Practicing what you preach…

July 15, 2010


Talk is cheap. Do you believe everything you hear?  Probably not… [although it is amazing how often I wonder about some…] Shows you though: talk is cheap.

The proof is in the pudding! In fact I think it is the eating of the pudding 🙂  It should be more than look (sound) good, it should taste good too, it should be believable…

I (like most of us) like giving orders! When giving “orders” to students, say in the form of an assignment, I clearly require a professional looking document in return.  So do all my colleagues…  However, when I look at what we give the students… is that always perfectly professional?  Ouch, maybe some I my handouts from the past will now surface… and I will be, well, duly embarrassed.  And this is but one example, ouch two…

Do you practice what you preach?  Do you even try?

Life is give and take… I undertake to balance that better in my own life: I will align my expectations better with what I give… I expect you to do so too 😉

I intend taking more from life, so I will have to give back more…

So, there you go: expect less and give more! Help make the world a better place…


Please rob me… location-based services and privacy

March 5, 2010

Location-based services may be the new “hot” thing for marketers (see Six Pixels of Separation blog entry), but Mitch Joel also points out the scary part. By checking in with services such as Foursquare you give away your location… Now if you were mischievous you could put that information to use. This has been “proved” by the “service” Please Rob Me, that shows that you can now quickly determine who is away from home… Fair enough you will still have to figure out where these people live etc.,  but how difficult can that be with tons of personal information lying around on the web waiting to be harvested… (of course if you check-in to your house… oops)

So by the way I have multiple personalities: thinking of robbing me — I am wherever you don’t want me to be…