Associate degreeI am Alex Edwards, an American student from Tujunga, California on the associate degree program at the Hubbard College of Administration (HCA), Los Angeles, CA. The “Formulas for Business Success” course is my favorite course so far taken here at Hubbard College. The tools that are included are invaluable and I learned techniques that, when applied, produce amazing results. I learned from this course that every activity, no matter what it is, is in a certain operating state. And I learned that there is a set sequence of specific operating states that form a progression from the lowest to the highest operating state. Furthermore, there are formulas, which are exact steps to take, to move from a lower to a higher operating state, culminating in attainment and maintenance of the highest operating state power. I also learned management techniques as well. For instance, instead of managing on guesswork or rumor, you use statistics. A statistic is a number or amount compared to an earlier number or amount of the same thing. Statistics show you what areas in your company are rising, staying steady, or falling in production all at a quick glance. This helps a person make more accurate decisions.  Furthermore, statistics allow a person to correlate his or her actions with sudden changes in production either up or down. Another datum covered in the course, which when I think about it is common sense, is to reward the people who are producing in a company and penalize the people who are not producing or producing little in a company. It’s very simple but in actuality I’ve seen executives rewarding the people who are not producing and ignoring the people actually contributing to the business. This sends the message that it’s okay not to produce. On the other hand, when one rewards the people producing in a company, it establishes that as the example to follow to the other employees. Thus rewarding the producers says to the group when you work hard at your job and produce you will be rewarded and acknowledged. This knowledge helped me double my production in many areas of my life. I have never been more efficient! It’s totally real to me that every business should have this data as it would help them tremendously. From first-hand experience, I’ve worked in companies that use this data and they are some of the fastest-growing companies that I know. This course contains the data you need for business success; I recommend you get started on it today! Hubbard College of Administration is a self-paced business school that offers an exceptional business administration curriculum, unique learning technology, life-changing apprenticeships and internships, assistance with job placement and a lifetime warranty for students.  I am currently on the “Management by Statistics” course.