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Lydia Chicles
Works at BOLD! Technologies
Attends UCF Business Incubator
Lives in Orlando, FL 32814, United States
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How Can Policymakers Help Build the Internet of Things? #IoT  
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Steve Jobs' product pricing formula: cost of materials x 3 + 33%

Wozniak wanted to sell Apple I at 20% markup. Steve sold it at three times what it cost to build Apple I, plus 33%. 

As a result, 38 years later, Apple has $155 billions dollars in cash right now. Had Steve been selling his stuff like Woz wanted, there would have been no computer graphical user interfaces in 1984 (the revolution in PCs). There would have been no iPods in 2001 (the revolution in music). There would have been no iPhones in 2007 (the revolution in mobile devices).

You're probably pricing your products and services too low. Have you thought about the cost of producing, delivering and maintaning excellence? Have you thought about the cost of: sales, marketing, educating yourself, research and development, hiring new employees, educating employees at top sources? Furnishing offices? Building company culture? Making employees happy at your workplace? 

How about the cost of enough of your free time as a business owner, which is essential for creativity, innovation and breakthroughs?

There's no room for all of that in 20% markup. Not even in 100% markup, most of the time. Are you building a business or creating a lifetime job just for yourself? There's a big difference.

The right price is what the market will bear. The world is abundant with cash at all times. Think of money as a form of energy: it's always around you. Money is always flowing, and it's in one place at one point and in another at another point. You make sure you create enough excellence so that the money wants to flow through you and your company.

Too metaphysical? I know. But everybody who's rich tells the same story, over and over again: money is not about working harder, it's about putting in excellence and billing people when they show up to consume your excellence.

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3 WAYS INDOOR-GPS WITH IBEACONS IMPROVE THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE #wearables  
Improve the retail experience inside big spaces like department stores, concert venues and sport arenas with indoor GPS (iBeacons).
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10 Signs You Have (Or Are) A Great Boss
We’ve all had them: bosses and managers who make our work lives terrible and couldn’t manage a stack of paper clips, let alone a team of employees. I’ve written about the traits that make for bad
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The New Rocket Fuel: Questions For CEO George John And [X+1] CEO John Nardone
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Technology expert Lydia Chicles, CIO BOLD! Technologies shares current and future trends in the use of mobile applications on tablets and smartphones.
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#Mobile   #UCF   #SM  
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Hangouts and Video Calls are Encrypted and Secure.  
For more information on encryption from Google go to: https://support.google.com/a/answer/6046115?hl=en

#videocalls   #hangouts   #encrypted   #lawyersvideocalls   #lawyerhangouts   #lawyercams  
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Apple iOS 7 made its mark in design, but #iOS 8 (free) is all about the user... http://lnkd.in/bctZzwV
Apple iOS 7 made its mark in design, but iOS 8 (free) is all about the user. New features and improved navigation, you'll simply have a better experience using your iPhone and iPad.
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If You Want To Achieve Greatness – Stop Asking for Permission. - Anonymous
Are you creating the life you want or are you waiting for permission to live your dreams?

Stop waiting, stop asking, and START doing!

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159526011776259539/

#motivation   #inspiration   #businesstips  
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Awesome work +Sunshine Baker! Looking forward to listening in!
 
I'll be co-hosting a live radio show tomorrow at 4pm- feel free to call in and ask questions at 888-475-9405- I'll be talking about my favorite topic, blogging!
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All Business Radio Network is an Internet talk radio network that streams live web radio programming and provides on-demand podcasts that can be downloaded. All Business Radio Network is the future of Internet radio with on-line radio programs that listener's can inter-act with through chat sites.
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CIO at BOLD! Technologies, LLC
Skills
Lydia is a master of innovation management with a background in communications and design. She is a creative powerhouse with the ability to sense the early pulse of a trend well before its heart starts beating in the minds of consumers. She is able to project and connect the dots, weaving them into a product thread that delights end users. Lydia is a results-driven with 10 years of experience in developing and bettering products. She is the conceptor and innovator behind all of the BOLD! Technologies products. Lydia developed her expertise working in creative roles in the magazine and design industry. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in community events.
Employment
  • BOLD! Technologies
    CIO, present
    Responsibilities Include: *Helping understand and leverage the new technologies that are affecting the mobile advertising and online fundraising business. Everything from digital technology to social media, the Internet of things, mobile utility, the impact of disintermediation, collaborative consumption and crowdsourcing. *Brand development, social media strategy and implementation, web site UI and advertising revenue. *Developed brand strategy and implementation. *Educating and informing brands and people as to what they can do with new Platform, Calendars and Advertising opportunities; making it understandable in light of their daily challenges. *Finding ways to change processes, helping lead a team to work collaboratively, creating a challenging enough environment where the breakdown of ideas will lead to more innovative thinking and doing. *Getting creatives and strategists working together to do so, encourage experimentation of new technologies.
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Orlando, FL 32814, United States
Previously
Greece - South Africa
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Be BOLD! Be Beautiful! Be Brilliant!
Introduction
"Virtue is BOLD! and goodness never fearful." ~William Shakespeare  
Education
  • UCF Business Incubator
    Excellence In Entrepreneurship, UCF Business Incubation Program, 2012 - present
  • Concordia University
    Baccalaureate In Arts, Communications and Political Science, 1993 - 1997
  • Hellenic Board of Trade
    1997 - 1998
    Recognized by the Hellenic Board of Trade on Metropolitan Montreal for Academic Excellence
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