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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Future of Web

Dave Winer writes: The premise: The web is where the PC industry was before the Mac. No standard UIs. Big opportunity. Listened to Dave this morning on the ride to work. He’s mentioned Bootstrap from Twitter before, but in his podcast here he explains the why it is such a good thing. The great thing […]

Jason Calacanis said:

Four days ago I wrote: How to Beat the iPad? If Microsoft, Sony, Google, HP and Samsung want to make an impact in the tablet space, there is a very, very simple solution: lose money. If I was running any of these companies, I would simply create a $99, $199 and $299 tablet and lose […]

Fail Forward Fast

Larry Page (CEO of Google) says: There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions … There are only companies that have good fast decisions. As companies get bigger, they slow down decision making, and that’s a big problem. via Google’s Biggest Threat Is Google – NYTimes.com.

Collapse Is Coming

Quote from an interview on the BBC: “This economic crisis is like a cancer, if you just wait and wait hoping it is going to go away, just like a cancer it is going to grow and it will be too late!” via BBC, via @mpesce [Update 30 Sept 2011] Not quite what it seemed. […]

Goal vs. Goals

Min Zhao, an assistant professor of marketing, has this to say: If you have only one goal it puts you in a more action-oriented mindset and helps you save more … Too much thinking about which goal is more important keeps people from acting. via Rotman School of Management.

Niche Thoughts

Gareth Macleod has a short, yet insightful article titled The Disconnected Niche. I think he’s spot on with his thoughts re identity, anonymity and the niche opportunity it presents.

Fact Checking

Craig Wright is on the Board of Directors for GICSR (Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research) and has ‘fact checked’ the ‘Fact Check’ article written by Scot Terban. See article here: FACT CHECK: SCADA Systems Are Online Now. Of more interest to me than the fact checking, is the very common story I’ve seen of […]

Ukulele (Lisa Hannigan)

Awesome video clip of Lisa Hannigan playing “Knots” on the ukulele: Source: YouTube.

GTD for Organisations

Listened to the latest podcast from the David Allen Company (22nd Sept 2011) on the ride home today. It’s a discussion of the benefits of Holacracy approach, described as GTD for an organisation in the podcast, it sounded really interesting, worth a further look.

Talking vs. Writing

This is why everyone should blog: Seth’s Blog: Talker’s block.