It happened to me at a bicycle shop. I stopped in because I had a flat tire and asked for a new tire and tube. The counter guy keyed in the wrong number and charged me $488. Then, realizing his mistake, cancelled the charge and recharged me $48. On my side, I was charged... Continue Reading →
How? Let me summarize. At an average (including payroll taxes, workman’s comp, disability, etc…) let’s say you’re paying $20 an hour for office help. Our system would save you between 8 and 20 hours a week in labor. That labor savings would come from a dozen’s areas including. No longer having to do end of... Continue Reading →
(Or add ecommerce to the business you have) There has never been a time when it’s been easier to go into e-commerce but there are pitfalls. Some of them could be… Spending too much time dicking around with your website. Not ad testing Not product testing Not having a SIMPLE business plan. (Hint: Everybody with... Continue Reading →
How many jobs did Steve Jobs create?
Technically, Apple has 116,000 employees, but how many jobs has Jobs really created?
My youngest daughter is 24. She’s gone through her entire life and has never owned an electronic gadget NOT made by Apple. I-pod, I-pod mini, I-phone, MacBook, MacBook Pro, I-pad.
In her current job, she uses her I-phone to schedule nurses and her MacBook Pro to run analyses on best practices for labor utilization. My other daughter uses her MacBook Pro to run computer simulations on farmlands to maximize fertilizer applications, irrigation and electricity prices. There are hundreds of thousands of people like my daughters.
A charity I once ran gave an I-Pad to a developmentally disabled child…
that had a free app that created a reading program that allowed him to read three years before his doctors said he ever would.
In the year 2000, the stock market crashed…
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Confession: I’m an accountant and I hate accounting. Why? 75% of it is a waste of time and more importantly, money. This article from Forbes magazine makes the point better than I could. The simple fact is, 3/4ths of what we call “accounting” can be replaced by technology. Most of what we call “accounting” isn’t... Continue Reading →