If you enjoy Inspector Spacetime, you might also like:
- Trendsetters: A British T8 network program about a group of young prefects who are struck by lightning at a headmaster’s ball and develop superpowers. The most popular character is the impeccably well-mannered Ethan, who it is revealed actually died in the pilot and is merely a reanimated corpse.
- Losing Personality: A fellow CCB show about a mermaid, a zombie, and a yeti who are housemates in Manchester. Two of the castmates have been cast in Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of The Silmarillion.
- MARPLE: An award-winning CCB modernization of Agatha Christie’s classic detective Miss Marple. Also written and produced by IS writer Stewie Kolfatt.
- And, strangely, a large fandom following of “Paraspacetime” as emerged that combines Inspector Spacetime with the American program “Paranormal,” about two incestuous cousins who troll the US countryside fighting demons in their trusty 1907 paddleboat (an iconic image for many of the show’s lusty fans.)
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Creating a path in our lives doesn’t always come as a choice. Some of us find ourselves drifting into a way of life. Regardless, we are all faced with the day when we evaluate what we we really want in life. Recently I spoke at a conference, and I couldn’t help but notice how much we trend every bit of life. We validated past trends and looked at product-based evaluations, and how a manufacture can compete in a free trade world with essentially no borders. I was amazed at how they created categories. There was one chart that presented us with a snapshot of where an individual fit in as a business.
The lending institutions create models that group businesses into specific industries. Timing is very important, and bank experts will trend the economy and lend money based on what industry is on the up swing. This is why as an entrepreneur, it is important to interview many banks- you would be surprised how different each bank’s lending patterns can be.
But what was really interesting to me was the the topic of “competition”. The first thing they determined in the conference was that competition drives prices down, referring to them as “pricing wars”. The other thing that was addressed was service- the fact that people place more value on having a positive experience than they do on saving a dollar. And what I found interesting was the look on everyone’s faces as they listened to how tough it was out there from all areas- commodities, goods, service, and experience.
The reality is, if you combine a great product with an incredible experience, the price really doesn’t matter to the consumer. But because banks look at trends, the business owner gets pulled into these price wars, driving their quality and service down as they try to compete within their industry. As a business owner, having the ability to design a process that validates your industry trends is critical (but also very frustrating!).
Find out what you want to do in life and then determine what you are willing to go through in order to get it. In recent years, the rules in business have changed so much that there almost aren’t any. Years ago, an entrepreneur had to have a business plan that took months to design (and it actually helped them understand their business better), but today, lending institutions will let you know what your business is missing based on their model, not yours. Today, having a vision, validating it, and going after it is far more important than designing the grandiose business plan.
Things change fast- you have to spend more time staying ahead of the curve, rather than trying to fit into it. You never see Rolex or Rolls Royce having a blow-out sale because they are the trendsetters, and with our technology today, you can be one as well. Make sure you validate what you are doing; look at it from the outside, and if you are still excited about it, then go get it! Make the experience the value in your day- it can open a whole new world, one that you never knew existed.
And don’t forget to call your mother!
An Interesting Concept From AP Human Geography
We were reading through the book when we decided to discuss one of the most interesting concepts I had ever pulled from a book. It talked about inovators, trendsetters, the majority and how such big cultural phenomena can be killed by the masters they were created to serve. The inovators get the ball rolling by creating this phenomena. They are the origin. Then, the trendsetters get a hold of it and turn it into something all their own but it is still relatively the same thing as when it was first created. Then, the majority takes that phenomena and just keeps recycling and recopying it until it is so overexposed it either self terminates or the majority (the masters in this case) kill the very thing that was created for their entertainment. Isn’t it sickening how the world works? How human beings take what is given to them as something to incorporate proportiantely into their lives and just kill it as if it meant nothing to them? Then, it seems that the phenomena or the hype, surrounding the phenomena, dies as if it was never there until it is either resurrected by more trendsetters who are fascinated by the appeal of the phenomena and are saddened by it’s early downfall or until another phenomena comes along that starts up the whole thing all over again. Human nature: we are just as barbaric as the Devil our minds have constructed.