The one BIG thing…

January 18, 2014

Are you waiting for the one BIG thing?

As humans we tend to want the one BIG thing. If only I could win the lotto… If only I could buy that car… if only I did not have to do that… BUT life seldom works that way. Read the rest of this entry »


Its been tweeted, it must be true…

July 18, 2010

Mitch Joel wrote an excellent post entitled “Use Your Brain” (16 July 2010) where he starts off with the statement:

You probably learned this lesson early on in your education: check your sources.

He points out that one needs to be careful and skeptical of everything you read. Oh how I wish we could get that message further down into schools and the like, because if I see what some students (ok, luckily not all of them!) do, it is rather shocking. We need to realize that (another heading from the post)

The new Social Media-driven Web is not as much about black and white news as it is about opinion.

So, eventually It’s up to every individual to decide who can respect and follow, who you can trust…  Keep an open mind when reading tweets. Obviously the same holds for facebook, blogs, or whatever social media channels your life crosses.

There’s nothing wrong with being wrong… right?

Maybe, not as long as we learn from being wrong and don’t deliberately try and deceive others.

Go ahead, use you brain…

I recommend you go and read the original post from Mitch Joel here.

Investing time…

July 5, 2010

What do you do with your time? Seth Godin made me think about this in his blog post “What’s the point” when he said one should not spend your time on project, you should invest time…

Time afterall is a very scarce non-renewable resource.  Once its gone it gone, nothing can be done to get it back. And there is no point sulking about it either – just more time wasted.  So I figure we can use time in a very similar sense as money.

We can:

  • WASTE time, not do anything productive. Note that I am not saying that not working is a waste, it’s not – all of us need to rest sometimes.  I just spend three weeks on vacation – it definitely is not time wasted; no, it refreshes and re-energises!  But to just do stuff because… well no reason: that is a waste.
  • SPEND time, by using it in some way. This has that “must” feeling to it – just doing the job. While we probably cannot get rid of all of that – sometimes we do stuff because we can 🙂 – most of this time befalls something perceived necessary, most often habitual…
  • INVEST our time by spending it on activities that are sensible in the long run.  Family time can be seen as an investment, but so can time spent on solving a noteworthy problem, or doing a project that will make a real difference…

I will consciously try to INVEST more time, actively trying to avoid WASTED time and minimize habitually just SPENDING time.  Are you with me?  Any good suggestion, leave them in the comments (that is time INVESTed to help others (me for one) and organising your mind, so go for it!)

Linchpin Laurie aka “Dr Math”

May 15, 2010

I have just finished reading Seth Godin’s book: Linchpin.  In it he tries to encourage people to not be cogs in machines, but to make a difference, be an “artist” in whatever you do. Like all of Godin’s books it is full of thought provoking ideas.  Certainly it made me think about the linchpins I know. I have decided to in future share some thought regards Linchpins with you.

So may I introduce you to linchpin Laurie.

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