Mr. Turtsle understands the power of research. Do you?
Director of Research
Bringing Research to Life for Businesses
Topics of Research
Most of my research is business driven. I find it exciting. You’ll probably find it boring. Anyway, I do receive some rather strange requests and here is a sampling of what I found today. Enjoy!
Health: Benefits of Peanuts. There were several items in the news today that discussed the myths of peanut allergies.
Topic – Technology. Test drive it to see how it works. Cool site that features Text-to-Movie. Yep, it’s exactly as the title says- text to movie about time. Animation driven.
Topic- Video Production. Karen Everett is the owner of New Doc Editing. I’ll tell you this, if you’re interested in learning more about the right way to produce documentaries head to her site. Ohh, and sign up for her emails.
Topic – Oddities. A blog devoted to all things odd. The site has everything from 15 Embarrassing Moments in Cheerleading, 12 Most Bizarre Fines Ever and the World’s Largest Chocolate Bar.
Research provides a roadmap to success. Think about the phrase. Research provides a roadmap to success. Those are strong words that will light the match of curiosity. The goal of research is to find an answer or at least a possible answer.
One way I look for answers is through being a part of a group. I belong to a Napoleon Hill Mastermind Networking Group. We meet every Thursday at a specific time and place. There isn’t an agenda- per se. Discussion of the prior week, an idea or thought that was had and general thoughts are welcomed and encouraged. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.
What becomes quickly evident is the power of research. All of us who sit around the table have our own areas of expertise and interest. One of my abilities is in seeing the macro application of an idea. Another fellow easily applies his background logistics to answer and explore the question at hand.
All of us have different ways of communicating and exploring ideas. What makes the group strong is the ability to apply the individual interests and talents to find a successful solution.
Do you have a group where you can openly and freely discuss ideas? Having a group provides a way for new connections to be made and friendships developed. Research is just one way of finding a possible solution. Think about this question. What are some other ways that will provide a roadmap to a solution?
To learn more about Napoleon Hill visit http://www.naphill.org/.
For those of you who are so privileged to have visited the Library of Congress, congratulations. For those of you who have either vacation time, time to kill or are simply curious, have you ever considered researching at the Library of Congress. It’s in DC and I’m sure you’d find the adventure rather enjoyable.
Of course for those of you who enjoy a certain type of staycation, then simply find your laptop and start the adventure there.
So, what makes the LOC so much fun? Well, there are thousands of stills (photos), maps, documents, webcasts, sheet music and manuscripts.
Some of the more famous collections include:
Visit the Library of Congress website to learn more. There are also resources for kids, families, librarians, publishers, researchers, visitors and if you don’t happen to fall in any of those categories, visitors.
One of my favorites? The Veterans History Project. If you have an interest in preserving the stories of veterans, then please contact them.
You’ll be glad you did. Here are two images to enjoy.
There’s a Seinfeld episode where Jerry can’t imagine being friends with an immigrant with a pony. And there he was sitting across from said immigrant who had a pony.
All of this hammering away and wondering if there’s something more to this world is starting to pay off. That sends the wrong message that there’s always a pay off. No, there’s not always a pay off and sometimes an immigrant with a pony is simply that.
Anyway, please, I’m tired of reading about the latest and greatest strategy and how you want to ‘help your customer’. That’s swell. Maybe your catchphrase is ‘how to’really connect with your customer’. You’re working to put food on the table just like the rest of us. A spade is a spade, meistro.
Make your sales pitch. If I like what you are selling, I will buy the pony, the cow and your farmville on facebook. If not, oh well.