What we Value, What we Make, What we Act on

Making Sense:
What we Value

Perfect example of how putting our heads together is the way to go, and because the complexity of convergence points demands it.

  • The Press isn't Getting Heartbleed. Dave Winer: Changing passwords is security theater. It doesn't fix anything if hackers have access to your passwords, they have access to the new ones too.
  • The Internet has made geography irrelevant? Since when? Gapingvoid: History has always been primarily made along trade routes. Human conflict happens when trade routes get blocked, or at least, altered without mutual consent.

Making Do: What we Make (or should)

  • A Script To Kickstart Your Jobs To Be Done Interviews. Alan Klement: There is, however, something else going on when we start with questions like the ones above… besides asking easy, non threatening questions, our goal is to help our customers, not only remember, but to get them used to the feeling of remembering. Most of our memories are made and recalled though association between places, people, things and our senses.
  • U.S. Views of Technology and the Future. Pew Research: Asked to describe in their own words the futuristic inventions they themselves would like to own, the public offered three common themes: 1) travel improvements like flying cars and bikes, or even personal space crafts; 2) time travel; and 3) health improvements that extend human longevity or cure major diseases.

Making it: What we Act on

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69. The Paris Review: From that trip to the village I came back to write Leaf Storm, my first novel. What really happened to me in that trip to Aracataca was that I realized that everything that had occurred in my childhood had a literary value that I was only now appreciating. From the moment I wrote Leaf Storm I realized I wanted to be a writer and that nobody could stop me and that the only thing left for me to do was to try to be the best writer in the world.
  • The Internet of Things and Humans. Tim O'Reilly: My point is that when you think about the Internet of Things, you should be thinking about the complex system of interaction between humans and things, and asking yourself how sensors, cloud intelligence, and actuators (which may be other humans for now) make it possible to do things differently.

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Valeria is an experienced listener. She designs service and product experiences to help businesses rediscover the value of promises and its effects on relationships and culture. She is also frequent speaker at conferences and companies on a variety of topics. Book her to speak here.

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