Yes, Plus One Social Analytics is now FREE! #nostringsattached #socialmedia

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In my years of software development, FREE software has always been kind of a misnomer.  How can you make money on FREE software that doesn’t have ads in it?  I just hate ads in apps.  Well, I’m giving my Plus One Social software away for FREE! There are no ads and no limits.  Enjoy the software and be amazed at the social insights you’ll discover using this app.

Why do it?  Well, I found that most users just want the software for free but they are happy to pay for the enhanced work books for Excel and Tableau.  There are some great reports right within the app, but if you want to download the data and see deeper insights in Excel and Tableau, we can get you there quickly and painlessly.

Download at www.PlusOneSocial.com

Enjoy!

Atlas Insights – Amazon Echo Integration to Public Metrics Video

I just finished up and got my Amazon Echo skill for Atlas Insights certified.   If you’re like me, when you are wondering around your home is when you think about a metric you wish you knew right now and you don’t want to have to take the time to find your phone or start your computer.  Just ask Alexa!  You can use your Amazon Echo to ask for any important economic metric you would like to know about. Try it.

It’s not the 4-Hour Workweek you’re trying to achieve, it’s the 4-hour Workday.

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Back in 2007, a friend of mine from Microsoft recommended me to read the book “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss.  He mentions that he was trying to figure out how to build some software so that he could just work 4-hours a week, the software makes money for him and then he could go enjoy life a little more.  I guess because he was working 70 hour weeks at Microsoft and getting paid only for 40.

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I purchased the book and the audio format right away and listen right away and enjoyed every minute of it.  When I got done, I tried to apply it to my business, but it was nearly impossible because I had a consulting services business, Extended Results, which is human capital heavy business. I felt like I bought into another infomercial and I bought the product.  But this idea stuck into the back of my head for 10 years like all good ideas do because they need to be solved and applied.

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In modeling and building my current company Atlas Insights, I really wanted to apply this concept to it.  But again, it is nearly impossible because when you are building and enjoying a company, you just don’t want to work 4-hours.  BUT, I have discovered that it should actually be called the “4-Hour Workday” instead!  With the whole Software-as-a-Service model, you can actually model a business that customers find, subscribe and use themselves. Using all the different social networking platforms, you can model a marketing program that also runs on cruise-control.  Customer contact can easily be managed through software like LiveChat and development can utilize both onshore and offshore to maximize programming expertise.

In my company, I’m basically doing all roles from designer to developer to marketer.  Now that the software has been fully released for Apple iOS and OSX, Google Android and Microsoft Windows, I’ve moved more to Marketing and Customer Relationship in my 4-hour workday.  I spend my time working with my customers onboarding and answering questions which always seems to happen at a certain time of day Monday through Thursday.  Friday’s are basically off days because I have found that not many customer decisions or questions are made on Friday’s.  I think most people in technology sector are checked-out after lunch.

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Achieve a better work-life balance with a method that is actually achievable

I challenge you to re-think how you are actually working.  In your 8-hour day, are you actually spending time doing something productive compared to not-productive?  I think we all know the actually answer to this.  Because of all the social distractions we have today, if you actually focused, I bet you could finish your day in the first 4-hours and then spend the rest doing something you enjoy or being better at your job.

Let me know your thoughts.

You business metrics look best on the New Red iPhone with AtlasBI.com #mobilebi #analytics

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We really like the bold statement Apple has created with the New RED iPhone so much we just had to get one to see how AWESOME our app looks on it. We were right, it looks AWESOME!

As many companies are finding out, their business data looks BEST on Atlas Insights when using Apple phones, tablets or desktop products.  Go visit the Apple Store today and download the FREE app, login and change your business perspective immediately into the positive.

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Ever wonder why all the big #businessintelligence software providers have customer training?

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Seriously!?   Why do their partners and the companies themselves all have these $2,000 to $5,000 week long training course?  Get certified in using our software after spending 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of dollars on the software.  If your software is so good, can’t we just download and use it right away without a ton of time invested in trying to figure it out?

Software should be easy to use, not hard. Give Atlas Insights a try and find out what easy should be.

One Of Warren Buffett’s Favorite Metrics Says Stocks Are Way Too Expensive.

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I was searching on metrics that Warren Buffett likes to track and I found this article on Forbes about U.S. Total Market Capitalization and how he uses it to determine if the market is to hot or just right.

The Buffett Indicator takes the stock market’s market capitalization and divides it by the US Gross Domestic Product. From an interview he did with Fortune in December 2001 Buffett said “For me, the message of that chart is this: If the percentage relationship falls to the 70% or 80% area, buying stocks is likely to work very well for you. If the ratio approaches 200%–as it did in 1999 and a part of 2000–you are playing with fire.”

Well, if you download Atlas Insights, now you can have Warren’s favorite market indicator right on any of your mobile devices (Apple or Android) or desktops (Windows or MAC) and you’ll be just as informed as Warren.

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