If you want one place on the web to go to understand tech at a business level, look no further than <a href="https://stratechery.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ben Thompson's Stratechery</a>. I often name check him on this blog but really - you should just be reading him regularly.

As a quick introduction, his latest post provides insight into 2015’s most viewed, the five ‘big ideas’ and my personal favorite – five posts about the media business.

He writes a lot >>>>

Given that most were between 1800 and 2000 words, that’s the equivalent of about 6.5 books!

[ Source : The Stratechery 2015 Year in Review ]

            9 Draft Posts sitting on this site waiting for me to finish them and release them into the wild world.

9 entries sitting in my blog catalogue from yesterday – while I work out if they will make it into my Blog Post Ideas file.

21 Blog Post ideas already sitting in myBlog Post Ideas file, while I decide if there is value I can add to the story, or if it is interesting enough just to release as a ‘well now – there’s interesting’ kind of post.

The more I get behind, the more impressed I am by the writers who not only keep their posting rate going at the rate they do, but with the level of quality that they achieve. Impressive.

            <strong><a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Passion.jpeg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3553" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Passion-150x150.jpeg" alt="Passion" width="150" height="150" /></a>Stackridge - Korgis - Beck - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind</strong>

One Degree of Seperation :

Back in the day I was a massive fan of a band that few have heard of today called Stackridge. They really were more one of the underrated bands of the time. Read About Their History Here. I got reminded and reconnected with them this past week – and EVERY bit as good as I remember them.

Two Degrees of Seperation :

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            I often get carried away as I read, posting information to the drafts section of this blog - for future repurposing. And then I visit the admin page to discover a lot of links that have lost their relevance. I just flushed the backlog this morning - but these three links are definitely worth sharing for posterity.

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Number One – Big Data Gone Wild

Click through to the link – and watch the video. Discovered through a reference from my new VRM buddies.

Ordering Pizza | American Civil Liberties Union


Number Two – The Internet of Things

“Obviously, Silicon Valley is all over this,” O’Reilly said. “But I think they are missing the point. They are creating some gadgets, but they aren’t thinking about systems.”

Tim O’Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT


Number Three – Breaking Into Tech

… good advice if you are wondering how to break into Tech. I am often disappointed by how LITTLE curiosity there is in the world ….

Don’t bother with tech if you’re not truly animated by the unknown, the possible and the improbable. I don’t just mean curious about solving problems “at scale,” as technologists like to say. I mean your curiosity about big data or building a useful service for millions of people must also extend to being curious about the people you work with, how your executives make decisions, how the company culture works (and how it came to be), what the competitors are up to, and even how you yourself use, and view, technology. You have to be curious enough to undo received wisdom and knotty processes to break new paths and recognize their value.

How to “Get into Tech” If You’re Not an Obvious Fit — Backchannel — Medium.

            <p style="text-align: center;">It's a different Peter to the Peter of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Peter Principle</a>  - but VERY good laws

and a wake up for all of us thinking about the ‘Age Of Abundance’

peters-laws-poster-webPeter’s Laws | Peter H. Diamandis.

            I cant say I have tried ALL of these - but definitely a lot of them. The problem is that there isn't a single one that does it for me .... how about you?

So Here Are The Questions

  • Any you would add ?
  • Any you would vote up / down ?

Here Are The Choices

Comments below please – and I will take the action to group it all together as an extension to this post.

            <a href="http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/how_sales_reps_can_succeed_in.html">Word of Wisdom</a> describing 'How Sales Reps Can Succeed in the Social Era' - from Clara Shih - CEO of Hearsay. The essence can be summarized in her three main points in the HBR Article :
  1. Be findable and credible.
  2. Become the trusted advisor and teacher.
  3. Deliver highly personalized service at scale.

… thanks to buddy Steve S for sharing it.

            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/3-leg-stool.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2140" alt="3-leg-stool" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/3-leg-stool-150x150.jpg" width="150" height="150" /></a>

FIRST understand…
… peel back the onion and get to the nub of the question 

THEN deliver…
… the solution, the training, the product, the people …..

ALWAYS measure…
… if you don’t how will you know if you have succeeded ?

This is my method – what is yours ?