Here is how we are going to fix the housing, auto and credit crisis in 4 phases:
1. Phase I – “The Boot”
All of the people that bought houses they couldn’t afford get thrown out and forced somewhere else. Apartments, affordable housing, shelters, or cardboard boxes.
(Note to clowns: Next time you go shopping make sure you check your wallets.)
2. Phase II – “Stimulate This”
The government should take some of that stimulus money, pay GM $10 Billion to create new, energy efficient vehicles, help broker a deal between GM and U-Haul, and than offer free “get outta your house” moving services to those clowns that payed too much for a house. The old and outdated GM vehicles can also be used as new living quarters for the clowns mentioned in Phase I.
3. Phase III – “Affordable Housing – Premium Cardboard boxes”
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(Disclaimer: I currently work for Lotame Solutions).
Let’s face it, the “Social Media” buzz word has been used a bit much these days doing two things:
Validating its importance and relevance in an evolving communications landscape. As the usage statistics for these social sites and platforms continue to grow, the constant referencing of the term “social media” or “social web” will only continue to rise (Warning: The web is becoming social).
Making it extremely difficult for marketers to navigate through the hundreds of “Social Media” marketing solutions. It’s not that there are not too many “social media sites/platforms”, but too many social media marketing solutions. For example, Facebook is a social media site with, as of now, a relatively weak marketing solution given their decision to remain extremely focused on increasing the overall user experience. Lotame and the other companies mentioned in this … Read More »
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Time to be creative, risky and bold.
If you don’t act now you’ll be left in the cold.
Step out of the box and step up your game,
Otherwise you’ll be living on Cardboard Box Lane.
Now is the time to be bold. Dare to be great. This is definitely not the time to play it safe. If you are trying to get a job you must do something different. Something that will make you stand out above everyone else.
I will not be living on Cardboard Box Lane.
Sales People: How much time do you spend with your clients discussing numbers, data or research?
Analytics & Quant People: How much time do you spend interfacing with clients?
The line between being a sales person and being an analytics/quant person is fading and fading fast.
Technology has enabled anyone and everyone with access to huge amounts of information at any given point of time and more importantly, has allowed them to access this information in real time. As a sales person, this makes differentiation that much more important especially in these tough economic times. How are you different from your competitors? What data can you not only show me, but what does that data mean?
In these situations, the tendency has typically been to rope in analytical individuals that are best suited to answer these questions. These are the individuals that are experts … Read More »