"The biggest mistake that graduates can make is not realizing that they know more about technology than the people they’re working for."
Google’s Eric Schmidt And Jared Cohen On Graduates’ Secret To Success In This Economy
"Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health."
Relax! You’ll Be More Productive
To make strategy more interesting — and different from a budget — we need to break free of this obsession with planning. Strategy is not planning — it is the making of an integrated set of choices that collectively position the firm in its industry so as to create sustainable advantage relative to competition and deliver superior financial returns. I find that once this is made clear to line managers they recognize that strategy is not just fancily-worded budgeting and they get much more interested in it.
- Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada
Don’t Let Strategy Become Planning
(via Harvard Business Review)
"This future doesn’t just kill the operating system, browser, and search as we know it — it changes the meaning of “computer” as we know it, too. Whether large or small (e.g., a smartphone), a computer’s main function in the near future will be tuning in to — as a car radio tunes in a broadcast station — the constantly flowing global cyberflow. We won’t care much about the computer devices themselves since we’ll be more focused on the world of information … and our lives as attached to it"
- The End of the Web, Computers, and Search as We Know It | (via emptyage)
"Don’t insist on solving 100% of a problem. Solving 80% usually provides significant value."
- IBMer Inventor Tip #11 (via ibmblr)
"Average people think the road to riches is paved with formal education. Rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge."
21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People
(via The Roosevelts)