The difference between a vision and a hallucination is that other people can see the vision.
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I was once balancing a cleaning mop so that it can stand on it’s own. And while doing so, I observed something about it. When I am trying to balance it it would just stand there for a second or two before falling down. A thought crossed my mind about inertia, and product development or maybe an organization in general. It went like this.
There are 3 types of motion in this context.
I put it in context to product development.
1. Accelerating or Disrupting product development when accompanied with growth or moving towards growth is the best scenario. It keeps open a room for innovation and further development. Lot of things which one can feel genuinely excited about are happening in this stage.
2. Inertial - Is a place in product development where lot of things have been done and it’s about to reach end of acceleration. That product is getting boring or stagnant. Or worse it’s just getting iterative updates. It’s like yellow signal. The present state is the product is moving forward on it’s previously gained momentum or one can say ‘basking on old glory’. It’s not or adding very little momentum to what it had already achieved. This state can really be delusional. In future, The product development can go anywhere, it is at a place where it can grow provided it get’s into accelerating phase or it may reach to dangerous 3rd phase ‘Stable’. Unless worked upon and changed it’s just like the cleaning mop which I am trying to balance, ready to fall. So it’s like caution stage. Everything might be just starting to fall apart.
3. ‘Stable’ - The most dangerous stage. It’s like the product is like a sitting duck, ready to be shooted/hunted. Mostly products which are at this stage are already becoming obsolete.
If you are finding this post and have continued reading it after the title, I don’t really need to stress on the why the above things are important these days. So you can skip to my list of tools and utilities directly below.
Note: Post may be too long, you may not need to read everything, you can just skip the section and move on to with desired section.
Still, to sum it up all the tracking technologies which keeps a sharp eye upon our browsing habits and are maintaining an inventory of that data makes me concerned when it’s gathered unknown to our wishes.
A goal of leading is to amplify your skills and experience while also growing new leaders. If you’re not giving people room to uncover their own way and ultimately solutions, then you’re creating a staff organization for you, not the next generation of leaders.
Windows : run the command ‘ipconfig /flushdns’
Linux : run the command ‘/etc/init.d/nscd restart’
Mac OSX (Leopard) : run the command ‘dscacheutil -flushcache’
Mac OSX (<10.5.1) : run the command ‘lookupd -flushcache’