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5 tips that help you get a replacement faster from Netgear

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Attention Netgear NV+ owners: Certain models of Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ have problems with its PSU (power supply unit) and thus could potentially damage the unit and even become a fire hazard. If you own a ReadyNAS and sense any burning smell, you should STOP using it and ask Netgear for a replacement. Please share this post and tell this to […]

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My experience with Netgear’s customer support

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It all started with a burning smell coming from my basement… not fun! As I don’t like charred toes I quickly searched for the source which turned out to be my Ready NAS NV+ from Netgear. The LED display was toast and the unit refused to boot. I am just glad I was in the house and able to unplug […]

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Northern Shovelers In Flight

Leadership: 5 Steps to Becoming a Great Leader

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When I stumbled into my first leadership role, almost 20 years ago, I had absolutely no clue what to do and got paid for it! I admit, I was a classic case of fake it until you make it; interestingly today you can find a lot of self-help gurus advocating just that approach. Historically great leaders came from all walks of life. Other than physical characteristics (Vikings…), leadership in the past often depended on advantages in skills and knowledge combined with character. Fortunately, most leaders are made, not born making leadership a skill you can acquire. The basis for leadership is that you possess current skills and knowledge in your area of expertise, without those people will not respect you. The third characteristic mentioned above is character, a combination of multiple personality traits, and the only one not easily acquired.

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The New Economy – Are you ready for it?

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The old economy is dying, on life support, current power structures hanging on with dear life, but just like every dying patient the end result is always death, I am not an economist – I ‘m a physician, I know. Just like in nature, death gives birth to new life, the economy of the 21st century, the new economy.What won’t change is that we all need to eat safe and nutritious foods, drink clean water, have access to healthcare, depend on some form of government and public services, require energy to keep things running, need to manage the whole thing and lastly educate our children.Think outside the box! This isn’t easy, because our brains are wired to work best with familiar concepts and we all, to some degree, avoid change; basically you need to start thinking about tomorrow world using today’s terminology. To thrive in the new economy work on solving today’s problems today AND start building tomorrow.

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