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November 23rd, 2011 2011 Popular Deduction! They might be right for you! by

This article by Gina Noy, was originally posted at noytaxassociates.com. Gina will be teaching Tax Freedom through Planning, a class + lab on tax planning for independents at NWCU. (more…)

November 21st, 2011 The Inigo Montoya Effect by

In the film “The Princess Bride”, Inigo Montoya, a despondent yet valiant swordsman sworn to avenge his father’s murder, joins an equally valiant adventurer named Westley in his quest to rescue Buttercup, Westley’s childhood sweetheart, from an evil king.  After many adventures, Inigo and Westley, joined by Fezzik, the Giant, successfully enter the king’s palace.  While Westley is busy rescuing Buttercup, Inigo encounters the six-fingered man who murdered his father.  In order to fortify himself so that he can recover from a terrible wound and enact his revenge, he repeats the following: “My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.”  With each repetition, Inigo grows stronger, more confident, unwavering in his path.

I do not encourage revenge.  However, Inigo Montoya’s approach offers an important skill that you can add to your negotiation tool kit.  Find your message and stick to it.

This article by Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni, was originally posted at 123untangle.com. Bathabile has been developing Winning Negotiation, a track of classes on negotiation techniques at NWCU.


November 19th, 2011 Life and Music Alan Watts by

October 26th, 2011 New Events and Classes for November by

NWCU is going strong in November with classes in negotiation, social media and presentations. Interested in getting involved? NWCU is a community built program. Have a class or project? Apply today! Check out some of the people, classes events who will be around NWCU this November.  (more…)

September 27th, 2011 Meet Nichelle. She knows bookkeeping, cupcakes, and how to work for herself. by

Working on: Blogging and event planning at Cupcakes Take the Cake, bookkeeping and social media consulting, volunteering at the Vendy Awards, public speaking. Nichelle is hosting The Red Velvet Cake Debate on October 14th at New Work City.


September 27th, 2011 NWCU Mission by

The world is in the midst of a work revolution in which millions of people will pursue independent careers for the first time. Traditional employment structures are giving way to more autonomous lifestyles where individuals choose where, when, and how they work.This is a good and healthy thing, as people who work for themselves are inherently more likely to be working on something that they care about. When someone is passionate about the work they do, they can create amazing things, and be happy doing it. That’s good for them and good for the economy.Managing an independent career without help, however, is extremely difficult.Forgoing a job to be your own boss is like moving out of your parents’ house. You love having nobody telling you what you can and can’t do, but if you don’t grow up fast, the trash will pile up, the bills won’t get paid, and you’re quickly going to run out of clean laundry.


September 13th, 2011 Learn • Build • Share Jumping Ship – Free Meetup by

On Thursday September 15, New Work City will be holding a meetup on the topic of Jumping Ship – How to Leave your Day Job.

This is a free event. See description:

September 13th, 2011 WordPress Classes for September/October by

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