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Quizballs 301 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (10 Apr 2014)

Quizballs 300 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (3 Apr 2014)

Nudge Theory - fascinating methodology for change-management, leadership, etc - explanation, extensions, relation to other theories, how to teach, train, use - (31 Mar 2014)

Quizballs 299 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (28 Mar 2014)

Quizballs 298 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (20 Mar 2014)

Quizballs 297 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (13 Mar 2014)

Quizballs 296 - Nicknames, Expressions and Figures of Speech Quiz - 20 questions - (6 Mar 2014)

Quizballs 295 - Turkey Quiz - 30 questions and answers - (1 Mar 2014)

Presentations - Skills, Creating, Delivering, Overcoming Fears - section revised and improved - (28 Feb 2014)

Quizballs 294 - Indonesia Quiz - 30 questions and answers - (20 Feb 2014)

Quizballs 293 - Mexico Quiz - 30 questions and answers - (15 Feb 2014)

Quizballs 292 - Nigeria Quiz - 30 questions and answers - (8 Feb 2014)

Quizballs 291 - India Quiz - 30 questions and answers - (30 Jan 2014)

Quizballs 290 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (24 Jan 2014)

SWSWSWN Acronym - for selling, cold-calling, business, entrepreneurship, and life - (23 Jan 2014)

Toilet Paper Icebreaker Exercise - super group introductions ideas - (23 Jan 2014)

Quizballs 289 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (16 Jan 2014)

Quizballs 288 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (9 Jan 2014)

Quizballs 287 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (3 Jan 2014)

Quizballs 286 - 20 questions and answers - (28 Dec 2013)

Quizballs 285 - 20 questions and answers - (18 Dec 2013)

Quizballs 284 - 20 questions and answers - (12 Dec 2013)

Xmas/New Year Group Activities - a seasonal bundle of Businessballs ideas and resources for team quizzes, exercises, and events - (11 Dec 2013)

More Glass-Half-Full/Half-Empty Genius - the Gestalt psychologist angle... (11 Dec 2013)

BIG 2013 YEAR QUIZ - Quizballs 283 - 100 questions and answers about 2013 world events, technology, trivia, with completely unscientific unvalidated score key - (6 Dec 2013)

2013 ACORN UK Demographics Classifications and Percentages - including UK population profile summaries, revised social classes, and detailed reports - (28 Nov 2013)

Quizballs 282 - 20 questions and answers - (26 Nov 2013)

Quizballs 281 - 20 questions and answers - (21 Nov 2013)

Quizballs 280 - 20 questions and answers - (15 Nov 2013)

Glossary of Latin Terms, Abbreviations, Phrases - (15 Nov 2013)

Quizballs 279 - 20 questions and answers - (8 Nov 2013)

The Philosophy Student and the Chair Story - (4 Nov 2013)

Qui Docet Discit - Who Teaches Learns - a powerful learning maxim - (3 Nov 2013)

Quizballs 278 - 20 questions and answers - (30 Oct 2013)

More Glass-Half-Full/Half-Empty Genius - pyromaniac, Google, gambler and car salesman.. (26 Oct 2013)

Quizballs 277 - 20 questions and answers - (23 Oct 2013)

Quizballs 276 - 20 questions and answers - (16 Oct 2013)

Quizballs 275 - 20 questions and answers - (11 Oct 2013)

Product Life Cycle - expanation, examples, and ever-shortening timescales - (4 Oct 2013)

Quizballs 274 - 20 questions and answers - (2 Oct 2013)

Quizballs 273 - 20 questions and answers - (27 Sep 2013)

Quizballs 272 - 20 questions and answers - (12 Sep 2013)

Contraction and Elision - linguistics theory - (14 Sep 2013)

Quizballs 271 - 20 questions and answers - (12 Sep 2013)

Couth/Uncouth - fascinating word origins trivia - (11 Sep 2013)

Conscious Competence Learning Model - the earliest description/origin?.. (10 Sep 2013)

Quizballs 270 - 20 questions and answers - (4 Sep 2013)

Quizballs 269 - 20 questions and answers - (30 Aug 2013)

Corporate Governance - extensive article, definitions, history, codes, templates - (30 Aug 2013)

Quizballs 268 - 20 questions and answers - (22 Aug 2013)

Quizballs 267 - 20 questions and answers - (15 Aug 2013)

The Streisand Effect - (15 Aug 2013)

Quizballs 266 - 20 questions and answers - (9 Aug 2013)

Quizballs 265 - 20 questions and answers - (1 Aug 2013)

"Faster Horses..." - the famous quote about development, misattributed to Henry Ford - (1 Aug 2013)

Quizballs 264 - 20 questions and answers - (26 Jul 2013)

Quizballs 263 - 20 questions and answers - (18 Jul 2013)

Quizballs 262 - 20 questions and answers - (11 Jul 2013)

Some Amusing Esoterica - for pure amusement and training stimulus - (10 Jul 2013)

Quizballs 261 - 20 questions and answers - (4 Jul 2013)

Questionnaire/Scoring Template for People-Performance-Potential Matrix Model - (3 Jul 2013)

Quizballs 260 - 20 questions and answers - (28 Jun 2013)

Quizballs 259 - 20 questions and answers - (20 Jun 2013)

Alternative Final Picture for Treeswing Cartoon Series - 'What the Customer Needed' - instead of 'Wanted' - there is a subtle difference... (18 Jun 2013)

Quizballs 258 - 20 questions and answers - (11 Jun 2013)

'Literally...' ........... exactly what does this word mean? - (6 Jun 2013)

Quizballs 257 - 20 questions and answers - (5 Jun 2013)

Egg Corns and Mondegreens - entertaining wordplay in the linguistics and grammar glossary - (5 Jun 2013)

Quizballs 256 - 20 questions and answers - (30 May 2013)

Quizballs 255 - 20 questions and answers - (22 May 2013)

Quizballs 254 - 20 questions and answers - (16 May 2013)

Quizballs 253 - 20 questions and answers - (9 May 2013)

Genericized Trademarks and Brand Names - the power of branding - (9 May 2013)

Glossary of Grammar and Language Terminology - fascinating words for types of words and language effects... (7 May 2013)

Quizballs 252 - 20 questions and answers - (3 May 2013)

Quizballs 251 - 20 questions and answers - (24 Apr 2013)

P2P - acronym with potentially far-reaching implications - (24 Apr 2013)

Quizballs 250 - 20 questions and answers - (16 Apr 2013)

Shop - meanings, slang, reflections of changing life/work/business over thousands of years - (16 Apr 2013)

Quizballs 249 - 20 questions and answers - (9 Apr 2013)

Quizballs 248 - 20 questions and answers - (4 Apr 2013)

Aristotle's Three Modes of Persuasion - the three principles of effective communications - (29 Mar 2013)

Quizballs 247 - 20 questions and answers - (29 Mar 2013)

Project Sponsorship - definitions, explanation, examples - the role of executive accountability in project management - (27 Mar 2013)

Quizballs 246 - 20 questions and answers - (20 Mar 2013)

Quizballs 245 - 20 questions and answers - (14 Mar 2013)

Hun/Huhne/Honeymoon - interesting connections - (12 Mar 2013)

Quizballs 244 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (8 Mar 2013)

HALO - wonderful acronym/bacronym for teaching and training - (4 Mar 2013)

Quizballs 243 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (28 Feb 2013)

Personality Self-Image Exercise - simple activity demonstrating different people can have different views of the same person - (25 Feb 2013)

Business Start-Up Coaching Sessions - new dates available, now taking bookings - (25 Feb 2013)

Morphopsychology - theory of personality assessment by analysis of face shape/features - (22 Feb 2013)

Quizballs 242 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (21 Feb 2013)

Quizballs 241 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (13 Feb 2013)

Quizballs 240 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (7 Feb 2013)

Credit Rating Agencies - summary and explanation - (5 Feb 2012)

Powerpoint (ppt) Slide of John Fisher's Process of Transition Diagram (Redesigned Nov 2012 Colour/Color Version with Complacency Stage) - (1 Feb 2013)

Quizballs 239 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (31 Jan 2013)

Is this the earliest record of a published version of 'Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep'?... see updated article - (29 Jan 2013)

Quizballs 238 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (25 Jan 2013)

Dope - fascinating word origins - (18 Jan 2013)

Our sister website quizballs.com now offers an amazing free custom quizbuilder and a free random quiz generator - (18 Jan 2013)

Quizballs 237 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (17 Jan 2013)

P49 - further extension of the old P6 quality/planning acronym - (15 Jan 2013)

Quizballs 236 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (10 Jan 2013)

SMS Acronym - a marketing/business development lesson.. (4 Jan 2013)

Quizballs 235 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (4 Jan 2013)

Conscious Competence Learning Model/Matrix/Theory - revised and updated information about possible origins - (3 Jan 2013)

Quizballs 234 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (29 Dec 2012)

MOOC - a significant educational acronym, and a big trend to watch - (28 Dec 2012)

Quizballs 233 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (24 Dec 2012)

Twit/Twitter Words Origins - fascinating origins/histories of these modern words - (23 Dec 2012)

Quizballs 232 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (19 Dec 2012)

RISE Transformational Change Model/Acronym - Dawn Stanley's excellent personal change framework, offering simple 'how to' action-based parallels for various personal change concepts - useful also for other sorts of change - (15 Dec 2012)

Quizballs 231- Big Year Quiz for 2012 - 100 free questions and answers about world events, news , trivia, etc - (12 Dec 2012)

Our sister website Quizballs.com now offers a random quiz generator - (6 Dec 2012)

Quizballs 230 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (6 Dec 2012)

Quizballs 229 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (30 Nov 2012)

Actually Three Ns... - puzzle answer correction - (27 Nov 2012)

Quizballs 228 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (22 Nov 2012)

Fisher's Personal Transition Curve Diagram New and Revised - and now in glorious colour/color - (16 Nov 2012)

Marketing Theory and Guide Revised - marketing terminology, methods, processes and tips - updated - (16 Nov 2012)

Quizballs 227 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (16 Nov 2012)

Quizballs 226 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (9 Nov 2012)

Quizballs 225 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (2 Nov 2012)

Quizballs 224 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (26 Oct 2012)

Letters and Numbers Language - an extension to the jumbled words article - an amazing example of how the brain processes language - (24 Oct 2012)

Quizballs 223 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (18 Oct 2012 )

Quizballs 222 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (12 Oct 2012 )

Quizballs 221 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (3 Oct 2012 )

GREND(s) - interesting demographics acronym for societal/economy discussion - (3 Oct 2012)

Quizballs 220 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (26 Sep 2012 )

Pleb - word origins - very old... (25 Sep 2012)

More Glass-Half-Full/Half-Empty Genius - insomniac, existentialist, nihilist, Keynesian, monetarist, and more.. (21 Sep 2012)

Occam's Razor - interesting and useful concept/principle for communicators - (20 Sep 2012)

Quizballs 219 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (20 Sep 2012 )

The Bishop, the Priest, and the Ladle Story - a story for illustrating many themes, from arrogance to creative problem-solving, dishonesty to delusion, and more besides - (18 Sep 2012)

A Remarkable Book - Islam and Sustainable Development - (13 Sep 2012)

Quizballs 218 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (12 Sep 2012 )

Mom and Pop Shop and Lifestyle Business - a couple of interesting expressions - (12 Sep 2012)

Quizballs 217 - general knowledge - 20 questions and answers - (5 Sep 2012 )

Quizballs 216 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (29 Aug 2012 )

Quizballs 215 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (15 Aug 2012 )

Quizballs 214 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (15 Aug 2012 )

Quizballs 213 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (10 Aug 2012 )

Quizballs 212 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (1 Aug 2012 )

More Glass-Half-Full/Half-Empty Genius - Politician, Economist, Call-centre, and IT support angles - (29 Jul 2012)

Quizballs 211 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (25 Jul 2012)

Quizballs 210 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (21 Jul 2012)

More Glass-Half-Full/Half-Empty Genius - The actor's standpoint - (18 Jul 2012)

Eponymous/Eponyms - definitions and fascinating examples - (17 Jul 2012)

Quizballs 209 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (17 Jul 2012)

Metric Prefixes - page updated - brings interest and meaning to exploring numbers and maths - (12 Jul 2012)

Quizballs 208 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (12 Jul 2012)

More Glass-Half-Full/Half-Empty Genius - Eeyore's angle - (9 Jul 2012)

HIP Acronym - neat little teaching item for ethics, leadership, probity, etc - (9 Jul 2012)

Quizballs 207 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (6 Jul 2012)

The Three Rs - new and old thoughts on a famous concept - (6 Jul 2012)

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty Quotes - now on its own webpage - (28 Jun 2012)

Quizballs 206 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (28 Jun 2012)

John Fisher's Personal Transition Theory (updated) 2012 - revised and extended model, with new diagrams: Fisher's Process of Personal Transition 2012 diagram (pdf) and same Fisher Process of Transition diagram (ppt) - (22 Jun 2012)

The Man, The Boy, and The Hotel Story - powerful story for various purposes, including customer service - (21 Jun 2012)

Quizballs 205 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (Incidentally, Quizballs 1-200 now on Quizballs Index 1 and Quizballs 201 onwards are on Quizballs Index 2) - (20 Jun 2012)

Lumina Spark Personality Profiling System - summary and theory - (20 Jun 2012)

Quizballs 204 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (13 Jun 2012)

Quizballs 203 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (8 Jun 2012)

Quizballs 202 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (29 May 2012)

The Early Bird... a different angle on an already amusing twist - and an invitation for further genius contributions - (25 May 2012)

Quizballs 201 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (25 May 2012)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - the banker's view - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (25 May 2012)

Quizballs 200 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (17 May 2012)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - the marketing professional's standpoint - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (10 May 2012)

Quizballs 199 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (10 May 2012)

Brum/Brummie and Creole - fascinating word origins relating to culture, society, language - (10 May 2012)

Quizballs 198 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (2 May 2012)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - further amusing additions - (another) pessimist, opportunist and Geordie viewpoints - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (26 Apr 2012)

Quizballs 197 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (25 Apr 2012)

SLAGIATT Acronym - (24 Apr 2012)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - another very clever addition - police officer viewpoint - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (18 Apr 2012)

Wonderful Dedra Serafin and Jeffrey Bachman Quotes - in the self-penned quotes section - (18 Apr 2012)

Quizballs 196 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (18 Apr 2012)

SPOC and MAMIL and TNA - more amusing acronyms - (16 Apr 2012)

Quizballs 195 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions and answers - (12 Apr 2012)

Marketing and Advertising Definitions and Differences - (6 Apr 2012)

Quizballs 194 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (4 Apr 2012)

Quizballs 193 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (29 Mar 2012)

A new angle on The Athiest and the Bear Story - see The Atheist and the Bear Story II - (25 Mar 2012)

Quizballs 192 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (20 Mar 2012)

Quizballs 191 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (14 Mar 2012)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - more very clever additions - viewpoints of the Boss, the Drill Sergeant, and Schrödinger's Cat - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (9 Mar 2012)

Quizballs 190 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (9 Mar 2012)

Quizballs 189 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (1 Mar 2012)

Leadership Theories - big new section which aims to be the best free guide to leadership theories available on the web - (24 Feb 2012)

BIRG and BIRGing - Basking In Reflected Glory - psychology of social identity, linking to motivation - (16 Feb 2012)

Quizballs 188 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (16 Feb 2012)

Wonderful new acronyms CARE and TSA - amusingly useful for training and presentations, etc - (16 Feb 2012)

Quizballs 187 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (9 Feb 2012)

Quizballs 186 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (1 Feb 2012)

Quizballs 185 - diversity/words and general knowledge quiz 3 - 20 questions - (30 Jan 2012)

Ironherder on Age - additions from a contributor - (19 Jan 2012)

Quizballs 184 - diversity/words and general knowledge quiz 2 - 20 questions - (19 Jan 2012)

Charlotte Sebego's Quote about 'Being' - in the self-penned quotes section - (19 Jan 2012)

Quizballs 183 - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions - (12 Jan 2012)

Quizballs 182 - diversity/words and general knowledge quiz 1 - 20 questions - (5 Jan 2012)

More Glass Half-Full/Empty Genius - another very clever addition - the Pragmatist - see the collection of Glass Half-Full/Empty quotes - (4 Jan 2012)

Listings of past additions and updates - 2011-2006

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