Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quote of the week

Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet.
Eliphas Levi

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Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception, pushing the limits and connecting with other humans

Seth Godin’s latest book The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? (Amazon affiliate link) is simply outstanding. In it Seth shares how the story we know of the young Icarus, who ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and as a result drowned after burning his wings, has been lost along the way.

According to him, people think the story says “don’t fly too close to the sun,” but that’s not what it used to say 150 years ago. Back then it also used to say “don’t fly too low, because if you fly too low, the mist and the water will weigh you down, and you will perish.

So, basically the message we have been fed for years has been to stay low, don’t try and fly too high. In other words, we should just stay in our comfort zone, play it safe, do not make waves and just listen to the experts.

The book is about about forging your own path, not settling, pushing beyond what is expected, and connecting with other humans. This is a truly remarkable book and I strongly recommend you to read it.

Bryan Elliot had a very interesting conversation with Seth in which they went over some of the most important concepts from the book.

Enjoy!


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Relevant posts:

1. Seth Godin on risk taking, initiative, curiosity and much more
2. Think differently
3. Seth Godin and Tom Peters on social networking, the internet and blogging
4. Seth Godin on entrepreneurship, freelancing, communities and shipping
5. The Great Books Series – Linchpin
6. 10 remarkable ChangeThis manifestos you should read

The Rise of Crowdsourcing

Episode #5 of The Digital Loop

This week Paul and I focus on the very powerful concept of crowdsourcing.

Enjoy!

The Digital Loop: Crowdsourcing


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The Digital Loop: Crowdsourcing (Audio Only)


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Brands Are Media

Episode #4 of The Digital Loop

This week we focus on the increasing need for organizations to develop a content strategy, and on what it takes to develop the mindset to be able to take action on real-time basis.

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The Digital Loop: Brands Are Media


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The Digital Loop: Brands Are Media (Audio Only)


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Quote of the week

For many people, twenty years of experience is really one year of experience repeated twenty times
Andy Hargadon

GoPro: A ten-year overnight success

When the media talks about “A consumer phenomenon“, “the world’s hottest camera company” , “the number one best-selling camera in the world” … which company do you think they are talking about?

Sony? …. Canon? …. Kodak? (just kidding) …. no. They are talking about GoPro, the remarkable company founded by Nicholas Woodman, who has created America’s fastest growing imaging company, not by selling cameras, but by selling what he calls “life-capture devices“.

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In this video, Nicholas shares his fascinating and very inspiring story of how he went from sleeping out of his 1971 Volkswagen bus, to joining the 2013 Forbes’ World Billionaires List with a net worth of $1.3 billion … in just over 10 years!

Enjoy!


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If you want to find out more about Nicholas, I suggest you to check out this excellent article from Forbes: The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World’s Hottest Camera Company

And for those of you not familiar with GoPro’s amazing video capabilities … Check out the video below. Enjoy the show!

Why Design Is The Key To Everything In A Digitally Enabled World

Episode #3 of The Digital Loop

This week we focus on the impact of Design.

Enjoy!

The Digital Loop: Experience Design


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Note: unfortunately my broadband connection wasn’t as good this week, but although my video feed froze at some points, the voice is still clear. Sorry about that.
Perhaps, you may want to check the audio only version below.

The Digital Loop: Experience Design (Audio only)


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By the way, here is the link to the excellent (and highly recommended) article that sparked this conversation:

George Prest: Advertising is dying. Long live design

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