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Stand Out by J.P. Markey

Stand Out

by J.P. Markey

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The World Wide Web

The web was spawned by a desire to share information across distance, primarily by research centres: CERN, universities etc. It's development since then is based upon private / public entities trying to adapt it for their own uses: e-commerce (retail), sharing information (news outlets), streamlining application processes (Government), raising money (NFPs / startups). It has then been catapulted by the relative ease of user content (send a tweet, upload an Instagram) and then exploded by the desire to share that content with the world. (Retweets)

I think the factors which are NOW influencing the web that previously haven't done so to such a degree: web uniformity (one login for all sites - APIs), data protection (Incognito), safety (parental control), censorship and copyright (ISP takedowns).

What will likely affect it in the future: a World Wide Currency (somewhat like BitCoin) and rebellion to censorship (think Zenmate).

James Markey.

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Make Mistakes

“As long as you don’t make the same mistake twice, I know you are learning”

Business rhetoric and quotations are full of examples of feeling at one with making mistakes. Here is but a few from the repertoire of quotations:

“Success is 99% failure” -Soichiro Honda
“Most of what I learnt was trial and error” Gordon Moore
“Reward worthy failure” Bill Gates

That’s all well and good coming from multi-millionaires and business success stories, you’ll no doubt be thinking. I’m here to tell you they are right. You should never aim to make mistakes and wherever possible you should try to learn from other people’s mistakes but the occasional slip up is absolutely fine, provided you stick to three simple guidelines:

1) Your motivation to do a good job is not allowed to falter
2) You only make each mistake once, otherwise you didn’t learn a thing from it
3) Don’t hide your mistakes: it shows people that you are human

So, just a few mistakes I’ve made so far:
X Losing my temper with a security guard
X Accidentally calling an Area Manager whilst in bed with a lady (I’ve since learnt to lock my phone to stop this happening)
X Hiring someone without the right visa (that was a doozy!)

So, that's just a few of my mistakes - what are yours......?

See you next time.

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