Today, I had to deposit a cheque (or check-in America). As a business owner, this is a common occurrence. In the age of electronic transfers, NFC Payments, Electronic transfers, and Interac Online – we still use these pieces of paper to transfer money to each other. It’s high time the banks upgraded this process.
I’m approached by many who are thankful for the work, but there are a few that seem to see this process differently. While speaking to one such person, I thought of what it meant to offer help, what makes me think I can do it – and where trolls fit into this process
The essence of this idea is what’s fair versus what’s agreeable? Fair can be defined as “free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice”, whereas agreeable is defined as simply something that is “acceptable”.
I’m not yet sure writes on the blog “Stupid is Winning”, but whomever it is – there are a lots of interesting and compelling ideas there. Today, I came across “In 2013 Google, Apple and Valve will kill piracy” and, while I didn’t agree with all of it – there was an amazing passage I hadn’t seen touched on elsewhere…
In the very interesting space of punditry, some have been talking about what tablets need to really take off.
Generally left out of this conversation, though, is how the Post Office (and mail in general) is also facing that power shift. It appears more and more that the reliable need to send mail on paper being replaced by other tools like email, scanners, and faxing (to a lesser extent). I thought, what could the Post Office do to stay relevant?
Many have considered Microsoft’s power from a consumer perspective, but in the blog “Microsoft’s Most Valuable Asset“, Jeffery Padgett is spot on about what is Microsoft’s major asset. he goes on to say: Why? Because after the fail of Novell, the only relevant, full featured alternative for the corporate marketplace is AD. When Novell was king, […]
As we ramp up to another Windows release – lots of pundits are talking about the good and bad of Windows 8. Ed Bott (of Zdnet) recently published a novel idea that we’re looking at another Windows XP all over again – and how badly that turned out. I encourage you to check it out, if you can read it all. It’s, of course, all very stupid.
One new choice on the horizon will be Windows 8, and the certain upheaval it represents. Much has been made of this new version of Windows (available October 26), and how many will not “get it” and fewer still will shell out cash to purchase the product that almost no one likes. I think this is a sound theory since Windows 8 is almost universally being panned. Even the expected positive review from Walt Mossberg is, well, not so much.
So many in technology and consulting are amazing at what they do. They can figure out things no one else can. But, they, like the rest of us are at war with one of the most difficult obstacles. Is is their own internal dialog? Is it the other companies that want the business? Is it the client that second guesses them? No, they’re at war with the one thing that levels the playing field. You might call it clarity, understanding or transparency, but with this simple piece missing, the most brilliant person is reduced to ineffective.