Maven is a global network of professionals and thought leaders who seek to connect with others to share their knowledge. Maven’s proprietary “micro-consulting” platform allows its members to profit from their knowledge by participating in paid interactions with researchers, including short Telephone Consultations and Electronic Surveys.
Did you know that you are already a consultant?
Have you given someone advice on which product or service to choose? Answered a question about how you do your job? Explained a key technical term or concept? Described an accounting standard or law in “layman’s terms”? Shared your opinion on the future of your industry?
Think about it – when was the last time a friend, colleague, customer, or other acquaintance asked you to help them to better understand a topic or to make a more informed decision? Happens all the time, right?
That’s microconsulting – short bursts of knowledge, perspective, insight, and opinion that help others make better decisions.
So, how to profit from what you know?
- Sign up: becoming part of Maven‘s microconsulting network is quick, easy, and free. Simply select an hourly consulting rate and describe your background and knowledge, and Maven will handle the rest. It only takes a few minutes.
- Consult: when you are identified as potential match for a microconsulting opportunity, you will receive a notification from Maven. If you are qualified, accept the invitation to participate in a Telephone Consultation or Electronic Survey.
- Earn: you will be paid for your time spent on the phone during Telephone Consultations or a flat fee for responding to an Electronic Survey.
With the new Windows 8, the aim is to make connectivity as easy as possible, by eliminating any problems that it may have previously had. One specific improvement that Windows 8 will feature, is mobile broadband functionality that has been integrated into the OS. This will hopefully have been done without specialized applications from the hardware provider having been used, which will make everything a lot more simple than before.
Any uncertainty regarding locating and installing device drivers for mobile broadband will be removed, as has been explained by group program manager on Microsoft’s devices and networking team, Billy Anders. If this is a success, then users will be able to spend more time relaxing and chatting to friends or playing partypoker online, instead of searching for instructions and having to guess what to do when installing mobile broadband devices. The company have been able to do this as they have been working with their partners in mobile broadband and mobile operating across the industry.
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My brother took nice photos of L’viv – city where I live all my life. You may see more photos in his blog.
Sometimes I play Internet Backgammon when I’m on Windows box (can be found under Start->Programs->Games in a standard Windows installation). I haven’t ever played the game in offline nor even knew its rules, but after a few tries found the game is interesting – mostly due to the fact you play over internet with live people, not with the computer – thus it could be quite hard to prognose turns of opponent.
I cannot say I’m very successful player, but sometimes I have a luck to win
After some time I was playing Internet Backgammon I figured there is a special category of players – Read the rest of this entry »
A nice self-testing tool (and probably for testing your monitor ): Test your color IQ (requires indicate country you’re from before taking test)
Hello World, this is the first entry in my blog where I’m going to write about some web development stuff, especially CakePHP framework which I’ve started to learn a couple days ago. The blog is named ‘simple’ as everything consists of simple things. Let’s wait a bit and see what it all look like.