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May 15, 2017

For centuries, Teams have been set up and run to allow collective responsibility. In order to take advantage of the clear benefits of teamwork, it is important to manage the team properly. This involves understanding of how to construct a team and how it is likely to behave. People in every workplace talk about building the team and working as a team, but only a few understand how to create the experience of teamwork or how to develop an effective team. In a team-oriented environment, one contributes to the overall success of the organization.

The three elements that are needed for the evolution of the team are cooperation, trust and cohesiveness. Each of these three elements make a significant contribution towards effective teamwork.

Cooperation is an important element of teamwork. The individuals in a team are said to be cooperating when their approach to work is integrated to achieve a common goal together. If the members of the team are not integrated with each other, cooperation is less and achieving a collective objective is very difficult. One important reason of lack of cooperation within a team is competition among the members of the team. If unhealthy competition between the members of the team is encouraged, it leads to less cooperation leading to less productivity and achievement.

Trust is the second element of teamwork. It is a key element involved in the evolution of the team. It is a mutual faith and confidence in intention and behavior amongst all the members of the team. Fernando Bartolome, a management professor and consultant, offers six guidelines for building and maintaining trust. These are communication, support, respect, fairness, predictability, and competence. It is necessary that these guidelines are present amongst the team members. If this is possible, trust increases over time and team gets stronger.

The third element needed for the evolution of the team is cohesiveness. Cohesiveness is the sense of togetherness between the members of the team. When the team members enjoy each other and are emotionally satisfied with their participation, it is called socio-emotional cohesiveness. On the other hand, when the team members know that they need each other to reach the common goal and that they are dependent on each other, it is called instrumental cohesiveness. Cohesiveness helps bind the team together.

There are some common management mistakes that can lead to team failure. Teams that fail are built on weak strategies and poor business practices. There can be times when vague or conflicting assignments are given to the team. In those cases where vague assignments are given to the team, there are no clear goals set up for the employees. As a result, the employees have little or no motivation towards work. It is best to set up goals for the employees and keep them challenged. The management should be working with them to achieve these goals. Also, sometimes the management fixes the problem temporarily and ignores the long-term commitment. This can lead to the failure of the work team. The manager might like to fix the problem quickly, but at the same time neglect the long term solution to the problem. After finding the cause to the problem, the management must develop real solutions that have lasting effects. Poor staffing of teams by the management is another mistake. The manager must know what the members of the team can accomplish. The manager must also make sure that the members of the team are skilled and have the appropriate training required for the job to be done.

When the team is set up in a hostile environment, it is sure that the team will fail. Hostile environment crops up when there is management resistant. The management should be positive and forward-looking. Resisting or trying to stop a change doesn’t help. The management must anticipate the changes that are coming and make plans to take care of them before they affect the organization. Hostile environment within a team is also set up if the management follows a strict command and control culture. Also, employee achievement should be recognized. It provides encouragement to the employees and it helps to improve their morale, performance and loyalty. But, competitive or individual reward plans will provide a negative influence on the members of the team and will contribute to team failure.

Lack of trust between the management and the team members will also lead to failure of the team. The manager needs to believe that his employees have the skills to manage the project. The manager should lead them in the appropriate leadership style and arouse the desired employee behavior. This will definitely lead to success. On the other hand, the team members should trust their manager for having the wisdom to make sound business decisions.

There are some problems of team members that lead to team failure. Poor interpersonal skills like lack of communication between team members. Doing anything in the team involves communication. If this is missing, team failure is on the way. Conflicts between the team members and unhealthy competition also result in team failure. Ego hassles can create conflicts and power struggles within a team. When ego comes in play, team members do not focus on the joint responsibility they have as a team. Therefore the work begins to suffer.

When the team members try to achieve more in shorter time span, and try to get fast results, probability of failure is more. In some such cases, there is too much emphasis given on results rather than the group dynamics and the skills used for the work. On the other hand, the team should plan its goals and activities keeping in mind time constraints and deadlines.

When the roles of the members of the team are not clearly defined, it leads to conflict among the team members. Team failure can also result when there are differences in work styles. Team members are resistant to other members working differently. They do not accept others ideas and the way they work.

Problems between team members can also arise due to some unforeseen obstacles and uncertainties in market conditions. Sometimes companies might run into problems due to strategic reasons. Also if the team is too much internalized and do not have enough exposure to external influences.

Lack of trust among the team members can lead to team failure. One example of distrust is lack of confidence in the team member’s ability and quality of work. In such cases of distrust, the team members are suspicious of each other’s motives and the element of cohesiveness is also missing in the team’s approach.

Eric Sundstrom and his colleagues sorted out work teams into 4 types. These were advice, production, project and action teams.

Advice teams are those that help in managerial decisions and give suggestions for quality improvement and production. These teams have both low degree of technical specialization and low degree of coordination with other work units.

Production teams are those that execute day-to-day operations. Their degree of technical specialization is low but the degree of coordination with other work units is high because they are related to each other.

Project teams are those, which are required to provide creative problem solving. Their degree of technical specialization is high as it involves the application of this specialized knowledge. Degree of coordination can be low or high. There can be low coordination in cases of independent units and high coordination in cases of cross-functional units.

Action teams are those, which are required to show peak performance when needed. These teams have both high degree of technical specialization and high degree of coordination with other work units.

The aim of any team building should be giving rise to the high-performance team. This can be achieved by following the attributes of the high-performance team i.e. participative leadership, shared responsibility, excellent communication, team focused on tasks, talents and creativity applied, a rapid response, willing to accept change with an opportunity to grow and keeping the team members aligned on a common purpose.

Source by Meenu Arora Kapur

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Simon, a Strategy game at Marapets is a game that is based on memory and can be played by using different methods to remember the moves. All you need to do is be smart and follow the instructions below. Now for Simon you get 50 MP per point that means you only have to score 30 to get the maximum number of MP awarded for any game – 1500. At the start of the game you are shown a round dial divided into four quarters and each quarter is a different colour and has a specific musical note. Top left is blue, top right is yellow, bottom left is red and bottom right is red.

In the first turn, the computer will highlight a colour and play the musical note that is assigned to that colour. Then in your turn you must press the same colour to get a point. In the next turn however the computer will highlight the first colour and add a new one after that, and with every subsequent turn, the computer will add one more new colour to the sequence. It is up to you to remember this sequence and get it correct by clicking the colours in the order that the computer has done.

Now if you don’t have a very good memory, all you need to do is have a notepad beside you and write down the first letter of the colour that has been introduced in every new round. For instance is the first colour is yellow they write a ‘y’. If in the sequence is yellow and then blue, then write a ‘b’ after the ‘y’ so you too maintain that sequence. the computer may try to trick you by using the same colour twice, for instance yellow, blue and blue again. In this case you must keep up by writing y,b,b. You could separate each with a comma if you like but that is not necessary.

Another way to remember the colours is to listen to the musical note that is sounded with the colour and if you are musically inclined then it will not be a problem for you to follow the notes and turn these four colours into mini musical keyboard. The third way to remember would be to take note of the positions that these colours are in and remember them as the game progresses.

You must remember that you are awarded 50MP for each correct point so you need a maximum of 30MP or 30 correct turns. And with each round the number of turns you play goes up, so ideally you will score maximum MP if you play 8 correct rounds you will have scored just over 30 gamepoints or 1500MP.

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Source by Joe Robertson

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Gadgets are electronically simplified applications that make work easy. They play a significant role in the common man’s life and we have grown so used to it that it becomes very difficult for us to think of daily life chores in the absence of gadgets. Ranging from a washing machine, a chimney or an electric hub, the churner or simply the television set; gadgets have invaded each and every part of our life and have proved themselves to be useful.

Gadgets and their importance

1. Gadgets increase our efficiency. Before the invention of the telephone or the more recent e-mails, sending messages and letters would take days to reach its destination. The soft wares used for application in the internet and the telecommunication are nothing but technical gadgets. These gadgets actually have increased human productivity in terms of work and made the world a better place to live in.

2. A gadget brings joy to the family. With the advent of web-cam and other video accessories, staying away from family and friends is no longer painful. These gadgets can make distant things come near and makes human accessibility very easy.

3. Gadgets make things compact- Take the example of a Swiss Army knife. It can be used as a spoon, knife, twizzer, bottle opener, fork etc. In a single gadget a user can get the function of more than one product.

4. They help in saving space. Initially in the early years of telecommunication the wired handsets could be positioned at a prescribed position only for connectivity. With advent in technology, mobiles were invented that allowed users the freedom to access calls when moving around. With a blackberry one can also avail internet facilities when moving around.

5. Gadgets are fun! iPods, music systems, video games, DVD and most important of all the popular idiot box of ours-“TV” need no introduction as to how enjoyable have they made our lives. These technical gadgets have the power to make us smile by having access to our emotions and needs. They are instruments that can ward off the feelings of loneliness. They are so fun that it actually becomes very essential to integrate them with our lives.

So, gadgets not only make our lives easier but also save our money and precious time. Buying a single gadget will give us the functions of many. This makes gadgets cheap and affordable. It can therefore be concluded that gadgets are not only important because they make our lives easy but also because we can play with them.

Source by Kavin Lee

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Michael Jordan was not only the best basketball player, he was also considered as an American icon in different ways. Jordan was one of the leading basketball figures during mid-80s until the late ’90s, and remained as one of the most prominent sports figures until now. But the road His “Airness” took, was never an easy one.

All of us have experienced disappointments and rejection, Michael Jordan was no different. Jordan tried out for the high school basketball team but was rejected because he was considered short to play for the varsity level. But Jordan did not back down from his dreams. He joined the junior varsity squad where he showed his basketball skills. Eventually, he moved to another level during his junior and senior year in high school.

Early in his life, Jordan showed his tenacity in being the best basketball player he could possibly be. This was the first lesson that Jordan taught us, how to recover from failure and rejection. There are other college and professional games which tested his resolve, but he continued pushing through until he was able to etch his name on athletic history journals.

Jordan’s recipe to become the best basketball player was actually simple and essential lessons in both inside and outside of the sports world.

• Responsibility. Jordan took responsibility for his actions, both inside and outside the basketball court. This is obvious from one of his popular quotes, “some people just want to make things happen, others hopes it happens; while the rest make it happens.”

• Taking risks. Jordan is not just known as the best basketball player, but he was also a known figure in different fields. He is also known as an Olympic athlete, actor, and a business man. Jordan would have never excelled in this field if he did not take the risk just played in his comfort zone.

• Commitment and dedication. Jordan was an epitome of hard work and practice.

• Enjoy the game. The reason why there are people successful in their chosen craft is because they love what they doing.

• Humility. Star players or athletes would often forget their humble beginnings and would sometimes display an air of arrogance.

• Goal setting. Goals motivate both adults and children which is why it is essential to set achievable or workable goals.

• Seizing the moment. Jordan believed in doing things that he can do now. Opportunities should never postponed, rather it grabbed with both hands.

Amazingly, what we thought were just spectacles in Jordan’s life were important life skills/ lessons which we tend to forget or underestimate. Michael Jordan’s recipe for success was not really a secret, rather it was a concoction of determination, hard work and passion.

Of course, Jordan has skills that we may never possess. We may never be able to make that same vertical leap or same speed, but when we do something we are good at or something we love or passionate about, then we can certainly be the next best thing.

Source by Low Jeremy

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Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the more important guitarists in recent history and sadly he lost his life when on August 27, 1990, the helicopter he was in crashed into a ski hill in East Troy, Wisconsin. His CDs and his awesome blues guitar playing still inspire generations of musicians, which includes a number of the worlds top guitarists, and no question with the passing of time, this will never change.

Listed here are 5 nuggets of knowledge about Stevie Ray Vaughan that you may not know:

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan came into this world on October 3, 1954 in Dallas Texas though transferred to Austin at the age of 17. He was the younger brother Jimmie Vaughan also a highly acclaimed guitar player. He was known by by his initials SRV which he famously put on on the scratch plate of his Fender Stratocaster guitar.

2. In the beginning SRV created a band named Triple Threat Review which later developed to become the blues rockband Double Trouble in 1978. Double Trouble recorded four studio albums including the legendary debut project Texas Flood in 1983, which was an important breakthrough accomplishment.

3. Stevie Ray was an exceedingly emotional and melodic guitar player and utilised a number of vintage guitars and amplifiers to generate his trademark sound. In contrast to many other top guitarists, Stevie Ray preferred using very heavy strings on his guitars to further hone his legendary personal sound from his Stratocaster’s guitar pickups. It is known that he wasn’t very fussy with regards to the brand of string he utilised provided that they were ‘as thick as barbed wire’.

4. Stevie Ray owned a mouthwatering collection of vintage electric guitars but had become widely known for his common use of a Fender Stratocaster, his much-loved guitar being a 1963 model he took possession of in 1973. Another favourite 1963/64 Stratocaster was purchased for him by his wife Lenora as he did not have enough money to purchase the guitar himself. This particular Stratocaster was frequently acknowledged simply as Lenny. This Guitar was subsequently sold at auction in 2004 to raise revenue for Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre and achieved an extremely healthy $ 623,500.

5. He has regularly achieved critical acclaim for his albums and guitar playing and in 2003 he was rated at number 7 in Rolling Stone magazine’s directory of 100 greatest guitarists. He also received a posthumous induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000.

So there you have it, 5 little nuggets of information with regards to the wonderful Stevie Ray Vaughan. If you haven’t yet experienced the sensational jazzy, blues guitar playing of SRV, there’s certainly no better time than now.

Source by Jim J Ward

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It seems that nearly every day we hear something about Global Warming. Australia’s drought is now the worst in our history. Intense storm cells lashing parts of South East Queensland, frequent Category 4 and 5 tropical storms worldwide, fierce bushfires, melting glaziers, flooding, the list goes on. With the ever increasing threat of global warming, we need to know how we can look after the planet as it is the only one we have. If we don’t make changes now, what hope will our young children have for their future on this planet?

Electricity causes 35 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse pollution which makes it the biggest single source of Australia’s greenhouse pollution.

Here are a few tips on what we can do to help cool our planet.

o Switch off the TV, VCR, microwave and stereo at the power point instead of leaving them in stand-by power mode.

o Purchase appliances with the highest Energy Star rating.

o Run air-conditioning units only when needed and adjust the temperature control to 25 degrees.

o Defrost the freezer regularly and set the temperature to -18°C.

o Only use your dishwasher when it is full.

o Consider solar lighting for your porch and garden. Decorative solar garden lights are now available in inexpensive kits.

o Dry washing on a clothesline. Your clothes will smell fresh, look better and wear longer.

o Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescents. They provide just as much light and they use 75 per cent less power.

o Install movement sensors in outdoor areas, they provide security while saving money and energy.

o Turn off your hot water system when you go on holidays.

o Switch off the light when you leave the room.

Greenpeace believes the problem that we face is that the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) for energy, which is changing the climate. The fossil fuel industry is resisting change, funneling millions of dollars into advertising and campaigns to oppose global warming solutions.

What’s worse, our governments are listening to them!

Climate change is caused by human activity; it is the warming of our planet. It’s the worst environmental and economic problem we face today. Most scientists and governments around the world now agree that climate change will damage or destroy many natural ecosystems and human communities.

Our atmosphere is made up of a balanced blanket of gases. The gas blanket traps in the earth’s heat and sustains life on earth. This is known as the greenhouse effect. Industrial activities create more greenhouse gases, disrupting the natural balance and increasing greenhouse warming.

It’s like we’re putting a thicker blanket over the planet, causing it to overheat.

Our greenhouse gas pollution comes from burning coal and gas to make energy. Deforestation also releases large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. After that, changes in our climate may become rapid, unpredictable and irreversible.

Coal provides nearly 90 per cent of Australia’s electricity and is also destroying the environment. Coal use also causes significant health problems. Studies around the world show worrying incidences of asthma, lung diseases and cancers. We must stop our use of coal powered electricity! Clean, renewable energy is the solution to climate change and to a better planet.

Just as we rely on coal in Australia, we feed other countries in our region. We export about three times as much coal as we currently use. The Newcastle port has more coal leaving from there every day than our entire country uses.

The world relies on crude oil and it’s running out!

The world’s transportation and commercial industries rely heavily on oil. Unfortunately, in recent years, we’ve been consuming much more oil than we’ve been discovering. Some scientists are suggesting that the Earth may have reached its peak oil.

“Peak oil” is the point at which we consume more petroleum per year than we produce, and when peak oil happens worldwide, it will no longer be worth the time or money it takes to find new oil reserves. Some people believe there will be a war as the result of a battle to gain control over the world’s last oil reserves. Saudi Arabia possesses both the world’s largest oil reserves and produces the largest amount of the world’s oil. The Middle East has about 50 per cent of the known remaining world oil reserves.

The truth is, peak oil could affect you more than you realize. The average Australian consumes six and a half litres of oil every day, three quarters of that is being used for transportation.

Australia passed peak oil as a nation in 2000, and now imports 30% of all its oil. By 2010, it’s estimated that that figure will be closer to 50%.

It’s hard to say exactly what will happen once peak oil hits across the globe. Some scientists say that it will be the end of civilization as we know it, while others claim there will really be no difference at all due to recent advances in energy technology.

No one can say exactly when the world’s peak oil will occur, estimates say sometime around 2015. The United States Energy Information Administration believes the world supply of oil shale to be 2.6 trillion barrels of usable oil–that’s approximately 66 years worth of fuel at current consumption rates.

The problem is, by relying on oil shale and other such sources of petroleum, we’re merely delaying the problem. If we don’t investigate other types of energy, we’ll have the same problem we do now in half a century. Although we can stretch our supply for a while longer, we will eventually run out of oil.

There are currently efforts underway to reduce or eliminate oil consumption. Auto companies are developing hybrid cars that run partly off rechargeable batteries, and a new fuel called “biodiesel”

Individual actions make a difference, too. Try cutting down on petrol consumption by using public transportation or carpooling with friends and coworkers. When possible, ride a bike or walk to your destination–you’ll be keeping the planet and the economy healthy and also yourself too!

Nuclear Australia

Australia is the owner of the world’s largest uranium reserves. Most of the energy in Australia is supplied by burning coal or petrol. Currently, 78 per cent of Australia’s water is boiled by coal. Coal, is a fossil fuel and creates greenhouse emissions. Nuclear energy is a way to boil water without producing greenhouse emissions.

All of the uranium mined in Australia is exported. Every country that buys uranium from Australia must sign an agreement that the uranium will be used only for peaceful purposes (like generating energy).

Why aren’t we using our own uranium?

A great debate has recently opened up in Parliament on Australia’s nuclear policy. John Howard has suggested an inquiry into Australia’s energy uses, including the proposal of going nuclear.

Those who are for a nuclear Australia argue that the introduction of nuclear energy is cleaner. It could possibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the environment. Nuclear energy could also provide a cheaper solution to rising petrol prices and could create jobs for thousands of people.

Scientists say that only five per cent of emissions would be cut by 2050, which is well below the target number that has been set to reduce climate change. The opposition doesn’t forget the nuclear disaster of the Chernobyl power plant meltdown in 1986. They argue that such a disaster could happen again. Others worry that if Australia goes nuclear, our uranium supply could run out in less than 60 years.

Personally I am against the idea of Nuclear Power in Australia. It has some benefits but the overall risk of a nuclear disaster and the possibility of it falling into the wrong hands to make nuclear weapons are too much of a risk. There must be a better and safer solution.

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster on April 25th -26th 1986 is the world’s worst nuclear power accident. It occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR now know as Ukraine. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was located 80 miles north of Kiev. It had 4 reactors and whilst testing reactor number 4 numerous safety procedures were disregarded. At 1:23am a chain reaction in the reactor became out of control creating explosions and a fireball which blew off the reactor’s heavy steel and concrete lid.

The Chernobyl accident killed more than 30 people immediately, and as a result of the high radiation levels in the surrounding 20-mile radius, 135,000 people had to be evacuated.

Health Effects from the Chernobyl Disaster-

The five years (1981-1986) before the accident, the average thyroid cancer rate in young children aged between birth and 15 years old was 4-6 incidents per million. The incidents rose from 4-6 per million to 45 incidents per million between 1986 and 1997.

There have also been reports of increases of specific cancers in certain populations living in contaminated areas and among those who helped with the cleanup of the accident.

30 lives were lost during the accident or within a few months after it. Figures from the Ukraine Radiological Institute suggest that over 2,500 deaths were caused by the Chernobyl disaster.

Psychological Consequences-

There have been significant increases in psychological health disorders and incidence such as:

o Anxiety

o Depression

o Helplessness and despair leading to, social withdrawal and loss of hope for the future.

o Other disorders attributable to mental stress

The stress and trauma of the people involved during the evacuation and their concerns about their children’s health came from the result of the lack of public information available after the accident. There is much understandable skepticism over official statements as people were not told the truth until several years after the accident.

Following the accident 116,000 people had to be evacuated and between 1990 and 1995 an additional 210,000 people were resettled. A new town was named for the personnel of the Chernobyl power plant.

Villages had to be decontaminated and major work had to be carried out on infrastructure of water and gas. The closure of Reactor 4 and the “freeze” on construction of new reactors reduced the availability of electricity supplies.

Demographic indications in ‘contaminated’ areas suggest that these areas are experiencing a decline in birth rate. The work force has moved to uncontaminated areas resulting in a shortage of labour and professional staff.

The affected areas suffered major disruption to normal life and economic activity in agriculture and forestry production.

After the Chernobyl accident radioactive material was widely dispersed and was measured over a vast area. The effects have been felt over the whole of the northern hemisphere.

In some local ecosystems within a 10 km radius of the reactor lethal doses were reached particularly with trees and small mammals. However in 1989 the natural environment of these ecosystems began to recover but there is still the possibility of long term genetic effects.

With today’s ongoing risk of terrorist attacks worldwide and the growing threat of an attack in Australia, it seems going nuclear could be a disaster waiting to happen. Nuclear power does have its advantages but in an unstable world as we live in today I’m not sure it is a good idea. However we need to do something now to help fight the growing concerns of global warming and climate change. Our children deserve the rights for us to find a solution so they can live in stable and safe environment in the future.

Source by Jamie Stone

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When Halloween comes, kids get excited and want to have fun. There are lots of different indoor Halloween games that they can play. Some are active games and some are quiet games.

Whether you are planning a party or just want to keep a few kids occupied at Halloween, you have a wide variety of games to choose from and luckily many of them are games that can be played without a lot of preparation.

Spook Spotter

If you have a large group you might like to try a game of Spook Spotter. This is one of those indoor Halloween games that is actually a very quiet game to play.

To start the game, the children stand in a circle. One child is chosen to be the Spook Spotter. The Spook Spotter leaves the room or turns his/her back while a child from the circle is chosen to be Spook. Spook chooses the repetitive, rhythmic movements that everyone will make without moving from their places. Movements might include, floating ghost like movements, jerky zombie movements, witch on a broomstick movements, witch stirring a brew action. Encourage Spook to be creative with his/her actions.

Once everyone is copying Spook’s action, the Spotter returns to the room and starts to observe the group. The Spook Spotter’s job is to guess who Spook is in three guesses. Spook changes the actions as often as possible without being seen by the Spotter. Everyone follows copying Spook’s actions. After three guesses or when the Spook Spotter guesses Spook’s identity, a new game begins with a new Spotter and a new Spook being chosen.

Children may need to be encouraged not to look at Spook as this will give the game away to the Spotter. Instead they can scan the group and change movements when they notice others changing their movements.

Halloween Whispers

This is another of the indoor Halloween games that can be played with a large group. It is a version of the game Chinese Whispers. To start with, have all of the children write one spooky sentence on a piece of paper. Don’t let them show their sentence to anyone else and the supervisor collects the sentences.

The children sit in a circle and the supervisor gives one of the sentences to a child in the circle. This child reads the sentence and whispers it the person beside them who then whispers it the next person. This continues around the circle until it reaches the last person who then tells the group what the sentence is. By this time the sentence has usually changed considerably and there will be lots of laughter as the distorted version is told to the group.

Halloween Bingo

There are also some indoor Halloween games that kids can be involved in preparing. Halloween bingo can be played by large or small groups. Create a list of Halloween words and let the children make their own Bingo cards with these words. They can use a 3 x 3 grid and write nine of the words on the grid. This way there can be two winners. The first winner can be the one who gets a row of three first and the next winner can be the one who completes their card first.

Outlined above are a few indoor Halloween games that kids always enjoy. Give them a try and see how you go. Best of all they don’t require much in the way of preparation so you’ll be ready to play in no time at all.

Source by Teresa Evans

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It is very dangerous to make investments and dive into business environment without having the most complete information on company strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. SWOT analysis has gained tremendous popularity among business owners and top managers. Information obtained through this analysis type helps make smart decisions and choose appropriate strategies. By the way strategic planning is virtually impossible without evaluation of current performance of the company and its position in the market. SWOT analysis can be compared to preparation for soccer games – the rival team evaluates your strong and weak points, as well as thinks over the ways to use their own advantages: fast forwards, strong defense, reliable goalkeeper etc. This simple example demonstrates how businesses prepare to enter markets, launch new products or services. SWOT analysis is sometimes performed by individuals to assess own personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. In this article we will talk about SWOT analysis and its components.

To begin with, we should mention that SWOT analysis covers both internal and environment. Strengths and opportunities refer to internal environment, i.e. resources inside the company. Opportunities and threats refer to external environment that does not depend on the company. Strengths and opportunities demonstrate advantages of the company as well as weak points that can potentially lead to problems while opportunities and threats represent possible dangers as well as ways to favorably use advantages.

Strengths are all strong points that contribute to competitive advantage. That may be just anything, from use of the latest IT Technologies to the most competent personnel in the particular area. Such advantages are evaluated as compared to the same characteristics of the key rivals. Strengths are identified taken into account goals and strategies. Sometimes, in case goals are unattainable, no strengths can ever help.

Weaknesses are those characteristics that do not contribute to competitive advantage of a company, and just to the contrary hamper it on the way to achieve goals. Among the most typical weaknesses are: in effective feedback and reporting system in the company, inefficient organization structure, lack of strategic vision etc. Evaluation of weaknesses should and with relevant decision making as there is no point in SWOT analysis if no decisions are made at all.

Opportunities are chances for a company to achieve success in the external environment, i.e. markets. This category explains how the company should use strands to accomplish adopted goals. Opportunities in the market can be really unlimited: from making greater profits to monopolizing markets. We should stress again that opportunities have to be identified only in case realistic goals were set.

Threats are all those external factors that make it implementation of adopted strategic goals impossible. Among the common threads are changes in the markets, appearance of new products and rival companies, tough competition in the market etc. Threats are related to company weaknesses, as well as opportunities are linked to strengths. Thus, in order to avoid threats weaknesses must be addressed while in order to take advantage of opportunities strengths should be efficiently used.

Source by Sam Miller

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Most everyone has heard of the name, but did you know that Janome Sewing Machines have been in existence since 1921? Meaning “snake eyes,” Janome Sewing Machines represent quality technology and quality product.

Originating in Japan, Janome coined their name of “snake eyes” due to the use of their latest technology at that time, the bobbin. They resembled the eyes of a snake, implying that Janome was consistently on the prowl for more innovative ideas and technology to add to their product line.

In 1971, Janome celebrated their 50th anniversary, and to highlight their half century of success, they introduced the very first ZZ sewing machine, which offered unique, automatic functions not previously available on the consumer market.

In 1979, Janome introduced the Memory 7 Sewing Machine, which was the very first sewing machine on the market that offered programmable and computerized functions.

Then in 1990, Janome offered the Memory Craft 8000 Sewing Machine, which was the very first home use computerized sewing machine that offered professional style embroidery features. As well, Janome introduced the Memory Craft 10000 Sewing Machine, which was the first sewing machine that allowed PC connectivity with a USB cable connection. This machine was a landmark breakthrough that paved the way to a new era of sewing.

But they didn’t stop there. By 2005, Janome confirmed that their constant improvement would not stop by offering sewing machines such as the Janome MC11000 and the Janome MC6600P, both of which have very wide work spaces that allow for easy maneuverability of the fabrics that you are currently using for both your quilting and embroidery functions.

Best Janome Sewing Machines Of Today

Since their inception, the ever growing team behind Janome has toiled diligently to ensure that every product they offer meets the quality standards that both their customers and their organization expect.

In keeping with their ever evolving tradition, in November 2007 Janome released two of their newest models into the consumer market: the Janome Memory Craft 200E Machine, and the Janome 1200D Professional Overlock / Cover Hem Machine.

The Janome Memory Craft 200E Sewing Machine

This Janome sewing machine is regarded as being durable, highly reliable, and extremely affordable. It offers the usual characteristics consumers have come to expect from Janome, plus so much more.

For starters, the Memory Craft 200E features an LCD touch screen display that allows you to easily choose from the many different functions of your sewing machine. As well, it includes an automatic bobbin winder, which saves you time and lots of frustration as this sewing machine can immediately re-wind the bobbin all by itself, using the threads that are being utilized for your sewing project.

The Janome Memory Craft 200E also resumes stitching at the area where you may have stopped it. An excellent tool for embroidery that so many other machines of today lack. From experience, I can honestly say there is nothing more frustrating (aside from having to manually wind your bobbin) then having to re-start an embroidery project because your thread broke, or your bobbin ran dry. Picking up where you left off not only saves time and money, but aggregation. Additionally, there are 4 types of sizing you can choose for your design, allowing you to view your embroidery and quilting projects from different angles.

The Janome Memory Craft 200E will also work well with your PC because of it’s USB memory key, meaning you can conveniently transfer your stitching patterns from your computer straight to your sewing equipment.

Not to mention there are hundreds of Janome software products that you can install right into your machine. These software products contain additional designs for embroidery projects as well as tools that make sewing projects a breeze.

And that’s not all. the Janome Memory Craft 200E is also equipped with an additional presser foot lift, making your machine highly versatile when it comes to heavier sewing projects, such as denim and leather. Plus there is a built-in needle threader that provides you the opportunity to thread your needle with a mere press of a button.

Because Janome is available in all major cities all over the world, the Memory Craft 200E sewing machine is also equipped with 11 language translations. Perfect for every sewer out there.

The Janome 1200D Professional Overlock & Cover Hem Machine

Undoubtedly the most comprehensive of all the Janome sewing machines, the Janome 1200D Professional Overlock & Cover Hem Machine offers a multitude of sewing options guaranteed to keep you busy for a long time to come.

What’s remarkable about the Janome 1200D is that it is three sewing machines in one: an Overlock, a Coverstitch, and a Top Cover Hem. It is extremely versatile, incorporating a bevy of stitches and functions all in one right at your fingertips.

The Janome 1200D has the ability to sew top cover hems, either 5mm or 2.5mm, simultaneously with a a bottom cover hem, allowing you to mimic true professional style cover hems.

Plus there is no need to change the needle plate or foot for a rolled hem. As well, the upper looper system can be easily converted for a cover hem or a top cover hem. The 1200D will also automatically select the tension settings needed for each stitch you perform so you can freely sew with comfort and confidence. There are also 28 optional feet and attachments. Needless to say, with the Janome 1200D your imagination is your only limit of ability.

Other points to note about the Janome 1200D is that with the automatic tension settings, you will be able to have more control on the appearance of your stitches, allowing them to be as even as possible. Thread guides are color coded to ensure that you don’t mix up the different threads you’re using in this Janome sewing machine.

And it’s merely the twist of a dial to adjust the different lengths of your stitches. Literally. Auto-tension and a retractable upper knife are only 2 of the many features offered on this amazing machine. There is nothing you can’t do with the 1200 D Professional if you set your mind to it.

Conclusion

There are dozens of sewing and embroidery machines on the market today so how do you choose? Only you can decide. But knowing what brands are the best, and what those best brands have to offer, is a start.

Source by Petra Mallett

May 15, 2017 0 comment
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Bhoga-ayatanam and bhoga-sadhanam (instrument of experience)

The stula-sarira (gross body) is referred to as ‘Bhoga-ayatanam’ meaning ‘Counter of experiences’ where as suksma-sarira is referred to as ‘bhoga- sadhanam’ meaning ‘the instrument of experience’.

The subtle body, which is made up of senses, mind and intellect, is the instrument through which an individual comes to know the joy and sorrow.

Living in the stula-sarira, one uses the suksma-sarira to experience the world of objects.

Manas and buddhi (Mind and intellect)

‘Manas’ is the mind, has continuous flow of various thoughts before a decision is made like whether to do this or not? Whether to do this or that? Emotions & Memory or ‘chitta’ are also an aspect of manas/mind.

‘Buddhi’ is the faculty of deciding. It is faculty of inference, logical, analytical, critical reasoning before deciding, also called intellect. Ahankara-Ego also belongs to buddhi.

Just like the memory is the aspect of ‘manas’, the ‘conscience’, which has the inate sense of right & wrong, is also an aspect of buddhi/intellect.

Brain and antah-karana(subtle body)

Brain is a part of the sthula-sarira (gross body). It is a physical organ and is not a part of the suksma-sarira.

Antah-karana, which is constituted by 17 limbs, (which are subtle and not objects of senses – 5 organs of perception, 5 organs of action, 5 pranas, mind and intellect) uses the brain as a tool to experience the outer world of objects.

Manonmaya-kosa and vijnanamaya-kosa

‘Kosa’ means ‘sheath’ something is veiled or protected from reaching.

Manonmaya-kosa and vijnanamaya-kosa behave like sheaths protecting the ‘Self-Atman’.

The sthula-sarira (gross body) is Annamaya-kosa – food sheath.

The suskma-srira (subtle body) is divided into three kosas. Pranamaya-kosa, Manonmaya-kosa and vijnanamaya-kosa.

Pranamaya-kosa (consists of 5 pranas) is endowed with the power to act & is termed as ‘kriyasaktiman’

Manonmaya-kosa constitutes the organs of perception (also called jananendriyas, listed below) & manas, endowed with the power to desire and therefore termed as ‘ichhasaktiman’

Ear (srotram)- to hear

Eye (cakush) – to see

Nose ( ghrana) – to smell

Skin ( tvak)- to touch

Tongue ( rasana) – to taste

and vijnanamaya-kosa constitutes the organs of perception & buddhi, endowed with the power of knowledge and termed as ‘jananasaktiman’

The organs of perception are common to both manonmaya kosa and vijanamaya kosa because the perceptual knowledge gained through the organs of perception is vital for the functioning of both manonmaya and vijanamaya kosas.

Visva and taijasa

Visva is the experience of the external world of objects by the waker (Jagrud-state). (Due to the identification with the gross body).

Taijasa is the state of dreamer-ego in the dream state where the subtle body projects its own world (svapna state) & he feels part of it. (Due to the identification with the subtle body)

Sankaracharya defines dream state as ‘the world that is perceived while in sleep, born from the impressions of what was experienced in the waking state’.

panca-prana

Panca prana is part of 17 limbs of subtle body, suksma-sarira. They are: (PASVU) (I remember it as PASU with a V before U)

Prana – controls respiration – breathing

Apana – controls excretion – removal of wastes

Samana – supports digestion & assimilation

Vyana – controls circulation & nourishment to cells

Udana – reverse actions (can also be called as going upwards)

The term prana is a collective term for all pranas & the first prana

Linga-sarira

Suksma-sarira, also called the subtle body is also called linga-sarira. ‘Linga’ means ‘root’ or ‘indicator’ in Sanskrit.

All the 17 components of the suksma-sarira are inert (still/motionless) and rudimentary tanmantras. But they seem to be endowed with the power to know and have strength to act as though they have been borrowed from somewhere else. The borrowed intelligence and the strength to act of these susma-sarira indicates the existence of Self, which alone has lend them Existence & consciousness.

Since the functioning of the suksma-sarira indicates the presence of Atman, it is the pointer and is called ‘linga-sarira’

Svapna-avastha

Svapna-avastha is a state where the dreamer is able to experience a world at a different realm totally different from the waking state. The individual feels he is part of that world when he is in that realm.

The experiences (not the sensual, only what we hear and see) gained during the waking state are stored in the form of vasanas. The subtle body based on the experiences in the waking state creates this world in the dream state the mind projects them. These are thought projections and have no valid external reality. When one wakes up from this dream state, he realizes that they are not true.

Similarly, we all are in the long dream state and we can truly wake up only when we realize the Self in us. This existence in this realm is making us believe that everything is real. This is all created by our mind just like a dream and we think this life is real.

The 17 limbs of the suksma-sarira

Suksma-sarira are rudimentary elements without undergoing the pancikarana, is called the suksma-sarira – subtle body.

They are:

5 jnanendriyas – 5 organs of perception – Ear, Nose, Eyes, Tongue, and skin.

5 karmendriyas – 5 organs of actions – speech, hand, leg, anus and Genital

5 pranas – prana, apana, samana, vyana, udana

manas -mind (includes emotion and memory)

buddhi – intellect (includes reasoning, decision making & conscious)

Atma Bodha explains:

During sleep, the mind is active and we experience the dream from the unfulfilled desires, passions that are carried by the mind when we go to sleep. When we wake up, we realize that it was but a dream.

Whereas, we experience the bliss during deep sleep because the mind and intellect are not connected with the external objects at that time & therefore the ‘Self’ is not identified with anything. There are no likes and dislikes & the intellect does not make any decisions during sleep. The’ Self’/Atman is in close alignment with the ‘Brahman’ in deep sleep. There is no identification with the gross body and sense objects.

The ‘Avidya’-‘Spiritual Ignorance’ does not allow us to understand that the entire life is also a dream and the world is nothing but ‘Maya’. One has to wake up to realize that I am the ‘Self’ separate from the body, mind and intellect (BMI EGO), a reflective medium of the self. The ‘Self’ illumines based on the media used. Due to the reflection of the ‘Self’ by the EGO, the sufferings are caused. Removal of this EGO is the Vidya/ Spiritual knowledge. This result is the merging of the plurality into One Pure consciousness both inside and outside of us.

Please write your comments. Your timely feedback is greatly appreciated. VJ

Source by Vijaya Jayaraman

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While having roots in antiquity, the custom of a riderless horse participating in a funeral procession has changed dramatically since the time of an ancient legend of mourners leading a horse to a burial site, where it was slaughtered and eaten as part of a ritual. Horses were occasionally sacrificed so that their souls could accompany their masters into an afterlife, were buried in tombs from time to time for the same purpose, and were dispatched on similar journeys to another world well into the 14th century.

In North America, early Native Americans had great reverence for horses, and while the founders of the United States of America may not have shared that reverence initially, they nonetheless respected the animal’s significant roles in transportation, agriculture, sport and the military. At the end of the 18th century in the United States, with the death of America’s first president, a new role emerged: the riderless horse representing the mount of a fallen leader.

A former officer in the American Revolutionary War, Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee eulogized George Washington in December 1799 as being “…first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen…” Twelve days after Washington’s death at Mt. Vernon, a riderless horse took part in an elaborate, simulated funeral ceremony conducted in Philadelphia, the then-capital of the United States, with an empty casket symbolizing the late president. The event was described in The Pennsylvania Gazette:

Immediately preceding the clergy in the funeral procession, two marines wearing black scarves escorted the horse, who carried the general’s “saddle, holsters, and pistols” and boots reversed in the stirrups. The riderless horse was “trimmed with black – the head festooned with elegant black and white feathers – the American Eagle displayed in a rose upon the breast, and in a feather upon the head.”

The empty boots facing backward in the stirrups had two levels of meaning. First, their being empty indicated the individual would ride no more. Secondly, they suggested the deceased was taking one last look back at his family and the troops he commanded. Both of these meanings carry forward to today’s tradition of boots reversed in the stirrups.

In 1850 the funeral of President Zachary Taylor, a former Army general celebrated as “Old Rough and Ready,” took a more personal turn, so to speak. Taylor’s own Army horse, Old Whitey, was walked in the funeral procession while bearing the military saddle worn in combat during the Mexican-American War, when Old Rough and Ready sat astride him as “shots buzzed around his head.” As in the Philadelphia ceremony commemorating George Washington, the general’s boots were turned backward in the stirrups.

A light gray horse, Old Whitey was familiar to many who witnessed the funeral cortege that day in 1850. He had become a popular tourist attraction while grazing on the front lawn of the White House during his master’s sixteen-month presidency, which ended abruptly when Taylor was struck down by an alleged gastrointestinal complication that reportedly stemmed from ingesting cold milk and cherries on an extremely hot day.

Perhaps because the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln was immediately recognized as a profound tragedy in American history, Lincoln’s funeral was orchestrated on a grand scale befitting the people’s adulation. A funeral train carrying his casket traveled nearly 1,700 miles through 180 cities and towns in seven states, stopping occasionally for public viewings and tributes, as it progressed toward its final destination, Springfield, Illinois, where a young Abe had grown to manhood.

This marks the first time we have photographs of the riderless horse participating in the funeral of an American president. Of the many photos of Lincoln’s horse Old Bob, one of the most memorable shows him draped in a black mourning blanket bordered in white, trimmed with alternating black and white tassels, and a black hood topped by an elaborate head-dressing as he stands in front of a building with windows draped and adorned in a similar manner.

Ridden by Lincoln from town to town while the self-educated lawyer campaigned for office, Old Bob was brought out of retirement in a pasture for his master’s final rites. He was led in the funeral procession by the Reverend Henry Brown, an African-American minister who performed occasional handyman tasks for the Lincolns, as they followed the hearse to Lincoln’s resting place.

Curiously, the tradition of the riderless horse in funerals of American presidents was not observed for the next eighty years. It was not until 1945, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died unexpectedly while in his fourth term as president, that the horse appears once more. As it turned out, the horse seems to have been almost an afterthought in the plans for FDR’s funeral.

Roosevelt’s death stunned Americans to the core, and inasmuch as U.S. government officials were focused on the transition to their new leader in a world at war, it is understandable that the participation of a riderless horse in FDR’s funeral procession may not have received the attention it had in earlier days. This is how the New York Herald Tribune described the matter:

“Directly in back of the caisson (bearing FDR’s flag-draped casket), a Negro soldier led a riderless horse.” The horse was “draped in black, its head covered in a dark cowl, and a saber bouncing gently off the horse’s belly.” The funeral procession was in Hyde Park, New York, where the late president was buried in a garden on the Roosevelt estate. We will assume the saber was attached to a saddle and bounced gently off the horse’s side.

The year 1963 marked another traumatic time for Americans, particularly the family of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 23rd. The riderless horse who took part in JFK’s funeral procession would become the most renowned of them all: Black Jack, who would represent the mount of a fallen leader in the processions for Kennedy, Presidents Herbert Hoover (1964) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1973), as well as General Douglas MacArthur (1964), among other prominent Americans.

The protocol for Black Jack in Kennedy’s funeral procession would set the standard for riderless horses from 1963 to the present day. He was tacked with a black modified English riding saddle and black bridle. Black, spurred cavalry boots faced backward in the stirrups, and a scabbard with sword hung from the rear of the saddle’s right side. Positioned beneath the saddle, a heavy saddle cloth, or saddle blanket, was ornamental in design.

Although he was a military horse named in honor of General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, Black Jack was not born into the service. A dark bay Morgan-Quarterhorse cross with a small star on his forehead, he was foaled on a Kansas farm in 1947 and later purchased by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps for remount service, the remount referring to a soldier’s need to replace a mount that had been injured or killed in the days of the U.S. Cavalry. The Army then shipped Black Jack to the Fort Reno, Oklahoma, Remount Depot, where he was raised and trained.

He was not a tall horse – 15 hands, weighing 1,050 pounds – but he had a big personality and was spirited. In fact, his rambunctious spirit was a problem for his handlers when he was transferred in 1952 to Fort Myer, the Army post adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. In his first outing as a riderless horse in a funeral procession to Arlington, he pranced and danced a great deal. Mourners liked his spirited nature, however, and so his unmilitary antics were tolerated. Those antics continued until he was retired in 1973 after participating in several thousand funerals.

When Black Jack passed away in 1976, his remains were cremated and his ashes buried with full military honors. A monument on the parade ground at Fort Myer’s Summerall Field attests to the degree he had been revered. Raven, another dark horse, succeeded Black Jack in his duties as a riderless horse.

Raven made no appearance in the funeral procession of an American president, although he likely participated in more than a thousand funerals of military leaders who were eligible for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. The stately funeral service provided for presidents, who are military commanders-in-chief, is also available to Army and USMC officers having a rank of colonel or higher, and there are many such officers among Arlington’s honored dead.

At this point a mention should be made of President Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower, who passed away in March 1969 and was buried in Abilene, Kansas. No horse of record participated in the Kansas funeral ceremonies, but earlier, in Washington, a riderless horse did follow the horse-drawn caisson bearing Eisenhower’s casket from the Washington National Cathedral to the Capitol, where the late president lay in state for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda.

A video of the procession from the Cathedral to the Capitol shows a riderless horse who is nearly liver chestnut in color with a small star on his forehead, a horse whose prancing and dancing in the procession, and pawing impatiently while standing “at rest,” bear a suspicious resemblance to Black Jack’s behavior. If the fidelity of the color in the video is flawed, and the horse’s coat is indeed nearly black, it could be that BJ, as Black Jack’s grooms and walkers called him, had a connection with the man who was the most popular military commander of World War II and, later, the 34th president of the U.S.

The most recent riderless horse to represent the mount of a deceased American president, and the last on record, followed the caisson bearing the body of Ronald Reagan in 2004. Reagan was later buried in Simi Valley, California, so here again we have something of an Eisenhower situation. The late president’s tan, spurred riding boots were reversed in the stirrups, replacing the black cavalry boots traditionally used. The procession in Washington ended at the Capitol, where a closed casket lay in state for viewing.

The riderless horse in the procession paying tribute to Ronald Reagan was Sergeant York, a dark bay gelding named for the decorated American soldier of World War I, Alvin C. York. Before Sergeant York the horse entered military service, however, he had plied a trade in harness racing for several years under the name Allaboard Jules. A standardbred foaled in 1991, Allaboard Jules became an Army horse with a famous name in 1997.

The military has been referred to many times in this article, which will draw to a close with an explanation for those many references.

In 1948, the Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment was assigned the responsibility of organizing and conducting the funeral processions of American presidents laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as other Americans eligible for burial with military honors in Arlington. The Old Guard, as the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment is known, was formed in 1784, is the oldest active unit in the U.S. Army, and is based at Fort Myer, Virginia, adjacent to the nation’s most hallowed cemetery.

The Old Guard’s Caisson Platoon provided the muscle and polish for the formal and elegant funeral procession honoring JFK in 1963, as well as the processions that followed that point of time in this article. The soldiers in the Caisson Platoon are dedicated to tradition, are respectful of the honored dead, respectful of the forty or more horses they provide care for, respectful in their maintenance of the 1918 caissons that bear the caskets to their final resting places with full military tribute.

The riderless horse is also known as the caparisoned horse, the caparison referring to the ornamental design on the horse’s saddle cloth, or saddle blanket. The solider who leads the riderless horse is called the cap walker, and in the case of the spirited Black Jack, the young cap walker handling him in a procession likely had quite a story to tell his comrades in the Caisson Platoon at the end of day.

Source by Don N Walters

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With the state of today’s economy and with industries collapsing left and right causing job security to be a very big concern, one question that should be of profound interest for people who wish to find another source of income is this: can one make money repairing game consoles?

Consider these facts:

– The video gaming market is a $40 billion per year industry.

– Almost 40% of US households own at least one video gaming console.

– Almost 200 video games, at the average, are released per month, spread throughout several platforms.

– Video gaming consoles have been in existence for close to 4 decades now. Video gaming companies have been impact players in the home entertainment industry for almost 30 years.

– With the rising price of gas, more people will find ways of entertaining themselves at home, and video gaming would be a very attractive option.

The numbers enumerated above will immediately tell us that you can indeed make money repairing game consoles – lots of money in fact. The base market is there. What should be determined is the demand.

How often do game consoles break down?

The current generation of video game consoles isn’t as sturdy as previous versions of the same. The primary example that would illustrate this fact is, without a doubt, Microsoft’s Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 is plagued by a persistent problem signified by 3 red lights – infamously labeled as the 3RL or the 3RLOD (3 red lights of death) – on the front of the console itself. These 3 red lights indicate general hardware failure, the details of which Microsoft refuses to discuss in public. The 3RL problem is rather prevalent. Microsoft pegs it at 16%, but observers believe that it can go as high as 60%.

Now, the 3RL problem, which was once thought of as hopeless, has been dissected by home-based enthusiasts and some cures have been formulated. Microsoft refuses to acknowledge these cures. However, these cures do work, and often, these cures permanently solve the 3RL problem.

Here’s where it gets pretty interesting if you want to make money repairing game consoles: cures for 3RL problems for the Xbox 360 are easy to implement. By merely studying the procedures involved, you’d be able to get a unit up and running in no time. You don’t need thorough knowledge of electronics. You don’t need experience in repairs. You don’t need to read complicated schematics. Just follow some YouTube videos and you’re good to go.

But not every console owner would be willing to learn these things.

Hence, the demand for game console repairs.

People who make money repairing game consoles either repair the consoles themselves or publish information products, such as eBooks and special reports, detailing steps on how to fix these video game units. One such entrepreneur who sells an information product on how to fix the dreaded 3RL problem for the Xbox 360 earn more than $1,000 per day by merely advertising his product over at a popular Xbox 360 forum.

Source by Ian Pennington

May 15, 2017 0 comment
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