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Funny Business

14 Lessons

About this course

Over the past 33 years, I've seen business owners and managers do some very strange things and make even stranger decisions.  A lot of it is that many of them aren't all that computer savvy so they tend to listen to the loudest voice around them on the subject of technology.  Because some of these situations and decisions are extremely funny, I've create a number of short and, hopefully, humorous videos that I hope you will get a laugh or two out of, but also, perhaps, recognize situations and scenarios that you've come across.  (Every one of them is based on actual events and I've just put my particular brand of, English, humor in them.  If any of them cause offense (and you know me, then maybe the film is about you or maybe not); if you don't know me, then you're taking them the wrong way because I'm not pointing fingers at specific people or departments, unless, as I said, you do know me).

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Videos

Memory

There are many people who rely on their memory and keep everything in their head, but what happens when nobody can access that information?

ROI

Not sure what ROI is or how to figure it out. Our clueless business owner is given a short lesson and, almost, takes the wrong action.

The Insultant

Sometimes it's not the things we say that make a difference; it's the way it is said. Different approaches resonate with different people.

Shuffling Paper

Are you still in the habit of printing everything? With modern technology, there is really very little need to do so. Join our office manager as he finds there is more to life than paper.

Change

Nobody likes change but it is as bad as we think it's going to be?

Jitters

Our team is about to take the stage and one of them is suffering badly from nerves and stage fright.

The Rewrite

Having commissioned a custom SQL system that doesn't work, but is our office manage about to do the same thing all over again.

The Developer

So you hired a developer to build you a custom FileMaker solution. But did you hire the right one? Our struggling office manager finds out the answer.

Spreadsheet Hell

Have you ever really thought about the drawbacks of using a spreadsheet based system for managing your business? Our office manager certainly hadn't.

The Technophobe

Our confused business manager gets a valuable lesson in how to deal with people who try to baffle him with techno-babble.

The IT Department

Our hapless business manager finds out exactly what his IT Department is doing and it's not what he thought they were!

The Consultant

Is your consultant interested in helping you or just selling you the most expensive solution he can find? Discover how a 'greedy' consultants plan fails when he comes across somebody who is well aware of what he is trying to do.

The Report

Why go to all the trouble of printing reports that nobody will ever look at? It's a good question and yet business do it all the time.

Are you computerized?

This was the 1st in a series of videos poking fun at some of the crazy things that business owners and managers do. In this case, it is a matter of 'Are you computerized or just using computers?'

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