I talk with dozens of business owners and aspiring Internet entrepreneurs every week. Yesterday a new client asked me: There is so much information out there and so many people claiming to be “Internet experts”, how do I know who to listen to. What happens if I invest in a web application today and something new is just around the corner?
It’s a new year, filled with new opportunities. Here’s what I see coming: Outsourcing continues to grow… but this year it happens in small-town USA. Business processing outsourcing (BPO), especially call centers, bring back jobs to America from India and other places where costs are rising and quality has plateaued. The social Web remains ubiquitous. [...]
Life seems to always be about decisions. Many years ago I realized my life was like the poem The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. Although I chose to live my life on the road less traveled, I’ve periodically found myself wandering onto the other trail… especially in this year’s horrible economy.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
It drives me nuts when some journalist reporter on the evening news starts talking about how many millions of hits the latest cute-baby-animal video is getting on Youtube. Who cares about hits? Hits on a website are largely meaningless.