdad.

Attisha is vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications San Diego.

He was recently named one of San Diego’s Top Influentials by The Daily Transcript newspaper, a plaudit he appreciates, but had to laugh, “It still doesn’t get me much influence over my three boys and my wife.”

Attisha is a combination of outgoing (“You have to be in this job”) and laid-back (enjoying hanging out with his three young sons). He’s tall, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, with brown eyes, olive complexion, and a bald, neatly shaved head.

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CYD-2008 :: Sunday, Augsut 17 From 2 pm - 8 pm
By Camp Chaldean :: 62382 Views :: Article Rating :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture, Chaldean American Student Association, Camp Chaldean, Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Churches, Chaldean American Professionals

 

Chaldean Youth Day (CYD-2008) is Sunday, August 17!  Hundreds of Chaldean young adults will converge on Camp Chaldean for a day of fun, food, and festivities.  Hang-out. Chill. Picnic. Play. This event is free for those 35 and under.  Anyone over 35 the cost is $45,000 per person. 

This is a non-alcoholic camp.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  Bring food coolers if you like.  Food and beverages will be available. Games. Competitions. Prizes. Boat Races.  Water-balloon wars.  Tug-A-war.  Sports.  Bring your own BALLS.  Best of all bring some biceps, brains, and bounce. 

The event is sponsored by the St. George Chaldean Camp Council in partnership with Chaldean youth groups, which include but are not limited to, the Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Teens Coming Together, Chaldean Youth Bible Study, Chaldean Loving Christ, Jesus Christ University, Chaldean American Professionals, Chaldean Football League, Chaldean Basketball League, Chaldean Hockey League, Chaldean American Student Association, and Chaldean Church Youth Choirs. 

You have been told!  Someone post this on MySpace, Facebook, and whatever other social network you freaks got going! 

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Michigan's Best Weddings by Dalia Voting Begins
By David Najor :: 21482 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals


Michigan, USA - It goes without saying that the Chaldean community holds remarkable wedding events.  Rich in Catholic tradition and Chaldean heritage these incredible events require a competent and experienced professional.  The planning that goes into such affairs are overwhelming.  Hiring an expert who has the right connections with the best vendors, has learned to become an ace negotiator to get you the best value or 'deal' for your money, and knows where to find all those unique and dazzling touches to transform your wedding into an absolute fantasy.

It was not so long ago that wedding consultants were thought of as a luxury to be used mainly by the wealthy and elite. Times have changed.  According to Modern Bride Magazine, over 50% of all American couples who married in 1999 used the services of wedding consultants, also commonly referred to as wedding coordinators, bridal consultants, and wedding planners.  In the Chaldean community that percentage is even higher and continues to rise. 

In Michigan, one impressive Chaldean wedding expert continues to wow the community and critics alike.  Weddings by Dalia, continues to win awards and is now in the finals for Michigan’s best of 2008.  The firm placed 5th best in 2007 and now is poised to be the top rated. 

The Chaldean community is showing their support by visiting the online voting booth  and casting Weddings by Dalia as their best choice for Wedding and event consultation.  On the site supporters like Nuha Roumayah, Sarah Eskander, Melody Kouza, Vonica Abouna, Jennifer Shunyia, Merfit Yaldo, and Joe Bahri applaud her amazing work, creativity, organization, and insight. 

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Business Breakfast Network Meeting
By Sue Garmo :: 17680 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - Chaldean American Professionals (CAP) invites Chaldeans and their business friends to a breakfast business network meeting.  The meeting will be held this Friday, June 27 in the Southfield Town Center 4000 LaTerrace Mediterranean Restaurant from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the morning.  For a map of the Southfield Town Center, CLICK HERE.

The event is open to both Chaldeans and non-Chaldeans.  The event is free to CAP members and only $5 for non-members.  The event will include continental breakfast and a literature table for business cards, fliers, and literature.   Guests are reminded to bring plenty of business cards and to where name badges. 

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What Makes Your Business Different?
By David Najor :: 26936 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Opinion and Editorials, Chaldean American Professionals

Every Chaldean business entrepreneur is in business to make a profit.  That means having customers, and lots of them.  It goes without saying that location is important.  Having a hotel by an airport, business district, or entertainment district is a “no brainer”.    Opening a store at the crossroads of a busy intersection or highly dense residential area is just as simple.  So simple that you will find four convenient stores facing one another or two hotels across the street from one another.  Location is one of the primary deciding factors for guests. 

If the hotels are next door to each other; one isn’t closer to the airport.  One isn’t closer to downtown. If the location could sustain a million dollars in sales and there are four stores vying for that million we can safely estimate $250,000 each.  Can we?  Will each business operate the same?  Will each owner carry the same goods or offer the same service?  Drive by any corner crowded with businesses and you would be stunned at how similar they are.  There is nothing unique about any of them.  They are virtually indistinguishable from each other.

Limited business entrepreneurs turn to the easiest solutions to differentiate their business.   Lower prices or give more goods away.  This simplistic solution may be a good short term solution but in the long run hurts the business.   The long term fix for any Chaldean business owner is to differentiate their business by offering better service and developing meaningful customer relationships.

And this is how to do it…..

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 47284 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Education and Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association of Michigan, and Chaldean American Professionals share with the community four very important instructional family based seminars on children with special needs.  The events are free and will be held throughout Oakland and Wayne County.

Chaldean parents and health professionals which include teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologist, ministers, and community family aid providers as well as Chaldean college students studying in these fields are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  The events offers state accredited certificates and an opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. 

The seminars will be held in English by industry experts.  The dates for the events are February 16, March 5, and March 18. The seminar will cover state aid and educational services for families with children of special needs. 

Afterwards CE&CC, CASA-MI, and CAP will be organizing special culturally focused sessions for families with children of special needs.  A brief summary including the seminar syllabus, location, and registration requirements follows.

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Networking Grows A Business
By Ray Yono :: 19431 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals

When Joseph Garmo attended a Chaldean wedding, he never imagined that he would hear the benefits of his own product begin shared by a fellow guest. 

There at the table, says Garmo, another guest seated with the group began to share his excitement for a new product our firm developed to help reduce check cashing fraud.  "It was like a totally unsolicited sales pitch" for the Michigan-based firm helping the Chaldean community deal with the rash of check fraud.  “The Michigan economy is horrible. Add low morals with a poor economy and you get lots and lots of crime,” says Garmo.  “Chaldeans in large part are victims of these crimes and not much is done to help them.  We wanted to change that.”

Garmo explains how the table guest began what would continue on as a 15- to 20-minute discussion between the guests at the table about his company's product. “It was hard to keep quiet, but I did.  I wanted to hear what they would say,” he says. “I wanted to learn if our idea could make a difference.”

It was also the moment he realized the power of his connections. He hadn't spent a dime on marketing his product and before him was a table filled with his target market discussing his Check cashing prevention system.  Listening to the Chaldean business talk, Garmo realized where the guest had learned about his product. 

How did he do it?

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