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2010-01-11 04:07:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- 2009 is over (a relief to most) and many are looking ahead to what they want 2010 to bring their business. Knowing that networking is essential to this year's business plans, Dr. Ivan Misner, www.IvanMisner.com, founder and chairman of Business Networking International (BNI), and co-author of Networking Like A Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections with David Alexander and Brian Hilliard, offers the following business networking forecasts/tips for...

2008-07-21 12:00:40

Hot on the heels of last week's announcements, the Million Dollar Team is thrilled to confirm that leading technology entrepreneur Bob Young has signed up to share his business insight and help businesspeople around the globe in the innovative new online TV series. Applications for the Million Dollar Challenge are now coming in "thick and fast", according to producers. Million Dollar Team will see Young join an elite team of business legends whose collective expertise is worth over $1m a...

2008-07-09 03:00:14

At the Global Networking Conference for BNI members, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from May 27th-30th, 2008, Dr. Ivan Misner (BNI's Founder & Chairman) became convinced that local businesses everywhere need to shift their thinking about business networking. Most small businesses around the world have tended only to network locally but Dr. Misner says that the world is becoming smaller in many ways -- technology and online social networking being the most obvious -- and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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