Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:00:00 -0600

A list of big, important predictions from the investors at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Trying to get a business off the ground is hard enough. This entrepreneur found a way to better manage her business to fit her children's schedule.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:00:00 -0600

Jason Silva, host of National Geographic's TV show 'Brain Games' and futurist with YouTube series 'Shots of Awe,' explains what makes great content online.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

IT pros are the backbone of your business. Make sure they're up to the tall task.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0600

The creator of a tool that teaches people to play guitar took advantage of a moment of creativity that resulted from hard circumstances.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Here are the formulas and turns of phrase the experts use to determine what your work is worth.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Forget creepy exes. Headhunters are snooping your social media accounts, too.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0600

The tough times are tuition we pay for what we need to know to succeed.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0600

In Franchise Players, Entrepreneur typically highlights successful franchisees. Here's one franchisee who failed – and what he has learned.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:00:00 -0600

The Internet retailer and its fast-growing local rivals are driving a boom in property leasing in India as their storage needs rise.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

Taking advantage of the resources and mentors available can help you overcome the hurdles to financing your startup.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

The 'Accountant to the Stars' had a big impact on me with just a few words.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:30:00 -0600

Stereotypes can inadvertently prompt you to ignore important customer segments -- consumers who could become your top buyers.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:00:00 -0600

Charts are undeniably powerful tools for communication but with great power comes great responsibility.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:30:00 -0600

While rapid growth is a great problem for an entrepreneur to have, your cramped quarters don't do much for your team dynamic or company culture.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:00 -0600

While every company's challenges are unique, there are a few things all leaders can do to ensure they see bigger wins in the upcoming year.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:45:00 -0600

Employers want to be available and prepared when the talent is ready.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:30:00 -0600

By learning the PR lingo, you can pitch outlets more effectively.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:15:00 -0600

Business leaders who want to reach the greatest triumphs share a common love of this essential trait.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:06:00 -0600

Consolidation in the online booking industry continues.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Evaluating and adjusting your AdWords campaign is the key to achieving it full promise.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:45:00 -0600

An executive reflects on his attempt to find an equilibrium between home and the entrepreneurial drive.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:30:00 -0600

The pilloried comedian has continued performing despite numerous allegations of sexual abuse.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:25:00 -0600

When it comes to recognizing employees, do it right. Fairness and consistency matter.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:24:00 -0600

Ellen Gordon, 83, will succeed her 95-year-old husband, Melvin, who was the oldest CEO of any company listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:20:00 -0600

We're in the early stages of a data-science revolution, he says.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:15:00 -0600

Food, fashion and film from the nineties are roaring back into our cultural consciousness.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0600

As an entrepreneur, it often seems like the only constants in life are the challenges standing between you and your goals.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0600

One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:48:00 -0600

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11. Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels important [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:41:00 -0600

Set aside, for the moment, the diplomatic row being sparked by Speaker of the House John Boehner as he seeks to create two conflicting foreign policies for the United States—one pursued by the President and the other pursued by the Congress. Boehner’s hubris, in conjunction with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s desire to [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:00 -0600

Russia's government to redo federal budget based on oil under $60 compared to $100.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:14:00 -0600

I want every job-seeker to ask more questions on a job interview. I don't want you to sit in your chair like a Good Little Sheepie and answer questions. That goes for every job-seeker, from a high-schooler getting hired at Target to the CFO of General Motors. If you're a six-figure [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:00 -0600

In non-American Sniper news, Johnny Depp and George Lucas's respective new movies tanked on their debut weekends, while Jennifer Lopez’s low-budget thriller scored big on its opening weekend. The top new opener of the weekend was the Jennifer Lopez potboiler The Boy Next Door. The $4m Universal/Comcast Corp. release earned $15 [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:53:00 -0600

Why I believe that the NFL will rule that the Patriots' Tom Brady and Bill Belichick did not deliberately deflate footballs.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:36:00 -0600

WIth legal medical marijuana in 23 states and 4 states even allowing recreational use, IRS is finally loosening tax rules. Taxing the drug is becoming big business.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:04:00 -0600

In the first installment of this interview series with Doors drummer John Densmore, we covered Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, Densmore’s late former band mates, and what it was like from the drummer’s throne playing to wild-eyed fans. Here, Densmore discusses how to make it in the music business, the [...]

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:40:00 -0600

Dove Hair Curl Expert Cynthia Alvarez gives the scoop on how to properly care for curls—and why we should embrace them.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:21:00 -0600

VideoWe’re used to talking about the Israeli tech ecosystem as the Startup Nation, focusing on the young country’s ability to quickly launch and scale innovative ideas and build companies from the ground up. Tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple understand the role the Startup Nation plays globally and they [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 16400 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 :: 11533 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 :: 60396 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 :: 20838 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 :: 17168 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 :: 26251 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 :: 46093 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 :: 18847 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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