If we are not engaging the future thinking necessary to at least try and imagine what the world will be like for today’s kindergartener by the time they graduate…then it will be incredibly difficult for us to even consider how to begin to prepare them for a non-obvious future and an exponentially changing world.
It is psychological gravity, not technical inertia, however, that is the bigger antagonist of the open web. Human beings are social animals and centralized social media like Twitter and Facebook provide a powerful sense of ambient humanity—that feeling that “others are here”—that is often missing when one writes on one’s own site. Facebook has a whole team of Ph.D.s in social psychology finding ways to increase that feeling of ambient humanity and thus increase your usage of their service.
1 part remembering this is the most elegant challenge in leadership
1 teaspoon of relaxation in knowing it is an iterative process
1 meaningful dollop of courage to fire people with grace and dignity
1 crystal clear realization that fit and passion trump experience in hiring
1 amazing mentor who reminds you to lead not from fear but from joy
1 jar of honey
1 board willing to share ownership
1 leader willing to gift the company to the people who are in it
Kim Goodwin was asked to help some colleagues tell if they were being helpful or condescending. So she created a simple chart – which went unexpectedly viral.
As part of my summer holiday fun with WordPress I though I might create a ‘proper’ RSS feed for my microcast. There are quite a few podcast plugins that would do the job but I though it might be interesting to try a bit of DIY. Back when I started a class podcast at Radio Sandaig I used to creat...
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Award winning Filmmaker Peter Dickson has proven to be a master storyteller. His compelling & emotionally work leave real impact and stand the test of time.
Even by the time of the Macintosh, Apple’s strengths were becoming clear. The company was not the trailblazer: the Apple II was not the first microcomputer, and the Macintosh was not the first with a GUI. Instead, it was the company that brought concepts to the mainstream. And that is what it did almost 20 years after the Macintosh, with the product that remade Apple and put it on the path to becoming the world’s first trillion-dollar company: the iPod.
Eek! Less than two weeks till back to school. Some prep arrived in post this morning.
Online publishing isn’t supposed to be easy. And being an informed citizen isn’t supposed to be easy, either. The idea that we just casually check our phone every hour or so and Google, Twitter, or Facebook would give us a quick dose of everything we need to read is a fantasy.