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Which do you think your clients need more - a better business strategy or marketing know how?
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Member ChuckNolan private msg quote post Address this user
As in do they need a brain or a spinal column?
I have never seen a carpenter fail at business, because he lacked carpentry skills. The primary cause of failure is the Western obsession with specialization, while disparaging those who struggle to be generalists. It would take a three to five year apprenticeship program with a Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison kind of generalist to be properly trained, as there is currently absolutely no accredited training or certification process to cover all of the areas of knowledge needed to efficiently operate a business.
Some associates and myself are working to develop a resource that can prepare technically skilled people in the many aspects of business planning and operations.
How many Software Engineers understand how to extract data from a potential competitors 10K reports to estimate their potential to respond to potential competitive pressure?
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Business 101. Make more money than you spend.
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew That isn't necessary nowadays... take Netflix ... 5 Billion in debt and growing... yet growing and of tremendous value, according to the stock markets.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Hmm
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
@ChuckNolan

I've been proud to call myself a "generalist" rather than a "specialist" all my life. There may be a better word as many people think generalist means "can't really focus on anything". Perhaps, "holistic"? But whatever it is called, it's what I do and it's served me well over a lot more years than I care to think about.

My new mantra, "No project too big or too small!" which nicely supports "Assembling the pieces of your online success!" which is really what I do.
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@belew The clients need both business strategy and marketing. However, shouldn't forget the beeworker.

@ChuckNolan There is nothing wrong with. Specialisation. I wish to specialise in one particular skills. When I go for the animation company, I struggle a lot to fit in due to my past diverse works. Recently, a school consultant able to pinpoint the position I can fit into the animation company due to my curiosity and passion - motion graphic artist position. Of course, this is very important for me.
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@tienny Quote:
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motion graphic artist position
/did you get the job?
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
In the animation company I went to, they want someone who is specialised in one specific field. So I didn't get the job.

The school consultant guides me to take their course in motion graphic artist. Motion graphic artist consists of doing illustration, character design, concept art, graphic design, typography,photography, many other animation and graphic design skills (from pre-production to post-production).

Hey, I have been doing a lot of self-learning and work for some companies and people in this area. Thus, I'm doing multiple roles 😅 unknowingly. It's likened to being a water poured into different mediums.

I enjoy 😊 the work I have done. Recently, I win AFCC 2017 Super Short Story award. I'm so happy to win an award. It's my first time to win an award.

Now, I want to learn to plan a short story animation based on my story. However, there is a lot of things I need to learn to plan and partner with people.
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@tienny Quote:
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I win AFCC 2017 Super Short Story award


Congratulations! Can we read your story somewhere online?
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Yes 🤠 It can be viewed at AFCC Facebook page.
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Student TParker private msg quote post Address this user
I'm finding that some of my clients need a better (more complete) business strategy to fully benefit from a marketing strategy. Part of my development process is to gently guide them in the direction of filling out their business plan. I ask lots of questions.
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@TParker That's good that you ask many questions. If I am your client, I really appreciate it.

A few years ago, I attended a creative business class. So that I can know about business. Because of that, I can see the overall creative business aspect. Thanks to that, I am looking for job opportunities.
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