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It’s easy to say that, “the industry is to blame,” or “the industry doesn’t understand this.” But because no one is charge, because there’s no coherent enforcement method, this is merely a shorthand. There is no industry, no economy, no market. Only people. And people, people can take action if they care
One clue that someone doesn’t understand a problem is that they need a large number of variables and factors to explain it. On the other hand, turning a complex situation into something overly simple is an even more common way of demonstrating ignorance of how the system works. What we’re looking for isn’t the number of countable variables. It’s the clarity of thought. The coherence of the explanation
You can be good at Twitter in about five minutes a day. Spending ten minutes doesn’t make you twice as good… in fact, there’s probably little measurable improvement
A quick look at Yelp reviews will show you that NY restaurants are not quite as good as those in some suburbs. This, of course, makes no sense. New York is insanely competitive, with a ton of turnover and a very demanding audience. A fast casual restaurant in Shaker Heights can coast for a long time, because..
You might need help to turn an idea into a project. Most of the time, though, project developers walk up to those that might help and say, “I have a glimmer of an idea, will you help me?” The challenge: It’s too challenging. Open-ended. To offer to help means to take on too much. And of course people are hesitant to sign on for an unlimited obligation to help with something that’s important to you, not to them.
Are there any other options for people who seek to innovate?
Sort by price is the dominant way that shopping online now happens. The cheapest airline ticket or widget or freelancer comes up first, and most people click. It’s a great shortcut for a programmer, of course, because the price is a number, and it’s easy to sort. Alphabetical could work even more easily, but it seems less relevant (especially if you’re a fan of Zappos or Zima)
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