I can’t understand a word of this video, but the visuals are hilarious! It’s fascinating watch some users turn on Apple – they’re a company that has specialized in giving users a specific, highly controlled experience that for the most part works really well. But it seems Apple has finally crossed the line with the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” in terms of being too pushy with their users (“You’re holding it wrong”), and some people are lashing back. It’s very interesting to watch this play out.
Archive for July, 2010
“Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.”
A very worthwhile talk that’s worth 18 minutes of your time.
There are no shortages of worthy causes to give money to in our world, because so many people need help – but I’ve always believed that before a developing nation can truly begin to grow, and its people take care of themselves, the basics need to be there. Laptops for every child and other initiatives can come later; first, they need clean water, shelter, and a reliable food supply. Giving someone access to clean drinking water has a ripple effect that reaches further than you might think. I think clean water is where it all starts; it saves lives by preventing disease, it improves the health of everyone that has access to it, kids can stay in school instead of walking for hours to get water, and helps people grow their own food in small gardens. I was extremely impacted by the video above, and I hope you will be too. Please consider donating to charity: water.
I type fast, but sometimes my accuracy is awful – and this is a good illustration as to why it’s important to actually stop and read what the spell check is suggesting before you accept it and share that message.
This is just too funny…because it’s so very true!
On Sunday night we got some Chinese food, and the above fortune was what I got in my fortune cookie. Today I was told my writing contract with Microsoft wasn’t going to be renewed (it ended in June). Props to you, Mr. Fortune Cookie Writer, you nailed it. I’d buy you a beer, but I’m trying to watch my expenses because, well, you know…