Archive for January, 2012

Business and people

January 24th, 2012

Obviously some real estate agents think their business is not people.

Do you remember when it happened the last time that a website you visited was down, not because of technical issues, but because of a design overhaul? And all they could do is put up a ridiculous graphic (not the “under construction” road sign, thanks a lot), with their phone number and email (not clickable). No contact form, no replacement microsite, and in the end, no business, at least from my side.

There is no business that is not people.

Do vs. Get done

January 23rd, 2012

One of the best ways (if not the best way) to amp up your productivity is asking “What can I get done?”, replacing the misleading “What can I do?”. There’s a reason David Allen didnt’t call his book “Doing things”, y’know.

 

Treasure

January 11th, 2012

On most occasions, your personal treasure won’t increase when you desperately try to pile more onto, but calmly let go of some of it.

On revolution

January 10th, 2012

The earth does one each day. We can be happy to accomplish one in a lifetime.

Angry nerds

January 2nd, 2012

Today the German version of Jonathan Zittrain‘s essay “The PC is dead” has been published (which he closes by saying we need more angry nerds), tempting me to comment on it in a lengthy post. Instead I recommend you to read it yourself.

My two cents: For platform owners such as Apple, Amazon, Google or Microsoft, the ‘art’ is to close the door only so much that the input-providing participants don’t feel uncomfortable squeezing through it, and keep providing stuff (apps and content), because the consuming participants will only start switching once they realize the restrictions applied lead to a perceived lack thereof. Angry nerds won’t fix it. Unless they invent a different thing that restarts the cycle.