A usual morning for a business person or anyone who is keeping up with world events for personal interest, includes a cup of coffee and reading headlines on their screen. Some may say that it is just a practice done to be in touch with what is happening around us. However, it definitely goes deeper.
Have you ever heard of a histogram? Or may be making predictions…? These things aren’t as hard to do as they sound. Imagine your every morning, holding your cup of coffee and reading the headlines as you always do. Now, keep in mind what happens in a daily basis, make a log out of it, or simply write about it if you will.
After sometime, you start noticing patterns or a particular brand, company, person or situation that is showing up more so than the rest. Based on that, you can make very accurate prediction of what will happen next. Even if you don’t use a sophisticated software to build a perfect model, your own intuition is good enough to predict what is coming next.
Now, all those practiced business people out there already know this, but for beginners or students, it may be an eye opener. Up until half way through college, I found newscast or newspapers or anything “newsy” boring an uninteresting. As time went by, I started noticing the great importance behind it. You can even do a mental SWOT analysis just by reading headlines every day. So stick to your RSS feed, favorite blogs or news channels. One thing is for sure: NEVER get your information from a single source. Diversify, and you’ll get a clearer picture of the truth, however relative it is.