I really enjoyed Mark Schaefer’s most recent blog post “A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly”. He makes a few points that must continue to be driven home:
- Facebook is not a technology
- Facebook is a lifestyle
- People don’t want another Facebook. …
Thinking of some content I’ve been asked to supply for one of my volunteer gigs. I wasn’t sure I was capable of helping a team of social media folks reaching out to local teens. But then……
I’m giving my son this poster along with the very copy of the Hobbit his grandfather, then I, read. Will tidy it up with the LOTR triolgy. I think this is going to be more meaningful for me than him!
But, he does know he has to read the book before he’s allowed to see the movie!
It’s been a long last few couple of months. Work drying up - wondering what I was going to do this Winter. Then the pendulum swings the complete other way and work is being crammed down my throat. I was just chugging away at my job and not having the time to reflect and explore. Being in rectionary mode is not my preferred way to do business, but when work comes at you from all sides, you have to do it and be thankful.
However, at what cost? No downtime for me. Very little downtime for my family. Way too many stretches of working 7 days a week - for months at a time. Less time to learn and grow to benefit the company.
In the old days, I enjoyed logging in to keep a project running. Keeping it streamlined and easy going. Staying on top of and monitoring for challenges before they hit. I had time to check out the latest apps, even write a review or two in my spare time. But now, I have no idea what spare time is!
So - think I have a case for a new employee? Have you been here before?