Not too long ago spreadsheets were a viable solution for managing company data — even for major corporations. But times have changed.
The dynamic business environments we work in today create data at a rate unfathomable 10 years ago. This invaluable business asset needs to be constantly recorded, analyzed, categorized and reported back to stakeholders who dictate actions based on its merits.
This is the first in an open-ended weekly series of interviews with authors – mostly of the independent variety, but also some traditionally published authors for contrast as well as your well-rounded edification.
Increasingly, many writers these days, whether novices or veterans of the trade, opt to go both routes (like me), depending on their unique agenda for a particular project, or their career trajectory in general.
Hopefully these profiles will help you decide what works best for you, while providing some examples of how circumstances and results fluctuate depending on individual expertise, experience, and just plain dumb luck…
Social networking is pretty marvelous, but it isn’t the end-all-be-all for making business connections. There are actually times when you’d do better to look elsewhere.
This might sound like blasphemy in this social-media-driven age, but beyond Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are online platforms that aren’t listed under “social networks” but offer equal or greater benefits depending on your needs.
It’s no secret in the literary community that the most popular genres – romance, crime, science fiction, horror, erotica – are also ignored and insulted by “establishment” industry leaders, as well as many professional book critics.
This is a long-standing bias, but the stigma is wearing off rapidly as genres merge into less easily pigeon-holed hybrids, challenging traditional notions of what makes any story worthy of praise from even the most discerning of literary “snobs”…