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I'm reaching out to introduce AirON. I noticed from your blog that you like and appreciate technology and I would like to provide this link as an introduction to a smart switch called AirON. We're trying to influence the way people use switches using technology (wireless/Apps/sensing). It will be launched on Indiegogo for crowd-funding in less than a week.
I urge you to check out our website myairon.com. Hope you like it and please feel free to grab material from our website in case you decide to write about us :)
Amin Rida, Ph.D
Public Relations, AirON
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Hey Daniel, I hope you are doing well. I have a mobile app I would like to create an would love to get your advice on the best company to help me with development. I'm hesitant to provide details of the app in a public forum. My cell phone number and email are the same if you still have them.
I'm incredibly pleased to bring you this interview with Kevin Archbold, a 25-year veteran in project management and a 13-year consultant and teacher of the specialty. This opens the door to people who have excellent skills to better managing their projects and getting better communication going. This one is dense, but work through it carefully because it's a life-changing skill and Archbold is a master at this topic.
You might also be interested in his GiveGetWin deal, "Real-Time Live-Fire Project Management Training With Kevin Archbold" where you'll bring two sentences describing a project you want to the 5-person class, and leave with a project charter filled out.
Better Project Planning Means Less Project Failure by Kevin Archbold, as told to Sebastian Marshall
My background is project management. Most people have a career in a technical field first and then move into project management, but I went directly into PM after University in England. I found it was a good fit for me and stuck with it ever since.
I've got a CompSci degree, but no one's ever paid me to program anything. I started in the telecommunications industry, and then moved through many other industries: 10 years around Detroit, working on a lot of automotive and time at a nuclear power plant. I've worked on internet startups and biotech in Seattle, spent time with the City Government in Seattle, and have been in Tucson for seven years now -- doing mining-related projects and astronomy related projects… a whole gamut of things. I do not provide technical expertise; I bring fundamental project management.
If you perform at an average rate, you'll probably have an average life. Yes, there are exceptions, but counting on an exception is a weak plan. If you want an above-average life, you're going to have to perform above at an above average rate.
You don't need to be above average in every single respect. That would be nice, but strong gains are usually made through focus. Someone who is average in every way except for one key skill will probably have a better than average life.
The old way of accruing advantage was accumulating general knowledge. Universities were created because access to experts (teachers) and information (books) were scarce. Getting into a college and having access to those resources (and the ability to absorb some of them) was a valuable thing.
Now we have the internet, so general knowledge isn't very valuable. That's not to say it's worthless, just that the average amount of general knowledge people are working with is so high that's it's hard to really stand out there, and that if you're missing a piece of knowledge, you can quickly and cheaply fill that gap. I know nothing about botany, but I bet that in one day I could learn more than 85% of the general population. In the past that wasn't the case.
The best thing about blogging is that it creates opportunities. Opportunities that may seem serendipitous at first but were really part of a conscious effort to blog. For me in particular, I've seen blogging lead to some of the greatest events in my life, for instance, I've been invited to speaking events, investor term sheets, and have even been acquired all due in part because of blogging. It's probably the single most thing that I don't do on a regular basis but wish I did. I'm going to try to spend just 20 minutes a day blogging. Let see how it goes.
Leaders in invoice financing companies, automotive manufacturing companies, any companies pursuing innovation face three crucial decisions: what to pursue versus what to disregard, what to retain versus what to purge and what to do versus what should not be done.
Legions of pioneering innovators zero in on the latter part of each choice, choosing a less-is-more approach subtracting just the correct things in just the correct way to attain the ultimate effect via minimum means, conveying what everybody wants: an interesting and worthwhile experience.
This defines the art of subtraction, which is the process of purging anything superfluous, puzzling, wasteful, dangerous, or difficult to use—and possibly constructing a regimen to stop adding it to begin with. These 6 rules help guide that regimen.
1. What isn’t there can often top what is.
My name is Mercedes and I am from Argentina. I haven been struggling with launching my app since is for spanish speaking users from all over the world. I was wondering if you have ideas of how to find a co-founder who speaks spanish and how to raise money while you still have a job. Thank you so much and I really admire your work!
As the director of innovation for metal fastening in our automotive businesses I am interested in networking to get some contacts for a factory tour regarding assembly methodology. Any leads would be appreciated
Some of the fears that traditional, full-service ad agencies have been told to be concerned about are overblown. Both agencies and their clients agree, only about 25 percent of them think digital-only shops are large threat to traditional agencies. And yet, roughly 50 percent of them do believe the digital shops are a minor threat.
Perhaps more importantly, an increasingly large number of businesses are choosing to opt for self-serve advertising on platforms such as Google, where bids are king, and the negotiating advantage of an ad agency is losing its luster.
Ad agencies need not panic, but that doesn’t change the fact that the landscape is changing. Agencies who fail to adapt entirely will ultimately find themselves going out of business. Smart agencies, on the other hand, will be a force to reckon with in the years ahead.
Here is what ad agencies will need to do to stay relevant in the decades ahead.
I recently met someone who doesn't live & breathe tech every second of ever day. We got to talking about it, and one thing she asked was how she could best ramp up on the "inside track" of tech.
So I thought about it, and the first thing that came to mind was to read all of Paul Graham's essays.
What other advice would you have for someone who doesn't geek out every day, but wants to get a taste of our world?
Also, if you don't know the tech world well, I'd LOVE to get your comments on this thread as you learn about it. What's it like? What's different than you expected?