One of the things that most resonated with me from what has come out of Davos this year, are the words of anthropoligist Jane Goodall. We have broken the link between intellect and wisdom. If we think of wisdom as love, compassion and making decisions not based on "how will this help me now", "how … Continue reading Wisdom
Change can happen through revolution or evolution. Revolution is when things turn around abruptly. It is usually a sudden change, one that is often associated with extreme measures. It creates fracture and discontinuity. The origin of the word is Latin - revolvere, literally "roll back", "revolve". Despite the current accepted meaning, therefore, it does not … Continue reading Revolution and evolution
It's the last day of January, and this means I have been blogging daily for 30 days (actually, something more). I am happy I have sticked with it. And what makes me even more happy is that so far I have avoided overthinking - "I should not post this", "This deserves more editing", "I'll post … Continue reading 30 days (and some)
Resistance is a very interesting concept, one I knew I would talk about sooner or later. It is not mine, and it was very well developed by Steven Pressfield in his book The War of Art. Resistance is a force that works against getting things done. It has different faces (rationalisation, fear, distraction, procrastination, self-criticism … Continue reading Help and resistance
When another person's idea prevails on your, and is chosen to be executed, there are three important things you can do. Focus on the positive aspects and on the potential of the idea. No idea is completely good or bad, so the idea that was chosen does most likely have positive aspects. Understand them, ask … Continue reading When your idea is not chosen
The problem with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, at the moment, is a problem of use, not of technology. Companies mainly implement AI in their products and services to maximise economic results, and they fail (mostly) to actually deliver value to their users. Take the advertising industry, for example. AI and ML are used by … Continue reading Why is AI assuming to know us?
There is a common belief, particularly in business-to-business organisations, that in order to be a good marketer you need to know the ins and outs of the product (or service) you are marketing. That is a myth. Much more important is to understand what problem the product (or service) is addressing, how high it is … Continue reading The product in the background