Framework for making Big Decisions

24. August 2012 20:37 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Choosing a fulfilling career path is such a difficult task, and I see many people have no idea where to even start (including myself). I routinely find myself asking my friends and coworkers "what do you want to do long term in your career" or "what do you want to be when you grow up". I seem to hear the following responses repeatedly: I am OK with what I am doing now (most of the time this is not actually true) I don't know / I am not really sure I want to get to the next level (be pr... [More]

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Methodology for Building a Product Valuation Platform

23. August 2012 20:36 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
As I have mentioned in previous posts, understanding pricing and market values has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. With many problems I encounter (especially those related to business or technology), I try to follow these steps borrowed from agile software development methodology: DEFINE - Define the problem/goals, identifying clear and measurable requirements.  ANALYZE - Analyze the each requirement to identify or design potential solutions.  IMPLEMENT - Establish/Impl... [More]

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Is Searching eBay a reliable way to determine Market Value?

22. August 2012 22:23 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of eBay and the significant disruption they brought about for buyers and sellers. I have been a frequent buyer and occasional seller on the site since 1998 and continue to use it every day. Nothing in this post is meant to put eBay (the company or marketplace) in a negative light. I have seen a good many people base their selling and purchasing decisions solely on data they can find from the closed listings from the past 60 days for a particular search on eBay. ... [More]

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My Introduction to Pricing Variation

15. August 2012 23:45 by Jay Grossman in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
When I was 10 or 11 years old (around 1985), I remember going to the local baseball card store with my friend Adam.  He was gung ho to buy some older card of Steve Carlton and he told his father how much it would cost and how much he thought it was worth. It followed with the following back and forth: Adam’s father: “Why is that card worth $15?”Adam : “because the printed price guide book says so”Adam’s father: “Why does that matter? What if I told... [More]

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About the author

Jay Grossman

techie / entrepreneur that enjoys:
 1) my kids + awesome wife
 2) building software projects/products
 3) digging for gold in data
 4) rooting for my Boston sports teams:New England PatriotsBoston PatriotsBoston Red SoxBoston CelticsBoston Bruins

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