Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Photo: Queen Mary 2 under the Golden Gate Bridge by niallkennedy. Thank you!

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick

"Learn to say, 'I don't know.' If used when appropriate, it will be used often." William Swanson

Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management:
unwritten rule number one...

"How many times have you been in a meeting with someone who felt compelled to contribute even though he or she obviously did not know what to say? Silence is golden in these circumstances.

If you are asked to contribute and don't know what to say - or don't have the answer - then say 'I don't know.' Maybe you should know the answer, but if you don't, say so. Learn for the next time. Even better, volunteer to go get the answer.

It is my belief that if you behave this way, you will be respected for your honesty and candor. You are not expected to know the answer to everything.

We've all been in this position, and will be again. 'I don't know' are powerful words when used appropriately."

Gettin outta Dodge: Fred Winston is packing. Check out his post and his very cool photo here.

Congrats & cheers: Amy Anderson and Alex Gould on their engagement. A more perfect "wedding cake couple" simply does not exist. I am reminded of Goethe - "Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be."

Rosenblum for philosopher king: Michael Rosenblum is writing stuff you need to read, his unvarnished take is refreshing and right on the money...

"In 1452, Gutenberg’s printing press changed forever the relationship between power and average people. It put the power to publish into the hands of anyone with an idea… and a press. The Constitution, a printed document begins with the words WE THE PEOPLE. It does not say, ‘we the anchors’. ‘We the celebrities’. ‘We the hosts’.

Now, 500 years later, video on the web puts the power to publish images and video into the hands of anyone who wants to do it. It fundamentally changes the relationship between power and average people. The potential now exists in the world of video, television and images, to change the basic nature of our relationship to the machine.

We need only take it."

Read Michael's post We The People, here.

Sam says: Sam Zell tells Bloomberg reporters "My inclination would be to not break it up". More on the Zell-Trib story by Leon Lazaroff and Suzy Assaad here.

Bonus: We Want Media