Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why the Celtics are Winning

The Celtics are not winning in the playoffs this post-season because of talent. They've come to beat LeBron (and most probably Dwight Howard) because of team. The Celtics have been winning as an organization like all championship teams have done in the past.

All great organizations train their people. It's about making everyone better and not just the star players. Making everyone better begins with process. Rondo is an all-star in large part being surrounded by incredible work ethic and excellence brought by Garnett, Piece, and Allen over the years. Same for Perkins and Davis, with good training and coaching, the extra value-add from each player is tremendous.

Similarly, at the Lakers organization, most to all players under Phil Jackson's coaching have significantly improved themselves in comparison to the rest of the league. This has been a recurring theme for many ex-Lakers: Horry, Fisher, Fox, George.

How to get ahead of your competition: your organization itself.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kanye's Pad

Someday somehow...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a Marketing Run

I've been working on my marketing skills lately. With strong recommendations from Amazon, I started off on two Robert Cialdini books:

The word "persuasion" in the book titles make them sound more self-help than anything. But maybe the author was trying to make a point here?

I enjoy consumer behavior marketing. It's evil.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fed chief tells Graduates

"We all know that getting a better-paying job is one of the main reasons to go to college. ... But if you are ever tempted to go into a field or take a job only because the pay is high and for no other reason, be careful!" Ben Bernanke said in his commencement address.

"Having a larger income is exciting at first, but as you get used to your new standard of living and as you associate with other people in your new income bracket, the thrill quickly wears off," he said.

Studies found that just six months after winning a large lottery prize — even in the million of dollars — people reported being not much happier than they were before winning, Bernanke said.

Other findings: Happy people tend to spend time with friends and family. Happy people tend to do what they love for a living or a hobby. Happy people tend to feel in control of their lives.

- USA Today

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Another Chapter

One more month of school left.

Time will get crazy again with another venture. It's looking like I'll be in Boston for the foreseeable future.

I am as prepared as I can be.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Acceleration of Information Technology and Paradigm Shift

According to Ray Kurzweil, all industries employed by information technology will continue to grow exponentially.

This is some serious stuff. If we simply looking back at the evolution of computers, internet, and other applications over the past few decades, you can see that technology has progressed more quickly over the past few years than it did 2-3 decades ago.

Supposedly biotech is going to be the next big thing. Too bad I'm not interested.