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I agree with everyone's sentiment. I think on a long enough time line - (not that long really, a couple of years?) mobile will converge back to web. The web is the only truly open platform that is not controlled by a major competitor. You can't be someone's bitch. (in this case the app stores) Facebook is doing the right thing - focusing on its strength and core monetization areas. The mobile will come.
1 year, 11 months ago on Forget mobile first. Is mobile anywhere in Facebook’s DNA?
My wife gives me a hard time because I don't believe anything any one tells me. I generally am distrustful and want to see it for myself. It's almost like pathological curiosity. When I hear something I say "Really? Is that true? Let me look it up" I have been quite please with the results. I am reading "Anti-Fragile" and Mr. Talib's thinking is in-line with mine (Not politically per say, he's an austerity, no debt guy) But he is anti-expert bullshit-artist. I highly recommend it - but not as some sort of life guide, but more as an introduction to one man's way of thinking. It's important to read so you can develop your own way of thinking or at least say "I think this guy is full of shit, let me find out for myself"
1 year, 11 months ago on How charlatans and pseudo-science make us stupid
This will soon become the most popular piece on pandodaily.... it has USE and is not NEWS. The Google machine will find you, be linked to. And live for ever.
1 year, 12 months ago on Startup technology demystified
I think the MEANING of blogger is what is changing. Yes, I would not want to be that version of blogger either. If the goal is BUSINESS, revenue and for lack of a better word, FAME, then being a blogger is lost some of it meaning. However, if one thinks of being a blogger or being an owner of a BLOG as a hub of ones ideas, where thoughts, concepts and WHO THEY ARE is collected, then I think Blogging has value. For me, having a domain with information I share and more importantly OWN is vital. Its a record of thought in the context of time. I know what I believed was happening at the moment. Fundamentally, I believe that writing (lets lose blogging) is an important exercise for the mind. Its an important exercise that can get us out of ruts, or move us forward. We should write because the act has value. Its finally a selfish act. You write for yourself. If you are looking for acknowledgement you will stop.
2 years ago on Why I stopped blogging and hopefully won’t ever again
Hmm... interesting.. I read this and something about this felt... gross. I'm not exactly sure why, but something about making $300k and not getting rich feels mildly offensive to put up in a post. I am not saying it IS gross.. just the feeling. The advice makes sense. You are advocating for hustle. And hustle wins. Just getting my head around the desire for riches over building a great product.
2 years ago on Go west, young MBA: Important rules for building wealth in San Francisco
I love the concept of developing your own talent. From sports, to corporations, to journalism, the value in developing your own talent is the only way to cost effectively scale a content business. For every "Yankees" there is an "Oakland" who tries to find inefficiencies within a market. If you can't hire em, train em!Lastly, I'd like to point out that Bill Simmon's Grantland.com is doing a good job bring new voices to the market (Yes, he has ESPN behind him but you get my point)
2 years, 2 months ago on Suddenly everyone wants New Yorker style content. Only one catch: Who is going to write it?
Clasic, classic "innovators Dilemma" It shocks me that the book exists and yet, large and powerful companies succumb to the dilemma. If you haven't read the book. the Wikipedia entry will suffice. Look it up. It explains Dell and about ten other companies everyone writes about.
2 years, 4 months ago on Stick a Fork In It: Dell Is Done