Guichard Cadet - The Analytical Wordsmith


https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-a-wooden-bookshelf-2883049/A creative whose experience encompasses short- and long-form writing and editing; and the ability to move across functions and industries, and implement programs and systems that enable organizations to operate more efficiently. 
I am available to work on your project independently, collaborate with you and your team, or refer others as needed. References and samples upon request. 

To inquire, use the contact form on the right panel of any page.

List of services in alphabetical order.
A Review - a free public relations service for completed projects. Reviews of books, podcasts, films and television shows.

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EDITING - short-form to longer pieces, with manuscripts by aspiring and established authors being my specialty. Educate writers and organizations seeking to publish books, by providing editorial, marketing and consultative help. Assist authors in writing effective and concise nonfiction proposals and query letters for fiction to submit to agents and editors. Results: Several writers have been offered representation and/or landed publishing deals.

https://www.pexels.com/photo/vehicles-passing-by-road-in-new-york-2168975/EDUCATION - help students select schools and complete applications for schools and scholarships. SERVICE IS NATIONWIDE for high school juniors and seniors, and college students/grads. ONLY NEW YORK CITY schools, for elementary and middle school students applying to their next schools. I also provide school referrals for children with IEPs or in need of one.

Real Estate - having worked as a licensed salesperson in the State of New York starting in 2011, I developed an interest in housing issues. In 2015, I spearheaded an initiative to link homeowners, private investors and sellers. Join this network.

RESUMES - build resumes from scratch or modify what you already have. I work with all levels of work experience.

SONGWRITING - provide the topic and genre and I can craft a song to your liking - independently or collaboratively.

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SPORTS ANALYTICS - I can build a personalized, customized sports evaluation tool based on what metrics are important to you. I've created 4 analytics models for 3 major sports (football, basketball and tennis). Results are included on various blogposts and I can provide background information upon request.

SPREADSHEETS - built to your needs and specifications; from simple ones for individual use up to multi-sheet projects that are automated.

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WRITING - a range of services for companies of all sizes, and individuals; marketing collateral, including websites, product catalogs, advertisements, social media posts, blogposts and more.

My WTA French Open 2016 Finals Pick

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I was expecting some surprises and upsets to reach this Round of 16 and compete for the second week of the WTA 2016 French Open. Unfortunately, my upsets did not pan out, leaving me with a 50% output of picks correctly selected. 



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My WTA: French Open 2016 - Round of 16 Picks

1.    The potential 2nd Round match-up between Madison Keys and Daria Gavrilova might be the best of the early tournament matches.  (more)

NFC East Plays Musical Chairs - NFL 2015 MNF 6

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This important Monday Night Football matchup is important for not only the two teams playing but for the entire NFC. A win by the New York Giants keeps the Wild Card race at 10 games to qualify. Should the Philadelphia Eagles win, then it means that the winner of the NFC East might only get to 10 wins.

This will then open up the Wild Card race to struggling teams, ones with less than 3 wins. From a scoring standpoint, the Giants have been consistent, within the range of scoring 26 points and giving up 24 points.

Philadelphia's Offense is the enigma in this matchup. On defense, the Eagles stay around the 20-point mark. Offensively, they flutter with 24 points serving as the baseline.

These are two, relatively, equal teams where the Quarterback's play will determine the outcome, as both teams' weakness is pass defense.

The numbers break as Eagles (.737) to win by 4 points, and the Giants (.263) to win by 1 point.

With this one, consistency plays a big part. So, I take Giants (Over).  Pick wisely, and come back for Thursday's picks and enjoy this playlist.

Atlanta Falcoms - Fly Like An Eagle NFL 2015 TNF 6

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Barring a major injury, the Atlanta Falcons are heading to the NFL playoffs. Whether they go as the division winner will not be decided for a few weeks because, just as the Falcons are undefeated at 5-0, the Carolina Panthers are 4-0.

On paper, their next real challenge will be against the Vikings in Week 12. The Falcons do not face the Carolina Panthers until Week 14. By then, it is conceivable, that the Falcons could be undefeated while the Panthers have 4 losses.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]



This season mirrors the 2012 season when the Falcons won their first 8 games, finished with a 13-3 record and lost in the NFC championship game.

Unlike that season, Atlanta has a new head coach (Dan Quinn) and the division will likely be contested until the matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

The Falcons also have to keep track of the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals when it comes to the number of wins needed to clinch home field throughout the playoffs.

For now, enjoy this short playlist/mix about flying above it all with a coach on his maiden voyage.

  1. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
  2. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
  3. Bernard Wright - Who Do You Love

Houston Texans - Desperate Times NFL 2015 TNF 5

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The Houston Texans were picked to finish second in the AFC South division, a few games behind tonight's opponents, the Indianapolis Colts. A funny thing happened - the Colts are struggling this year, under the weight of expectations and an injury to starting Quarterback Andrew Luck.

While Matt Hasselbeck helped the Colts to a victory last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Luck's absence is good for the Texans.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]




As an expansion franchise, the Texans have made strides in many areas, but have yet to fully entrench a reputation as a hometown sports favorite.

An unexpected winning season that brings a division championship and playoff appearance can change that, but they have to take it one game at a time because these are indeed desperate times for the franchise.

For now, enjoy this short playlist/mix about giving it your all to claim what is yours.
  1. Charlie Robison - Desperate Times
  2. Randy Rogers Band - Buy Myself A Chance
  3. Fat Pat - Tops Drop

Seahawks, Legion in Bloom - NFL 2015 MNF 4

In tonight's Monday Night Football game, we find out what to expect from the Seattle Seahawks for the remainder of the season. Yesterday's St. Louis Rams' takedown of the Arizona Cardinals brought home the reality that division games are often a toss-up.

Seattle has a chance to be this decade's NFC dynasty team. To do so, it must dominate teams like the Detroit Lions in the manner least favored in today's NFL. The Lions should score no more than 14 points.

[For a breakdown on the numbers and perhaps a final chance to save your weekend, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]

Teams such as the Rams play the role of spoiler, beating divisional foes that teams outside the conference cannot, simply because they do not know them as well.

This fact puts the onus on the Seahawks to solidify their reputation, mainly on the defensive side, the way they showed in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears.

For now, think of hard hitting football and enjoy this short mix/playlist!

Steelers, Michael Vick: Keep On Moving - NFL 2015 TNF 4

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The Steelers at home is a tough out for most teams. With the injury to starting Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (108-52; Super Bowl 2-1), many see this as the beginning of a slide.

Enter Michael Vick, a man with more lives and acts than a drawn out Broadway musical. Since 2004, the Steelers are 10-9 in games that Roethlisberger did not start.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]



The fact they have been over .500 is a testament to the organization and why they have won 6 Super Bowls. Vick and the Steelers will be facing a desperate Baltimore Ravens (0-3) team that suffered what was pretty much a season-ending defeat until the injury to Ben Roethlisberger.

If Michael Vick can maitain a .500 or better pace for the 4 to 6 weeks, then the Steelers will remain in the playoff hunt.

For now, enjoy this short playlist/mix about overcoming adversity and the doubters.

  1. Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin' 
  2. Alpha Blondy - Apartheid is Nazism 
  3. Big Tymers - You Can't Break Me

Alex Smith, Time 4 Sum Aksion - NFL 2015 MNF 3

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Alex Smith, it is time for you to channel your inner Redman 'cause Tonight's Da Night.

(LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!)
In this corner we have what you promised to be
Star Quarterback that is hard enough
That he can throw a whole bunch of TDs
With no INTs, scramble for a first, without a block
Then turn around and do the same damn thing on First Down.
'cause Alex Smith should be pissed
 

'cause he's gotten coaches fired
'cause he couldn't maintain the starting job
Then got traded and might start the pattern all over again
but Alex Smith, it's TIME TO BLOW THEIR MIND
Give them a punch of the funk, knock all of their gold tooth loose
(POO POW)


Tonight's the night where Alex Smith has to prove whether he has what it takes to be an elite Quarterback in the NFL. So far, his career has been one marked for a notch above the dreaded tag of "game manager".

[For a breakdown on the numbers and perhaps a final chance to save your weekend, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]





His stats show a consistent performer who is ready to take that next step. Unfortunately for Smith, his time with the Kansas City Chiefs, in the AFC West has coincided with that of Peyton Manning's with the Denver Broncos.

Focusing on tonight and the implications for a playoff berth: the Chiefs have to keep pace with the Broncos (3-0) and the Oakland Raiders (2-1).

Standing on their way is a man looking to redeem himself and the Green Bay Packers after a crushing defeat last season's NFC Championship game.

Aaron Rodgers stands in the way of any chance Alex Smith has to be that...

For now, do the Discount Double Check and enjoy this short playlist!
  1. Redman - Time 4 Sum Aksion (Uncut)
  2. Redman - Tonight's Da Night
  3. Redman - Blow Your Mind



What Has Eli Done For You Lately - NFL 2015 TNF 3

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Used to be a time when you brought me rings

Used to brag about it all the time

Your fans seem to think that you're some elite QB

But my friends say C.R.E.AM. is what's on your mind
Who's right?



What Has Eli Done For You Lately? Having won two Super Bowls (seasons 2007 and 2011), Eli Manning has silenced most critics. Still there are many who do not think of him as an elite Quarterback who gets a pass for the bumps on the road of any athlete's performance.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game: Redskins vs. Giants, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]




Many fans don't just want a winner. They also want a personality, a party boy, a scandal waiting to happen.

Eli doesn't give enough to talk about, so the only focus is whether he will repeat history, like a leap year, and win his third Super Bowl ring at the end NFL season 2015 (in February 2016).

For now, enjoy this short playlist about proving one's self after falling out of favor.
  1. Janet Jackson - What have you done for me lately?
  2. Robin S - Show Me Love
  3. Andy Grammer - Keep Your Head Up
  4. Drake -Try Harder

Can I Get A Jets Fan? - NFL 2015 MNF 2

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Listen everybody, especially Jets fans

Is it right to keep rooting


While the team you love may never win?


They cheer too hard, my friends sometimes say


But I believe, I believe


That a home team should be loved that way


But it hurts them so inside


To see Jets treat them so unkind

Somebody, somewhere tell them it's unfair

Can I Get An Upset seems to be today's anthem! Who can blame the fans after looking at yesterday's results?

The truth is all Upsets are not created equal, meaning, do the following really qualify as such, especially when this is only the second week of the season: Browns, Vikings, Redskins, Jaguars?

[For a breakdown on the numbers and perhaps a final chance to save your weekend, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]



On the other side, the New York Jets square off against an Indianapolis Colts team that took a Week 1 beating from a team full of believers - the Buffalo Bills.

For now, my advice is don't press your luck and enjoy this short playlist!

Peyton's Last Rodeo - NFL 2015 TNF 2


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He had played for the Colts for 14 seasons straight, coming home to a place he'd never been before.
He had won a Super Bowl, been the league's MVP thrice,
had so many passing records, but it all came at a price.
When he first came to the mountains, coming off surgery and his career hanging by a song.
His neck was nearly broken and he doesn't really care,
'cause greatness keeps changing, and it don't last for long.


...And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high might have reached its peak. Though no official word has come down, I've seen this play out before, as a superstar athlete begins a slow decline. Last week's performance coupled with the showing in his last playoff game against his former team, the Indianapolis Colts are the true indication that it's over - the days of Peyton Manning driving an offense to insurmountable heights.


[For a breakdown on the numbers for your office pool and the like, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]



Though his Passing numbers will likely be in the Top 10 for NFL Quarterbacks, look for a strong challenge for the division from tonight's opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the meantime, enjoy this short playlist to give Peyton Manning a great sendoff!

James Blake Takedown video by NYPD cop


"Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has apologized, saying Blake looks very similar to a guy who was a suspect in a credit card fraud case. Turns out that guy was innocent and the real suspect is still on the loose"  --TMZ

In other words, they're using the other guy as a front. There was no suspect. The cop profiled James Blake, hoping to run him to find something on him.

Patriots: "It Wasn't Me..." NFL 2015 TNF 1

Roger came in and he caught us red-handed
Deflating them playoff balls
Picture this, we were throwing bombs all over a soggy field.



How could I forget that this is week one of a new NFL season, one sure to be mired in controversy as the New England Patriots and star Quarterback Tom Brady take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for your office pool and the like, go over to EvenMoney Sports.



In the meantime, listen to this short playlist to understand though the Patriots have mastered the cheating game, they are not the only ones responsible for this debacle, as detailed in this ESPN article.

April 2014: Unique & Original



We are all unique, simply because our DNA makes it so. Even identical twins are unique or become so because of environmental factors, mainly human interaction. To a certain degree, we are all an original; at least, we are meant to be.

We cease to be original because we are similar to the initial manufacturing of a product. Picture the first printing of a book – thousands of copies are pressed. Same goes for a limited edition of an automobile. There is a certain, fixed number of the original run. Yet, for each of these “original” products, there is a prototype, a master, one who is first off of the assembly line.

Today I bring to you three gentlemen who exhibit the perfect blend of uniqueness and originality, in such fashion that they have influenced my life.


 BREAKING THE MOLD

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CHARLTON DAVENPORT – Many, who are reading this entry, know this man as Dopolous. That is the first name I too knew him by, until his title of authority, influence and power for a brief but pivotal period of my life. Your “Dean” as many of you know mold you in many ways, not just for the organization to which you aspire, but the wisdom imparted and the steps to follow in life. One thing I most respect most about my “Dean of Pledges” is that he was his own man and required each person to be that, their own, original true self. Always ahead of the times, in his art, style and character, I would like for each of you to click this link  and learn how, as a Representative of Aflac, Charlton Davenport can help you secure a better life, a better future.





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MALDRON WHEELER (Solitary Pursuits) – I play a little poker and I don’t know if this brother here does. What I do know of him is that he holds his cards close to his chest. I’ve known him for over twenty-five years, and each time we have an encounter, I learn something fascinating about him, that I wish I had known many years prior. Mervyn’s range of taste and talent is one from which many, I included, could greatly benefit. You don’t believe, just watch (in my Trinidad James’s voice). View his youtube channel (Solitary Pursuits).








SHAWN ASHBY – You often meet people, lose touch with them and don’t get a chance to reflect on their impact. I recall meeting Shawn or Du, as he is affectionately called during my early days of college. He set the tone of my interaction with upperclassmen. He carried himself in an open manner wherein he imparted knowledge in two ways – elder statesmen, and one of the guys. In getting reacquainted after many years, his path has shown that life is, in most part, destined in that some people are who they were at the onset. For Shawn-Du, he is a Minister, a Counselor and an Entrepreneur, dealing in antiques and collectibles. Reach him on ebay at “ashbysworld”, and build from there.

March 2014: Remember The First Time…?


The first time is technically the best, even if the results improve in future efforts. When someone asks or says, “Remember the first time…”, her aim is to invoke a warm feeling, like the first day of Spring even when the weather does not warm until the first week of April.

I once looked forward to first times so much that I overlooked what I actually had. Eventually that led to some bad times, and unlike first times, I tend not to repeat negative occurrences.

In actuality, no person should use the reference “first time” for when something bad happened because the goal should then be for that bad event not to happen again. In other words, let’s say, you have a shoulder that pops out of the socket. I am quite sure you can recall the first time it happened, but the hope is that you would have gotten surgery to properly repair it.

Otherwise, the shoulder matter is something you must reframe in your mind as a source of strength, so that you can say, “Remember the first time…” #dwaynewade 


Life is about falling down and first times; that is how I treat my career, parenting and my passions.

MARCH FORWARD
This month, I bring you three friends who are entrepreneurs following their dreams through ups and downs. Please visit their respective website to learn more and support.


Monica L. Cook – I met her in undergrad and she’s always been one to fight through adversity. A late bloomer in so many ways, and ahead of her time in others, she’s a true friend who leads by example, in that she gets up and forges ahead, and succeeds.




Michell C. Clark – An artist through outlook, he possesses a keen ear to the music of today as well as the best to draw from that lifestyle. Learn of this man and his brand, so that years from now, you can say, remember the first time.








Edward L. Tarlton – The brashest of personalities usually have the purest of hearts. If your next move involves achievement, particularly in the academic arena for youth and adults alike, inquiring about his services should be your first move.







SPRING TIME
We made it through a rough first quarter of the year, a winter that would test your resolve and love for New York. If you are not in New York, unless you were in AZ, FL, CA and the like, I am certain you battled the snowiest winter in decades. Normally this experience forces people to rethink their position. Are you looking to buy or sell? It really is hold or fold time. You need real estate. Call, email me or hit me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuichardCadet

January 2014: Cold Calling in Winter



Sixty calls per hour, or achieve the number of required completions in that time span. Though I screen hard against telemarketers when I’m home, I still respect the job they do because I used to be one of those people who’d call you at dinnertime, prime time, during the game or weekends to ask for just a few minutes of your time.




I am still amazed at the low rate of people who hung up without giving me a chance to get into my pitch, or at least ask my Screen-Out Questions. From my years of telemarketing/sales cold-calling I learned many things. One: I was not shy just lacked an affinity for small talk like, “The rain in Spain mainly falls on the plain…” On the other hand if someone wanted to discuss the Pythagorean Theorem or why acute angles often appear obtuse upon first sight, then I transformed into a chatterbox.

Most importantly I learned how to talk to a stranger and subtly ask “screen-out questions”. But, to talk to strangers, you have to call them- over, on the phone or however needed to start the conversation.

Not counting “last call”, when was the last time you approached a stranger, not for directions or a simple matter, but that Randy Moss, “straight cash homey” equivalent?




Cold Calling in Winter
During and right after the holidays is a good time to reflect and plan ahead. It is the best time to look over friendships that have gone into hibernation, as well as new friendships formed for which more seeds need planting. I will now list two people I need you to contact – your very own cold-call.

Reach out to one of these people and tell them I sent you and learn about them and their business. In turn, you assign me a person to cold-call.

Let’s build our networks.