This article is one of those valuable gems you run across from time to time that provides some very useful insider information to us average people who might otherwise never learn some of their secrets to success. The author is a business founder himself who enjoys networking and brainstorming with other business owners in a relaxed setting from time to time.
Founders are much more likely to share useful information in this type of setting for several reasons. One, they are talking with a peer or an “equal” who is also a business founder so the ground is kind of level when they don’t think they have to protect themselves from outsiders. Next, he invites them for a relaxed, low-key meal such as pizza and beer which is also much more disarming than a fancy “power” luncheon or formal sit-down dinner. Then he also makes sure to provide social beverages such as vodka that further relax the attendees allowing them to be more comfortable with letting their guards down and giving gut-level honest opinions and experiences.
One recent gathering allowed the author to come away with 5 very honest observations about successful business founders that none of them usually talk about or admit to.
If you want to read about a few things these executives rarely speak about but often experience, go to http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2013/05/10/5-things-founders-dont-talk-about/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer53e42.
While there is a debate in the world of technical devices as to whether all-in-one devices are better than those devoted to one main task, that topic is probably going to just naturally be put to rest in the next few years. Right now, there are plenty of single-use devices left and a wide variety of all-in-one devices available. But as older generations get used to newer technology and younger generations grow up extremely tech-savvy, single task electronics will probably slowly fade away.
Even those who are considerably tech-challenged or resistant are unconsciously getting more comfortable with finding their way around more complicated devices. For example, senior citizens often wish for the “good old days” without cell phones and digital cameras, etc. But once they get used to the convenience of carrying a phone around with them, they warm-up to the “new fangled” technology and insist on having one. Then they learn how to take pictures with that same phone and the appreciation of the possibility grows on them.
Move that along to those comfortable with the technology offered in all-in-one devices. Once we get used to being able to do so many different things with cell phones, or tablets or other devices capable of many functions, it is torturous to return to the “old way” of having multiple single-use devices.
Do you think all-in-one technology is here a passing fancy or here to stay? Read the following article and develop your own opinion on the matter… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203804204577016242173280680.html?mod=e2tw&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffera6294.
Well, according to this article, the dying Windows 8 just might manage to survive only if Microsoft can take one very courageous step. For many in the tech world and especially fans of Microsoft, Windows 8 has been sorely disappointing at best and extremely annoying at worst. Microsoft seems to have struck a deep nerve of distaste when the removed the very familiar Start menu and button. Such a move has frustrated quite a few loyal Microsoft consumers. Even many of those who are quite comfortable with learning new technology are finding the Windows 8 changes quite irritating and difficult to navigate.
Microsoft will be releasing an update labeled as “Blue” that is supposed to reverse the most unpopular changes to the Windows experience that happened with the new Windows 8. But that is not drastic enough to truly salvage Windows 8 – at least according to this article. No…what Microsoft really needs to do is a complete separation between the desktop Windows 8 version and the tablet version of Windows 8. There are many reasons why this could save the inadequate new product, but is surely would be a huge under-taking and more than a little risky. Would it be worth it?
See how you would answer that question after reading the article at http://www.zdnet.com/the-one-big-fix-that-could-save-windows-8-7000015339/.