Size Up Competing Companies While You Sleep
“The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” -Gekko This week on the VAScripts series, I include a particularly valuable document that I use regularly when I find companies that are interesting, have reached out to partner with us, or are potential competitors. The report pulls together many things I generally need to know about the company to assess how...
Virtual Assistant Scripts Series (VAScripts)
I have lately been obsessed with utilizing Virtual Assistant. Trying all of the major players at one point or another, I have learned much about breaking down complex projects into smaller manageable tasks. The improvement that I have seen from my ability to delegate effectively as a result of this obsession have been very drastic. Now I think about how to effectively put together teams to...
What will I see tomorrow?
Over the last 365 days, many drastic changes have occurred inside of me. Most of these things are perception based. Ordinary things transformed as the way that I see them transformed. My girlfriend became my fiance, Amazon became a web service, etc. One seemingly inconsequential change is the way that I see the sky. In Mid September, I finally completed my Pilot training and was accepted into...
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,...– Benjamin Franklin Although he spoke of essential liberty, Franklin surmised correctly that the concept of freedom is woven into the fabric of humanity. So why then are so many reluctant to seize liberty? There is a John Gault in all of us. Dig deep and find him.
Technology And Experiences
Among all of the “liking” and “+1ing”, people tend to forget that technology is just a tool that can be used to amplify our lives. At one point, the pen was the most innovative piece technology created. It allowed passing thoughts to be captured, expressed, and shared. Now technology has taken another leap. Our thoughts..experiences..and lives can be shared shared...
Ever since you were a little kid you always had this fidget..how you can make...– @danielpatricio Re: ‘Hard Drive’ from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.
“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Aconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value....
A Half Thought On Post Racial America
At a panel I was observing recently, the moderator asked if the panelist believe we live in a “post racial america” and at once the “multicultural diversity panel” set forth responses. In the end, all of the panelist agreed, that we don’t live in a “post racial america”. Citing personal experiences of adversity and even personal preferences. I disagree...
Drive thy business, let not that drive thee.– Benjamin Franklin
ECONOMICS OF THE NORTH POLE:SANTA CLAUS AND THE...
Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town soon, but for all the good little boys and girls, is he upping the ante with the new advances in technology? Has he figured out how to combat the escalating production costs? Has he worked out a deal with the elves’ union and adjusted to the shift from a blue-collar to no-collar workforce? Normally, I would just check the annual report of a company for answers,...
Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it.– Ayn Rand via Francisco d’Anconia in Atlas Shrugged I have recently started the major undertaking of reading Atlas Shrugged which at first seemed to be a herculean task. Since beginning, however, the book has literally changed my life. I HIGHLY recommended read for anyone in business.
MANAGING “DATA EXHAUST” IS CRITICAL FOR THE FUTURE...
“’Data exhaust’—the trail of clicks that internet users leave behind from which value can be extracted—is becoming a mainstay of the internet economy. One example is Google’s search engine, which is partly guided by the number of clicks on an item to help determine its relevance to a search query. If the eighth listing for a search term is the one most people go to, the algorithm puts it higher...