Some folks love food. Or sleep. Cars, or clothing, or vacation or booze. Golf or fine linens. Me? I love data.
I started designing buildings when I was ten, taught myself to write Japanese in my early twenties, then the stock market after earning an architects license. Then basic html, and how to create and refine databases. I love data.
For the last twenty+ years, I have been statistically and analytically modeling the stock market, and this includes not only daily rates of change, or sentiment, or risk, but even includes intermarket analysis, the real golden goose as it were of investment finance, comparing the objective behavior of major asset classes including not only stocks, but bonds, currencies, and commodities. These four have six primary combinations, and define risk or lack of perceived risk.
In addition to architecture, Japanology, and quantitative investment, I have data mined Lotto. You might ask, ‘Lotto’? And while it is exceedingly hard to improve off of, what is called in fundamental stock analysis, the random walk theory, you CAN improve off of random coin tosses. I proved it. Such a lot of work for so little, but might say a little bit about me? Over two or more years, I have consistently data mined the 49 random numbers drawn three times per week. The issue for me is NOT winning three dollars now and again or hoping to win third or second prize–$30.00 or $1,000 but rather, what I have discovered.
Years of work, and I am still finding new things. I like to say, as a self trained accomplished home chef, that over thirty or close to forty years of cooking and I am STILL discovering new things about HOW to cook rice, better. For example, the are 25 odd numbers, and 24 even, an asymmetry. Second, it is rare for all six draws to be of one kind, or balanced three to three. So randomness cycles and the ‘water in the bathtub’ as it were, will not and cannot stay to one side day after day. Second, the 49 number have skew, closer to 1 to 30 or 12 to 42, or 19 to 49, and I average those to play the other side. So we have odd-even, skew or left-right bias, and the numbers can be grouped 1-7, 14-21, to 43-49, and these seven sets of seven also have bias, or excess or deficiency. I bring these same data-mining skills to stocks or sales and use this, as it were, as a safe, low cost learning laboratory, so you know where I am coming from.
Early I, I realized that I did not like turn-key contact management systems, so set out to build my own–first painfully in Access then latter in Excel and now, years latter, I have built many CRM’s–Customer or Contact Management Systems. First to record potential leads, then prospects, sales, customer data. I classify contacts as A, B, or C and 1, 2, or 3 for Quality or Affinity and Speed (urgency or timeliness).
And as a serious chess player, again, just as cooking rice is not ‘just cooking rice’ or Lotto, ‘not just a few coin tosses’, so here. I came back to chess, having given up serious, rated US Chess Federation tournament play in my mid to early teens. Coming back in the internet era, I had no idea what a ‘PGN file’ was, for Portable Game Notation. So embarked on a several year odyssey, if not obsession and learned ALL about databases. Also, instead of just stopping at Google Blogger, said to myself, ‘Gosh, you can modify the code’, so learned all about html and how to configure basic webpages, a HUGE means of being able to communicate with the public. Just like old guys could fix cars, I could fix and present, share data.
Which takes us now to your business. Need something? I will know what to do, and, in the oft chance I know little or nothing of your industry, I can learn it. Quickly. By zeroing in on the key dials.