Why Your Competition Matters and How to Be The Hero

Early in December, the Dallas and Fort Worth areas were hit by a powerful ice storm. It kept us all locked up in our houses for a few days, away from work, and it delayed shipping at the busiest time of year. Between the ice storm and not being prepared for the holiday rush of…

Negative Reviews Can Cost You

Utah couple Jen and John Palmer are the center of an interesting lawsuit, one that could set a precedence for future reviews and the usefulness of review sites. In 2008, the John Palmer ordered a set of items from a website kleargear.com for Christmas. Those items never arrived and according to the couple’s statements to…

Top Google Searches 2013

Google Zeitgist is out with it’s top 100 searches for 2013.  In looking over the list, most of them seem to be what I would expect.  Paul Walker, Boston Marathon Bombing, and Nelson Mandela top the list, but I poked through some of the more surprising ones and complied a list of some of the…

Recording Consent Laws

DISCLAIMER:This post should not be considered legal advice or an official notice of all recording laws. Always consult an attorney to understand any potential legal requirements of recording your meetings. You may have decided that you are wanting to record a conference call. That’s great! We always encourage our customers to record their conferences because…

Using Online Project Management Software

Forbes recently listed the top jobs for 2013 and, not surprisingly, many of them can be easily done from a home office. Telecommuting is one of the most popular trends that the work-force as seen, as over the years companies have searched for ways to slash their bottom lines without having to lay off employees….

70 Year Old Mountain Climber Survives Week Inside Crevasse

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A German mountain climber fell into a glacier crack and survived for seven days before rescuers pulled him out alive. The  70-year-old was climbing solo when he fell into the crack on Schrankogel, a mountain in the Stubai Alps in Tyrol, Austria. He was rescued when passing climbers heard shouts for help ushering from 20…

Arctic Row: Team Waits out New Storm, Paddles Toward Point Hope

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Last time we checked in with the Arctic Row team they had been waiting out a massive Arctic Storm in Elson lagoon off the shore of Barrow, Alaska. That was back on August 9. They have since left Elson, Lagoon and continued on their southerly journey, rowing for four days before they were forced to…

The 14 Deadliest Mountains on Earth

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As mountaineering has become more popular and more people are trying to tackle the world’s biggest peaks, the sport has claimed more lives than ever in recent decades. Some mountains, however, are more deadly than others. In order to find the deadliest mountains on earth, we looked at the mountains that are above 8,000 meters….

Outside Online Lists Top 25 Colleges for Outdoors

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Outside Online has compiled a list of the top 25 colleges for students who want to maximize their time outdoors. Being that Outside is one of the foremost publications on matters of outdoor adventure, a list from them is pretty much the gold standard. Not to mention that they created a scoring key that covered…

Redbull Stratos: Will Felix Baumgartner Break the World Record?

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On July 25, the Red Bull Stratos team sent Felix Baumgartner up to the edge of space where he jumped and free-fell from the second-highest distance ever recorded in history: 97,145.7 ft. The word on that July day was that Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team would return in August to conquer the highest skydive…