December 20, 2010

Resolution Revisited

I was sifting through some archives to review my year-end lists from last year. This year's lists will be on Dec 31 and Jan 1. Here's something that was originally posted last December. Have we gotten anywhere yet?

Widgets: Take your seats.

If you read this space once in a while, you probably have a couple social media profiles and tweet and read up on the topic of social networking and see the constant battle between tools and talk. We can drown in discussion and it’s time for us to move.

Activity does not equal progress. Most of us have learned that lesson the hard way.

Twitter will never make you Hemingway, website design templates will not guarantee you a career in user experience and a MacBook Air has yet to give birth to the next Steve Jobs. We need talent. A lot of it. Now. Let’s actually collaborate and make some decisions. Let's get creative and spend 100% of our time on the projects we want to do with the people with which we want to do them.

If you have some time off over the Holidays, sift through your network and make a list of the people who you can help and who can help you.

Make another list of the people that compliment your skills and could make potential collaborators on projects. Toss that box of what-if’s, self-doubts and no ways immediately. You will be far too busy for that.

Learn the tools, have fun with the tools, discuss the tools, embrace the tools, then let's get some stuff done. You in?

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