The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why- Mark Twain
A curated collection of inspiring, thought provoking or just great content on the subject of marketing, design and technology via (and sometimes by) Mattias Kindell
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right
– Henry Ford
Time spent fixing the past takes time away from building the future
Truth told from the daily notes to inspire email series by Simon Sinek.
Thanks to SwissMiss for the enlightenment.
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears
Simon Sinek talks at TEDx about success, the why, how the brain translate, the law of diffusion of innovation, those who lead, and selfish inspiration. Got nothing here, just have to agree to all… Are you a leader of innovation?
The discussion has been long lived and still thrive… quite a bit of interesting stories floating around out there in the cloud. Thought I share some I find interesting and start an new series on the evolution of the internet, split into different focus… I’ll start with the social side (media, network etc.). If you have more, which I have no doubt, please share in the comments.
Keynote: Neville Hobson on Achieving measurable business results with social media
“Against a backdrop of changing behaviors in society and shifting climates of trust in the workplace, Neville Hobson illustrates what some organizations are doing with social media and how they are achieving measurable business results.”
Some interesting stuff in there with references to “the other” big social networks.
Presentation on SlideShare
“Mediebyråns roll när medielandskapet förändras”
Fredrik Svensson, Creative Director at Starcom, speakes about the changing landscape for media companies and where social media plays a big part. It is all about a good idea, good collaboration between agencies/disciples, to involve the consumer and to see social media as a partner. Some good cases form Svenskafans.com, Guitar Hero and Wesec.com among other… and its in Swedish…
Trendspaning: Det är inte framtid. Det händer nu.
Det händer otroligt mycket i de digitala medierna just nu och 2008 kommer sannolikt bli ett år som kommer att kommas ihåg. Annika Lidne från Lidne Inc. guidar genom några av de större trenderna och mer populära tjänsterna och företeelserna.
Presentation on SlideShare
Interessting small cut on contact points in the digital/socail space. Form the blog of Björn Falkevik.
Social Media in Plain English
Watched James Cameron (TED) talking us through his curiosity for science and fascination with the fantastic. Somewhere at the end he coins the above quote, brilliant. And finishes with
“Failure is an option, but fear is not”
I will go ahead and use my new favorite word for this, awesomeness! Go ahead and enjoy below.
Stubled across this brillianze from being followed by Kansas City’s @dustinj on Twitter… following the trail to Shake Gently (great reading) … reading about how tuff it can be to explain what you do in the ever eveloving digtial space at Made by Many (good stuff)… picking up awesomeness as a word that is used way to little… to a new service (to me at least) called Posterous, awesome… to the What Consumes Me blog (don’t miss this) and this brilliant venn diagram and article.
We’ve found things we want to do, and can be paid for, but we’re not the best game in town. Mediocrity is not a sustainable strategy. Being able to recognize your own weakness is a profound strength, and acting to improve what you do is key to any kind of long term growth and stability. Find the best talent and steal them. Learn how your competitors run their businesses, and copy what works.
What a journey! What awesomeness!
Seriously, isn’t it awesome what you can find through social technology, great content, brilliant people and the greater internet – it still just blows my mind.