Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs interview reaction

First off, I really respect the relationship that the two if these guys have. Both are the benchmarks in the industry, and in my opinion will go down in history as great competitors and innovators.

From a marketing perspective, I have always liked Steve Jobs and his approach to packaging and speaking to niche markets. This interview really solidified this feeling for me. His understanding on how to speak to the consumer in my opinion is unmatched. I just wish apple could find a better way to be more cost effective for the everyday user.

I think Bill Gates is brilliant. He understands his role in the marketplace, and how Microsoft has contributed to it. The innovations that have been made by Microsoft will continue to shape the world that we live in. I can't wait to see how the change my life and the life of my family in 5 to 10 years.

That being said, I was really distracted by the lousy interviewing. I thought it was very poorly done. At times it seemed like they were trying to suck up to the big dogs, and other times it seemed like the were trying to through Google in their face as their emanate downfall.

What a great opportunity to see these two giants sit side by side and talk about how creative instead of competitive environments have increased there business.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Work productivity

What a bunch of BS! To many people in corporate America define work productivity as how early they get to work or how much midnight oil can I burn. I think that's total crap, well at least for all non number crunchers out there. How about you put some thought into your work, maybe even a little ingenuitous thought into your actions. There are so many bottom feeders out there that just fight for the scrapes that the top producers leave behind. Now, you may think I'm just talking about sales, but I'm not. Like I said I think this can be applied to all non number crunchers out there and maybe even a few of them. If you find yourself bottom feeding, rise up, or get out!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What about free time

why it is that everyone does not take advantage of the fabulous technology of global positioning units I will never know. They are quite inexpensive, and well worth the $100 bucks you will pay for one. A simple zip code search on will bring up a cache close by to your home guaranteed. My little family and I love this hobby. Its something we can do together, it does not cost any money (except for gas) and it teaches us more about the area we live in. I am in a very rural area, and I bet there are over 500 caches in this area alone.

Check it out!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Always throw the first punch

Always throw the first punch. I think that is the case when you're in a middle school brawl or in a hostel work situation. As a rule, I try to stay as level headed as possible in a stressful situation or in other words use the "don't let them see you sweat" philosophy. But no matter how hard one tries to avoid it, the inevitable fight always comes. So when it does I say throw the first punch. And just like that middle school bully the unworthy opponent is always knocked off guard to your sudden voracity. Then once there head starts to spin, then they are yours for the taking. I find that they start throwing irrational and poorly-timed punches that are easily parried or countered. Business is always about winning. Always throw the first punch!