[Shortly after my career tanked in 2000, I drew this cartoon. This is what failure felt like at the time.]
1. Anyone with a successful business will know this to be true: That business gets successful eventually, not by some flawlessly-executed grand vision, but by a lot of trial and error (mostly error) over a long period of time.
And the more things you’re willing to try, the greater the chances you have of hitting the bullseye. “Will it work? No idea, probably not, but let’s try it anyway…”
If failure is not an option, then it’s not really an experiment, is it?
This is what businesses forget far too often, especially in marketing. They insist everything has to be successful in advance.
Which is a recipe for exactly the wrong kind of failure, of course.
2. While we’re on the subject of failure, my long-time blogging buddy (and one of the smartest journalists I know), Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle has a new book out, “The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success”.
The book’s main thesis is about the USA and its relationship with failure:
McArdle argues that America is unique in its willingness to let people and companies fail, but also in its determination to let them pick up after the fall.
Megan is terrific, super-lucid writer, I hope you’ll check it out.
3. “SUCCESS IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR MANAGED FAILURE”. I like that thought. It’s certainly been my experience. It also fits in nicely with just about my all-time favorite book about how the real world works, Nassim Taleb’s “Antifragile”.
4. “The best laid schemes of mice and men, often go awry.” Robbie Burns knew what he was talking about.
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This is the Facebook view of the world of relationships which start with a period of courtship on Facebook ( e.g messages are exchanged, profiles are visited, posts are shared on each other's timelines.) = snooping. The graph shows the average number of timeline posts exchanged between two people who are about to become a couple. We studied the group of people who changed their status from "Single" to "In a relationship" and also stated an anniversary date as the start of their relationship. During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship starts ("day 0"), posts begin to decrease. We observe a peak of 1.67 posts per day 12 days before the relationship begins, and a lowest point of 1.53 posts per day 85 days into the relationship. Presumably, couples decide to spend more time together, courtship is off, and online interactions give way to more interactions in the physical world.
What does this tell us. If you want to leave a social data aka digital footprints, it will show us a pattern, love being public becomes love being private. We all leave data and therefore we all have patterns, often surprising thing is that we think we are unique but when we see this we find we are all the same.
Source and download : GSMA
Claim: MOBILE USERS’ PRIVACY FEARS ARE HOLDING BACK THE GROWTH OF MOBILE APPS AND SERVICES
However, lots of good data in this report to say many people are worried, however all of us think that the value of mobility and access out weights the privacy concerns. Why can we say this; well all (3.4bn) of us love our mobiles and just get on with it.
Image source: Associated Press
Facebook has changed its policies regarding profiles of users who have passed away. Feb 21st 2014.
A memorialized Facebook profile (when someone has died) was only visible to friends of the deceased, but now Facebook has altered its privacy settings on memorialized profiles so that all functions operate as they did when the user was active on the platform. For example, if a user kept his profile public to anyone on Facebook, that is the way his profile will be even after his passing.
"This will allow people to see memorialized profiles in a manner consistent with the deceased person's expectations of privacy," members of Facebook's community team wrote in their blog. "We are respecting the choices a person made in life while giving their extended community of family and friends ongoing visibility to the same content they could always see."
The policy change involves "Look Back" videos, which were unveiled as part of Facebook's 10th anniversary in early February. Users will now be able to request a "Look Back" video of a loved one who has died.
Also check out http://www.deathanddigitallegacy.com/
Comment: This does assume that you have lived your life on Facebook….. I will always assume that there is more digital data out there than on Facebook.