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What A World Without English Majors Would Look Like

My creative side says “Point 14 was the most important”, but my technical side thought that 9 and 7 were an equal match. What say you?

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When I tell people that I’m an English major, I usually get the response, “So you want to be a teacher?” immediately. Yes, we all desire to teach your future children basic grammar and books that the majority of them will Sparknote. No I don’t want to be a teacher. Raise their pay and show them more respect and I’ll consider it. In the meantime I’ll continue correcting the grammar of everyone around me. Anyways, the next question that follows is: “So what are you going to do with that?” I’ll tell you exactly what I’m going to do with it. A LOT. There really isn’t much that you can’t do with an English degree. Language and literature play a large role in society, a larger one than anyone can imagine. So in spite of these common misconceptions about my major and how useless it is, here is a list…

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Book Review: Getting Things Done

David Allen is one of those authors that I've had on my "to-read" list for quite a while - that ever-growing list of Ought To Read for vague, shadowy business purposes.   I didn't end up finishing the book - too many allusions to defunct efficiency practices. However, not everything was a waste because it… Continue reading Book Review: Getting Things Done

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4 Tips when Changing Business Specialties

Good questions – I’d add one more: “How much time am I willing to invest to get good at this new skill?”

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It’s inevitable that you’ll be tempted to take your business in a new direction someday. This may be a minor change or a substantial shift. For example, we’re hearing more and more about roofing contractors that are considering metal roofing as part of their product mix. Some are completely restructuring their business model around this increasingly popular material. If you’re considering a change in specialties, ask yourself the following:

  1. Does the market demand it?

Consider whether or not you’re consistently losing customers by not making this business adjustment. In addition, ask whether your competitors are offering what you’re not. Basically, is your position in the market suffering, or are there clear signs that it WILL suffer, because you’re not moving in a certain direction? Or is there an opportunity to innovate in ways that others aren’t to make your business more competitive?

  1. Is it a “smart” business decision?

If “market…

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