Great lecture by Peter Thiel: Competition is for Losers [How to Start a Startup Series]
Quote from The Technology Fallacy (Management on the Cutting Edge):
This need to continually pivot to the next possible career wave also has another implication—the need and/or the ability for employees to chart their own course of career exploration with passion. By passion, we don’t necessarily mean an overriding and long-term desire for a specific goal. Instead, we envision it as the opportunity to scan the environment and find the point at which personal interest and market opportunity are maximized. The American writer Frederick Buechner describes this as one’s calling, where the world’s deep need and the individual’s deep joy meet. The World Economic Forum describes this intersection in terms of the Japanese concept of ikigai—the junction at which what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for, and what the world needs all come together. We think these successive career waves can provide greater opportunities for employees to achieve ikigai, pursuing new avenues as their passions change and the disrupted world creates new opportunities to do so.
Tom Davenport and Julia Kirby describe several different ways in which employees can pivot in their career path in response to digital disruption:
- Step up
- Step aside
- Step in
- Step narrowly
- Step forward
Read the book to find out what this means.
Infuriating: Working on Linux Mint, I regularly update my system. The last update included a Thunderbird update (60 -> 68), and an important plug-in stopped to work, the incredibly useful Quick Folder Move. After spending an hour on this, I decided to downgrade – of course some plugins that were updated in the meantime stopped to work.
It’s 2019: These problems should not exist any more, after the last big update that broke almost all plugins. It’s scary to say, but by now, I find Outlook more user-friendly than Thunderbird. For a long time it was the other way around. It’s so sad to see such an important project go to waste.
Eine Zukunftsstrategie muss mindestens eines der drei Kriterien erfüllen: digital, disruptiv oder direkt.
Märkte sind nichts anderes als Kommunikationsplattformen, auf denen Kundennutzen über Dialoge generiert wird.
When founding a business, decisions need to be made by design, not by default.
Something to check out:
With the exception of agent3’s insight platform, which maps account issues against your offering portfolio,
The final choice was a dashboard product from GoodData, which recommended a consultant to guide them through the process. The decision to buy a product rather than build a proprietary system enabled CSC to get the dashboard up and running in three months.