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I believe the minimum persistence value needed for getting in shape would be a year.  Although it is possible to make significant progress in just a few weeks, that isn?t always the case.  You might spend months at the same level as new habits are forming or you reach a plateau in your conditioning.
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Steve Pavlina suggested that most online small businesses take 3-5 years to become successful.  This means that if you?re planning to start a website, but your persistence threshold is six months, don?t even bother starting.
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I?d argue that you should avoiding starting projects that have low persistence values. 
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Are You Willing to Work Forever? Pick any goal you want to measure your persistence for.  Now, ask yourself how long you would be willing to work on the goal, without any positive feedback.  How long would you be willing to work on a project, without being able to see any results from your efforts?
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In all these areas we will be looking for data experts to work with, to probe whether we are asking the right questions, to refine and help implement our research plans. Drop us a line if you want to hear more! hasan.bakhshi@nesta.org.uk juan.mateos-garcia@nesta.org.uk
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we will be looking through practical work to identify datavores in the public and third sectors, and work to encourage the transfer of good data practices across different parts of the UK?s economy and society.
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we are looking to run a controlled experiment to measure the impact of an Online Analytics intervention on a randomly selected group of UK businesses.
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We present the findings above (and many more) in greater detail in our Rise of the Datavores report.
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the ?use of data to make decisions? turns out to be the main factor discriminating between the datavores and the other companies we surveyed.
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in order to benefit from online data UK businesses need to put their data to work. They need to use it to improve their website to be sure, but they also need to feed it into decision-making process in other parts of their business ? such as in product development and business strategy.
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while it is true that great analysts are awesome, it appears that great analysts who are empowered to act on the basis of their insights are even better. Datavores are much more likely to delegate decision-making than other firms.
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We find that datavores are four times more likely to report substantial benefits from their online customer data.
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We identified a cohort of companies in our sample with apparently no fear of data. We call them ?datavores?. When making decisions about how to grow their sales, they rely on data and analysis over experience and intuition. They collect data comprehensively, analyze it thoroughly and use it to make decisions. But they are in the minority: only 18% of the companies we surveyed compared with 43% who make decisions on the basis of experience and intuition.
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a startlingly high number of businesses in the UK?s Internet Economy would benefit from reading Michael Loban?s post on data resolutions for 2013.
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Nesta?s mission is to help people and organizations bring great ideas to life by providing investments and grants, and mobilizing research, networks and skills.
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Odds and Ends: Tim Ferriss on Reddit AMA (answering some controversial questions, too)
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Right alongside Seneca?s Letters from a Stoic, Feynman?s book Surely You?re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) hugely impacted every aspect of my thinking when I first read them circa 2005.
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It is no secret that consumers are engaging across devices and media. These always-connected people, using Twitter on their smartphones, can now be more efficiently and intelligently reached through initiatives like this one. Consumers are cross-channel, marketers must be as well. I have seen the power of ad technology and automation to make marketers? lives easier, giving them insight, control and performance in a diffuse and ever-changing digital marketing landscape. A natural evolution for Twitter Twitter has long faced the conflicting drives of every social platform: serve the audience, remaining relevant and unobtrusive, while still attracting marketing spend. Through this move they are bringing new audiences and data to the table. Scale helps brands pan for gold. To find that gold, you need to start with a lot of sand, and you need the insights to sift through it.
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I always want it to be better, even if it means throwing something out that we?ve spent months working on.?
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Every few months, the director of each Pixar film meets with the brain trust, a group of senior creative staff. The purpose of the meeting is to offer comments on the work in progress, and that can lead to some major revisions. ?It?s important that nobody gets mad at you for screwing up,? says Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3. ?We know screwups are an essential part of making something good. That?s why our goal is to screw up as fast as possible.?
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