How To Store Your Money Overseas

Useful tips about storing money overseas.

The Exchange Room

It’s your first time living by yourself overseas. You no longer have the safety net of a credit card you understand, an ATM in your language; you can’t even ask your parents for a bit of pocket money! If banks, finances and economics have always made you want to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place. So what is the best way to store your money overseas for you?

Cash

This is probably the simplest method of bringing your funds over to a new country; cold, hard cash. If the exchange rates are good in your country (and they usually are, since the currency you want to sell is typically the strongest in that country) you can lock in that exchange rate without worrying about it dropping. Otherwise, you can also get good exchange rates by bringing your native currency overseas, if that country has strong business…

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How to win new clients – every time.

Fortune

I have learned that no project or opportunity is too small if it provides access to a great client. I once found myself in search of a special ashtray that a new client had specified—hardly the design project I had envisioned, but it eventually led to a number of more challenging and fulfilling assignments.

Any opportunity to work with a new client provides a window for you to get to know them and for them to learn more about you. Forge a relationship and demonstrate your abilities while working with your client, and keep the door open for future opportunities. By doing small projects well, you will be first in line for consideration when larger projects arise.

We grow our business by helping clients grow their business. Great clients provide us with opportunities such as developing new products or services, or expanding into new locations. They will take you with…

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How to Cope with Flight Anxiety

For me the music playlist is the best thing when it comes to soothing nerves on a flight.

Odyssey of Inspiration

I remember the first time I went on a plane. I was 10 years old traveling to Ames, Iowa from my hometown of Buffalo for a school competition. My mother gave me a piece of gum and the flight attendant gave me a set of wings. I didn’t flinch. Over time, I have developed a fear of flying. It started with a really rough landing in Boston during a huge wind storm. My family was flying back from a trip in Ireland and my cousin (who was used to flying on a weekly basis) peed his pants thanks to his knowledge of emergency procedures. The next year, I had a rough flight home from Germany due to a family emergency. It’s been steady downhill since then.

Whenever I tell someone that I have an acute fear of flying, they are shocked. “How do you go on so many trips if…

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How to get the most out of a networking event

Fortune

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: What’s the best way to network? is written by Ulrik Bo Larsen, CEO and founder of Falcon Social.

In my opinion, networking can be a bit of a disingenuous process. People tend to want to network with you for what you can give them: introductions to the right people or organizations. That said, making the right connections is an important part of business and in a way, a necessary evil. My advice may sound counterculture, but I believe that when you take the right approach to networking you’ll stand out from the crowd and reap the benefits. Here are a few ways I like to think about networking:

Focus on what you can give
When you’re trying…

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The One Thing Every Great Company Has In Common

TechCrunch

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Obscured in the valuation dust of the current unicorn stampede is a key question: What actually makes a greatcompanygreat? What do the future Facebooks, Googles and Apples have in common — not to mention the current ones?

Let’s take Google and Apple. Both have reached the pinnacle of business success. And some of their flagship products — like iPhone and Android — can even be eerily similar (even before they’ve had time to imitate each other).

But the souls of each couldn’t be more different: Apple is notoriously secretive; Google is a pioneer in transparency. Apple began as a hardware company; Google started as big data research. Apple has a military-style top-down command-and-control org chart; Google has a Burning Man-inspired, bottoms-up chaos to it. Apple is driven primarily by vision; Google worships experimentation and data. Steve Jobs was a heart-centered designer; Larry Page presents…

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