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Business travelers often accumulate piles of paper in their briefcase and are then overwhelmed by it when they arrive at home. In "Taming the Paper Tiger" Barbara Hemphill provides tips on managing the receipts, business cards, and notes that you get while on the road.

She says there are three things that can be done with any piece of paper: "toss it, act on it, or file it" and that you should decide the moment you receive a piece of paper which category it falls in. "Ask yourself, 'What’s the worst possible thing that would happen if I didn’t have this piece of paper?' If you can live with the results, toss it. When you are tempted to postpone a decision about a specific piece of paper, ask yourself: 'What am I going to know tomorrow that I don’t know today?'"

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