Apr 262011
 

GID = Get It Done.

Some things should, no, NEED to be done. Make a distinction and start doing. The time for talk is over. Make a choice and take decisive action. The time to start, the time to DO, is NOW. This might be your only shot. Second chances aren’t guaranteed.

No more excuses. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth taking to completion. FINISH! That’s what winners do. Be one.

Apr 262011
 

It’s often hard to get quantifiable data to show (demonstrate) your value. Or rather, the incremental value you create at work. Do find a way to measure and record the results you create over time. This may take some time to find. Talk with people outside your field and ask them how they would measure success at what you do. Perhaps they will provide an imagination spark that leads to a process for highlighting your results.

Apr 252011
 

Memolane Supported Services

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picassa, Last fm, Foursquare, Instagram, Tripit, YouTube, MySpace, Vimeo, and RSS feed are ways to aggregate your data into Memolane. Looks like Gowalla is not yet supported. Went in to my Gowalla account to see if there was a way to export data via and RSS URL. Didn’t find one. Did send a tweet to @Gowalla to about this. If I receive a reply, I’ll add it to the bottom of the post or int eh comments.

 

Apr 172011
 

 

Below is a screenshot of a webpage Amazon.com has for a finance book that presumably is used in colleges and universities.

There are more sections of highlighted text on the page that are not shown in the screenshot. The Public Notes section has no notes. The readers, students, could write in notes for a section of text and their notes would be easy to see on their own Notes page on the Amazon site. Notes they make public would presumably appear in this text box.

Screen shot 2011 04 17 at 11 32 44 AM

What would be interesting is if it would be possible to join a group, think class or book club, to read and share notes with. This could engage students and readers more. If half the class highlighted some text it would probably be worth talking about in class.  The notes people write would enable a better discussion because reader recall would presumably be faster when text the person wrote was presented. The internal database of the mind would be faster for searching and synthesizing the thoughts and ideas of the book and passages.

Notes:

Link to the page for the book screenshot above. Perhaps more passages will be highlighted by the time you visit.

 

Apr 132011
 

Even the most durable competitive advantages fade with time if you don’t replace them with new advantages.

Jeff Bezos

via Wired 8.07: Amazon.com and Beyond.

Truth about business. The full interview is worth a read.

Apr 122011
 

While many economists say student debt should be seen in a more favorable light, the rising loan bills nevertheless mean that many graduates will be paying them for a longer time.

via NYT: Grads squeezed by student loan burden – Business – U.S. business – The New York Times – msnbc.com.

 

What about the people that don’t graduate and have student loan debt?