I recently spoke with multiple former PMs who needed to take year-long sabbaticals to get themselves back on track. They were tired. Their anxiety was running high. They could not seem to get any of their goals accomplished. They were in a funk. Sound familiar?
So the next time you find yourself grumping about people sharing a selfie, a cheesy image quote, a picture of their dog, a sunset, their coffee, or any other life event -- consider that maybe it's not about them being too "me" focused, but about how much you really care about hearing about them at that particular moment in time.
Making those advances has almost always been the domain of the engineer, but predicting them has often been a job for those with grander visions. Science fiction writers and filmmakers have often beaten history to the present, conjuring inventions that circuits and polymers would later make manifest.
Every year approximately 200 people meet at Google in Mountain View, California. No topic is considered too crazy or taboo, and half-baked thoughts and ideas are encouraged rather than rebuked. The outcome is a glorious mess of ideas and inspiration.
Apps like eNeighbr are seductive in their seamlessness, but do they encourage the kind of community that we want to live in?
Whether a woman participates in tech as an engineer, a developer, a marketer, or in some other capacity, there is room enough for all of us. It is a difficult industry that is rapidly changing, and we have no business making things even more difficult on each other.
While estimated sales of 3.6 million units in the first quarter after its launch would be a success for most products, it may not be for Apple. Apple set the bar very high for itself with the very successful launches of the iPhone and iPad.
The truth is I wish you posted more on Facebook. It's a fact that I feel closer to my friends who post regularly on Facebook than I do to those who rely only on phone calls or visits for sharing their lives with me.
Even if you learned to picture your audience naked to calm your nerves, you are going to need to say something of value. You can have brilliant ideas, but if they are stuck inside or wrapped in too much junk, they serve you no good.
Let's face it -- situations change. When you started your company, you knew the market, had a plan and probably executed it with precision and focus. Even if you did everything right and had a good, solid run, you may find yourself facing a changing business environment.
It is possible that after learning about a cheating spouse's (or parent's) Ashley Madison membership and activity, these betrayed spouses and children are experiencing even more emotional pain and angst than the cheaters themselves.
Whether you are a part of the database or not, this hack could affect you. Millions of e-mail addresses, home addresses, credit cards and other information are contained within the leaked database.
I have a friend who is constantly texting me and asking for the address of restaurants or show times of movies. The fact he could glean the very same information using his phone to go online instead of texting eludes him.