Where will it stop?

It won’t.

Change will keep going.

Like Marc Andreessen shares in this great post This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don’t Believe Robots Will Eat All the Jobs … as long as our ability to change our horizons keeps up, so will our horizons.

Kevin Kelly talks about this in his book What Technology Wants – and that’s to keep evolving, it’s a very philosophical take on the growth of technology.

BusinessInsider touches on this too – The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech.

All good reads.

It’s an interesting thing to think about.  An exciting time to be alive.  An even more exciting time in the modern day to be able to influence and contribute to that change!

 

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June 25th, 2014

The best book on management

And not management frameworks & structures.

Just tangible things you can do today to promote excellence.

The Little Big Things

I read it when it came out and just keep quoting it over and over.  We even use it to help people who are growing into management roles, to help show them things they should be doing, and it helps them get started.

 

June 4th, 2014

Pressure creates diamonds

That is, pressure forces change & innovation.  A time to rethink things.

I love this JP Morgan quote:

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.

Which is the same, go there, stretch yourself.  Then see what you can see.

 

 

May 30th, 2014

Walking Increases Creativity

When I have a problem that I’m chewing on, I’ll go for a walk.  Typically by the end of a walk I’ve cracked the problem or figured out what the next step to getting to the solution is.  Its simple and it works.  Stanfords recent study mirrors this by  showing that walking increases creativity.

A person walking indoors – on a treadmill in a room facing a blank wall – or walking outdoors in the fresh air produced twice as many creative responses compared to a person sitting down, one of the experiments found.

Crazy – even walking indoors in a room with a blank wall, aka no external stimulus other than walking did it.

I’m also reading Daily Rituals of Artists, one thing that stood out for me is how much time they dedicated to just going on a walk.  Often up to 90 minutes giving their mind time to roam, to relax and enjoy life.

Steve Jobs was noted to instead of having a meeting go on a walk with whoever he was meeting with.

Why? That’s yet to be fully established – and as to whether other physical activities increase or decrease the effect has yet to be proven.

But that’s enough for me.  Get some more walking into your daily rhythm.  I’m definitely going to.

May 29th, 2014

Why tip on the spot?

Why not, a delayed tip, if you’re still happy in a couple of hours you will tip a bit more, or if you’re not happy you’ll tip a bit less.

For hairdressers – that makes sense.
For things like massages, not so much.
Car service – makes sense.

It’s something to think about.

May 28th, 2014

Why is one for one so popular?

It makes giving back a habit.

And that’s the best way to evoke change, is to make the things which are creating the change a habit (read Charles Duhigg).  You often can’t control the outcome but you can control the inputs that go in to doing it.

That’s why, things like Toms monthly coffee is interesting. you can support the cause and in an ongoing fashion.

Set it up. and it becomes a habit.

I like it.  If you do too, here’s some others I do:

May 27th, 2014

Childrens Art Gallery

I was browsing the Vancouver Art Gallery last week, and saw a few kids running through.

They were reasonably bored. Not surprising.

I never got art growing up, we had an art class and I thought art was about drawing – reflecting on that I wonder how we get kids into art, so that they understand what it is and what it means.

Thus the idea for a children’s art gallery, a gallery aimed at getting kids interested… funnily enough LegoLand is kind of like that.

What else should / could we get the next generation into early enough?

May 23rd, 2014

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