Archive for June, 2011

June 29, 2011

That’s My Job!

Changing the World
Issue 3

So you identified a need. You realized that need is a valuable one and can save/make your company hundreds of thousands in soft money. You begin the work to create the position that will allow you to leverage the resources you’ll need to accomplish this task. You’ve managed to convince the right people that your vision is a valuable one and that the position that needs to be created for it is a valuable one. All the right people have bought in and then some one else get’s the position. Even better, you have to train them in the role, the duties and even the the basics of the job.

So what do you do?

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June 27, 2011

Eat the Twinkie

Old Doc Harvard says –

Stop thinking to much about the Twinkies and just eat it.

Meaning

Don’t think about it so long you never do it.

June 24, 2011

In the Beginning

In the BeggingingChanging the World
Issue 2

In the beginning there was this idea. It grew to be infectious. It spread from you to the next person. It was an opportunity to change the whole world. The established corporations invented an antivirus for it. Your idea died and so did a part of you.

Let’s face it, the reality is that you alone can’t change the entire world in one shot. What you can do is change your part of the world so that other people can build off of your change and then change their part of the world until the change becomes global.

Start small and grow.

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June 21, 2011

Seth’s Blog: Who pays for the news media?

Seth’s Blog: Who pays for the news media?.

It’s easy to act as though the news media is something that is done to us. Some alien force, projected onto all of us, pushed out by them.

Of course, that’s not true. It’s something we buy, something we pay for.

We’re paying for superficial analyses, talking points, shouting heads, *****gate of the moment, herd journalism and silly local urgencies instead of important international trends. We’re paying for fast instead of good. We believe we’re paying for hard questions being asked, but we’re not getting what we’re paying for.

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June 20, 2011

So You Want to Change the World

Change the WorldChanging the World
Issue 1

You’re a designer of noble mind and high ideas. You’re not going to sell out to the corporate driven machine of profiteering mindless drones. Nope, you’re going to change the world!

Well I say do it. Change the world. Come up with some great design that will be turned into some great product that will change people’s, at least some people’s, lives! Sure, there’s a certain amount of cynicism in this statement [no true world changer is without it] but I am very serious about changing the world.

What I propose is realistic world changing.

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