Thursday, February 10, 2011

Seth Godin: Appreciating The Value of Small Failures

In the following short video Andrew Keen of TechCrunch interviews blogger and best-selling author Seth Godin.

Godin calls the times we live in, "times that anybody or anywhere now has the ability to make something that matters." He answers the question what should people do, with "They should fail!"

According to Godin, people should fail small, and they should fail often. Because if one can fail in small ways frequently, one will discover that it's not fatal. Because cost of failing is going down.

The goal is to take your successes to keep things going, but the goal is to search for new successes -- that choice creates the risk (or the chance) of failure. And that "chance of failing" is what makes it worthwhile. It also makes progress and innovation possible.

Enjoy this short video interview:

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    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    We love our customers: Happy Valentines Day!

    At Office Divvy we do not hide that we love our customers.  At every interaction we remember our mantra: "Empowering Entrepreneurs" --and we listen for ways we can help and assist them.  But there are other ways to show the love, and what better time to show our love than the Valentines Day coming up.

    Here's something sweet to show our love:  Chocolate in heart-shaped boxes that say "BFF" or "UR GR8" ...totally reflecting our feeling. There was also the one that said "QT Pie" ---but someone ate those, no need to name names. :)

    So.....this is a last call: If you are an Office Divvy member, and did not drop in to pick up your goodies, please do so by this weekend.  Otherwise the cookie monster is not responsible!

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    The Role of Technology in the Post-Industrial Age

    In the following video Andrew Keen of TechCrunch interviews Seth Godin.

    This is truly an excellent segment on technology and web 2.0 with excellent examples that put technology in perspective as it relates to your individual "purpose."  

    Really there is not much more to say.... enjoy: