Tag: customer behavior

Dig your holes before the trees arrive

Over the next two weeks we’re going to start having a bunch of trees, shrubs, and other plants delivered. Many will be bareroots so they’ll need to be planted immediately or as soon as possible when they arrive. But we have no control over when they’ll be shipped or delivered. To speed things along we …

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Would you like some chai with your sugar?

I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m more of a chai and tea drinker. I’ve got a routine down where I make a cup of chai each morning. Warm days it’s a cold drink (not iced), cool days it’s a warm one. Some days I’ll have a second cup in the afternoon but usually only a …

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Create the right environment to grow customers

I planted quite a bit of garlic in our newest garden beds that have been quite fertile. I had some leftover so I planted some in our old lawn that was recently covered with cardboard and wood chips. The garlic in the garden beds is mostly up after two weeks. But the lawn only has …

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Trimming back customer behavior for better results

This season I’m going to be doing some aggressive pruning to our Japanese maples. The previous owner didn’t take care of them well so they’ve grown into mutant octopus trees. They are so dense with leafs and twigs that I’ve been forced to wait until they drop their leafs to actually see what I can …

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How chasing squirrels can teach you customer behavior

I planted a bunch of fava beans to grow through autumn, winter, and into the spring. The first ones started coming up okay with no problems. But the last set of seeds were in the ground for only a day before the squirrels started to dig them up. I tried a bunch of ways to …

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Free shipping causing funky buyer behavior

Due to squirrels who keep digging up seeds, I decided to get another seed starting tray so I can plant baby plants instead of seeds. The one I like is a commercial variety so there’s only one or two vendors who sell it by the unit. Otherwise I have to order a pallet. But on …

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When the dryer strikes back

Living in rainy Portland I’ve gotten used to the wet weather. It doesn’t bother me anymore as long as it’s not a surprise. But there are two things that do bother me when it’s wet out. Wet socks. (No further comment needed) Those times when you wash and dry a sweater but the cuff gets …

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Don’t blame the squirrels for the “cat’s” behavior

We setup a camera facing the backyard awhile back. In the middle of the night we caught a very wide looking cat wandering around the backyard. Then start to eat some of the kale we had planted. The same kale I thought the squirrels were getting to (and slobbering all over). A cat eating kale …

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When everyone else speeds up, slow down

Speed is often good. Good for muscle cars. Good for web performance. Good for payment processing. But with decision-making, speed is the source of many problems and will make small issues into big ones. As people speed up decision-making they introduce errors. Some might be trivial and not even worth correcting. Use Ave instead of …

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