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3 years ago

Five Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Profits... Now (Pt. I)

Phil Friedman · PRACTICAL STEPS FOR HIGHER GROSS PROFIT WITHOUT ADDED OVERHEADS... · Preface: · This is the first installment of a serialization of my upcoming eBook, · Small-Business Primer: Real -World · Tips for Starting and Running Your Own Small Business. · Subsequent installments will be ...

3 years ago

Five Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Profits... Now (Pt. II)

Phil Friedman · IMPROVE CAPTURE OF BILLABLE HOURS TO BOOST GROSS PROFIT WITHOUT ADDED OVERHEADS... · Preface: · This is the second installment of a serialization of my upcoming eBook, Small-Business Primer: · Real -World · Tips for Starting and Running Your Small Business. · Subsequent installm ...

3 years ago

Golden Advice for Successful Yacht Refits

Phil Friedman · HEADED TO THE YARD FOR A REFIT? AVOID THE SHOALS OF UNANTICIPATED COSTS ... · Avert grounding on the reef of emergent work ... · Okay, so you’ve had a pre-job inspection completed and all items covered under a firm-fixed-price work order. Which means you're all planned, budgeted, ...

3 years ago

Some Important Truths About Crypto-Currencies

Phil Friedman · MAKE NO MISTAKE: TRADING IN CRYPTO-CURRENCIES IS A ZERO-SUM GAME... · The number of cryptocurrencies available over the internet as of 7 · January · 2018 is over 1,384 and growing.[1] A new cryptocurrency can be created at any time.[2] · -- Wikipedia · I do not pretend to ...

3 years ago

Switching Tracks

Phil Friedman · RUNNING ON RAILS DOESN'T GET YOU ANYWHERE, WHEN THE TRACK DEADENDS... · If you are tired of having your professional and business networking efforts undermined by arbitrary algorithms over-riding your choices and those of your followers and connections, you should check out the i ...

3 years ago

Shifting the Paradigm

Phil Friedman · IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING, THEN YOU'RE THE PRODUCT... ·   · Over the years, one of my long-term clients was Andrew J. McKelvey, founder, chairman, and principal shareholder of Monster.com.  And during more than a decade of one-on-one contact with McKelvey, I learned a lot from him, no ...

3 years ago

Looking Back: Disaster in Anacortes

Phil Friedman · LOOKING BACK AT THIS PIECE I WROTE FOR PASSAGEMAKER MAGAZINE IN 2014, IT SEEMS THAT THE DARK CLOUD SEEN IN THIS PHOTO PRESAGED THE LAUNCH TO FOLLOW... · An in-depth look at the capsizing of the $10-million expedition yacht, Baden, in Anacortes, Washington, USA. · In this web ext ...

3 years ago

The Road Chronicles...

Phil Friedman · THIS SERIES OF LITERARY SELF-INDULGENCES IS DUBBED "THE ROAD CHRONICLES" BECAUSE THEY USE BEING ON A ROAD AS A CENTRAL METAPHOR ... · The series title emerged organically in 2016 from the recesses of my psyche, I think upon reflection, in deference to Jack Kerouac's seminal work ...

3 years ago

The Anthropomorphization of Ai

Phil Friedman · TODAY'S POPULAR DISCUSSIONS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND Ai ARE RIFE WITH SCIENCE FANTASY AND LACK ANY CREDIBLE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND... · "The widespread tendency, even within AI, to anthropomorphize machines makes it easier to convince us of their intelligence. How can any pu ...

3 years ago

Digital Marketing: Radical Mutation or the Same Wolf In Different Garb?

Phil Friedman · THE DYNAMIC DUO OF DIATRIBE RIDES AGAIN... · Preface: When Jim Murray and I first conspired to co-author this series, we saw it as a not-so-literary experiment. Well, we're now in our third year and on our 33rd installment. · Along the way, we've developed a reputation for not p ...

3 years ago

The Prophets vs the Profits of AI

Phil Friedman · IT'S MORE THAN JUST SCIENTIFIC FERVOR THAT DRIVES AI HYPERBOLE... · "People degrade themselves in order to make machines seem smart all the time. Before the crash, bankers believed in supposedly intelligent algorithms that could calculate credit risks before making bad loans. We ...

3 years ago

Show Me the Intelligence

Phil Friedman · IT'S TIME TO STOP ACCEPTING AT FACE VALUE THE HYPE OF PROPHETS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND INSTEAD ASK TO SEE THE HARD EVIDENCE... · “Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligen ...

4 years ago

The Robots Are Coming, the Robots Are Coming...

Phil Friedman · ARE THE FEARS JUSTIFIED, OR SIMPLY THE CACKLING OF CHICKEN LITTLE? · It's a fact that Life and Society are changing pretty quickly these days. · Indeed, the rapidity of the changes that affect our contemporary social fabric ― our tools and toys, icons and idols ― appears to be d ...

4 years ago

The Emperor May Be a Bot ... But He Still Has No Clothes

Phil Friedman · SAY IT LOUDLY AND OFTEN ENOUGH AND PEOPLE MAY BELIEVE YOU... · Autodesk, a long-standing developer of 2D and 3D drafting and design software, recently announced it plans to release a new version of its Autodesk Virtual Agent (AVA) avatar. · The company says that AVA’s CGI makeove ...

4 years ago

Artificial Un-intelligence

Phil Friedman · ALL THE TALK ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPEARS TO BE JUST THAT, TALK... · A recent article in Forbes loudly purported to provide us with "10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today". Unfortunately, not one of the examples cited represents a true instantiati ...

4 years ago

When Advice to Small-Business Ain't So Great

Phil Friedman · SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO BE CAREFUL OF BAD ADVICE... · In fact, all owners and operators of businesses, large and small, need to be careful of following weak or outrightly bad advice. It's just that small-business usually can't tolerate mistakes as well as big business. · "P ...

4 years ago

Content, Copywriting, and SEO: A Quick Case Study

Phil Friedman · MARINE INDUSTRY CONSULTANT, PHIL FRIEDMAN, PUTS THE EziBuoy (tm) MOORING BUOY PICKUP SYSTEM INTO 2ND POSITION ON PAGE ONE OF 20 MILLION GOOGLE RESULTS.... · There are self-purported Content Marketing and SEO gurus galore. I am not one of them. · But I get results with value-lade ...

4 years ago

Taking the EziBuoy Challenge At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

Phil Friedman · CHALLENGING MARINE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS TO DEFEAT THE EziBuoy MAGNETIC MOORING BUOY PICK-UP SYSTEM... · November 5, 2017, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ― EziBouy Pty. Ltd of Perth, Australia introduced its innovative magnetic mooring buoy pickup system to the North Am ...

4 years ago

Of Metaphors, Models, and Malarkey

Phil Friedman · METAPHORS ARE INTENDED TO ELUCIDATE AND CLARIFY, BUT DO THEY ALWAYS? · Do not mistake obscurity for depth of thought ... · Chung King in The Wisdom of Chung King (circa 650 AD)Not being understandable does translate into being profound. And frequently, what is incomprehensible is ...

4 years ago

Ezibuoy Appoints Phil Friedman to Lead Marketing Effort...

Phil Friedman · Ezibuoy Pty Ltd. and Phil Friedman of the Port Royal Group sign agreement for the introduction of revolutionary mooring pick-up system to North America... · October 20, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL ― Ezibuoy (™) of Perth, Australia and Phil Friedman of the Port Royal Group, Fort Lau ...

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