The world wasn’t a safe place between 1978 – 1983. We still let kids play outside till dark. We didn’t have GPS. There were no cell phones or websites. Kid’s born between those years grew up on Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, MTV and HBO. Our parents didn’t unite through Facebook groups, nor did they teach us about being “triggered” or “woke”. We had nearly no rules, and endless freedom to do whatever we wanted. Today, we talk to each other about how fucked up and funny things were when we were kids, but to our therapists, we just talk about how fucked up things were. We lived in a world built by The Silent Generation, stolen by the Boomers, sold by Gen X and survived to tell the tale. And now, like Obiwan Kenobi, we’re your only hope!
Computers. The Internet. Cell Phones. Social Media.
These 4 things caused the biggest shift in humanity…EVER. They’re the reason our kids have unhealthy interpersonal relationships and dopamine addictions. They’re what empowers another generation to spread false information (or hate). They’re the catalyst behind almost every change to the world in the last 20 years.
Our link to a world prior to computers, the Internet, mobile phones and social media is dwindling. Gen Z can only be bridged to the analog world by one micro generation. A small group of people who grew up in a world without computers, lived through the digital transformation of the 90’s and were thrust into the workforce alongside ‘boomers and Gen X’ers. Rejoice…Xennials are here to save the day. (We Hope…)
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Charisma is a powerful thing. It’s been described as someone who possesses a virtue that sets them apart; someone who is treated as endowed with specifically exceptional powers or qualities. Today charismatic leadership is sought after to challenge the traditional bureaucracy within an organization. Transformative moments in business will typically come from the charismatic, and not from those appointed to positions of leadership.
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On June 24th I logged in to my Avast Business Console to check company-wide defenses. As a customer of Avast Business Antivirus, I rely on them for securing my endpoints and giving me a console of actionable items to rectify, ensuring corporate-wide security. To my shock, every machine in my network was reporting “In Danger” in big red letters. Seeing this kind of thing instills fear into the general population and to anyone in my position. Avast has a moral responsibility to secure business machines, and offer products that reliably protect. While still a business, they have a greater need to be truthful, transparent, and steadfast. When you see something like this, coming from them, you should emotionally react. Continue reading “Avast Patch Management is Lying to You. They Have a Moral Obligation to Pull it From Shelves! You Could Be Exposed.”
Like it or hate it, Facebook changed the world forever. Online communications and the social media revolution was built upon the foundation that Facebook laid. Unfortunately business also changed in 2004. The idea around venture capital, IPO’s, and the forever funded enterprise was solidified. We were robbed of what Facebook could have been. The tech bubble, silicon valley economics and an introverted college student drove fame and fortune over a generational legacy; and we were left with what we have today. Continue reading “The World Missed Out on What Facebook Could Have Been”