For better or for worse, I make a lot of my decision based off of gut feeling.
There are times when you’re making the wrong decision and you can feel it in your gut. You read all the facts, hypothesis, reviews, and hear all the feedback. Can you think back to when you should have listened to your gut? That voice inside that’s saying, “I told you so?”
Guiding your startup, business, or team based on feel is very agile – some would say dangerous? This could be for a new idea, business venture, partnership, or even to eat that extra slice of cake.
I think the gut feeling is important. Why?
There’s so much data and noise out there today that you will never make a decision or act if you’re analyzing all of it. Listening to your gut could save your ass.
Has anyone else noticed the retro trend we’re experiencing?
Remember when you would go to OfficeMax or CompUSA to buy your boxed (gasp) software? Racing home to pop in CD’s 1 – 4 to do a complete install? Maybe you remember as far back as Windows 95? 20 – 30 3.5″ floppy disks.
Them were the days.
Who buys software today? I haven’t bought a physical piece of distributed software in about 3 years. I lied, I bought the Max OS Snow Leopard upgrade. However, even that will be a thing of the past soon.
Remember when we were designing sites to fit on a standard 17″ monitor? Now we’re designing them to fit in our pockets. Same goes for the desktop app. We were sick of installing them, so we moved them to the cloud. Now Apple has helped us bring them back to the desktop.
Here is a look at that journey and some of my favorite web and desktop based apps.
I haven’t written a rant post in a long time…so here goes.
Recently I became a fan of the very funny Bill Burr. Check him out if you’re into in-your-face hardline comedy. He’s also from the Boston area so I can relate to a lot of the way he views things.
“Bill Burr is the funniest man in business – not in business.”
That’s my quote to preface this post.
Bill does a piece on businesses in Bill Burr: Let It Go that should be taught in every MBA course. It’s a look into how large business chains cut costs by making you do the work or removing value in your purchasing experience.
He’s right on the money with this skit and I’m going to break it down for us to ponder for our own business. Hopefully this gets you thinking too.