January 16, 2006


You know what I miss? I miss a good, deep conversation about business. I miss talking about marketing trends, sales techniques, analysis. I feel so cut off - out of the loop, like I'm losing my edge.

That was one of the main reasons I went to that seminar and the major reason I was so disappointed. I didn't get my fix.

I've tried reading articles on line, but I like the give and take of conversation. I miss that interaction of debate.

Oh we talk about it at work, but I'm still considered the rookie, and no one really wants to talk WITH me. Plus, I'm interested in more than just our industry. I look at the economy over all and see how it impacts what we do. I look to see how it impacts my customers.

I've been known at times to pull numbers together from different sources to just run an analysis. Just because. And you'd be surprised at some of the stuff I find. But......no one cares. I got no one to chew it up with. No one to take what I found and go further. It's just so frustrating.

I'm not sure how I'll get around this. Can't really afford any societies and such. I will continue to search out on-line but that still just leaves me "wanting". It's just I SOOOOO miss that stimulation. Damn - I just love business.

Posted by Tammi at January 16, 2006 05:38 AM


You're a geek.

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Posted by: Ogre at January 16, 2006 08:27 AM

When I was teaching I did 2 things that helped me stay current on consumertrends and business: a) I watched the business reports in the eve's & on weekend (sucha as the Wall -teet joural report). and (b) I went to the local campus' business school to attend free or really cheap lectures. this last one is how grad students & english majors like me, learned about topics economics and business models. Normally they have informal panels or Q&A's afterwards. I loved it and was able to return to the states and fall back into the business world very easily.

And finally, if Mohammed can't go the mountain then the mountain shall seak out Mohammed... meaning that you've got a blog... there's a great carnival of business and finance that would do some great roundups. I even wrote an article on the impact of the devaluation of the Yuan on the American consumer. Talk about research and streching your brain. It got picked up and I had great exchanges & feedback. some really great points were made by this mover in Colorodo named Mike, who had a degree in Finance and like you was going stir crazy. Well he started his own blog on business topics & now he's writing articles for the local paper.

I hope these ideas help!

Posted by: michele at January 16, 2006 07:21 PM

Maybe start skimming the Carnival of the Capitalists to find contacts.

Most recent is at the bottom of the list on this page:


Posted by: Harvey at January 17, 2006 09:15 AM