Welcome to the eleventh edition of The Three Things presented by Michael Schechter, GiniDietrich and me! Just a little more than two weeks until Christmas.Wait there is a war on Christmas right? So it is the Judeo-Christian-Pagan Holiday celebrating the Winter Solstice and the days finally getting longer! Hooray for that. Having it get dark at 4pm in Vermont limits my suntanning time!
A Quiet Reflection on Failure, Part I | David Seah
Michael on Failure. I’m a big fan of David Seah, both of his writing and of his products (his Emergent Task Planner
changed my game). I’m also a fan of how upfront he is with his approach
to his work and where he is at with his endeavors. I’ve only read part
one of two (looking forward to part two
this weekend, so who knows, it could be next week’s “thing”), but as
someone who strives to improve, but often struggles to thrive with the
work I do online, I couldn’t help but relate. David’s honesty really
helped as I begin to assess my 2012 and make plans for 2013, I hope it
will for you as well.
The PC All Over Again
Howie on Disruptive Technologies. This blows my
mind. It’s a machine that would ‘print’ 3-D model aerospace parts out of
cornstarch. This way a company can ‘print’ the prototypes to get a real
feel for size. Even the internal parts are all there. Can you picture
going to the new Batman movie with your kid and then printing out the
batmobile from the movie without having to go to a store? Can you
imagine the pricing disruption? In music, cutting out the middleman
meant eliminating packaging, shipping, and more. Think of how
eliminating packaging for many things would help the Earth. Hurt brick
and mortar. Question is do you pay online for the design from the IP
owner? Or do you steal it and print it from a file share?
Nurse Dies After Royal Pregnancy Hoax
Gini on Decency. Did you hear about this prank two
Australian DJs played on the nurses at the hospital where Kate Middleton
was staying last week? They called in, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth
and made their way to the nurse who was tending to the Duchess. The
nurse, who thought it was the Queen herself, gave the DJs private
information about her healthcare on the air. This article is about the
strange twist that includes the death of the nurse who transferred the
call without triple-checking the caller was who she thought it was.
Now it’s your turn. Is there a podcast, video, or article you think we need to see?