The Thing From the Future looks like a fun game for creating cool scenarios for the future.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and to discover all along the prisoner was you.
Corrie ten Boom
Critics jumped on the dorky aspect and the high price, but those weren’t the dooming factors. Early adopters often put up with cost and ridicule for innovations that meet real needs. But no one needs a Segway.
Erika Hall, Just Enough Research
Thought this was a great point, especially on this, the eve of the alleged iWatch.
Never get a haircut at a barber shop that sells hats.
… Most dysfunction falls into familiar patterns — and that’s good news because, once you understand the patterns, it’s easier to come up with a plan to manage them.
The opposite problem for some executives is that they can be too close to customers… They get so much feedback from their sales teams that it leads to feature creep — adding features to satisfy every customer. Along the way, any semblance of a coherent user experience is lost. The result: a highly-reactive product development culture in which extra features are continuously bolted on, making the company vulnerable to more pro-active competitors who have a laser-like focus on UX, which can be a potent disruptor in many industries.
This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.
Jim Stockdale, 8-year Vietnam Prisoner of War
IDEO’s Tim Brown describes 5 new classes of designer. Which type are you?
In disputes upon moral or scientific points, ever let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.
“This life therefore, is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it: the process is not yet finished but it is going on. This is not the end but it is the road; all does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.”