Author Archives: Michael Hios

About Michael Hios

Michael Hios is a Business Technology Professional in the Raleigh, NC area with expertise in Travel Technology, Data Analysis and Management. Michael has 20+ years of Information Technology experience, specializing in system implementations and data management and analysis. He was most recently Vice President of Analytics for Yankee Leisure Group, a Massachusetts-based travel company.

Going Home

As part of my work, I travel at least once per month. I have the great fortune to spend time with friends and family during those trips, which lessens the impact of being away from home. Being able to see, … Continue reading

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What Didn’t You Do Today?

Procrastination is one of the most self-destructive shortcomings of human beings. There are few easier ways to derail success than to put off a task that should be handled immediately. It’s rarely justifiable and almost never beneficial, yet so many … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S. – (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

“Human nature has a tendency to admire complexity but reward simplicity.” — Ben Huh K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s a harsh and curt acronym, but at the same time, it’s elegant in both its candor and its simplicity. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

The exact origin of the dreaded ritual known as “Spring Cleaning” is unknown.  Wikipedia cites several different possibilities, each of them fairly reasonable.  Regardless of how it began, it’s a permanent fixture in our culture and can have a great … Continue reading

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Do What You Love? Maybe Not.

Many years ago, I was told by a successful musician (who was paraphrasing, of course), “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I took those words as gospel and tried very hard to turn … Continue reading

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The Role of Marketing Analytics in Small Business

With record expenditures in the area of Analytics occurring, and a steep rise predicted over the coming years, “Analytics” has been officially indoctrinated into the “Hall of C-Level Buzzwords.” Like most buzzwords, there is always some confusion over the actual … Continue reading

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Tough Times

Sometimes, a picture truly is worth a thousand words…

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