- Social Security
- Unemployment / Welfare
- Interest on the Nat'l Debt (first orange section)
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
2. Re-think systems. Tenaciously grasping the old ways of doing things just because that is what you have always done, can stop the flow of ideas and innovative solutions and lead to hopelessness.
3. Re-think ego. Our ego frequently keeps us from exploring new ideas. We keep retrying to work the old and deceive ourselves into thinking we’re making progress when all we are doing is rearranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship.
4. Re-think boundaries. Think bigger. Think interdisciplinary. Growth often involves blurring boundaries to open your mind to new possibilities.
5. Re-think reactions. Repetitive reactions are the result of ingrained patterns of thinking that we have hard-wired into our brains long ago.
6. Re-think failure. If you’re afraid of being wrong, embarrassed by failure or paralyzed by insecurity, you will never find the solutions that lead to meaningful growth. Failure provides the nutrients for growth when we respond to them positively.
7. Re-think success. Know what success looks like. How will you know when you have arrived? Muddy expectations lead to exhaustion and defeat before you even get started.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
"An Industry at War with Itself
Tolstoy wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The digital world is a collection of unhappy families, mostly because everybody is confused. With some many ideas flying around and so much money at stake, who wouldn’t be?
Problems are poorly defined and solutions are untested. Technologists want to build cool stuff, marketers look to fill consumer needs and finance people want to see a profit. Who’s right? Well, companies that lose money on lousy products that nobody wants don’t last very long. People with different perspectives and varied skill sets need to learn to work together,
Having spent ample time in both digital and traditional media, I find the digital world no less myopic, but far less integrated than established industries. I would suspect that the companies that will survive are the ones that manage to find a common purpose long after the high growth phase has extinguished itself."
Check out the rest of Greg Satell's solid read on Digital Tonto.