Anti-Terrorism Business

Written by Paul Siegel

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The main focus of companies has been on servingrepparttar rich market. The reasoning has been: Rich people have money to spend, so let us dream up gadgets and services to sell them. They forget, however, that poor countries represent a vast untapped market.

Globalization has been touted as a boon to all. But in practice, Globalization has meantrepparttar 125599 ascendance of multi-national corporations, notrepparttar 125600 growth of many small companies in all countries.

So I think we should start building an

3 - ANTI-TERRORISM ECONOMY - The purpose of this economy should be to replace terrorism candidates with peace candidates, illiterates with doctorates, and starving nations with booming nations. This can be done by infusing our efforts toward Globalization with repparttar 125601 spirit of helpfulness:

> Globalization with a Local Face

Anti-Terrorism Business

An anti-terrorism business markets torepparttar 125602 world, not merely to rich countries. It does its marketing by followingrepparttar 125603 3 principles of Helpfulness Marketing:

1 - LEARNING - Help poor countries learn. They need to learn about agriculture, small business, and about AIDS. We talk a great deal about distance learning. Why not gorepparttar 125604 distance to poor countries?

2 - COOPERATION - Help them build their infrastructure, so they may userepparttar 125605 Internet. Leap frog their telephone systems to wireless technology. The poor need wireless for fundamental learning tasks, not for talking to their refrigerators, asrepparttar 125606 rich are planning to do.

3 - COMMUNITY - Makerepparttar 125607 poor part of your community. Form alliances and partnerships. Work together on common projects.

Anti-Terrorism Business Examples

Examples of anti-terrorism businesses do exist. Here are 3:

1 - NOVICA - - This company travels all overrepparttar 125608 world in search of local crafts: ceramics, jewelry, paintings, clothing, games, sculptures, music, dolls, basketry, lacquerware, etc. Beautiful items from developing countries are offered for sale. Novica makes a fair profit and so do poor artisans.

2 - RAINTREE - - Raintree works in partnership with indigenous Amazon tribes to develop sustainable resources to advance their income as well asrepparttar 125609 income of Raintree. According to Raintree,repparttar 125610 following statistics showrepparttar 125611 gain:

Raising Cattle $ 60/acre

Timber $ 240/acre

Sustainable Resources $2400/acre

The sustainable resources they work on are medicinal plants, from which Raintree obtains all sorts of pharmacological products. Raintree is stoppingrepparttar 125612 destruction of rainforests, increasing repparttar 125613 income of indigenous people, and making a good profit!

3 - WORLD E-INCLUSION - - Hewlett-Packard is investing a billion dollars to search for "local knowledge" and "creative genius" all overrepparttar 125614 poor areas ofrepparttar 125615 world. The company wants to helprepparttar 125616 developing countries develop. It says it will choose projects based onrepparttar 125617 needs of local people, develop them in partnership with local people, and offer sustainability and fair value. HP plans to do well by doing good.

It is instructive to quote Carly Fiorina, CEO of HP, with regard torepparttar 125618 World E-Inclusion program:

"HP has always believed that we can do well economically and do good socially atrepparttar 125619 same time. In other words, invent for repparttar 125620 common good. We believe World e-Inclusion is a great example.

As part of a long-term HP effort to find new revenues one, three, five and ten years downrepparttar 125621 line, World e-Inclusion targetsrepparttar 125622 4 billion people that are seldom, if ever, served by traditional information technology companies. By providing people withrepparttar 125623 social and economic opportunities ofrepparttar 125624 new information economy, World e-Inclusion is settingrepparttar 125625 stage for tremendous growth, both for HP and for developing countries."

Hooray for HP! It is a model forrepparttar 125626 rest of us.


Fight terrorism by reducingrepparttar 125627 number of poor people that fuel terrorism. Reduce resentment and despair by building an anti-terrorism economy consisting of anti-terrorism businesses like HP, that aim to userepparttar 125628 principles of Helpfulness Marketing - LEARNING, COOPERATION and COMMUNITY - to bring prosperity torepparttar 125629 poor as well as to themselves.

Paul -the soarING- Siegel is a provocative Internet speaker and author of HELPFULNESS MARKETNG, an ebook stressing learning, cooperation and community. Learn about it at Subscribe to newsletter, LearningFOUNT, by sending blank email to:


Written by Darren Robinson

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Question - What else could go wrong or annoyrepparttar employer beforerepparttar 125598 interview actually begins ?

Answer - A couple of things that happen more often than you might expect. Applicants turning up with one or more relatives expecting to also participate inrepparttar 125599 interview are a classic.

Hint for jobseekers (6) - If you are not brave enough to face an interview by yourself, employers will not respect you. The WORST thing to do is bring your mother. This basically proves that you should be back in school. **** IF YOU ARE A SPECIAL CASE, SAY SOMETHING One other thing on a rather more touchy subject arerepparttar 125600 problems associated with scheduling Islamic ladies for interviews. Arriving fully-masked except for their eyes, their religion does not permit them to be alone in a room with a man. But of course they only tell me this AFTER THEY ARRIVE. So if my (female) business partner is not available at short-notice to take overrepparttar 125601 interview, then we have no choice but to sendrepparttar 125602 lady home. Her time is wasted and so is ours.

And it's not quite as simple as just asking someone onrepparttar 125603 phone what religion they are. There are different degrees of Islam, and many such ladies do not have a problem with showing their face or being alone in a room with someone who happens to be a man.

Of course, there's alsorepparttar 125604 legal aspect. Businesses these days must be VERY careful about exposing themselves torepparttar 125605 threat of court action from an irate applicant. If we asked someone what their religion was, and then later on did not give that person a job for whatever reason, there is nothing to stop that person getting up in court & proclaiming that we rejected them solely due to religious discrimination. So we don't ask.

And for similar legal reasons, when any regular applicant asks us why they haven't been given any work, we do not give them any ammunition that could later be used against us in court. Instead of sayingrepparttar 125606 truth like, "We think your phone manner is awful and university students are usually completely hopeless at housework anyway", we would say something safe like, "We had 87 people applying for only 2 positions, so unfortunately someone had to miss out. I'm so sorry. I can give yourepparttar 125607 number of another agency who may be able to help ..."

Hint for jobseekers (7) - If you have religious or moral objections to any aspect of a normal job interview process, tellrepparttar 125608 employer onrepparttar 125609 phone beforehand. Don't just spring it on them when you arrive. **** DON'T INVENT QUALIFICATIONS Sorepparttar 125610 applicant is finally throughrepparttar 125611 door and getting comfortable in our big lounge-type interview chairs.

Some people don't even get throughrepparttar 125612 first minute and here's why - they don't possessrepparttar 125613 documentation or qualifications that they said they had onrepparttar 125614 phone. For example "To start, could I just have your driver's license please ?" "I don't have my license" "But I asked you onrepparttar 125615 phone if you had a car & license and you said 'yes' " "I'm having lessons. I'll have it soon." "When ? When are you going for your test ?" "Soon" "Have you set a date" "No date. Soon." "Give us a call when you actually get your license. Good-bye. I'll show you out."

Or this, "Could I just have your resume and references please?" "I don't have a resume" "But I asked you onrepparttar 125616 phone if you had a resume and you said 'yes' ". "I haven't worked before ....".

You getrepparttar 125617 picture by now I'm sure.

Hint for jobseekers (8)- Don't pretend to have qualifications that you don't actually have. **** SAY YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE Inrepparttar 125618 21st Century, applying for a job without a resume is a waste of time. You will not be accepted. Whether you think it is fair or not to have your life story reduced to a few lines on a page is completely irrelevant. With large numbers of applicants competing for small numbers of vacancies, an employer has no choice but to filter out many applicants inrepparttar 125619 most efficient way possible.

When an applicant hands over their resume to me, I go to an adjoining room to read it over while they fill outrepparttar 125620 application form.

The first thing I look for isrepparttar 125621 authenticity ofrepparttar 125622 references. Sometimes references are handwritten, and it has happened on occasion that I begin to suspect they are all written byrepparttar 125623 same person. Similar handwriting, similar paper, similar format, similar spelling mistakes, sentence construction & grammar.

Most resume templates have a space for "Career Objectives". I received a resume today from a gentleman whose objective was "To make use of extensive experience in stores, logistics and warehouse operations ....". Well that's all very admirable, but not much use for housework. Not until people start buying forklifts to tidy uprepparttar 125624 house. Jobseekers should try making just a little bit of effort to customise their career objectives to fitrepparttar 125625 job they are applying for. Employers only care about your ambitions if they contribute to their own.

While I initially assume that all jobs listed inrepparttar 125626 resume are genuine, I am not impressed by people who have four, five or six pages full of jobs they have done inrepparttar 125627 past few years. I think our record here is a 12 page resume. It was spectacular & impressive, butrepparttar 125628 person didn't getrepparttar 125629 job because it was quite obvious they were a job-hopper. They kept moving their place of residence and frequently went on big holidays. So why would I hire someone who clearly isn't interested in staying in a job for any length of time ?

Hint for jobseekers (9) - Don't proudly announce in your resume that you can't hold a job. Don't fake references. **** YOU MUST ACTUALLY WORK Ofrepparttar 125630 few people who manage to make it allrepparttar 125631 way through an interview at our cleaning agency, some still find further ways to stumble. Within a day or two, successful applicants are given their first cleaning assignment. A small percentage will acceptrepparttar 125632 job, ringrepparttar 125633 client to confirm they will be coming and then onrepparttar 125634 day, simply not show up. They then refuse to answer their phones for several days.

To this day I wonder why some applicants go throughrepparttar 125635 whole process - and I acknowledge that applying for a job is notrepparttar 125636 easiest thing inrepparttar 125637 world - only to give up & disappear just asrepparttar 125638 money is about to start rolling in.

Final hint for jobseekers - When someone offers you a job - take it.

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