Rockstar-statistician Hans Rosling has previously explained why the washing machine sparked the reading revolution and how 200 countries changed over 200 years. In this shortest TED talk ever given, Rosling uses a stack of stones to explain how global population growth will affect wealth distribution in the future and what will happen to the gap between the rich and the poor.
From all my life, I have learned this. There are just two kinds of people, just as in a language -
Poem & Prose
And, you will know it when you see one!
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
You know, you don’t belong in a place.
When everybody around you says, “WOW!”
and you think, “CRAP!”
If there were ever two things I desperately wanted (atleast feels as of now) -
1) Walls as whiteboards
2) A Projector
Hope I get them soon enough.
There have been a lot of discussion on learning from failures. People normally learn from their own, as failures aren’t talked as such as success is. But what if, there is a platform, and what if people are willing to share it.
Here it is -
I recently read an approach of Product Management in Amazon. There was an interesting strategy that was explained, which works backwards - and it seemed to make perfect sense. Where the product managers starts with the internal press release which is no more than a page. What this helps is - checking how easy a product it is to explain. The easier it is, the better.The difficult, then presumption is that the product will suck. This is probably one of the better strategies I have read about in recent times, and Amazon has a great track record, in building awesome products. Actually even better than Google at some instance. I am not sure, if this followed in Google, but will be well worth a try.
Very interesting community oriented product development and design company. I love the thought - guess I will be spending sometime being a part of this.
Brilliant words from Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat