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Water Cooler / Re: Business: Do YOU plan ahead?
« Last post by littleman on Today at 01:11:25 AM »
Thank you everyone for positing your thoughtful answers.  For the last year or so I just keep thinking about the next couple of steps to improve the situation from where it is currently at.  I definitely have a vision of where I'd like things to be in two years, but I don't have an outline of where I should be by which date. 

I'm more like "OK, that worked pretty well, how about we do that again and add some of this to evaluate?"  One flaw in this approach is that I spend a lot of times in the "what do I need to do today?"  mode instead of planning on what I need to have in place tomorrow.  For me, honestly, it is mostly a bandwidth thing, but I am making efforts to delegate the more simple and time consuming tasks to others so that I can start making more of a dent in the long term plan.
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Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Last post by littleman on Today at 12:52:44 AM »
A repeat of last week, 4/4 gym sessions.
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Traffic / Facebook Filed A Patent To Calculate Your Future Location
« Last post by Mackin USA on December 12, 2018, 04:33:41 PM »
The methods described in three Facebook patent applications use your historical location data ó and othersí ó to figure out where youíll go next.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/facebook-location-data-prediction-patent
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"Outside of Brexit, there is strong anti-EU feeling in Hungary, Spain, Italy, Greece and France. The EU is in danger of crumbling, and people afraid of losing power are prone to extreme acts of dictatorial control."

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-11/eu-warning-signs-fascism
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Hardware & Technology / Re: Hubitat
« Last post by Rupert on December 12, 2018, 06:51:46 AM »
Thx, not the end of the world.
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Hardware & Technology / Re: Hubitat
« Last post by rcjordan on December 12, 2018, 04:12:42 AM »
No wifi.
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Water Cooler / Re: Terminators In Training
« Last post by Travoli on December 11, 2018, 11:14:51 PM »
>"we are literally watching these guys engineer our destruction"

https://youtu.be/Hu3p5ZR_i5s?t=354

Maybe a kid Youtuber will start the robot apocalypse? First attempt fails, but by the third attempt...
NSFW language.
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Economics & Investing / Re: Schwab starts talking about recession
« Last post by ergophobe on December 11, 2018, 06:43:51 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/business/housing-boom-how-long-can-it-last.html
The New York TimesBy ROBERT J. SHILLER
The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last?
The economist Robert Shiller says the rise in housing prices is the third biggest since 1913. The biggest boom ended disastrously in 2006.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-05/total-market-pain-is-worst-since-1972-as-investor-anxiety-mounts
Bloomberg.com
Itís the Worst Time to Make Money in Markets Since 1972
Market statisticians are falling over each other in 2018 to describe the pain being felt across asset classes. One venerable shop frames it this way: Things havenít been
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Water Cooler / Re: Business: Do YOU plan ahead?
« Last post by DrCool on December 11, 2018, 06:37:20 PM »
At my day job we definitely plan for the next year and have big picture plans 4-5 years down the road. The 4-5 years are super big picture stuff I don't have to worry about or think about. But we started in October projecting what the affiliate channel could do next year.

Every year we have our projections, or big projects, our goals, etc. but a month or two into the year those quickly start changing as new opportunities present themselves, affiliates we thought would grow just drop out of sight, internal changes affect our strategy and so on.

For my personal stuff I just throw a big overarching goal out there. This year it was to triple my affiliate income and I am on pace for that. One problem with that though is if I am hitting that goal I slack off and don't push for more. I had a plan on how I would get there (X blog posts a week, some social interaction plans, etc.) but those went out the window pretty early on. Whenever I get too specific with plans and goals I fail. I like to keep the planning fairly broad and vague to allow for modifications and changes.
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