Ever wished you were Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean? Or wished you could scream at the top of your lungs: “Why is all the rum gone?!” with the look and demeanor to back it up? Well, with the help of today’s infographic, you just might be able to achieve your lifelong dream of becoming a real life pirate.
Step 1. No matter how proud you are of your 20-20 vision, you’re going to have to be willing to lose that mini conversation confidence booster of “Oh, yeah I have 20-20 vision.” Surgical removal of one eye is encouraged for this step. Proceed to cover empty eye socket, with eye patch of your choice. Warning: You may experience blurred vision and/or excessive pain for a few days.
Step 2. Although you may love your hands as well, if you want to really succeed and stand out in the world of piracy, you’re going to have to make a sacrifice. Only one hand allowed. Look on the bright side, at least you’ll always have a place to hang your keys, with a hook for a hand!
Step 3. “Saw off leg and replace with chair leg of choice.” Probably the most crucial aspect of the entire process. Only diehards lose a leg for the dedication to a life exploring the seven seas.
Step 4. Now for the icing on the cake. Knock out two or three of your front teeth. There are many different methods for this step, but the most highly recommended is chewing on rocks. It just adds the cherry-on-top to the whole pirate image.
Well, now that you have the tools to finally turn your life around and embark on outrageous, barbarous, booze-filled adventures, all that’s left to do is complete these simple steps, and you’ll be ready in no time!
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When KickStarter first launched, it blew my mind. I had already been researching the crowd sourcing scene, but most of that was only contests where users supplied content. Like a ‘design our new logo, winner get $1,000′ types of crowd sourcing. Flipping that idea to where the user supplies the money was much more logical.
The first KickStarter I funded was a local band’s cd. It totally flopped, but I’ve also contributed to a local hot sauce company, other bands, and a really cool wallet – they have all had success. Some people use it to help get that initial investment in their business. Some use it to get funds for a creative outlet, while some use it to fund healthcare costs after a bad accident or diagnosis. The most entertaining was recently hearing about two girls who were using Indiegogo to fund a vacation to Europe.
These middle class girls had the gall to be so lazy, they’re asking friends and strangers to pay for their fun. Unlike everyone else their age, who will work for a year delivering pizzas before they get the money for a trip. The fun thing was, no one contributed. I think one of their moms gave $100, and that was it. Lesson learned, girls – you’ve gotta work for things in society. [via]
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Please, take a seat… We need to have a, uh… little chat, so to say… Now, I’m going to ask you a question. I’m not trying to guilt you into any answer, or point fingers at you; I just want to know the truth. So, I don’t want you to get offended, because I believe we can discuss this like two civilized people. Ok… So my question is: did you lie on your resume? Because if you did, you will be in big trouble, missy. I just want you to understand a couple of things, though.
First of all, your generation has a completely warped sense of right and wrong. Did you know that roughly 64.3 percent of people lie about employment verification? Did you also know that 82 percent of organizations will fire you if they find out that you lied? And not only will your credibility as a possible employee diminish with each lie your poisoned mind creates, but your character as a human being will as well. It’s a big no-no.
Daddy doesn’t like it when his children lie now, sweetie. Daddy really doesn’t like it when they lie.
I’m still not blaming you. Daddy loves you, but I think you should go back over your resume, and just double check what you put on there. End of lecture. Real quick though… If I ever catch you lying on your resume, I will harm you… I’ll leave that to your imagination. Love you, honey. [via]
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I don’t know about y’all, but I love free stuff. I mean, who doesn’t? I am the queen of free samples and survey rewards, and recently I’ve been looking into rewards credit cards.
A few years ago, I switched from Wells Fargo Bank to a Texas credit union that offers 10 cents for every debit card transaction. I was still working as a waitress when I first made the switch, so I rarely used my debit card and earned barely any cash back. This year, I’ve already earned more than $50 in rewards, and it’s only September. Since I buy a lot of stuff online, I decided a rewards credit card might fit my needs, in addition to my debit card. Unfortunately for me, my credit score is terrible after racking up too much credit card debt in my undergrad days.
Luckily, there are hundreds of options for rewards card, with rewards ranging from cash back to store discounts, airline miles and hotel rewards. While some only accept clients with great credit, others are willing to accept those with poor credit, like me.
Thanks to the infographic below, you can get some of your rewards card questions answered. The people over at License Direct have compared the top 25 rewards cards and looked at how much the card’s annual fee will cost you, how many rewards points you can earn with each purchase, how valuable those points are, and what sign up bonuses the card provider offers.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of signing up for a rewards credit card, but aren’t sure which is right for you, check out today’s handy dandy infographic. And remember, just like mobile applications, there’s probably a credit card for that.
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Your brand is your image. And your image is what helps you make money and keeps business blooming. Your brand is the persona your organization projects to prospective and current clients. Forget about the sales reps you have on staff. Without the right brand or the right pitch, your sales staff is useless. In this infographic, there are eight things that can hurt your brand and are therefore bad for your business.
Every good venture requires planning. Planning and the thoroughness to continue the upkeep necessary to fulfill the brand and client confidence in what you provide. Part of maintaining a healthy business-client relationship is the assurance that what you are providing is the best the client can get for their time and money. Clients demand what they asked for. No matter how big the transaction, people want what is guaranteed. Sustaining confidence in your branding model is crucial to keeping business.
Consistency aside, innovation is critical when it comes to developing a healthy brand. If you aren’t hearing what the people want or what your employees believe is the right way to go, you are losing out on the big picture. Your brand and your company/organization is nothing without the people you aim to reach. Acting without prudence and a lack of transparency are killer when it comes to keeping your brand functioning.
Your reputation is what is going to make you sink or swim. Make your organization stand out in the best way possible and map out your way to success with a great brand. [via]