Data Gathering.

First, they need to rethink the metrics they’re tracking. There’s this assumption that the more data you have, the better your marketing will be. But you have to ask: Is your data measuring the things that drive growth? – Merkle’s Chief Growth Officer, Adam Lavelle,
Not looking specifically at marketing, but rather business data gathering in general, Lavelle’s observation is spot on. How many businesses collect data simply for data’s sake and because the boss or business owner said to do it that way. How many monthly business reports are created simply as busy work for employees? How many of those reports are read and acted upon? How many of those reports are simply filed away with the appropriate check box marked, that the report was completed and filed.
While on active duty in the U.S. Navy there were always a plethora of monthly reports due. Some critical and others, not so much. We would complete all the reports and send off the ones, historically known for being critical, while keeping the other reports filed in the office. More often than not many of the reports were never followed up upon by the requestor. If the report was followed up on, we’d acknowledge the request and send off the report. It was a clear and determined way to designate just how important or not requests were from those higher up the food chain.
Business owners who can’t, don’t or won’t, enroll their employees in the basics and background of data gathering, alienate those employees from the business and the data gathering becomes only busy work.

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Don Tapscott: How The Blockchain is Changing Money…

What is the blockchain? If you don’t know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society.

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Return purchase to Amazon.

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Earlier this week I purchased a new laptop from Amazon.  Most likely something that many of you do each and every day.  I did this in anticipation of replacing the three-year-old Samsung Chromebook.

Friday arrived and so did the laptop.  With much anticipation,  I opened up the box and began to explore the new device.  It was a fast machine.  However,  there soon began to be issues with the device.

The device wouldn’t download Google Chrome.  In doing some investigation I found that this is an issue that is known and been going on for a few years.  I then find out that the device can’t or won’t download or update the apps that are on the machine.  This includes a paid and up to date subscription to Microsoft Office.

So, back it goes for a refund.  Now to once again begin a search for a new laptop.

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New Internet Service.

New internet service came to our home earlier this week.  Thanks Charter for the 65 Mbps Screenshot_1speeds.  It is wonderful.  The installation went without a hitch and the service tech was efficient and helpful.

On the downside there are two issues with Charter.

This was one of the main reasons for getting our own service, was not to have to rely on the business available wi-fi.  Now I need to find out how to get hold of Charter Customer Service and have them address the issue.

  • Charter Terms and Conditions.

We signed up for the service three weeks ago, and waited the 18 days for our install date.  All Screenshot_2 Terms and Conditionswas well, Charter took our money and we signed and agreed to all of the terms and conditions.  However we continue to get internet pop up screens which interfere with the browsing experience.  Again, a Charter #FAIL. 

This will be a continuing story, so check back as I’ll update as any progress is made.

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St. Patrick’s Day

Yes, it’s St. Patrick‘s Day.  No, I’m not wearing green, and our ground and trees are covered in snow.  

An interesting email today from LinkedIn.   Apparently LinkedIn had a security breach.  Who knew.  So after doing some investigating, I changed my password with them.  I must confess that LinkedIn isn’t a site that I check regularly.  I go there when I get some notification emails that someone is looking at my profile.  Linkedin

How about you? How often to you check in on LinkedIn?

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Christmas Sale

So a retailer that I’ve been wanting to purchase a product from, finally has the item back in stock. Of course, its the Christmas sale season, and it’s not on sale.

Now to look for something else to buy.

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Rosetta Stone.

Attention Rosetta Stone marketing/sales department. Sending me hourly emails on what a great deal I’m missing, doesn’t enroll me in wanting to buy your product.

Thank you.

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Ads in Gmail

The ads the google is placing at the top of one of my gmail areas are in no way related to anything I’m looking for. Neither are they anything related. Massive #FAIL Google.

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Where are the Widgets? 1.1

Part two of my post of an hour or so ago.  Take a look at the site and then look at the following…Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 10.20.55 AM

 

And my question remains, Where are the Widgets?

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