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Know Your Data Source

accuracy, bias, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, data, Evaluate, Featured, life coach, strategy
There has been a lot of talk lately about data. Who is collecting it and how it is used have been discussed quite often. What hasn’t been discussed is if the data is accurate. Beyond showing an ad for something you looked at, how accurate is the data you are basing your decisions on? Is […] The post Know Your Data Source appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Improvement, Leadership, life coach, personal growth, strategy
If you believe that only senior executives need to think strategically, think again. No matter what level you’re at, strategic thinking is a critical skill — one that can always be improved. To hone your capacity to see the big picture, start by making sure you have a solid understanding of the industry context and […] The post Make Time for Strategic Thinking Every Day appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Lessons From A Pre-Computer Business

backup, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, plan, Process, strategy
We tend to forget that business existed before computers. Accounting, inventory, sales, etc. were all done with a pen and paper. I grew up in such a business. My grandmother ran a retail store. Not only didn’t she have a computer, she didn’t have a cash register. She ran all sales with a receipt book […] The post Lessons From A Pre-Computer Business appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Tech Only Matters If It Affects The Customer

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, consulting, Customer, experience, Featured, jargon, life coach, strategy, technology
A few years ago I attended an event in which most of the attendees were programmers. As everyone introduced themselves they talked about what programming language they used and why it was the best. When it came to my turn I told them something none of them wanted to hear. I said, “Your customers don’t […] The post Tech Only Matters If It Affects The Customer appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Freelancers, Always Get Terms in Writing

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, cash flow, coaching, consulting, contracts, Evaluate, evaluation, Featured, life coach, metrics, strategy
More and more people working side hustles and moving into freelancing. It is expected that the number of people that identify themselves as self-employed will increase by 300% over the next two years. It is important for new freelancers to change their mindset from that of an employee to that of an employer. That means […] The post Freelancers, Always Get Terms in Writing appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Manage Your Stress By Monitoring Your Body’s Reactions To It

Attitude and Mindset, body, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Evaluate, Featured, life coach, strategy, Stress
Stress is a part of life. It can hinder you or it can help you , depending on how you react to it. Stress affects your body in different ways and understanding that can help you understand how you are reacting and how stress affects you. Harvard Business Review recommends the following steps to monitor […] The post Manage Your Stress By Monitoring Your Body’s Reactions To It appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Ensure Your Data Source Is Relevant

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, data, Evaluate, evaluation, Featured, life coach, metrics, strategy
The most recent earnings report from Apple far exceeded analyst estimates. This isn’t new. In fact it happens on a regular basis. Why are analysts surprised quarter after quarter? It’s because they fail to look at the correct data. Apple has 100 million subscribers that each pay $10 a month for services such as iCloud […] The post Ensure Your Data Source Is Relevant appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Is Personalization Limiting Choice?

business coach, Businetiks, choice, coaching, Communication, consulting, Customer, Featured, life coach, personalization, strategy
Go online and very often you’ll see a note that says something like, “You may also like…” recommending another article or item to buy. That recommendation comes from sites tracking your activity, collecting your data and making recommendations based on it. The drawback is that the “personalized” recommendations are also based on what people who […] The post Is Personalization Limiting Choice? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Do Well By Doing Good

Attitude and Mindset, Busineitks, business coach, charity, coaching, community, consulting, Featured, life coach, make a difference, non-profit, strategy
Many small businesspeople have the desire to help their communities. Most think that once they’ve reached a certain level of revenues, they’ll be able to give back. The key to helping out and succeeding in business is not waiting. Doing good brings not only the satisfaction of having made a difference, but it brings business success […] The post Do Well By Doing Good appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Be Ready To Pivot

adapt, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Focus, life coach, pivot, Planning, strategy
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson worked hard to become a top NFL player. He worked out, practiced and was on his way, receiving a full scholarship to play football at University ion Miami. While he had all the makings of a pro football player, his career was brought to a halt by an injury. Unable to […] The post Be Ready To Pivot appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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