Reviewing my posts lately, I think I am giving the wrong impression of my interests; you would think that I only trade stocks, and only AAPL at that!
I have to get on to some more interesting topics, like what albums are worth listening to, what car you should drive, how you should vote, what is the best religion, or how great Starbucks really is.
Fact is, I have been spending my time experimenting with another blog, but I am going to keep it under wraps for now because I want to see how it pans out without any impact from my friends on the site statistics. So far the site traffic is pretty impressive, but working on it has negatively impacted work on this blog. Also, it looks like I am going to be doing a blog at work as well (I have recently started a job in ‘Business Intelligence’), so perhaps my interest in blogging will wane as I become blogged out.
So, what is ‘Business Intelligence’ you might ask? It sounds like a euphemism for sure, but no, I will not be getting into the cement-shoe business as many of you have long expected. Rather, it is an umbrella term for things like competitive intelligence, market intelligence, customer intelligence, just a lot of intelligence… I hope I have enough. My previous role involved creating a road map for our products, but that has been less than satisfying! I can now say ‘I told you so’ for a living, instead of just as a byproduct.
The best part is that I get to help start a new team, and help create all the support mechanisms to collect and disseminate information. My experience doing this blog has been a very valuable contributor to that. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to use WordPress, instead, some sort of ‘safe for corporate use’ garbage. But hopefully it will be workable.
By the way, did you know WordPress is up for a ‘Bloggers Choice‘ award? It definitely deserves it!