Archive for May, 2012

Predicting the future or just guessing?

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What is the difference between guessing an outcome and predicting it? Bob and I had this as a “debate” as we travelled down to Exeter the other week …

The conversation meandered for a while before drawing the conclusion that I “predicted” things by gathering data and then calculating the odds of something being correct based on other environmental factors. While Bob used guessing to short cut the process, he claimed it was a speed thing – I suggested it was ...

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Where are your balls?

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I have just returned from the vet with my kitten Mischief minus his testicles. As I drove back my mind wandered to what I had done and what that meant.

Testicles are really a metaphor or even slang for having the gumption or courage to act. I remembered certain conversations I have had over the last few weeks with colleagues and clients started to noticed that a lot of people had given away their power to act.

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Are you chasing the money?

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I monitor my budgeted income in the business carefully. I like to know how many months cash-flow in hand I have, and I like to know what income is due in. An essential business skill – I would say!

Last spring I decided that I had enough money in reserve that I could stop working for the summer – in fact I took three months off. I focused on me, my health and what I wanted to do without business obligation ...

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Learn from – Britain’s Got Talent

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I have been aware of the benefits of social media vaguely for about 2-3 years and more seriously from January 2011 when I took a weekend course with Penny and Thomas Power of Ecademy. I clearly remember the instructions from Thomas; Tweet daily, Blog weekly  – What I really understood from it was that it was about having conversations.

I remember when I first joined Facebook– I didn’t want to play the games and I didn’t make friends with people ...

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