Paper or Digital?


Writing home

Well considering that I like to do a little of both. I have more luck with writing on paper than anything else. Even though writing on an electronic device comes in handy while I am work. I have written in the last two months over 30,000 words between paper and microsoft word. Along with taking notes with my phone while I am at work. Either way once I start writing it is hard to stop sometimes. I love to write and talk about things that I have learned over the years. I also like to write about what happens in my life, who I meet and talk to it is surprising how much you can write if you have the will and want to do it.

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Product Development


What is the most important thing to consider in new product development for a small business? Explain why. Is it necessary to evaluate the new product idea at each stage of the development process? Explain why or why not.

You know many of the products that I have bought over the years do not keep up with the standards of products that have been around for years. In a small business you have to make sure that the product is safe for the consumer. If the product does not meet the customer’s standards they will not endorse the product to anyone else but more than likely will give you a bad review on the product. Larger companies do not really worry about whether or not a product will pass or fail. When a company is considering developing a new product it must be sure that the product is “highly desirable, feasible, and cost-effective” (Kotler and Keller 2009). The product must catch the eye of the consumer in order for them to purchase the item. Many of the products that small businesses are coming out with now are feasible and consumer’s will purchase them. Look at the different types of cell phones and how many people purchase this product. It is feasible to the consumer and they are willing to take the risk on purchasing the product. The products must be cost effective in order for the business to make any money off of it. If customer’s are interested and it is marketed right the consumer’s will fly into the store to get that product.

Marketing


Within any business there are five stages in which a new product is adopted awareness of the product the consumer must be aware of the product that the business is marketing. Interest in the product the consumer must have an interest in the product for them to buy it. Evaluation some businesses will use this to let the consumer evaluate the product to see if it meets their approval. Trial is when the product will reach the shelves of the small business to see how well the product will sell. The last stage is the adoption of the new product onto the small business shelves. Consumer’s will not purchase products that do not meet their needs of that product. I know from experience that many of the products that I have used have not met the standards that they should because of the rush to get them on the store shelves. In my opinion the consumer will adopt and use the product or service from the time that they buy the product. Some consumer’s will wait for the product to get out all of the kinks so that the product produces more than the first batch of the product.

Dow Jones


Why is the Dow Jones Average an index? How does the Dow Jones relate to the Nikkei index? What is the relationship between an index and the inflation rate?

In reading about the Dow Jones which is an index that averages out the performance of 30 stocks within the various markets. Now each one of these 30 stocks lies in one of the country’s major industries and illustrates the changes within the stock prices and how it relates and effects the rest of the economy or stock market. Dow Jones can be used as a benchmark so that they can compare other stocks and evaluate whether or not they are doing better within the market. This also allows them to see the market trends and identify them easier. In discussing the Nikkei index which is Japan’s version of the Dow Jones Average which accounts for 225 stocks in a variety of industries unlike the 30 that the Dow Jones averages. There are indexes for just about anything in the world today and it is important to note that all indexes are not related to inflation. When we think about indexes we find that the Consumer Price index is one that identifies trends and shows if the market prices effect the dollar. Furthermore, the Fog Index which is used to make and show averages about literary works within those markets.

Google Glass gains more listening skills thanks to new software update


I would love to have these. I think that it would be cool and interesting.

Gigaom

Google Glass(s goog) owners will be able to get more use from their smart specs just by speaking to them after this month’s software update is installed. Google announced the new features on Monday with the software rolling out to devices over the next few days. Each month, Google improves Google Glass software, with last month’s focus being on camera improvements.

According to the official Project Glass account on Google Plus, voice activity takes center stage this month:

“Now with Glass you can get things done without having to lift a finger. Let’s say your friend texts you. You can now say “ok glass, read aloud” to hear it and answer with “ok glass, reply.” Mom calling? Just say “ok glass, answer call.” Boyfriend away on business? Send that selfie straight away with “ok glass, share with Felix.”

Also included is better contact integration with the glasses. Choosing the “Send…

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The Year I Was Born


Well some of the things that happened in the year that I was born were the following. The first apple computer went on sale, Jimmy Carter was the president of The United States, the first oil flows through the Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline, Quebec adopts French as their official language. Elvis Presley died from a heart attack at the age of 42. Some of the popculture and movies in 1977 were Rocky, King Kong, A Star Is Born, and Smoky and the Bandit. I have watched all of these and they were all wonderful movies.

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Advertising


Public relations within any business or ad has to appeal to the target market that the business has chosen. As a business owner you have to portray your product in such a way that will appeal to the consumer. Things that need to be taken into consideration when developing or promoting a new product is the public relations that is involved with the product and the mission of the company. I have watched a few different commercials and all of them stand behind their products or services. One of the commercials that I watched was about Gieco and insurance for your home. The man that played the part was acting like a raccoon and destroying the house to show the consumer that these things can happen without any notice and you are stuck with the bill and fixing the house. These types of commercials try to entice the consumer to purchase their insurance at a low rate. This business is showing the consumer that it is better to be covered than not covered when mahem hits. I thought that the public relations was very good and I would have to say that most of their commercials are always like this and stick in your head. Another one of the commercials that they have is a guy getting into a car accident because he was starring at the guy who was portrayed as a girl in this commercial running down the sidewalk.