Tutor profile: Dominic C.
Subject: Music Theory
What's the best chord progression in music?
There is no 'best chord progression' in music. Depending on instrument, there are a variety of modalities that create interesting and unique variation for listeners. Common themes of musical progression and variations on those themes are common elements in many popular songs. Caution should be taken in too frequent of repetition, whether it's a single chord, scale, note, too frequent of repetition is boring and does not offer enough stimulation for the listener, whereas too varying of repetition across a motif or piece causes chaos for the listener. Chaos and random progressions, when done purposefully can be interesting, but even amidst randomness there should be some kind of order. Don't be afraid to occasionally experiment with chaotic randomness, unique results can surprise you, leading to otherwise undiscovered musical patterns.
Subject: Personal Finance
What are some things I should consider before investing in the stock market?
The stock market is a volatile place. It's all to easy to lose unlimited amounts of money if you don't know what you're doing. Over-confidence is a common peril in public investors without knowledge of business, accounting, or other areas in which a business can fail. It's easy to invest a large amount of money in a company 'you feel good about'. Emotions have no place in investing, using emotions in investing is a recipe for disaster. Depending on your level of knowledge in accounting and business we could further discuss the intricacies involved in proper company valuation based on stock price, involving various metrics including but not limited to: PE ratio, PB ratio, tangible book value, Income Statements, Quarterly reports, Annual reports, forward moving companies, growth companies, stagnant companies, dying companies, risky industries, business cycles, competitor analysis for speculating a companies valuation and so forth. Personal finance requires being able to save appropriately, while also understanding how to preserve and grow your money in an imperfect corporate market system.
How can I get my idea off the ground and start a business?
Entrepreneurship is one of the most difficult and daunting tasks in business. Entrepreneurship often involves significant risks and exploring the unknown. Success is never guaranteed, even with immense amounts of work and sacrifice. Success in entrepreneurship is never the norm, but often well worth the effort. How to start your business depends on whether you're offering a service or a product. If you're offering a service, you'll want to know your target market for that service and find ways to reach, engage and serve those clients. If you're offering a product, you'll need to have a product prototype built, branding, and ideally several different channels and places where you can sell your product. It is advantageous to be extremely passionate in what you're doing with starting a business. Whatever your idea is, it should be something that you'd do no matter what, and something that you'd never stop working on.
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