Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Every tool carries with it the spirit by which it has been created." Werner Heisenberg

"The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony." Heraclitus

"The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know." Arthur Koestler

Today's image: Singel at dusk by Mor (bcnbits). Wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Tom Peters writes a great deal of relevant stuff. Late in 2004 he created a list and titled it CEOs Are Idiots! (Project05, 240-page PDF, free download here). Here are six from Tom's list.

CEOs are idiots because they...

1. UNDERestimate the Threat to their Existence; OVERestimate their Resilience

2. Fail to spend Hyper-aggressively on IS/IT...fail to exploit fully the web

5. Recruit mostly from Conventional Sources; have a Low Tolerance for RiskTakers - Freaks

6. [Are] Less than 24/7 "TalentFanatics"

7. Favor "MarketShare" over MarketCreation

8. Believe that "Process" beats "Passion," "Analysis" beats "Action"

Bonus: Listen to adults having their way with a student radio station. Bruce Ravid hosts today's take over at WSUM in Madison. Check it out here.

Image: Techcrunch. Duncan Riley live blogging the SJ keynote from Macworld here.

700Mhz: Google is on the list along with Cox, Advance/Newhouse, Bresnan. John Eggerton has the story at B&C here.


Dan Kelley said...


Thank you for sharing the Tom Peters piece. It really hit home with the some of the trouble areas our industry is experiencing.

Both #5 (risk takers/freaks) and #6 (less than 24/7 talent fanatics) I think really hit home; especially from the programming angle.

And number 8.

Thank again!