Love is a verb

Life hacks, tips and perspective

I remember some lines from one of my favourite movies where the main character, a schoolteacher, asks his class why we read and write poetry. And he said, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are memb...

by Ronnie Apteker

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Finances

Business Challenge

A business needs capital so make sure you have the right skills in place to get your numbers in order. A good financial person is always key. The numbers may never lie, but they also don’t add up, unless someone is on top of that. Don’t throw good money after bad and don’t be scared to switc...

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Business Challenges

Every working person has challenges with people. How to make an impression. How to build relationships. How to delight people. We could all use some inspiration and help from time to time.

Ideas don't move mountains - people do. Yes, ideas are important, but people are fundamental. Surround yourself with good people. Building a company is about people developing and nurturing a culture. Motivating the people around you i...

People
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You don't need an incredible idea to start a business. Sure, it helps if you invent something the world needs, but by simply doing something better than others has resulted in some extraordinary success stories. More importantly, you n...

Starting a New Business
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Life hacks, tips and perspectives

Common sense is not always common practice. There are unspoken rules that we need to follow. Professionalism. Respect. Honesty. And also, we need an element of imagination and creativity – a colourful way to get people loosened up.

There are a lot of companies trying to capture the minds and wallets of the youth market. Here’s some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to do it for yourself.

13 things you should never (ever) say around mille...
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Smoking may not be what it used to be, and at Coolfidence none of us are smokers, but where there is smoke, there may be smoked salmon. Yes, smokers are people too, and sometimes joining the smoking circle may be good networking. Just...

5 possible "smoke" signals that you are in the bus...
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Icebreakers

Connecting with people in this intense wired world is challenging. A light touch can go a long way to making people feel comfortable. When people are at ease people talk more freely and relationships develop.

Match the Length
Match the Length
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Puzzling Battery
Puzzling Battery
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Talking Points and Conversation Starters

Tired of talking about the weather? A bit of stimulus and curiosity are always good for making conversation. Icebreakers can help with the heavy lifting but sometimes just a hot topic can serve as the glue that binds two people.

Hidden Google Secrets
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Remember when eating out was a relaxing experience? Someone else cooked for you, served you and cleaned up after you. All you had to do was chew, swallow and pay. No longer though.

Eating out
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the Coolfidence kit

Want to break the ice, start conversations and increase the number of smiles in a room? The Coolfidence Box offers you fun tools and communication hacks to engage with others. It's the ultimate curated collection of original gizmos and goodies that have been tried and tested through years of research.

Get people talking in real life with these unconventional analogue ideas, they'll even keep you amused on your own. If you want to think outside the ordinary, you’ve got to think inside the box.

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