Sun, 13 May 2007 11:47:44 GMT
Relationship of Creativity to Failure
PreviousWhen You Fail Do It Well and today I am exploring the relationship of creativity to failure.
Be Creative, Play More
Enjoy your business. Do you enjoy your business? Is it fun? When was the last time you had a 'great day' and really enjoyed working in your business?
One of the ways to have more fun is to play in your business. I especially enjoy doing creative stuff including redesigning my blog, creating graphics, and writing. I will play around with ideas, lots of ideas and many I do not ever use. In the purest sense I fail often because I explore lots of ideas that I never use.
Try, Play, Evolve
Coming up with an original idea a true challenge because on the road to creating something original you will need to explore many concepts and ideas. Many ideas will be discovered, tested, and discarded until you find exactly what you are looking for.
Avoid the 'Risk It All' Mentality
Do not confuse my exhortations about failure as permission to 'risk it all'. In fact I am not suggesting that anyone assume any risk they are not comfortable taking.
Rather take a measured and calculated approach by experimenting with ideas and concepts by playing with your idea. Designers do this when they sit down with a pencil and paper to sketch out ideas.
How to Explore, Play and Develop Your Own Business Ideas
Depending on your learning style you could doodle, write, create a mind map to develop business ideas. Others include researching on the Internet to see who else has written on the topic and what they have to say.
Whatever approach you feel most comfortable with the value of the exercise is to get 'it' out of your head. Something important happens when you look at your idea down on paper, computer screen, or read an article on the topic - you gain a fresh perspective.
The reason that getting your ideas out of your head is so powerful is because it provides distance between you and the idea. Allowing you to see it afresh. Take some time today to play with your ideas and get them out of your head.
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Sun, 13 May 2007 06:28:16 GMT
How Valid is your Website Code?
At the recent e-Marketing seminar Corporate College East, I attended a breakout session offered by DaveGoebel Group and Jan Keyphrase-Marketing.
I learned a ton. As a non-technical person, some of the information was wonderful in that it gave me a few tools to help me understand what to look for in the HTML code - not to change it myself, but to be better informed when talking with my web developer.
One of the tools they presented helps to review your website code for any broken links or errors in the code that could make it difficult for the search engines to maneuver your site.
It's called Validating to Standards. To check and see how your site rValidator and type in your URL. It will provide the number of errors and details on each error. You don't have to understand it - just give the results to your web guy.
Give it a try - you may be pleased to discover, as I did, that you only have a handful of easily fixed errors. Or you could be like the site they showed at the seminar that had almost 400 errors!
Deborah Chaddock Brown
Professional Writer, Non-Technie with just enough knowledge to be dangAllWrite Ink
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Sun, 13 May 2007 04:41:43 GMT
Women Under-represented In Government
The US Government just printed a study in which it has been confirmed that women-owned businesses are underrepresented in 87% of all industry that contract with the US Government.
I don't know if you know this, but the government and agencies that serve the government are required to spend x% of their dollars with businesses that are minority and women-owned. Required.
But the target percentages are being missed every year.
Part of the reason is that women business owners are unaware of the opportunities that exist or the process by which they place themselves in the running.
Have yoWBENC? It is a certification process for women owned businesses. You complete a packet of information, pay a fee, a representative will do an on-site visit to ensure you are the business you claim to be and then you are placed on a list from which government agencies can select to meet their requirements.
AnotherWomen Biz, a website dedicated to providing information to women who want to learn more about doing business with the government.
Women-owned businesses are on the rise in this country and yet still the work is going to men. Reach out and grab what is available to you.
Have you actively sought work with the government? How did it go? Would you recommend it? How did you do it?
Here is the press releasUS Women's Chamber of Commerce.
Deborah Chaddock Brown
Professional Writer, Woman-Owned Business
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Sat, 12 May 2007 23:56:58 GMT
Let the Sun Shine In
Streaming headlong into the video-on-demand server market, Sun Microsystems introduced a large-capacity system that they claim provides the ability to deliver more than 10 times as many streams as some existing VOD architectures.
It is good to see them work very hard to gain headway in a commodity oriented market.
The Sun Streaming System is allegedly able to deliver 160,000 MPEG-2 streams simultaneously at 2 megabits per second each, for a total of 320 gigabits per second of throughput.
That's well past the specs listed by Motorola for its B-1 server, which touts 80 gbps of output per system and a maximum of 20,000 simultaneous MPEG-2 streams, as well as other vendors like SeaChange International, which said its VOD server supports 12,000 in a single cluster.
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Thu, 10 May 2007 00:50:47 GMT
GOING TO A WEDDING?
It's springtime and shortly afterwards the "wedding season" will be upon us.
Although most people still use the services of a professional wedding photographer, more and more couples are relying on their friends and family to record the event.
Even if the next wedding you attend is being photographed by a pro, you know you're bringing your digital camera, to record your own memories.
So, before you get the next invitation why not do a bit of research, and be ready to capture some special images of the happy couple.
I haven't been to a wedding in years, in fact, the last one I attended was during my transition to my first digital camera, and I wasn't confident enough to depend on my skills with it, so I shot film only.
The bride was a special friend of my wife, and although she hired a pro, who used a then state of the art 6 mega pixel Canon DSLR, I wanted to take pictures to add to the ones my wife had taken to document all the events leading up to the wedding, such as the wedding showers.
I thought the pro had done a great job with the assignment when I got to see the results some weeks later. She covered all the important aspects of the wedding and the pictures were technically perfect. She also took some especially romantic shots of the bride and groom and also performed some Photoshop magic with a few images tthat resulted in unique pictures.
But the bride was disappointed because for some reason the pro hadn't captured a good shot of her "walking up the aisle."
Fortunately, I had positioned myself in an aisle seat during the ceremony, and I captured several of her walking up the aisle, one of which was very much to her liking.
So, I inadvertently saved the day, with a picture that was intended for the album my wife was filling up with her own pre-wedding shots.
It was extremely gratifying to me to know that one of my own pictures was to be included with the "official" pro shots.
The last time I had received such a compliment about one of my wedding pictures was eons ago when a friend of mine married a State politician's daughter.
A picture I took, of the father and the bride so impressed him that he had a pro photo lab crop his daughter out and had his image made into a campaign poster.
That was especially flattering since he had two pros cover the wedding, and he still liked one of my pictures the most.
He won the election too!
So get ready for the weddings you're invariably going to be invited to by chthese tips and, keep in mind that, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", when Bruce L. Snell's fantastic wedding photos for inspiration.
You and your digital camera could end up being the heroes or heroines at someone's nuptials.
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Wed, 09 May 2007 22:03:25 GMT
A Research on Research
This research report is an interesting one because it focuses on the same nature of the subject: Research and Development.
The research report which was published in the National Academy of Sciences magazin"Issues in Science and Technology". The research report dealt with different issues and trends when it comes to outsourcing.
Here is one description of the said report:
This new report presents lots of new information which has not been published before - even in India and China. It raises concerns that in China is racing ahead of the U.S. and India in its ability to perform basic research. The U.S. risks losing its global edge by outsourcing critical R&D, and while India debates quotas and plays politics with education, China is positioned well for the future.
I believe that this research report would be a big help especially when comparing the status of China and India regarding their R&D skills.
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Wed, 09 May 2007 17:24:39 GMT
Hands Free EMAIL
It's officially 2nd quarter and that must mean that hands free email is soon to be available for purchase.
LaIntelligent Mechnatronic Systems annoiLane would be providing the ability for users to use voice activation to check their email while traveling.
Imagine. Those of us that have mastered bluetooth technology and can walk and talk at the same time (wish I could say that was me - I have the ear piece but just can't seem to get it to work) will be thrilled to know that the next generation of hands free communication will soon be available.
iLane provides drivers with voice-based access to their inbox, alleviating the dangerous practice of reading or typing on a handheld device while driving. By using iLane you can instead keep your hands safely on the wheel, and your eyes on the road; which allows you to stay connected to critical information in a way that puts on-road safety first.
So you can check your email and still be able to touch up your makeup while driving! Don't you just love multi-taskingHere is the complete press release.
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Wed, 09 May 2007 11:32:21 GMT
Infiniti’s New 2008 G37 Coupe
Infiniti has just let loose some fine shots of the new 2008 G37 Coupe, which is all set to make an official debut at the New York Auto Show. Check out the new pictures of the 3.7 liter V6 330 horsepower monster.
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Mon, 07 May 2007 23:58:09 GMT
Ashley Simpson: Ugly Duckling?
Ashley Simpson revealed that she used to feel like an ugly duckling next to big sis Jessica Simpson.
The now-brunette-now-blonde singer, 22, felt the pressure of constantly being compared to her beautiful and successful sibling. The comparisons went into overdrive when Ashley embarked on her own singing career, seriously affecting her self esteem. Ashleys response: Her new nose, courtesy a plastic surgeon.
A source told Britain’s Bliss magazine:
Ashlee has always been cute but for a long time she felt like the ugly duckling of the family compared to Jessica.
Every time she looked in the mirror, she saw a too-prominent nose, and she decided to do something about it. She was thrilled with the results. She basically had the bump on her nose shaved down.
Never mind that fact that Ashley angrily denounced Hollywoods twisted view of feminine beauty” in Marie Claire magazine just a month before going under the scalpel herself.
A nose job and a brand spanking new image later, Ashleys career soared, while Jessicas seems to have hit a wall. The turnaround has reportedly put a strain on the Simpson sisterhood.
The source added:
Ashlee could see that her career was taking off, while many would say that Jessica’s was on the way down.
Sadly, the two sisters have had some disagreements and it’s all to do with Ashlee’s success. Being on stage in Chicago in London was a huge move for Ashlee and Jessica was very jealous - she even confided to friends that she thought Ashee’s new look was trampy.
Cheer up Ashley. You were only named as one of the Hottest Women in Pop/R&B” by Blender magazine in 2007.
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Mon, 07 May 2007 17:49:33 GMT
Aquent Jobs: Need a Better Job?
This is a humorous print advertisement campaign launched by Aquent Jobs in Malaysia to promote its brand name. The campaign has focused on the fact that few jobs are really torturous that once a person gets in his exploitation to an unimaginable extent is certain. The first advertisement is showing a man sitting on a chair and his lungs are wrapped on the parts of chair depicting he cannot move for anything out of his work.
The second advertisement is somewhat moderate in its presentation and visualization by showing a man as a monkey to the office since he required doing everything to keep his bosses in good humor. The punch line of the campaign is, ‘need a better job?’. The text of the campaign certainly effective as it has been placed strategically with perfect blend. The campaign was deEuro RSCG.
Via Twenty Four
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