When a decision is to be made, most people tend to look back.
Should you buy this stock, this house or put the money in the bank?
It’s easy to take a look at the stock and see how well it has done over the last 2 or 5 or 10 years, but what good is it to know when the future is what matters?
Take Apple’s stock 6 months ago and look back just 2 years from that point.
You couldn’t find a better performing stock.
But only a year later we can see that would’ve been a bad investment.
Need to hire a guy to implement a rich interactive application?
What good is his experience with Adobe Flash, when this has become irrelevant?
Instead, what is happening right now?
Everything that used to be safe, is very risky.
2013 is probably the worst time to look back!
Don’t embrace the status quo — look ahead!
With approximately 20 billion page views a month and 30% page view growth year-over-year, Tumblr is growing and vibrant content community (this blog is hosted on Tumblr). Tumblr has invested heavily in its mobile product to drive this growth.
In the following post, I will be detailing Tumblr’s mobile registration strategy which is at the heart of its recent page view growth.
I was listening to a danish radio show about technology, and the host had invited a guy regarded as a true innovation guru.
He was probably the first in Denmark to try and tell about the Segway, and generally he’s known as the man who knows the future.
On the radio show, he tells about his other work - being an advisor for a VC company, to help select new and innovative ideas to invest in.
Their criteria for investing, he said, is companies who have something patentable, or give a new an unique take on something existing.
And yet, the only example of a “unique” startup he gave on the show was a boring, non-unique Social Media Monitoring / Marketing Me-Too web app that you can probably find 1000s of today.
What’s the point?
The target customers of that application, he mentioned Carlsberg and other danish companies. Is this a danish version of what already exists, for danish companies or what?
To think it’s unique, is pure nonsense…
I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon among productive people: they often overlook their own productivity. The more productive you are, the more likely you are to get down on yourself and think at the end of the day, “I wasn’t very productive today.”
Because ambitious people measure themselves…
This could be a cool way to report on bad cellular coverage.
Report back to a website where users can select a carrier, find their region on a map and see how good or bad any particular carrier is doing.