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This happened unsurprisingly in a judgment involving Apple, which brought the case alleging Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10 infringed its iPad design. British Judge Birss disagreed saying Apple’s designs weren’t being infringed because Samsung’s product was not as “cool” as the iPad.
This can be watershed in jurisprudence.
- If anything can go wrong, fix it!
- When given a choice – take both!
- Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
- Start at the top and work your way up.
- Do it by the book…but be the author!
- When forced to compromise, ask for more.
- If you can’t beat them, join them, and then beat them.
- If it’s worth doing, it’s got to be done right now.
- If you can’t win, change the rules.
- If you can’t change the rules, ignore them.
- When faced without a challenge, make one.
- “No” simply means begin again at the next highest level.
- Don’t walk when you can run.
- Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.
- When in doubt: THINK!
- Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
- The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
- The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.
Admittedly, 160 words.
One manager of a Best Buy store, who resembles Fidel Castro, leveraged this “asset” turning his store into the best performer. How? Revolutionary mode (called his store “La Revolucion,” posted “Declaracion de Revolucion” in the break room, made store supervisors wear army fatigues,…) and encouragement to whistle when employees do good things.
In Cuba, considered “Internet enemy” by Freedom House, Internet has only 14% penetration, served much like rationned food.
In 2010, Castro admitted he admired Internet and WikiLeaks’ influence on American government and agreed to have a Cuba-Jamaica-Venezuela fiber-optic line, increasing its connectivity 3000 times, but not for ordinary citizens.
Where good ideas come from claims innovation originates in seven realms:
- Adjacent possibilities.Use existing components. Gutenberg used wine press for his printing press.
- Liquid networks. 21st-century cities and the Internet make it possible for informal networks to form, enabling idea cross-pollination/inventions.
- Slow hunch. It takes years for a hunch to evolve into an invention.
- Serendipity. LSD, Teflon, Viagra.
- (Unplanned/unexpected) errors. de Forest‘s development of audion diode/triode resulted from erroneous thinking.
- Exaption. Vacuum tubes were developed for long-distance telephone/radio transmission and later used in computers.
- Platforms. Development of TRANSIT, a precursor of GPS by Applied Physics Laboratory.
TED talk by Dan Cobley
- a=F/m (Anderson launched Accenture; Hoover is more than vacuum cleaner; why P&G keeps separate brands).
- Δx Δh ≥ 1/2 (McDonalds sells millions, while mothers talk about healthy life to their kids).
- You cannot prove a hypothesis through observation, you can only disprove it (scientific method) – BP spent millions building environment-friendly image and than one accident ruined it all; Toyota perceived as reliable and one big recall changed that image; Tiger Woods.
- Increasing entropy (2nd law of thermodynamics) – your brand is more and more dispersed; you can’t fight it; embrace it.
What is life? Life is a game, emergent on simple rules – humans cannot pretend to know even a tiny part of those rules. But games are the best way to learn about general and specific aspects of life such as business, politics, music…
Watched Matrix? Played Matrix Online?
But why do we play games? Fun (easy/hard), different mental/intellectual states and people. In a word: a richer emotional/mental/social set of experiences our lives rarely grant us.