Sales – It’s about Fishing…

23 11 2009

Every once in a while you have a day where rhythm, timing and just being in the right place has it’s rewards.   There’s hope…

Saturday morning, getting prepared for Thursday & Friday 1:30 Alabama / Auburn.   Sun was shining, I started early, traffic was just starting so I was actually running ahead of schedule.  I stopped at a local fishing hole.

Dupage County maintains numerous locations which I can say keep Bass Fisherman happy.  For the past year my favorite spot – Mallard Lake has been closed due to construction around the facility.  My fortune was coming across a Ranger, only they didn’t know either, “When it’s done ?”.  Which is true they have been doing good work.

But it made me think – the fish (prospect) have been left alone, no fishing pressure, so by nature they surely are stacked in a couple areas.  Which may explain the recent decrease in other facilities.  The closing of Mallard actually put more traffic on the other locations.  (Why West Branch does not mirror Blackwell? Like that couldn’t make money)

My thought, after posting on LinkedIn, maybe get some feedback from local fisherman.  I’m still surprised not many know about Mallard, which can be a good thing.  Walleye, Northern, Crappie, Gils, Cats, White Bass, BASS.   Something is always going on somewhere, bet on it….

When I take a moment apply “business” to fishing, what area’s have been overlooked by my competitor?  Or are they even still around?

Unless your line is wet, you have no chance or even getting a nibble.

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Recruiters / Headhunters – Social Media

3 08 2009

Hamby Hutcheson,( Smart-Travel.com) , asked this question in LinkedIn Group – IntelliDrive , should they join the group?

My Response – You can post opportunities in the Job Section. Especially those in Chicago.    The more the better, increasing the activity.

If Chicago is granted the 2016 Olympics, the over population will exceed 3 million, throw another 1 million for the growing “Suburbs”. This town will be jumping. Grant Park – Obama accepts the Presidency, two terms later he is back in Grant Park Welcoming the World to Chicago, with a WHITE SOX’s cap on. Damn near Disney..

The more the better, increase the activity.

Comments must have some effort to stay on course. Public interaction is why there is a “Private Response” button.

Inteligent Driving topic – will & does effect everyone. Especially when we seriously take advantage of the technology for the purpose of “SAFETY”.

Having an on-board system to guide my travel is standard in new model vehicles. The question is how much information can we tap into. There is mapping and then Tracking.

The consumers ability to take the lead in creating demand, is just starting. Success in Retail just has not made it, yet. On Line should recognize the opportunity an grab real estate. Tracking Providers better learn to sell their solutions On Line, anything less than 5 should be a shopping cart.





Put your Wind / Solar Installation on the Map

23 07 2009

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has put together an interesting site that could use your input and help.    Besides the updated industry news, this new venture is also looking for guest columnist(s) that can bring a particular flair to subject(s) we need to address. 

The one area I will direct your attention to is the MAP of Wind and Solar Instulation .   Some of you may be surprised at the amount of activity in your state, others need to support the sites effort and add additional installations to the MAP.   Like there’s no WIND in Alabama?





Division III – Sugar Bowl

8 12 2008

div-iiiAlabama loss did crush my weekend.  However I was able to get some excitement knowing football is not done yet.   Wheaton College, IL will now advance to the Division III Semi’s by visiting the Top Ranked Mount Union Raiders in Alliance Ohio.

This match-up has a little personal connection, since I did spend some time in Alliance in the early 80’s.  I was quickly reminded of the economic nightmare that forsake our country during that time. 

Division III is the purest form of amateur sports – non scholarship athletes.   But what is often overlooked is the schools themselves.  Religious based institutions, whose main goal is creating character individuals that will lead society in the coming future.