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We have some very exciting plans for Businessballs. Very soon we will be launching a new visual identity, refreshing the design of the site and adding lots of new functionality to enhance your learning experience and the website's usefulness. Phase 2 will include badges, learning plans linked to accredited competency frameworks, wikis (for collaborative content development) and new content from international thought leaders and academics. The site will continue to follow our ethos of free work and life learning, and the redevelopment and ongoing management will be delivered by our partner Accipio. If you are interested in contributing content or your view on where we should take Businessballs next, please email ask@businessballs.com.

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Quizballs 480 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (20 Aug 2017)

Quizballs 479 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (10 Aug 2017)

Quizballs 478 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (05 Aug 2017)

Businessballs Mugs and T-Shirts - new 'meaningful merchandise' test - we'd love to have your reactions please - (28 Jul 2017)

Quizballs 477 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (27 Jul 2017)

Quizballs 476 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (21 Jul 2017)

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SOS - Silence of Suicide - I discovered the wonderful work of SOS Silence Of Suicide shortly after I lost my partner Liane Ashberry to suicide in April 2015. SOS was established by Michael Mansfield QC and his partner Yvette Greenway a little later in 2015, and we've kept in regular contact since then. Yvette and Michael are among a few amazing people and organizations who saved my life when I became suicidal myself (due to suicide bereavement and a few other pressures) for much of 2015, all of 2016, and into early 2017. I urge anyone experiencing suicide bereavement or dealing with related matters to attend a SOS meeting if you can. The SOS meeting I attended in London last year was a major step in my recovery. Please look at the SOS Silence Of Suicide website. Use, support, be helped by, and tell others about this hugely significant work. I'm thrilled that Yvette Greenway has offered to help host/facilitate at the conference event outlined below, and I hope that subject to his availability Michael will be there too.

Bare Bones Anorexia - Bev Chapman is a remarkable and inspirational woman. Bare Bones Anorexia is Bev's website. Read Bev's beautifully written and powerfully moving story at Barebonesanorexia.com/about-me. Bev knows her subject - from an intensely personal, professional and clinical standpoint - and she can help others understand it and address it too. If you are seeking guidance/help for eating disorders and related mental health issues, then I enourage you strongly to contact Bev. Again subject to her availability, Bev will be among the many brilliant people helping at the conference outlined below...

The World's Biggest Ever Suicide and Wellness Conference and Concert Event...

The World's biggest ever Suicide and Wellness Conference/Concert is being planned for summer 2018.

The event is instigated by Alan Chapman, founder of the work/life learning website Businessballs.com, and will be held in Leicester, UK, at the wonderful Haymarket Theatre complex, due to re-open as part of a major Leicester city re-development December 2017, after 10 years' dormancy.

The event will be streamed globally, and speakers/participation can be streamed in too, from around the world.

This is an initial introduction to the concept... You will see here a clearer outline as it emerges - the ethos and aims and dimensions - initially to achieve sponsorship, and involvement from helpers, experts, speakers, performers, institutions, groups, and centres of excellence/knowledge for suicide and related mental health/wellness.

The conference event will be built around suicide awareness, extending to wellness, mental health, and anything that fits and can be taught/delivered by participating experts - for example:

  • suicide - and all aspects of suicide,
  • depression in any/all of its forms
  • stress avoidance, diet, exercise, sleep,
  • social engagement, talking and listening,
  • mindfulness, forgiveness, authenticity,
  • life-change and life-stages, dementia,
  • death and bereavement,
  • parenting/young people,
  • euthanasia,
  • medication vs natural remedies,
  • creative arts/activities,
  • plus music, song, dance...
  • and anything that is part of wellness and a help for suicidal illness, and mental health generally.

We plan a major concert in the evening of the conference event, which will likely be at a bigger Leicester venue.

The event might additionally be called a 'festival of life and death', which aptly describes its potentially broad coverage and relevance.

Suicide awareness... the primary purpose - is the tip of a vast iceberg of challenges and opportunities in mental health and wellness, globally, especially and ironically in the 'developed' affluent world.

Given the taboos we are addressing - suicide, death, bereavement, etc - we should be able to build quite a lot of pressure for change, as well as all the good that can come from such a gathering.

We are keen to involve the corporate sector because big employers especially have a major responsibility to understand and support mental health, throughout their organizations and especially to embed positive mental health within corporate governance. The quality of life and wellness of most people in the world is significantly influenced by corporations and major employers. Governments fundamentally influence these things too.

Great improvements can be made. If you want to help in any way, please get in touch.

Thank you.

Alan Chapman - (updated 27 July 2017)

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An extraordinary conference/retreat event... A remarkable group of pioneers, visionaries and teachers are gathering at Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, in October, where The Academy of Culture Ambassadors is hosting the first WISDOM FOR MODERN WORKPLACES© retreat on 3-4 October 2017. Attendance is limited to 150 people to optimize interaction. I am trying my best to be there too, as a delegate. The Academy says: "This may be the most engaging, interactive, meaningful, and useful conference on workplace culture that you have ever attended.."  If you are passionately interested in the future of work and organizations, from all the good and sustainable angles, then this might be a wonderful way to empower yourself and grow towards your dreams. Here are brief profiles of the 26 speakers. Please check with the organizer that this event is happening as/when planned.

What colours are the days of the week?... I have long imagined that the days of the week are certain colours (or colors in US-English..) and I wonder how many people also imagine this?.. Perhaps ask people and compare and discuss. Besides being fun and interesting this is a quirky activity to use as an ice-breaker at training events or classes and groups, and at a deeper level, the exercise very quickly demonstrates how our minds work and think differently - that we so easily can see the same things in different ways, and that the same things can have different meanings for each of us.. (see the 'days colours exercise')

Our 'cafe space' is happening... We offer a space for people to come and sit and 'be' - to drink tea and coffee, eat cake or buttered toast, for free - especially people feeling low or sad, or empty or needing a hug, or worse, for whatever reason, such as bereavement, anxiety, or due to some other stresses of life.

So much of modern life is rather unnatural.. not what we are designed for. We tend to adapt and conform, because most of what we see and read and experience persuades us that this is how life should be. But life does not have to be like the TV or the extremes that we see in the media. Life can be more natural and giving and loving. We can be more vulnerable and yet stay perfectly safe. We can choose to value and enjoy and feel every present moment, rather than striving and longing for things in the future. Because we only really have today. None of us knows or can control what happens in our future. We can only hope to control our responses - and welcome everything that comes as part of life and how we grow.

Having experienced in recent years the deaths/suicide of loved ones, a difficult protracted divorce, life-threatening stress, and my own fight for survival and recovery, I am now keen to make a helpful space for others... Businessballs is based in Anstey, Leicester, in a simple spiritual 18th century farmhouse. It's been my family home and workplace since 1991, and has become workplace for my daughter Nel and son Alex, who respectively run their own hair salon and tattoo studio businesses in the house. We serve free teas and coffees, homemade cakes, and increasingly other foods. It's free. We have a space here that seems to help people who might be struggling with bereavement or mental health challenges of one sort or another. If you live locally and want to drop in and simply sit, be, chat, have tea/coffee/cake, or read, or laugh or cry or hug, then please call in. Our address is given in the contact details for this website. Later this year I aim to organize quite an ambitious event to raise awareness and break taboos, share experiences, feelings, expertise, knowledge, thinking and ideas - professionally and personally - about suicide, death, bereavement, mental health and wellness. If this is of interest to you please get in touch. There is much to be done, and much that we can do. Thank you, Alan Chapman (updated 1st June 2017)

How to increase wellness and and happiness... Our minds and bodies are designed to live very differently to how modern life is - i.e., cars, planes, buildings, computers, smartphones, processed food, chemicals and drugs, automatic everything, vast organizations, inactivity and obesity, disconnected families, and unloving relationships, etc. Our minds and bodies are actually designed to live how humans lived thousands and millions of years ago, i.e., walking, running, playing, singing, dancing, growing things, tending animals, fresh air and countryside, swimming, making things with our hands, using our entire bodies in one way or another, eating naturally, sleeping naturally, being in harmony with nature, staying connected with family and social groups, hugging, touching, laughing, crying, dying naturally - free of modern stress, free of materialistic consumerism, and free of searching for an artificial security and 'happiness'. Humans generally today live very unnaturally, in ways that do not match how we have actually evolved, and what our minds and bodies need. Consequently we become stressed and unwell, and we take alcohol and drugs, and become addicted to electronic media, and we chase more money and possessions. Of course we cannot go back in time, and modern life offers many benefits, nevertheless we can look to our past for some very simple ideas - even if we make just one little change - that would obviously and easily improve our life-balance, especially if we are not well and happy. It's very simple.. Just imagine how people lived before the industrial age, or before the agricultural age, and try to be a bit more authentically human - like we are designed to be, and how our minds and bodies are actually designed to live.

Perspective and growth... I've experienced some challenging times recently. Among the challenges, today (21st April) is the 2nd anniversary of my partner Liane's suicide. The story and music are at www.rudeangel.co.uk. If you have time please download (it's all free)  - listen and share, and read Liane's words. They are inspiring. My own dance in the darkness, from which I seem now to be slowly emerging, generates in me an ever keener interest in and passion for exploring, promoting and publicizing many aspects of mental health and the mind, together with authenticity, happiness, love, life, death, etc., and what these things actually are. Within all this, one great lesson for me is that we each see the world - and others, and ourselves - in our own unique way. Nobody can fully understand how another person is feeling. Happily there are many people who imagine the best of others, and forgive and love, when others behave in ways that can seem, or truly be, upsetting or difficult. Coincidentally a few days ago I was sent this lovely original quote by Charlotte Sebego, who already features on my inspirational quotes page, and has a gift for saying a great deal of enormous value in very few words..

“Perhaps I am not to you, but, I am to me.” (Charlotte Sebego, 16 April 2017) 

I take the liberty of suggesting that this beautifully apt quote is for anyone who feels misunderstood at the deepest level of what and who we are - which is perhaps everyone. Thank you Charlotte. And thank you Liane, and all who've loved and hugged me, physically and virtually. I love you.

We never truly know what another person is feeling... We might imagine that we do, or we might project our own 'shared' feelings onto somebody else, knowingly, or unconsciously and unintentionally.. whatever, we can never know exactly how another person is feeling. We can try to be empathic, and to listen very deeply, and to resist our natural urges to explain our own feelings, but a person's feelings are unique and can only felt by the person himself or herself.

So when we talk with others, especially at times of difficulty or stress or misunderstanding or conflict, remember that we do not know exactly how the other person is feeling, and for this reason it is rarely a good thing to give firm personal advice or direction, even if we are asked to do so. Instead we should try to understand as much as we can about the other person's needs and feelings, and then to act as a 'sounding board' (reflector) and an enabler of his or her own thinking and decision-making.

If we have particular expertise that is useful for another person, then we can very helpfully explain options and implications of different courses of action and decisions. We can even suggest what we ourselves would do - but importantly we must emphasise the need for the other person to form his or her own views, and make his or her own decision.

So when we deal with sensitive relationships and communications, we will be more helpful if we try to offer clarity and to improve appreciation of issues and consequences, rather than give direction or personal opinion.

We help others by enabling them to find their own way; not by pointing our way for them.

Texting and messaging are risky ways to communicate... it follows from the above (i.e., we cannot know fully how another person is feeling) that when we communicate with another person - or people - especially about things that are sensitive or difficult, or misunderstood, or disputed - that our communication methods must enable as much understanding as possible. Texting and messaging are very very poor at conveying meanings and feelings. Emailing is a little better because we can write more, and we can take more time to think about and edit what we write. Voice messaging is better still because we can hear the voice of the other person, and he/she can hear our voice, which conveys lots more words and some feeling. Phoning in real time is better still because we can hear each other's voices; the tone and expression and some feeling, and we can respond to each other  - in real time. This is crucial because it enables reflection back and clarification. Video-phoning is better still because we can see facial expressions. But the best way to communicate, when we need to understand each other's feelings as much as possible, is face-to-face, so that we can use all our senses and instincts to see, hear, 'feel', and discuss exactly what each other is meaning, and importantly how each other is feeling: what the issue means to each other, which is highly complex. Albert Mehrabian established some brilliantly helpful theories about this many years ago. His work is a good starting point for realising how humans communicate, and how to improve our own communications with others. Body language is also a vital part of understanding people, and understanding the effects we can have on others.

Magical... The relaunch of the magnificent Haymarket Theatre in Leicester is a story of wonderful vision, belief, determination, and collaboration. This amazing theatre - boasting the biggest stage in England - has been closed for several years, and it will re-open later in 2017. Connect with what's happening there. It is very special.

Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi, born 1953) and hugging... Amma is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru. She hugs people. Hugging and being held produces incredibly good effects in people. Amma has hugged and helped over 33 million people. Try it. We all feel amazingly good after a good long hug - giving or receiving. The Love page on this website explores more about the power of love and hugging.

Every mistake, nuisance and difficult situation helps us grow and learn... While we might not accept this benefit at the time, we gain our knowledge, wisdom and strength by experiencing and overcoming challenges. We do not grow by progressing unhindered through life. Negative experiences help us and teach us in many ways. Some we can choose to accept or refuse; others come along without a choice. It's ok to get help at times - we don't need to do it all alone. Whatever, be assured that what does not kill us makes us stronger, as Nietzsche wrote it. It follows that people who avoid problems, or are always protected from challenges, do not grow and develop so much. So when the next problem comes along for you - large or small - embrace it, welcome it, and be thankful for it, because it is helping you to grow.

Increasing our openness improves everything... Paradoxically this is true. Most people imagine and practise the opposite. Here's an small easy experiment to try, to prove this for yourself - that being open, vulnerable, transparent, and giving and taking a risk, etc., produces good results: The next time you walk down a street, smile at people  - complete strangers - and say hello or good morning/afternoon. If you are walking in the same direction as someone else (and so have time to say more), actually say a bit more. Engage the other person in conversation. You will be amazed at the effect. Of course some people are too preoccupied or unhappy to respond, but very many other people will respond positively - they will be open and friendly because you have been open and friendly. Very often you will find that a conversation of considerable depth arises very quickly, with a complete stranger, because you have been open and vulnerable and positive and happy towards them. This gives the other person the freedom and creates a space for them, and removes the risks, for them to be open and friendly and engaging with you. Try it.

The more you can expose about yourself - the more you take risks with your own transparency and vulnerability, then the more you will receive from others in return.

This is an aspect of trust.

Smiling and saying hello to strangers is a small example of the power of vulnerability and related ways of behaving, which include:

  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Unconditional positivity towards others
  • Smiling
  • Initiating discussion
  • Being interested in other people
  • Listening to others
  • Asking questions of others, rather than making pronouncements or giving your own views/opinions
  • and lots more..

How does increasing our openness lead to good things?..

There are several reasons;

We give other people space and 'permission' to be open with us.

We increase our strength - the strength we feel ourselves, and the strength that others perceive in us - because openness correlates directly to strength, just as weakness causes people to feel closed and insecure.

Interestingly, and amazingly, we do not need to feel strong first, before we increase our openness.. We can first be open, and this then increases our strength. As we feel stronger, we can become even more open.

Think about it.. When we meet closed people, or closed organizations, do we perceive them to be secure, or insecure? We regard them as insecure. We imagine they have something to hide or protect, and are not strong enough to be open, and to risk being open. We trust them less. Conversely, when we meet someone who is open and vulnerable, do we consider this to be a sign of strength or weakness? We tend to admire their strength in feeling safe with the risks of openness and transparency. We tend to trust people who are open, and distrust people who are closed.

We can apply these principles to organizations; even very large organisations.

Openness and transparency equates to strength, and gives space for possibilities and opportunities - for positive communications and relationships - for discovery, connections, synergies, improvements, collaborations and cooperations.

Try it. Make yourself more open. Remove some protections around yourself. Treat people positively, with the belief that they will be good and positive too, and this enables them to be so.

Incidentally, Brené Brown's book Daring Greatly offers a brilliant perspective of using 'vulnerability' for personal improvement and happiness and much more. (The Amazon link produces some commission towards Businessballs website costs, thank you.)

Ethics... I've attempted to offer some definitions and interpretations of 'ethics' and 'ethical'. Like some other big concepts such as 'love' and 'life', the words ethics and ethical are very open to debate. Much depends on your situation. Controversial areas such as climate change, globalization, healthcare, political intervention, and equality, etc., tend to be impossible to analyse from an absolute ethical standpoint. Ethics are therefore a flexible subject, arguably more complex than life itself, as humankind increasingly finds itself addressing questions about the universe, beyond life on earth. This is not to mention questions of religious belief, which for a vast proportion of the planet still tend to determine ethical definitions and judgments. Anyway, here is the fuller piece about 'ethics' and 'ethical'. As ever I am open to contributions on the subject.

The JoHari Window Model is a major helpful concept for keeping healthy relationships, and for preventing, addressing, understanding and resolving conflicts and upsets, quite aside from its uses in training and development. Every home should have one on the kitchen wall, or stuck somewhere else so folks can see it...  the JoHari Diagram pdf is quick and easy.

Wisdom... is knowing that a new bag of sugar is best opened over a kitchen sink...

If you have one of your own original suggestions like this - not necessarily for wisdom - then please send it, and I'll perhaps add it here, suitably attributed to you of course. Send yours.

A super customer service story..

I was told a wonderful true customer service story recently. It took place in a cinema cafe, which is extremely well-run and serves fabulous food. The staff there are all fabulous too, including one man - let's call him Peter - who is extremely professional, kind, and brilliant at his work. One day a customer had cause to complain about something, and rather aggressively approached Peter at the counter, and demanded, "Who's in charge here?.." To which Peter replied:

"You are Sir, what would you like?.. "

Isn't that fantastic.

And extending the notion of questioning..

Questioning is a powerful alternative to making statements.

A good question is often much better than a defensive remark, or a counter-accusation, for all sorts of situations. Using an open question (What...?, How...? especially) is a simple and effective technique for resisting forceful or bullying pressure. Using questions, rather than statements and guesses, is also very effective for building trust, diffusing conflict, understanding situations, managing other people, teaching, training, and parenting. Traditionally, questioning is regarded as mainly a selling skill, but it's powerful and productive in virtually every circumstance involving human cooperation.

Anyone can be a leader - inspiring others, helping others, making a positive difference to someone or something. Leadership is most effective and easiest when it is adaptable. Explore different theories of leadership - they each offer adaptable methods, styles, etc.

What's the most powerful rule of negotiating?...

Have an alternative.

Be able to walk away.

This simple principle is often ignored, particularly because as buyers or sellers we all tend to focus and fixate on a single option, which quickly creates a dependence on it, which produces pressure (including time/deadline) to agree a deal, which weakens our position, and strengthens the position of the other side.

Nudge theory helps us understand why we fixate on a single option, and why the apparent desirability of a single option increases.

The Psychological Contract are additionally very useful models and tools in planning and assisting others through change.

Pareto's 80-20 Theory is very useful for problem-solving, decision-making, downsizing, optimization, streamlining, and all sorts of evaluation and change, in business, organizations, and personal life too.

Erikson's Life-Stage Theory can be extremely helpful for:

  • Understanding yourself, and how your priorities change through life.
  • Understanding this in others.
  • Teaching and exploring this with others.
  • Understanding how to motivate and relate to people of different ages.

Acronyms are brilliant and entertaining devices which offer all sorts of opportunities to add interest and amusement - and crucially impact and memorability - to training, writing and presentations.

And the acronym is just one of scores of fascinating language curiosities and effects, which help bring spoken and written words to life.

Businessballs offers other useful glossaries too:

For example see the business dictionary and the glossary of common Latin terms - again these are super resources and inspiration for training and communicating in most situations.

Are you interested in any of these new initiatives?...

We are seeking collaborations with progressive ethical organizations to advance some exciting new developments:

  • Charities working on extending L&D to the developing/disadvantaged world.
  • Government entities working on extending L&D to young people, especially unemployed/disadvantaged.
  • Employers interested in piloting new L&D management solutions - do you want your own branded in-house platform, hosting the best content and tools on leadership and management development, with sophisticated tracking, badges, and internationally recognised qualifications and accreditation?..

If your organization - anywhere in the world - is interested in any of the above please contact us. These initiatives are in partnership with Accipio.com (see next note) - with whom we already partner to offer online leadership learning qualifications. Please forward this item to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you.

Businessballs/Accipio elearning partnership - The Accipio organization, an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) centre, offers free audio-visual interactive eLearning modules, aligned with internationally recognised qualifications (ILM or CMI). You can attain learning points for each leadership and management eModule, and gain a Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma. Register with the awarding body (via Accipio), then secure enough learning points, and pass the assignments. Accreditation fees apply. Click here to access the eLeadership Academy.

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Quizballs 475 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (11 Jul 2017)

Quizballs 474 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (5 Jul 2017)

Quizballs 473 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (29 Jun 2017)

Quizballs 472 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (22 Jun 2017)

Quizballs 471 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (16 Jun 2017)

Quizballs 470 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (9 Jun 2017)

Quizballs 469 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (1 Jun 2017)

Quizballs 468 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (26 May 2017)

Quizballs 467 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (19 May 2017)

Quizballs 466 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (12 May 2017)

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Quizballs 464 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (26 Apr 2017)

Quizballs 463 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (20 Apr 2017)

Quizballs 462 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (13 Apr 2017)

Quizballs 461 - 25 general knowledge questions and answers - (6 Apr 2017)

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Workplaces by Graham Williams - review and free ebook - this free ebook is pure gold for teachers, learners and leaders - (30 Mar 2017)

Quizballs 460 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (29 Mar 2017)

Quizballs 459 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (23 Mar 2017)

Quizballs 458 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (15 Mar 2017)

Quizballs 457 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (8 Mar 2017)

Quizballs 456 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (2 Mar 2017)

Quizballs 455 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (21 Feb 2017)

Quizballs 454 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (15 Feb 2017)

Quizballs 453 - 21 general knowledge questions and answers - (10 Feb 2017)

Quizballs 452 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (7 Feb 2017)

More clever puns - (2 Feb 2017)

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Quizballs 450 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (25 Jan 2017)

Quizballs 449 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (17 Jan 2017)

Quizballs 448 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (13 Jan 2017)

Quizballs 447 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (5 Jan 2017)

Ethics - some definitions of the complex subject of ethics/ethical.. (29 Dec 2016)

Quizballs 446 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (27 Dec 2016)

Quizballs 445 - 2016 Big Year Quiz - 100 general knowledge multiple-choice questions and answers (24 Dec 2016)

Quizballs 444 - Christmas and New Year Quiz - 40 fun-filled multiple-choice questions and answers (15 Dec 2016)

Quizballs 443 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (8 Dec 2016)

Dance - a big new article about dancing and life and work - (2 Dec 2016)

Quizballs 442 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (29 Nov 2016)

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Quizballs 440 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (16 Nov 2016)

Quizballs 439 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (8 Nov 2016)

Quizballs 438 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (1 Nov 2016)

Fabulous New Creativity Training Book reviewed in updated Bookshop - Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold - (1 Nov 2016)

Quizballs 437 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (27 Oct 2016)

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Quizballs 433 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (27 Sep 2016)

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Clever Funny 'Glass Half-Full/Empty' Quote (Professional Computer Programmer) - (newest last) - (19 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 431 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (14 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 430 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (7 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 432 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (23 Sep 2016)

Clever Funny 'Glass Half-Full/Empty' Quote (Professional Computer Programmer) - (newest last) - (19 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 431 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (14 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 430 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (7 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 429 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (31 Aug 2016)

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Quizballs 426 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (10 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 425 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (2 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 424 - Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Olympics quiz - 40 questions and answers - (28 Jul 2016)

Peter Sharp's Extraordinary Life/Social Change Ideas - for so many reasons - (23 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 423 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (21 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 422 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (13 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 421 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (6 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 420 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (29 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 419 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (22 Jun 2016)

ARK - A Random act of Kindness - an acronym that changes lives and worlds - (16 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 418 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (16 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 417 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (9 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 416 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (3 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 415 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (24 May 2016)

Quizballs 414 - specialist subject quiz - Leicester Football and Leicestershire - (20 May 2016)

Quizballs 413 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (19 May 2016)

Quizballs 412 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (13 May 2016)

Quizballs 411 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (5 May 2016)

Quizballs 410 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (29 Apr 2016)

Litotes and Meiosis - ironic under-statement - fascinating additions to the grammar/language glossary - (26 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 409 - specialist subject quiz about Body Language - (21 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 408 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (21 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 407 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (11 Apr 2016)

More Funny 'Glass Half-Full/Empty' Quotes - (newest last) - (8 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 406 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (4 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 405 - 21 general knowledge questions and answers - (31 Mar 2016)

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Quizballs 402 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (8 Mar 2016)

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Quizballs 400 - specialist subject quiz about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - (29 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 399 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (24 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 398 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (16 Feb 2016)

Inspirational Advocate 'Glass Half-Full/Empty' Quote - (newest last) - (15 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 397 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (11 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 396 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (4 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 395 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (27 Jan 2016)

More Fabulous Clever and Funny 'Glass Half-Full/Empty' Quotes - (newest last) - (19 Jan 2016)

Quizballs 394 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (19 Jan 2016)

Quizballs 393 - 21 general knowledge questions and answers - (12 Jan 2016)

Quizballs 392 - 20 general knowledge questions and answers - (6 Jan 2016)

 

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about businessballs

Businessballs is run by Alan Chapman, in Anstey, Leicester, England.

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authorship/referencing

Alan Chapman/Businessballs

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