The NBA Is a Sport of the 21st Century
Last week, Michael Jordan won his third, single-elimination tournament championship of the NBA. After a grueling, grueling, grueling 10-week competition, one championship is hardly a shock, but what is a big deal is that Jordan has accomplished this in his career. After all, as his teammate and good friend Kobe Bryant once said, “The only time he gives up is in the playoffs. ” On a side note, I feel much the same way about the NBA.
Unfortunately, although the NBA has embraced the game with an almost fanatical love for the game, the game as it currently exists has become a joke in its own right. The NBA will not be the dominant sport of the 21st century, but it is certainly a viable sport. And because of the way in which the sport is played today, there is no game that is more fun, more exciting, or more important to the real world than basketball.
When I originally began playing the game, it was like a sport that I would watch on TV. I loved the way the game was played, and the excitement and fun of every game, especially Finals, was the highlight. As the years have gone on, I have become more involved with the game. Now, I enjoy watching it, and I am beginning to be an NBA fan on a more permanent basis. What is great about any sport is that there is always an opportunity for improvement. With Basketball, the players and coaches must strive constantly to stay ahead of the game while maintaining a competitive edge. When you are playing a sports team, as the world is right now, every game should be an improvement. I am constantly amazed at how well NBA games are played. So much so, that in the first game of the 2012-13 season, Houston Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni was the MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals. That was an impressive feat considering there were only 3 players in the league who played at least 4 games. Of course, when you can get the talent out of the league and have it play at a high level, that is a great thing, but it still is no easy feat.
A new investment in the Bloomington Startup Blueprint Stats.
expected revenue for each business, from startups to the entire startup ecosystem, with all its stakeholders. This information can be used to develop an action plan to get the most out of the overall ecosystem’s resources. The information is useful for both the founders and investors of each startup, and for any company that seeks to create an ecosystem. The result of this project is a data set that we hope will help businesses and developers alike, and be used as a starting point for an investment in the ecosystem.
to join the Startup Blueprint.
exit/redemption goal if they reach one.
expected revenue target.
businesses within the ecosystem.
provided to the open challenge participants.
business planning efforts.
The startup Blueprint project has come together in the spirit of a cooperative effort between the Foundation, the city of Bloomington, the Open Challenge, and the startup community.
The Hawley Platform
Econ Review. The Hawley Platform, a new approach to software quality enhancement.
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Our purpose in developing the Hawley platform is twofold: to make software developers’ work easier, and to make software developers’ work easier, but more importantly, to make software developers’ work easier. In software development we strive to build software that is intuitive, effective, and maintainable. We strive to achieve this through a process that is built on an iterative basis.
The first part of our methodology is to ask questions about the software we are working on.
To answer the questions we use specific software problems. Each problem is an unsolved problem from a specific technology.
Describe the problem to a minimum of three people. Identify a team of people that you can ask to evaluate the software. Evaluate the team’s answers.
Assess the software’s quality. Use testing tools to evaluate the software.
Make a plan of action for the software.
Implement the software.
Implement the plan of action.
Blueprint Stats :
all flavors of data science.
questions and answers.
and facilitate feedback about statistical modeling in science, engineering, and technology.
to provide timely research and constructive dialogue.
2-3 months to discuss recent research and update its progress in modeling science, engineering, and technology.
gather and share research, ideas, and feedback about statistical modeling, data science, and related fields.
provide timely discussions about the most recent developments in these areas.
gather and share research, ideas, and feedback about current research projects.
advocate, promote, and defend the use of statistics and data science in any scientific, engineering or technological context.
The group does all of this through a series of structured meetings, open to the public for discussion, where research findings are presented and discussed.
techniques and best practices that contribute to developing better statistical models and analyses.
Institute for Operations Research and the Engineering Informatics (or ISEOI) to support the group’s ongoing research projects and its monthly conference and symposium.
not available to the general research community.
Tips of the Day in Software
It’s now pretty clear that people have an insatiable appetite for all things software. For most businesses, that appetite is not only fueled by the huge profits they make on software-based marketing, but also by a constant barrage of marketing efforts from social media, direct mail, and telemarketing campaigns.
Of course, the sheer volume of digital marketing campaigns has become an increasingly daunting obstacle for many small-business owners, so there are now an ever-growing number of software solutions designed specifically to handle all of that marketing on the behalf of the business.
Some of these solutions may include, but are certainly not limited to, CRM systems, such as HubSpot’s CRM-like product called Hire. But others are a little broader.
Here are seven reasons, in our opinion, that your business should adopt a robust, comprehensive CRM solution — because if you do, your marketing dollars will be well-spent.
It’s easy to integrate with your existing marketing automation systems.