Asking questions (in a non-business environment) seems to be getting harder.

So, I was looking for a topic to write some original content about, and inevitably, Facebook. You may have experienced this before, or something similar.

I’m cruising through my business groups, looking for something interesting that might actually add some value to my life, and suddenly, I see this post- “Who here believes in soulmates?” Immediately, my first thought is, How does this relate to business? So that’s what I type in my comment box.

You can probably guess what happened next. I has a slight suspicion as I hit enter, but the fair player in me said I had to let it play out, I had to give it a chance, because I hate to be unfair- I readily admit that I cannot predict the future or read minds. I do not know everything.

I was disappointed. I hoped it would turn out differently. I really did, because I …

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Algorithms. How do I love thee? Let me map out the ways…

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This is an oldie, but I still absolutely love it! Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D. is--- something else.

Most people believe algorithms only apply to mathematics, but that's not altogether true. Algorithms, according to Merriam-Webster, are defined simply as a set of rules or steps that are followed in order to achieve some specific outcome. Sometimes, if we're lucky, that outcome is a friendship. 🙂

Now, with Merriam-Webster's definition in mind, we can see that algorithms are everywhere, especially in business; doing business implicitly requires adherence to a prescribed set of processes. As you can see from our example, the steps people take, and the order in which those steps are taken can be studied thoroughly in this format.

What do your business processes look like? Are you able to describe them, or even map them out? If you are having trouble achieving your specific outcome, maybe this is something you

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