“In our attempt to create world-changing products we often want to create something the world has never seen. But product innovation isn’t about new products that solve new problems. Product innovation is about new products that solve existing problems better than they’re currently solved.”—Joshua Porter.
“Then you have a child, an event that is culturally and almost biologically designed to deliver you an epiphany. Because I have played hundreds of hours of RPGs, my epiphany was framed a certain way: I’m not the PC anymore. I’m the NPC in my daughter’s life.”—Felix Threepaper, from “From PC to NPC”, in my home away from home Gamers With Jobs.
I think all us gaming parents can identify with this.
“If we can create efficiencies in that which is mundane, then we accelerate our paths to happiness. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that.”—Ashton Kutcher’s investment strategy (via brandmentalist)
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my…
I’ve only known Kakul a short while, but when we met we somehow interacted as if we’d been friends for a decade. PerhapsÂ that is the result of the two of us thinking about the same things in similar ways for so many years.
Short interview, but so much to unpack there. h/t Stow Boyd.
There is a sea change happening in the web and how we use it. It’s an evolution to a second phase of the web – the real-time web, or what I call the “Stream.”
In the Stream, the focus is on messages not web pages. These vast amounts of messages are generated by social interaction, by conversation, by attention, by ideas, by little chunks of thought unleashed into a gigantic stream of data.
“There are no secrets or shortcuts to creating valuable work. I think we waste a lot of energy trying to figure out better ways of doing our work instead of letting the work tell us what it needs.”—Todd Henry in “There Are No Secrets”.
“Nike sells a commodity, they sell shoes. And yet when you think of Nike you feel something different than a shoe company. In their ads, as you know, they don’t ever talk about the product, they don’t ever talk about their air soles, how they’re better than Reebok’s air soles. What’s Nike do in their advertising? They honor great athletes and they honor great athletics. That’s who they are. That is what they are about.”—