Sunday, August 09, 2009

What's your GNP?

USA GNP almost $14 Trillion I love the idea that is Wolfram|Alpha Whenever I am looking for answers that are numeric, I try W|A first. But as most have discovered, we do not always know how to formulate the right question in order to get an answer. Much like life. In my seven years as a business consultant and the previous twenty years as an IT/IS consultant, one thing is clear. Crystal clear: Success comes from asking the right questions. Not happy with your results? Ask better questions! Like what portion of the Gross National Product (GNP) was based on my contributions? Consider Apple's — $AAPL — $34.56 Billion in gross revenue. Its like one-quarter of one percent of the US GNP. But it is a lot more than mine! But we all have to start somewhere. Where are you going to start? Looking for a Job? Maybe I can help. I recently started a group on LinkedIn to help. Consider joining the "U2TB" (UnderUtilized Talent Bank) group and sharing your talents. Provided you are willing to show off your talents before you expect a paycheck. Ever notice the older you get, the smarter your parents get? My dad (Sonny the Big Cat) told me at the age of 16 (or so, best that I can recall), "Go up to the Sunoco gas station and offer to work for free for two weeks to prove yourself." Yep. Wise beyond his years. He would have been all of 36 at the time. That is the premise of the group. Sitting around the house feeling sorry for yourself. Kicking yourself for voting for "change" when it seems like all we got was a ... sorry, I digress. Check out the group: U2TB Or stop by my profile and connect. Together, we can make a difference. Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey P.S. Yes, I did get the job at the Sunoco station. (c)Copyright 2009, Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey. All rights reserved.
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