The Death of Time

The real­i­ty is that those who are grow­ing up with Instant Reply tech­nol­o­gy have no rec­ol­lec­tion of any­thing dif­fer­ent. For these, shall we call them “dig­i­tal natives”, the phys­i­cal world is bro­ken sim­ply because it does not move at the speed of their dig­i­tal lives. I see over and over with would-be entre­pre­neurs whose start-up ideas are designed to “fix” some­thing in the phys­i­cal world that is “just too slow”.

To Do Or Not To Do?

I rec­og­nize myself in the bul­let points pre­sent­ed by the author. Often, when I feel that my work and per­son­al life has become a web of per­plex­i­ty, I often think of that sports­wear ad that advis­es, “Just do it.” Only, in my head, I say to myself, “Just do some­thing!” Not doing some­thing seems like a dere­lic­tion of my duty as a human being. Or, as Steven and Diana note when they describe how inac­tion feels, most times, for most peo­ple. “It is nat­ur­al to asso­ciate Not Doing with…”

In Sports, Big Data Is A Big Pain

As some­one who was raised to appre­ci­ate the psy­chol­o­gy of the game of base­ball, any automa­tion of the game hurts. To my mind, big data and ana­lyt­ics mat­ter, yet often a base­ball player’s per­for­mance is affect­ed more by human inputs such as emo­tion. Noth­ing can boost a hitter’s bat­ting aver­age than a home cooked meal or a vis­it from fam­i­ly or friends.

Coming: History’s Longest Unemployment Line?

In no way do I want to dis­count the work­place trau­ma that is here to stay as com­pa­nies of every size invest in new tech­nolo­gies. The work world is going through major change, and peo­ple will be affect­ed. Yet, my opti­mism remains string that oppor­tu­ni­ties will emerge from these sub­stan­tial threats to our liveli­hoods — if we can think clear­ly and oper­ate today with a fore­sense of what is com­ing tomor­row.

An Entrepreneurial Religion?

Ries is, at every turn, mea­sured and ratio­nal in this book. But his over­all style tru­ly suc­ceeds in mak­ing the read­er feel that the heavy weight of the sta­tus quo of big com­pa­nies can be light­ened as those man­ag­ing those com­pa­nies become more enlight­ened. Were the world to believe in entre­pre­neur­ship as deeply as some believe in tra­di­tion­al reli­gions, it’s just pos­si­ble that this new year could change jobs and com­pa­nies, peo­ple and soci­eties, lead­ers and fol­low­ers.

Revolution In The Air

So we must be care­ful. We must be care­ful that our human­i­ty is not swamped by the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion. I thought, maybe we should need a char­ter for human­i­ty that peo­ple can hang onto as they organ­ise their cor­po­ra­tions. And I thought, that’s not enough. Actu­al­ly, we need a cul­tur­al rev­o­lu­tion. We need to rethink how busi­ness­es, par­tic­u­lar­ly, but all organ­i­sa­tions are actu­al­ly run. And why they are run. And what is the pur­pose of busi­ness.” (Charles Handy)

Think Global, Innovate Local

Glob­al needs. I find very few who are will­ing to view their own busi­ness­es via that unique lens. And while there are com­pa­nies ded­i­cat­ed to such a point of view, not that many cor­po­ra­tions are will­ing to think along these lines.

The Death of Time

The Death of Time

The real­i­ty is that those who are grow­ing up with Instant Reply tech­nol­o­gy have no rec­ol­lec­tion of any­thing dif­fer­ent. For these, shall we call them “dig­i­tal natives”, the phys­i­cal world is bro­ken sim­ply because it does not move at the speed of their dig­i­tal lives. I see over and over with would-be entre­pre­neurs whose start-up ideas are designed to “fix” some­thing in the phys­i­cal world that is “just too slow”.

read more
To Do Or Not To Do?

To Do Or Not To Do?

I rec­og­nize myself in the bul­let points pre­sent­ed by the author. Often, when I feel that my work and per­son­al life has become a web of per­plex­i­ty, I often think of that sports­wear ad that advis­es, “Just do it.” Only, in my head, I say to myself, “Just do some­thing!” Not doing some­thing seems like a dere­lic­tion of my duty as a human being. Or, as Steven and Diana note when they describe how inac­tion feels, most times, for most peo­ple. “It is nat­ur­al to asso­ciate Not Doing with…”

read more
In Sports, Big Data Is A Big Pain

In Sports, Big Data Is A Big Pain

As some­one who was raised to appre­ci­ate the psy­chol­o­gy of the game of base­ball, any automa­tion of the game hurts. To my mind, big data and ana­lyt­ics mat­ter, yet often a base­ball player’s per­for­mance is affect­ed more by human inputs such as emo­tion. Noth­ing can boost a hitter’s bat­ting aver­age than a home cooked meal or a vis­it from fam­i­ly or friends.

read more
Coming: History’s Longest Unemployment Line?

Coming: History’s Longest Unemployment Line?

In no way do I want to dis­count the work­place trau­ma that is here to stay as com­pa­nies of every size invest in new tech­nolo­gies. The work world is going through major change, and peo­ple will be affect­ed. Yet, my opti­mism remains string that oppor­tu­ni­ties will emerge from these sub­stan­tial threats to our liveli­hoods — if we can think clear­ly and oper­ate today with a fore­sense of what is com­ing tomor­row.

read more
An Entrepreneurial Religion?

An Entrepreneurial Religion?

Ries is, at every turn, mea­sured and ratio­nal in this book. But his over­all style tru­ly suc­ceeds in mak­ing the read­er feel that the heavy weight of the sta­tus quo of big com­pa­nies can be light­ened as those man­ag­ing those com­pa­nies become more enlight­ened. Were the world to believe in entre­pre­neur­ship as deeply as some believe in tra­di­tion­al reli­gions, it’s just pos­si­ble that this new year could change jobs and com­pa­nies, peo­ple and soci­eties, lead­ers and fol­low­ers.

read more
Revolution In The Air

Revolution In The Air

So we must be care­ful. We must be care­ful that our human­i­ty is not swamped by the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion. I thought, maybe we should need a char­ter for human­i­ty that peo­ple can hang onto as they organ­ise their cor­po­ra­tions. And I thought, that’s not enough. Actu­al­ly, we need a cul­tur­al rev­o­lu­tion. We need to rethink how busi­ness­es, par­tic­u­lar­ly, but all organ­i­sa­tions are actu­al­ly run. And why they are run. And what is the pur­pose of busi­ness.” (Charles Handy)

read more
Think Global, Innovate Local

Think Global, Innovate Local

Glob­al needs. I find very few who are will­ing to view their own busi­ness­es via that unique lens. And while there are com­pa­nies ded­i­cat­ed to such a point of view, not that many cor­po­ra­tions are will­ing to think along these lines.

read more

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