Don’t Ask Friends/Family to be Your Executor, Unless …

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As the team member assigned to write this piece, I asked Now Sorted’s founder his views on whether or not to accept becoming an Executor of an estate. He told us that he had declined an invitation from his dear brother some years ago and would lean that way towards a request from anyone else in the future. I asked him why?

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Online Security – Do Not Trust Until You Verify

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There are many online storage applications on the market. Some users trust nothing will go wrong; some hope nothing will go wrong; some, having read newspaper reports, believe everything could go wrong. So, what is Now Sorted’s view on security? We are pleased to tell you. 

We believe in the saying: trust but verify. These notes tell you what we have verified for you … in plain English.

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He faked it – She fixed it

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One way we keep on top of client needs is to carefully listen to them. Every month or so we run Q-&-A sessions with clients and their friends. A key motivation is to keep our ears tuned for ideas and innovations to add useful functionality for all users. However, we frequently hear entertaining insights into how our software engages people. Here’s a recent example.

 

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From drudgery to delight

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Two sensations arise when we get the urge to organise something personal: the first is the grudging acceptance that “Yes, I really need to get this done”; the second is the sense of pending drudgery that comes with the task.  Well, now, a third sensation has emerged: one of ‘delight’. It is not an exaggeration to state that the team at Now Sorted has made the job of organising so simple that dull drudgery is out … and diligent delight is in.

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Now Sorted – How it Began

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Two men, in their mid-forties, are chatting over a business breakfast. Suddenly, one excuses himself and goes to the bathroom. He is sweating slightly, feels uncomfortable, splashes some cold water on his face. He returns to the table, apologises to his colleague and suggests they defer their discussion to another day. With that, he pays the bill, tips the waiter and proceeds to his car. He wonders what just happened?  Within an hour he learns he’d undergone a heart attack – an event that changed his life forever.

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