Life unchained …

by Rick on June 20, 2014

in Life

Steve Jobs on living life:

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. 

Steve Jobs (Via PBS - Steve Jobs: One Last Thing documentary.)


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Rules?

by Rick on June 18, 2014

in Change,Leadership

One of my favorite Sir Richard Branson quotes: “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

Rules, status quo .. don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo! 

 

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“Even though browser-based search is a common behavior among mobile owners, search engines are not necessarily the first place smartphone and tablet users turn,” said Cathy Boyle, senior analyst for mobile at eMarketer. “The explosion of mobile app development and usage means mobile users have more—and more specialized—alternatives for finding information.” (http://www.emarketer.com/article.aspx?R=1010898&RewroteTitle=1)

Ap based search is not new, but it is starting to take share from the big guys like Google.  Googles ad revenues are still growing, but their share is starting to shrink. 

How are the big guys responding? If you can’t beat them, join them. This is why Facebook adopted a mobile search strategy. its also the logic behind a ‘multiple app strategy’ (vs the single app approach). 

Where is that market share going? 

.. ecommerce sales apps like Amazon and contextual search apps like Shazam, all of which charge advertisers for search listings and are beginning to see gains in their mobile advertising revenues. What for sites like Yelp and Foursquare to also make significant gains in ad revenue. (emarketer.com) 

This is a great time to be in mobile. Social – Mobile – Location – Context!

 

Rick

 

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The next time someone tells you ‘that’s a dumb idea’, or ‘it can’t be done’, remember this from a 1876 Western Union internal memo:

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.”

Rick

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