There are few things more depressing than hearing that your app developer has gone into voluntary administration.
Oh no, wait, there are several things:
1. Discovering that the administrator will make $50,000, with the senior making $19K for 60 hours work.
2. Realising that the liquidator will make a further $30,000.
3. Knowing that the administrator and the liquidator are one and the same.
4. Finding out that YOUR money is, in industry parlance, unable to be recovered.
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Twenty years ago, mobile learning was unheard of. Ten years ago it was rare and often seen as a method of last resort. Now it seems like you can’t talk about education without hearing about it.
With wider adoption rates of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, people are embracing mobile learning more than ever before. Once frowned-upon, online college degrees are now available from some of the most prestigious schools, and many schools offer at least one degree with predominately online classes.
What is resistance? Surely more than anything, it is a form of feedback in its own right, more often than not, provided by people who more than likely know more about the day-to-day ops of the organisation or business than you do. Resistance, can actually be a fundamental element of bringing about change.
To dismiss resistance would be of course dismissing feedback, a vital element of any relationship. Once we embrace resistance, we can find a better solution which leads to effective change. Liz Wiseman talks about multipliers and diminishers. Multipliers being innovative and creative thinkers who solve problems and create teams who replicate that high level thinking. Diminishers do the opposite, whilst they are smart, they keep people at a distance and more often than not, are not aware of it, segmenting teams, pushing back. Multipliers are everywhere and they are critical to any organisation. I urge you to read Liz’s book and search for the multipliers in your business. Continue Reading →
The film industry might have started something it may not be able to reverse when it lobbied the politicians to act as their protectors using SOPA and PIPA. This in turn triggered a response from the tech industry both giants and individuals alike that put a stop to these plans that could have changed the internet as we know it today.
The film and music industry need to understand that they cannot and will not stop piracy by trying to lock down the internet and turn to persecution and prosecution.
The basic bad attitude towards internet citizens has started a revolution coming straight from the heart of Silicon Valley from the likes of Paul Graham (Y Combinator) that seek to destroy Hollywood.
Although the destruction of Hollywood and the likes of Rupert Murdoch may be a while away their power will slowly be eroded by an entire race of Internet citizens rebelling against the bullying and the unjustified force being used to control the market and consumption of digital goods.
As time goes on we will see the rise and rise of independent Film and Music makers using the internet and independent services to sell their products rather than having to deal with the big studios. They won’t do this just to make a bigger profit but they will do it as a sign of respect towards their fans, a way to break away from decades of control that has overcome these industries in the name of profit.