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One of my favorite self help reality shows is ‘Tabatha  Takes Over’ the continuation of the earlier ‘Tabatha’s Salon Takeover’.  What I am guessing is that with her exceptional experience in the salon industry, the producers of the show felt that she would function just as well in any business environment especially because she sticks to the fundamentals of a effective business environment.

On every episode Tabatha sets realistic expectations for the business in question, the most impotant being customer service  (my bread and butter). I owe much of my success in customer service to Tabatha’s methods especially to managing a team.

Being firm with friends in the workplace is especially difficult as you grow to be more than just co workers with some members of the staff. The important thing is to make sure that the employee (and the manager) have a clear understanding of what is expected of each person. The staff has to respect and work hard just as much as the staff expects the manager to lead. I look forward to future episodes (a yogurt shop? really?) and how Tabatha turns any business around.

‘Tabatha Takes Over’ is  on Bravo.

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One of my favorite presents from this past Christmas is  a Planet Earth DVD set!

 

The person I received it from understood my love for great documentaries, spanning from  “Wild Discovery”, “Blue Planet”, and the more recent “Wild Russia”.

 

Documentaries have become to me one of the most important media for personal furthering education.  They remind us of, basically, the world and what exists outside of our cities and states.

 

What I find so compelling about this series is the amount of content they cover and the amount of effort put in to capture it.  My personal favorite episode is ‘pole to pole’  which is a great example of a general but visually appealing introduction to the earth and how they will present other episodes.

 

I tend to imagine myself in the future, if my memory starts to fail me, watching this series again to learn more if not remember what nature ‘was’ like.  In the present, the sights and sounds only drive me to visit these places myself.

 

What I love about my set :

 

– The front case is covered with elephants!

– The narrator David Attenborough, who’s voice only enhances my watching experience. Also, he is featured on this version of the series while Sigourney Weaver narrates the television broadcast version. Both do spectacular work but I will always default to  a british accent.

– And Planet Earth – The Future –  This 150-minute companion series looks at what the future may hold for endangered animals, habitats and – ultimately – ourselves.

I am planning to save this one for a  great rainy afternoon. 

 

BBC VIDEO

Planet Earth 

as you’ve never seen it before 

THE COMPLETE SERIES 

 

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