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Posted by on Dec 2, 2009 in Business Development | 0 comments

Show Your Math

Wolfram Alpha recently released a new feature on their “computational knowledge engine” that shows each step in solving math equations. Simply write “solve” then the equation and Wolfram will take you through the problem step-by-step. It makes me wish Wolfram was around when I was struggling through statistics.

This new Wolfram feature illustrates step-by-step how you get from A to B. If you look a layer deeper, it’s about transparency. Instead of saying, “you’re fired” and leaving it at that, explaining how you arrived at your decision is critical.

Some bloggers make it their job to write about how they grow their user base. Darren Rose from ProBlogger does just that. He blogs about how newsletters and other online marketing initiatives have helped him increase his ad revenues.

How can you peel back the layers and show people how you got from A to B? Is it a blog where you review airlines from your business trips or is it helping your non-digitally savvy users fix their computer problems by showing them how to do it? It doesn’t have to be complicated or overly involved. Just telling people how to get from point A to point B is essential in helping people grow — whether it’s how to delete browser cookies to increase your processing speed or getting to 1,000 visitors to your website.

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