Last week, Seth Godin published Furious/Curious on his blog. The post goes like this: “They rhyme, but they have opposite meanings. It’s very difficult to feel both emotions at the same time, and one is far more productive than the other.” I read it a few times, and to me, something felt incomplete. I understood … Continue reading Which Way?
A few years ago, I saw this video and read this post on how portable tech and its software has revolutionised and eaten the world. A blitzkrieg style assault on everything. A remarkable journey where one single device replaced countless others. The mobile phone, for example, is ubiquitous. A technology that was once a luxury … Continue reading For Their Own Sake
My earliest memories of friction come from physics classes in high school. Friction (n): "the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another." The pictorial representation of friction in school was this: Image Source: Mini Physics Friction, I was told, was an opposing force; it pared down progress. It slowed things down. … Continue reading On Friction
Do you remember that time in school when you learned a novel approach to solve a problem? Do you remember when your teacher presented a puzzle in class, and you had to give out the answer the next day? You figured out the solution on your own and didn’t want to share the process with … Continue reading Why Novel Approaches Shouldn’t Be Novel
How many times have you been offered a product that you didn't really need? You were promised a solution to improve your health and fitness with that shiny new gadget, only to realise that you're in the same place where you started. Just that your bank account is a few hundred or thousand dollars closer … Continue reading Choosing Their Trust Over Your Product