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Shaping the Odds in Norway

In Norway, the economy is highly developed with some state-ownership in strategic areas. Since the start of the industrial era, the Norwegian economy has grown steadily and citizens enjoy a high standard of living and a robust integrated welfare system. Norway's modern manufacturing and welfare system rely on a financial reserve produced by exploitation of natural resources, particularly North Sea oil. According to United Nations data for 2018, Norway together with Luxembourg, and Switzerland ar...
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Team Norway shapes the odds in its favour and sweeps the board at the Winter Olympics

Today's men's 15 kilometres + 15km skiathlon event had everything a spectator could ask for.  Despite an early fall, the Norwegian team managed to make it a Norwegian 1-2-3 in the end. There are many lessons learned from this event that can be used by entrepreneurs, startups and large enterprises. This competition proved that you can be great at what you do. Simen Hegstad Krueger (NOR) already broke a pole in the start, and Andrey Larkov (RUS) also must have had an issue, way...
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Sales tips for non sales people

​As entrepreneurs, at some point, to shape the odds in our favour we have to sell something, whether it's ourselves or our products and services. Many entrepreneurs are not natural sales people and the thought of 'selling' fills us with dread. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Even the untrained and those who don't consider themselves to be 'natural' sales people can achieve sales success. Here are some tips to help you with your sales: 1. Get clear Before you even start selling, be clear...
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Neil Armstrong's moon bag sells for $1.8 million at Sotheby's auction

Neil Armstrong and his Apollo 11 crew brought a 30cmx22cm bag labeled "Lunar Sample Return" when they returned to earth 48 years ago. It disappeared, until a manager of a Kansas museum was convicted of its theft in 2014. The U.S. Marshals Service put it up for auction three times, drawing no bids, until Chicago-area attorney Nancy Lee Carlson decided to Shape her Odds by offering $995 the next year. It turned out to be a great investment! She sent it to NASA fo...
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VARD Marine Design Selected For US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter

​Heading Singapore, 19 September 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited ("VARD"), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that a design developed by its subsidiary Vard Marine has been selected for the US Coast Guard's new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.  VARD congratulates Eastern Shipbuilding Group and its team partners on being selected for the detailed design and construction phase for the US Coast Guard's Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC...
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#ShapingtheOdds is all about finishing with just one shoe

Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro lost her shoe but finished the steeplechase prelim in Rio yesterday. Etenesh Diro Neda (25) is an Ethiopian athlete. Four years ago she competed in the 3,000 metre steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she was placed sixth in the final with a time of 9:19.89, a personal best so far. Since then, Etenesh Diro has been #ShapingtheOdds to be ready for yesterday's race of the same distance in Rio. For a runner, #ShapingtheOdds is all about running, run...
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