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Catch up, Lead, Conquer

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2006 at 3:00 am

I’m noticing that most visionary folks don’t have an overall perspective of their mission.

Many try to lead before they catch up to the competition.

Many try to conquer before they display successful leadership.

It’s one thing to talk of your vision and another thing to conquer.

Catch up before you lead, and lead before you conquer.

One of the greatest points behind the idea of a free market is that it allows for this step-wise rise to the top.


Destroy to Rule vs Rule to Destroy

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2006 at 7:58 pm

Disruptors prefer to destroy a competitor’s model in order to rule.

Non-Disruptors prefer to support the status quo and the idea of incremental change and in doing so they actually destroy the future.

That’s why it’s necessary to be disruptive.

Disrupt the competition, hit a high note and get out while you’re at the top of your game.

Obviously, that requires good timing, great execution and the ability to play smart, not just hard.

Use the FOAF, Luke.

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2006 at 11:20 pm

You’re probably thinking what a thmart title!

For those of you who don’t know, FOAF stands for Friend of a Friend. It is a social network description format based on RDF.

If people where to have their FOAFs encoded on RFID tags (along with User ID) and placed inside their watch (think Casio G-Shock) then whenever FOAF-watch-wearing users come within the coverage area of an RFID scanner network (in the real world) the network would detect if they have 1st, 2nd or 3rd-degree friend in common and transmit a signal to their watches which would in turn beep and display the name of the party in common as well as the name of the second party and their location relative to a given node within the RFID scanner network.

This would be cool to have at geek/IT conferences.

I’m very busy nowadays but I promise to write every now and then.


FOAF, RDF, social network, tagging