The only difference is what you do about it

Through the internet everyone has access to the same knowledge, opinions, facts, figures, trends.

The same access to mentors, teachings, podcasts, advice.

In an age of abundance and accessibility to improvement – action is as rare as ever.

Taking what you learn, acting on it, then refining and improving.

With all the worlds knowledge at everyones fingertips, the only real difference is what you do about it.

 

 

January 28th, 2016

You are always wrong [repost]

No matter your stance someone can always come up with a solid reason why you are wrong. It just depends how much others care about the topic.

Politics for example can get so convoluted as each candidate cares deeply – you can lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve.

So your aim should be to be less wrong than you were yesterday. Not worrying about being 100% right. You just need to be less wrong than those you compete with and less wrong than you were before.

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January 26th, 2016

They’re not building a car, they’re building android for autos

Software is step by step getting involved in each part of our daily rituals, the last frontier in some respect is the time in our cars.

Podcasts have had massive growth, off the back of smartphone pairing, bringing new media in to cars.

TheDrive talks about how the Google Car is a hoax and they’re right, Googles building the android version.

The actual software which drives the cars is next, that’s why everyone has taken a keen interest. And the business model has potential too, imagine charging $50/year per car, that’s a $780m/year business in the US.

Update: That’s $780m/year in incremental revenues, with up to 253m cars on the road in the US, it’s potentially mindblowingly big.

 

January 6th, 2016

Churchill on persistence in the face of adversity

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.

 

December 21st, 2015

I am Protopian

From Noah Brier:

I was reading Kevin Kelly’s Reddit IAmA from last year and I really liked his definition of “protopian”. In response to the question,

“As a radical techno-optimist, what do you think is something people believe technology can/will do that you think it can’t?”

Kelly answered,

“I am protopian, not utopian. I believe in progress, that things are getting better by a little bit. I don’t believe that we can eliminate problems without introducing new ones.”

December 18th, 2015

In pursuit of boredom

Right now, at this moment in time, there has never been more things competing for your time.

It’s a weird world, where at the end of the week, people are so drained they simply want to do nothing. Not from physical exhaustion but mentally drained, consumption absorption I call it. Some ‘dated’ studies suggest we read 54,000 words/day, or see/hear 100,000 words/day.

I daresay for a typical knowledge worker this is not uncommon.

What this means is the death of boredom. No matter where you are, with an internet connection you have access to entertainment.

But so, recently, thinking about this, I’ve been pursuing boredom. Where I’ve done everything I need to do and there is simply nothing to do and I’m stopping that habit to seek out something just because it’s there. An amazing feeling.

It’s in boredom, that we sit, we think, we come up with new ideas, we get creative, we get proactive!

And that is increasingly a rare skill. See if you can get bored in the next week! It’s a worthy pursuit.

 

November 28th, 2015

Free pizza at the gym

It’s the anti-gym gym, once a month Planet Fitness offer free pizza at the gym.

A friend of mine, who was a member, said it actually did entice them to go to the gym. Knowing he could have pizza afterwards.

And I guess that’s the idea at Planet Fitness, the market needs an entry level, for the casual gym user.

And pizza + gym, they’re too concepts which don’t meld together, they sit un-naturally in your mind. So you pay more attention.

And I like that.

Update: This post, synthesizes a discussion on Planet Fitness, how they use this and other tactics, to maximise gym economics, that is get as many members that don’t attend frequently as possible.

November 20th, 2015

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