My favourite podcast is Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History“. I actually delayed listening to the start of Season 2 because I was disappointed that I’d go through it so quickly and have to wait another year before getting more. I can’t remember any other show or podcast that has invoked that feeling in me, although, Star Trek: Discovery came pretty close.
Some people over the last couple years asked me why I constantly bring up the perils of being a Digital Sharecropper. The sad truth is that I see online business owners and freelancers fall into this trap so often that it bears repeating over and over again.
On a fairly regular basis, I see an inevitable post on Facebook from someone in the “entrepreneurial” space asking people why they continue to have jobs rather than “go all in” on their dream. These people couch the question in such a way as though they are seemingly perplexed that anyone would not buy into their particular groupthink.
Whenever I talk to someone who has prefaced the conversation with the idea that they are struggling to make their online business successful, I can pretty much predict that the conversation will revolve around a few simple issues.
Today was a pretty weird day – I woke up to head to the office and when I checked my email to see what I had on for the day I’d noticed a bunch of people talking about working from home. It’s not unusual for people in my team to work remotely if they don’t have any meetings on and we’re encouraged to try and do one day a week from home.
We’ve now formally closed out the first quarter and I’ve tabulated my KPIs for March 2018, so I guess it’s time to get into breaking things down a bit.
Earlier today I was reading about the reorganisation that’s taking place within the Microsoft management team. It’s the fourth major shakeup with the upper echelons of the Microsoft management team in the last five years – considering that Satya Nadella has been in charge for three years, that’s a fair amount of structural change.
The other day I started getting notifications pop up on my phone where I was “being mentioned” by several people and other people were commenting on something where I was mentioned. That’s not entirely unusual, I often get tagged by people or am mentioned in a conversation – that’s the price of being interwebz famous, LOL!
Earlier today I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw a post from someone I know where she shared a post from this other guy. This guy is now having some success in his online business and he posted about what his basic philosophy was when he turned the corner.