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The Scare of a Handshake

Have you ever heard someone say that they wished for the good old days?  When a person’s word was their bond and that all you needed was a handshake.  Well, we are now being told what you probably suspected. That maybe we should question the handshake after all. Not for contract purposes, but for health reasons.

Here’s an article from Brewster Miller that discusses a recent British study  finding that fist bumping is better than handshaking, because it prevents the spreading of germs.  According to the study, many infections from the common cold can be passed via a handshake. Unfortunately, many people simply do not wash their hands. According to the scientists, fist bumping is only dry contact and the back of the hand has less bacteria compared to the palm.

I guess if someone sneezes and sticks out their hand to shake… it’s best to offer a fist? Maybe people will miss the old days when a person’s fist was as good as a contract?

DID YOU KNOW that the oldest known goldfish lived to be 41-years-old? He was named Fred. Yep, Fred the Goldfish.

And for pic o’ day, doesn’t this seem like a good “get-out-of bed” thought?

out of bed

Business on a Handshake

Every Tuesday night, on CNBC’s new show “The Profit”, millionaire Marcus Lemonis makes a monetary offer to be involved in rescuing a failing business.  He requires the principals to allow him to be fully in charge for one week. Then, the show follows that week of change and turmoil. He does all his business deals by handshake agreement. (story here) There is no written contract.

animal handshake

I highly recommend the show because it has solid business principles and also reminds you of the reasons that some businesses just don’t make it. Separately, it is amazing to see a successful business man who still does business on the contract of a handshake. The pasted story gives some reminder of the history of business by handshake. Plus, it also is a reminder of the good old days… when someone’s word was their bond!

Did you know that a group of kangaroos is called a mob?

 

And for pic o’ day… it’s all about math:

math problem

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