July 2, 2013
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
Question In A Job Interview
Dick Bolles is the author of the 1970 best-seller, What
Color Is Your Parachute. (With 42 annual editions, it
has sold 10 million copies in 20 different languages, and
was named one of the top 25 books that “have shaped readers
lives” by the Library of Congress.)
In a recent interview he listed two important actions (for
an interviewee) that will set them apart from others in an
It’s important to keep a weekly diary of
accomplishments at your current job. This will make it
easier to discuss your role in detail, when hunting for a
new job opportunity.
As a finishing move Bolles advocates being bold, by
ending the interview with this statement, “With all we’ve
discussed, can you offer me this job?”
World’s Top Tourist Destination
The most visited city in the world, by international
tourists, is Bangkok (Thailand) where some 16 million
tourists will visit in 2013. That’s according to the third
annual Global Destination Cities Index released by
Bangkok beat London, last years #1 tourist destination, by
less than 1%. And Paris is rated #3. Part of the reason for
Bangkok’s increase in visitors is that tourism in Southeast
Asia has surged among the region’s upper-middle class.
Foreign visitors to New York City, despite expecting 4.46
million fewer tourists, will spend a whopping $18.6 billion.
Topping any of the other 132 cities surveyed. However, Tokyo
remains the most expensive city.
and There …
Almost $2 billion a day is spent at restaurants in the USA.
(Spending is expected to top $650 billion in 2013.)
Interestingly, 50% of U.S. adults have worked in the
Some 21 million people will go on a cruise this year.
Carnival, after a year of mishaps, is offering 4-night
cruises to the Caribbean for $38 a day.
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Global Links Acquires
BXI For Projected October Launch
press-release was provided by Frank Dobrucki.)
Global Links (OTCPink:GLCO) announced that it has acquired 100% of
BXI Trade Exchange, a Nevada corporation, along with the federal
trademark for BXI Trade Exchange.
formerly the world’s largest barter trade exchange, will soon be
fully operational with plans to once again become the premier
marketplace for the barter industry. BXI will be headquartered in
the Global Links Corporate offices in Las Vegas near McCarran
airport, in 9,500 square feet of beautifully appointed offices.
Saul Yarmak, the former chairman and principal owner of BXI before
taking a break from the industry, is committed to once again be a
driving force in the day-to-day operations of the exchange.
company’s stated intention is to quickly make BXI the recognized
“gold-standard” of the barter industry, while maintaining the
highest level of ethics and reputation for which it was previously
its peak, prior to the widespread use of the Internet for online
business communications and transactions, BXI had more than 22,000
business members. That number is expected to be significantly
greater based on using the Internet to provide a seamless and
instantaneous online platform for marketing and transaction
launch of the new BXI Trade Exchange barter platform is planned for
October 2013. Considerable groundwork is already being done to
reunite prior trade associates and develop new and exciting
opportunities for the barter industry. “The combination of BXI
together with Global Links Corp is truly exciting,” stated Frank
Dobrucki, CEO of Global Links.
have the ability to couple our digital barter currency to the real
estate development industry,” he continued. “Which, in turn, can act
as a stabilizing financial element and allow us to structure
transactions that are otherwise too difficult to complete in a weak
economic climate. We are looking forward to tremendous growth and
more information and updates,
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IRTA Assists Non-Profit
Kenyan Complementary-Currency Group
Six members of the
non-profit community based organization known as
recently arrested and are facing seven years in jail on forgery
charges resulting from the creation of a complementary currency
The Bangla-Pesa program
was developed to fight poverty in slum areas in an effort to allow
impoverished Kenyans to play a role in managing their own
development and recovery. The Bangla-Pesa helps Kenyans who are
living on less than $1 a day by allowing micro-businesses to form a
network that can trade even when they have no money.
Annette Riggs, President
of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA), wrote a
letter to the Kenyan authorities on June 4th, 2013, asserting the
validity of the Bangla-Pesa program by saying, “It is our opinion
that the Bangla-Pesa vouchers operate in the same way as hundreds of
other systems all over the world. Its purpose is to help facilitate
more exchange within the Bangladesh community and help the local
To read her entire
Both Annette Riggs and
IRTA’s Executive Director Ron Whitney attended the 2nd Conference on
Community and Complementary Currencies (CCSConf) in The Hague last
month. The Conference organized a petition to the Kenyan authorities
requesting the charges be dropped against the team from Bangla-Pesa,
on the grounds that complementary currencies are “recognized
cooperative instruments used globally by local groups,
municipalities and NGO's for social, solidarity, economic and
To sign the CCSConf
To make a donation to
the Bangla-Pesa program
(IRTA thanks you for
your time and attention regarding this most important matter.)
Reliance On False
Assumptions Can Hurt Your Business
all have some false assumptions about business. Even if we don’t
realize it, they exist. For instance consider these typical
work, it’s a waste of money.
If our sales staff
would each make just one more call a day, everything would be
Everybody knows us.
Nobody asks for the
order anymore, that’s the problem.
The current downturn
in our business is only temporary. We’ll come out just fine.
All our customers
care about is a low price. Nothing else matters.
We’re the best.
We’re the oldest.
With little consideration, businesses base their plans and programs
on assumptions such as these — all of which are untrue.
is these ideas that keep companies from expanding their vision,
attracting creative employees, and succeeding in their quest to gain
new customers. Rather than test an accepted premise or adopt a new
strategy, management will often ignore the all-too-obvious fact that
the course is heading straight for trouble.
Only by challenging all assumptions can a company literally breathe
new life into its operations. The issue is not just staying in
business. What’s really at stake is developing the ability to
increase market share, finding ways to open new sales conduits, and
becoming the business of choice in your field.
job isn’t an easy one because it often demands dramatic changes in
the way management perceives operations. In the final analysis, the
determining issue for a business is not the state of the economy.
What’s important is a state of mind that freely welcomes new
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