Category Archives: Apple

Dandelions and Lessons Learned

Robert D. Austin, Dean of the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick, explains in this video how Danish software tester Specialisterne maintains a diverse and productive workforce. The “dandelion metaphor” he shares is a great way to explain the “lessons learned” in a context that can be easily understood.

Back in the late 90’s, Steve Jobs redefined Apple via “Think Different”:

In the documentary “One Last Thing” (2011) Jobs stated that people needed to “shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it…”

In my humble opinion, we need to make recognizing this a priority; “Being Different” no longer needs to be seen as an automatic impediment to succeeding in both life and career. Rather, we need to treat different perceptions as a positive value that, if anything, offers additional rewards and opportunities for all.

If you can’t beat them…

Haven’t been able to get much of anything done over the past few days. This is pretty much how I felt after several days of issues with my Windows 7 laptop. EDPA, you’re killing me.

Since it’s from my employer, so I couldn’t give it the “Walter Sobchak / Stranger in the Alps” treatment – instead, I went out and did the smart thing, like this guy:

Have to agree with Dr. Lexus when it comes to Macs, and Apple products in general – simple, elegant, and they let you work: