This is marketing season inspiration from HubSpot stolen from their very active (and quite interesting) Facebook page. I’m looking for solutions to perform automated inbound & outbound marketing. What are you using? Any tips I can use you want to share here?
We had a major screw up when launching our latest version of Budget Express 4. I’ll post more about this later.
Don’t give up guys, it happens to even the best of us! :) We’ll patiently be waiting for when you’re back online!
I know I’ve been wrong for the past 2 years or so on the market. I predicted a drop, it didn’t. But for some reason, I am still quite bearish at the moment. Sometimes it’s just intuition. But when I watch videos like this one above, I can’t stop adding this to my list of arguments.
One of the elements I didn’t take into consideration back in 2008-2009 when I was so bearish, is the absolutely, no incredibly… wait, astonishingly speed at which the government opened the valves of money liquidity to save banks, big corporations and other countries (like the Greece deals in Europe).
In summary, I am cautionary bearish at the moment, but I realize that there are so many “ways” to save our economic system, that it’s probably realistic to say that it will be rather a low probability that we’ll see another depression occur. So, long term prognostic: cautionary bullish for now, and not enough to invest in the market.
This is making my day.
Being a sales & marketing guy in a start-up, most of our efforts focus on trying to be innovative in the way to present our solutions to our customers. Creativity, and the results driven by creativity, is not something that can be canned in an afternoon. It takes time to be creative.
This is a simple, yet powerful, message for anyone who has to deal with an impatient boss.
But, results are needed. There will always be room for improvement, so it’s better to come up with something now, and improve on it, then wait until you have the perfect thing.
I learned recently I suffer from hypothyroidism. Sucks. I’m just so always tired, no energy at all. If I have to do something, I have to speak to myself and find some sort of positive side to it, otherwise I can’t do anything.
The symptoms are weird: lack of energy, insomnia, weight loss/gain, leg/joint/muscle pain (for me that’s the worst), feels like you are depressed, burnt-out, emotionally unstable, grumpy, everything seems like a mountain, etc… It is often misdiagnosed as depression, burn-out, imaginative disease, etc…
Everyone (doctors, people I met who suffer from it also, websites & chats) agrees that its easy to treat (medically and not), that the medication prescribed will take somewhere between 11 days & 8 weeks to take effect and that the reaction to the medication will be awesome. I am suppose to feel my energy coming back like never before. It’s been a month so far, and I don’t feel a change. Only one month to go.
The analogy I give people is the following:
- I feel like I went camping by myself in the woods and were suddenly attacked by a wolf.
- The blood-sucking prick is gone by all my stuff is destroyed, and I’m badly hurt.
- I have to walk to the nearby village where I know I’ll be safe & sound.
- But the walk there is painful.
- And as I am making progress, I’m mad at myself and feeling guilty at the same time. If the wolf-eating analogy were real, I’d probably say to myself: “Why the hell did I go camping in the woods by myself, leaving the garbage by the tent, not bringing some sort of a emergency radio handset, sat-phone or even a GPS beacon for people to find me.”
- I am mad at myself for not having the energy to go through my day, for being guilty (feeling guilty of feeling guilty, for christ’s sake!), nervous about not knowing when this will end, while knowing it will all be better soon.
Anyways, that’s been the feeling experienced since the diagnostic came in a month ago. And the few months before were quite the same.
So, as a positive side to this (everyone knows I am a positive), here’s a small graph that shows we can’t have everything. So, we’ll see what I’ll end up with! :)
Hahaha! So funny! Nerdy humour like I love!
This is an excellent video done by CNET UK: History of the iPhone, dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. (Through Business Insider, through Laughing Squid)
Saying no is the key to focus. It’s part of the new details I am obsessed about.
This is Steve Jobs at the ‘97 WWDC.
“Focus is about saying, No. And the result of that focus is going to be some really great products where the total is much greater than the sum of the parts.”
The idea is to do one thing and do it better than anyone. This is my goal. And to be disruptive.