People are complaining a lot about GTD (Getting Things Done). It seems as if they expected to buy David Allen's book and get all the problems in their life solved. I am fan of GTD and think people just don’t understand the idea. GTD is a concept, a concept with a lot of advices and How-To's, but still a concept! You can have it your way. No, YOU MUST HAVE IT YOUR WAY. Take the basic concepts (such as: do immediately tasks that take less than 2 minutes), adjust them to your needs, explore how other people are getting it done, and construct your own GTD methods. GO!Technorati Tags: GTD/ productivity/ management/ -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: Who needs designers anyway? DATE: 11/22/2005 05:27:00 PM ----- BODY:
I hear people saying that the roll of designers in the web 2.0 era is becoming minor. Web 2.0 as a concept encourages minimal design, emphasizing usability and simplicity, so "who needs those designers anyway?".
SO WRONG! Read my lips: Web 2.0 calls for Sophisticated Open Minded Astonishing Designers (SO MAD!).
It is pretty easy to impress one with tones of colors, sound, moving objects (A.K.A "The flash intro era"), but designing minimalist sites and leaving impact on people demands great skills and sophistication.
>e.g.: iPod - Minimalist, clean, simple design. Just awesome! And no doubt design was a key factor in gaining 70% market share.Technorati Tags: web2.0/marketing/design -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: If you are a business man - do business! DATE: 11/20/2005 03:53:00 PM ----- BODY: No doubt emotions are very important in everyone's' life. But there comes a time when such emotions (fear, jealousy, anger etc.) interfere with some important issues in life. It happens a lot in the business world. People let their emotions to take over and frequently miss great opportunities. I saw an entrepreneur the lost millions of $$ just because of his ego, one moment before signing a great deal with AOL. So. If you are here to do business act as a business man!!! Next time, if you feel emotions taking over before a business meeting, take a deep breath of fresh air and put those emotions aside. Technorati Tags: business/marketing/management -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: Less of this please... DATE: 11/15/2005 02:40:00 PM ----- BODY: OK. 37Signals is a really cool company. I love their work and I even use Basecamp at my business to communicate with our clients. But, I can't stand still hearing again and again the talk about LESS. LESS paperwork, LESS sofware, LESS developers etc. All of these LESS can be really cool developing sraight forward web apps like writeboard/backpack etc. But try to develop a dating/personals platform without a decent spec and with a single developer dealing with an un-elastic timetable. I agree that a lor of beurocracy should be eliminiated, but when developing big web platforms, LESS is sometimes a MESS! -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: AOL revives Superwoman DATE: 11/15/2005 02:27:00 PM ----- BODY: AOL has anounced today that it will begin broadcasting massive video content at it's brand new broadband network In2TV. Most of the content will consist of old TV series. Yes, wonder women is back. It's been a long time now that people are talking about the exciting possibilities of TV/Web/VOD but I truly believe that In2TV will face some serious difficulties as it seems that people will not have the patience to sit in front of their monitor and watch a 30 mins' chapter of an old series. While surfing the net, people are at a totally different state of mind than while watching TV. But I still praise AOL for this brave initiative.... -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: Huge Responsibility DATE: 11/14/2005 02:57:00 PM ----- BODY: Seth Godin raves about Google Analytics - Google's new service for tracking website preformance. Has anyone thought about the numerous companies that developed such an engine and now have to deal with the new free service from GOOG? Technically, GOOG can develop a really sophisticated website creation tool and then drive 50% of web development firms out of business ... and that's just the beggining... Those huge corporations should have huge responsibility! Don't you think? BTW - This is seth's post -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: Can't WOW with all clients DATE: 11/14/2005 02:13:00 PM ----- BODY: I really appreciate Tom Peters. In his book Re-Imagine! he shouts out some very interesting ideas. Chapter 15 is fascinating. Peter demands from us to do only work that matters, that takes one's breath away. WOW-project in his own words. The point is clear - work hard, create amazing projects for your clients, leave a legacy. Sounds great if you work with P&G or Coca-Cola but.... what if this particular client doesn't have a big enough budget for a WOW-project? Can we then compromise? Or should we leave this client without a suitable solution? -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: Sea Change DATE: 11/11/2005 03:43:00 PM ----- BODY: Well, turns out Mr. Gates is finally realizing this great change. I stumbled upon this article that exposes a turbulent email from Bill to his top engineers at MSFT where he writes about the coming sea change (The original text). -------- AUTHOR: uzish TITLE: Well - here it is DATE: 11/02/2005 02:46:00 PM ----- BODY: After so much time... here is my new blog. I am going to re-imagine different thoughts about the internet, web2.0, art, graphic design and evertything else. --------