Amazing People

On the weekend just gone I was fortunate enough to have one of the most valuable single meetings since moving to the US to progress my new startup. In a nutshell I was able to…

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.. time to think

We measure the success of our countries by their GDP, the virtues of our people by their personal wealth and the health of our species by our ability to challenge our mortality. None of which seem to measure the quality, subjective or otherwise, of our existence or endevaours.

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are we turning into customusers?

Infact, it seems that the things we want to acquire today are mechanisms to allow us to do stuff.. rather than things in their own right. The only point of owning something is to be able to have control of it so you can use it whenever you like. Ownership equates largely with convenience.

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It’s not a popularity contest

It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to work out the flaw here… so, with the wisdom of crowds and the ‘viewed’ counter based content profiling/ordering in any of our major content sites today such as newspapers, share prices, video (youtube), music (pick a site), photos (flickr etc) are we creating a similiar paradigm online?

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