The Changing Role Of Consumers

Another force of convergence that can disrupt brands is the changing role of consumers. Historically, customers wishing to engage with a brand used to have few options. They might send a letter to the brand’s customer service department, or perhaps apply for a job there, but beyond that there …

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A New Business System Analysis

Well, quietly but surely, a new revolution has been growing since the first days of the Structured Methods – a revolution from within the business community and from outside systems departments. The legacy of the Structured Revolution is business and client-centered systems development. With the earlier introduction of walkthroughs, a form …

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Software Has Eaten The World

Before software began to eat the world, before the great speed-up, and before remote work was the norm, business was easier to predict. Productivity was high, turnover was low, and managers kept employees happy by simply paying more at every annual review. A title bump is on its way if …

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Market Cycles: Not The Two Wheeled Ones

An understanding of how markets work and a good grasp of technical analysis can help you recognize market cycles. Market cycles include a number of phases of market growth and decline, which is driven by business and economic conditions. They are patterns that aim to indicate when new trends in …

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How to Analyse your Competitors

Your direct competitors are the people (freelancers or companies) who are operating in the same space as you. If there are a lot, you’ll need to look at how you can differentiate your offering for potential clients so that you can make them value you more than your competition …

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Raising Confident Kids

Self-esteem involves evaluations of the self that lead to positive or negative feelings about the self. These evaluations reflect how we imagine that other people view us. When kids believe that others think badly of them, they feel bad about themselves. It’s easy to spot low self-esteem in kids …

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Rules for Brainstorming

Brainstorming is a method for generating ideas to solve a design problem. It usually involves a group, under the direction of a facilitator.

When you’re brainstorming on your own instead of in a group, the rules of the game need to change. Since no one will be there to …

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What is Social Control

Before we can begin to discuss human manipulation in any detail, we must first put the subject into its proper context as a method of social control. But what do we mean by social control?

Social control refers to societal and political mechanisms that regulate individual and group behaviour in …

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Terms Used in Options Trading

Here are explanations of the most basic terms one needs to know before getting into options trading.

  1. The Strike-Price (SP)

Every options contract will have an associated strike-price. This is the fixed reference price against which settlement takes place at the time the option is exercised or when the option …

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