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PayPal once worried no one would buy stuff online

Iulie 23, 2015

PayPal once worried no one would buy stuff online.

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MY 30 MINUTES WITH STEPHIE PAHLAVI ZAN by Martin Lazarow

Iulie 23, 2015

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My 30 minutes with Stephie Pahlavi Zan

by Martin Lazarow

We hit and missed each other 3 times, but finally on the 4 th we got it together.

I had been working through the night and needed badly to do my shopping. I had  no food left in the refrigerator, but Stephie said lets get it together no questions asked. I  am at Starbucks on Fifth Avenue at Robinson.

I dropped everything threw on the clothes I had ( no washing in the last week ) and made my way out to meet in destiny.

Now I was not sure where Robinson was  and it was close to 10am. So I sent Stephie an e-mail that said 11.30 would do quite well.

I got to Starbucks early.

It turns out Stephie was there waiting in front with his Mac Book Pro. It took very little time to fully recognize each…

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What’s Actually Happening When You Swipe your Card?

Iulie 22, 2015

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We use debit and credit cards every day, but do we really know how they work?

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Take a moment and think about how many times per week you use your debit or credit card. Your answer will depend a lot on how old you are, as several studies have shown that younger people and the millennial generation are much more comfortable using plastic for small purchases under $10 or even $5. But regardless of your age, we’re guessing you swipe a card at least five times a week, and probably a lot more than that.

The convenience is unbeatable – for debit cards, the money withdrawn is nearly instantly debited from your linked checking account, saving tons of time over using the antiquated check and saving the hassle of dealing with change from using cash. For credit cards, the same convenience applies but instead of taking funds from your checking…

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What’s Actually Happening When You Swipe your Card?

Iulie 22, 2015

What’s Actually Happening When You Swipe your Card?.

A wink, a nod and a smile to you

Iulie 22, 2015

Empirical Leanings


It’s not often that I am on a bus these days where the passengers thank the driver. This morning I happen to be sitting on the bus to Toronto Airport when after the bus driver’s welcome announcement, the entire bus of about 20 people, unexpected by me, let loose with a chorus of “thank you”.

Why, you ask, is this even worthy of writing about? We live in a world where people are doing things for us all the time whether it be bus drivers driving us, mall workers and toilet attendants in public spaces, ticket sellers, construction crews and more. Unless we are dealing with someone one-on-one, like a cab driver, we rarely acknowledge their work and how they impact our lives positively.

Our societies are like busy ant hives. Every single person’s individual job keeps our cities and communities humming, and while we know that everything everyone does is…

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