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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #70

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Book Review: Zag – The #1 Strategy of High-Performance Brands

The Meyvn Group chose another great book for the Business Book Club!

In November, we read “Zag – The #1 Strategy of High Performance Brands” by Marty Neumeier.

This book focuses on how to “zag” when everyone else “zigs”. Everything begins with identifying the zag. That is, offering something that combines the qualities of both good and different to help you stand out in the crowd.

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Is Anti-Virus Software a Waste of Money?

“Using up-to-date anti-virus software is the cornerstone of computer security, not to mention simple common sense. Or perhaps not. A recent study by security research firm Imperva startlingly concludes just the opposite: Anti-virus software is so universally ineffective that it's just a waste of money.

In the study, which was conducted by the University of Tel Aviv in Israel, 40 anti-virus products were tested against 80 fresh, uncatalogued threats from malicious software code. What percentage of this malware did the anti-virus technology initially detect? Nearly zero.”

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18 Facts about McDonalds That Will Blow Your Mind

Before, during, and after the recession, McDonald's has been an unstoppable global force. The fast food giant can now be found in 119 countries, where it serves over 75 burgers every second.

  1. McDonalds' daily customer traffic (62 million) is more than the population of Great Britain.
  2. McDonald's sells more than 75 hamburgers every second
  3. McDonald's feeds 68 million people per day, that's around 1 percent of the world's population

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Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many and varied skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and people achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist, triathlete and cook.


I have worked with Suzanne on several projects and have been more than impressed with her. Suzanne is committed to understanding my business needs, she is extremely empathetic to our needs and she is wonderful at creating solutions that work within the scope of those requirements and resources. She is a consummate professional and she always provides value to the working relationship. Aside from being a great business person, she is also wonderful to work with and an absolute joy to be around. Suzanne can help you on so many levels and her expertise would be a feather in the cap of any business...big or small. I would gladly hire her again and would highly recommend her.

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