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September 2006 Brainstorm E-Bulletin

The leaves are falling, even the warm breeze has a chilly edge, and the store I went into today has started to set up their Christmas department (I'm exercising great will power not to go into a rant about that!). In the old days, this was harvest time, so maybe you'd care to consider a few ideas I've harvested lately:
1: Be a Follower
Duncan Bannatyne, one of the members of the panel on the U.K. inventors' program, "The Dragon's Den," is writing a series for the Sunday Times on how to win at business. His first piece of advice: don't be obsessed with finding a totally new idea. He made his initial fortune by taking advantage of the fact that Margaret Thatcher's government decided to fight overcrowding in hospitals by paying private businesses to look after the elderly. He sold his house, car, TV set and borrowed to the max on three credit cards to help finance his first nursing home. Ten years later, he sold the business and pocketed

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