Life Unsettled with Thomas O'Grady
About This Show
Life Unsettled gives economic, business and personal advice toward breakthrough success via insights with motivation and inspirational stories in episodes. Discover how you can catapult your career, business or personal success. Be inspired to create multiple income streams and positive outlook for now and new perspectives on retirement. Thomas speaks from experience and knowledge as a PhD in Mathematical and Statistical Economics, built several companies. Discussions include marketing, customer acquisition, customer satisfaction, social media, outsourcing, automation, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, podcasting and what it takes to be a success.
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96 – Short Term Goals vs Long Term Goals
3 days ago
Let’s talk about short term goals versus long-term goals and the accompanied planning. I know that sounds dry, but: What do you think about it? You see people changing their minds all the time and doing things. It is imperative that you have those long term goals and dreams.
Imagine that you have your life’s goal or your business goals for the longer term, and by the longer term then you’re able to turn around and see what you can do in the short term. That is whatever you’re doing, as long as it’s within those broader, wider, long-term parameters, you can continue on. You might change, technology might change.
Without a Vision on the Long Term, You Miss Opportunity
Remember in 1986 and ’87 I said a lot, in both speeches and on radio, that we were about to go through a technological revolution that was going to make the Industrial Revolution look small. People thought that was crazy, absolutely crazy. In ’96 when Microsoft first got into the internet, etc. and I started going around, we were talking about how that was going to disrupt and hurt the bigger companies while everybody was trying to say: “No, no, no. They’ll drown out the small companies.” You have to take a look at how technology is affecting it and looking towards that longer term.
I’ve heard recently people thought about some of the things, and the slowdown in many ways of certain areas of technology: “What are we doing? How much more can we do?” Let me say, we’re just starting. It is incredible what’s happening and what’s about to happen. Some of it is actually quite dangerous, but that’s for another time or for your questions.
Watson was a Long Term Goal with Short Term Goals and Projects
So often we get bad examples of people really screwing up one way or the other, but here’s a great example of something that IBM did starting out with what you see now on TV: Watson. You see these little ads where Watson is out by an airplane or something, and they’re asking questions or asking Watson what do or what they should do. When that all started, think way back to 1997 when Watson first beat Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion. Sure, that was a demo. They certainly didn’t get any money or weren’t expecting to make any money off of that. Even a few years later when Watson played Jeopardy against two others and won “a lot of money,” really, the money wasn’t there, it really didn’t do anything. It m
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Date published: 2015-01-23
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Very Inspirational and Practical !!!!!
It is very refreshing to hear that Efrat Avnor became a peak mental performance coach while walking her talk and not by simply repeating famous and known phrases!
Date published: 2014-09-06
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Great Show - Usable, Actionable Info and Advice
I've listened to 7 of the episodes and got some great ideas from each and every one! My business model is changing a bit because of what I learned.
Date published: 2014-10-04