“…so ….efficient!” The sportscaster was struggling to find the right words after the Bucks won the championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo had some pretty impressive stats. But other than a few blocks was he spectacular? No, of course not. He never is. Despite his unique physical gifts, the man can’t even make a cool dunk. Unless you… Continue reading The Greek Freak is killing the NBA: how a wonderful person is in conflict with an organization’s core values and audience expectations
Maybe you will call it something else in the future. But I know you need it. I have used a pyjama phone from the first time I swapped up my mobile phone. That previous model seemed fine up until yesterday, it did the same stuff more or less, maybe a bit slower. Are you worried… Continue reading The case for a pyjama phone
It is fascinating to watch the media, analysts or financial whiz kids try to explain how and why Google does anything. How they enjoy the “failures” or run through the “threats” to the company. “Google just can’t seem to get it together in messaging apps” writes one guru. “Privacy issues could damage its advertising revenue”… Continue reading You are all wrong about Google. 2-5 years wrong.
The answer to this question is much more complicated than it seems. In fact despite its dreadful toll in human lives and economies, the pandemic is a wonderful opportunity to see societies, governments and well, all organized systems in our world, tested. Capitalism or globalization or whatever you want to call it was already in… Continue reading How many people have cheated their way to the vaccine?
It is now almost a week without power, thankfully water is back on. As usual on TV and social media everyone is playing the blame game. And you know you can’t win. As different types of information flies around, the complexity is overwhelming and usually nothing changes. In any organization, family or simple task where… Continue reading Who gives a sh*t management advice
If and when you are psychologically up to it, listen to some 911 calls. It is not just good indirect experience in case you are ever in a desperate situation but also heart warming to know that so many ordinary people can turn into super heroes when the need arises. It is also absolutely infuriating.… Continue reading Big Tech saves lives – 911 calls need to change
Let me explain how the tech world works for Intel. It isn’t that they made “a wrong decision” or “were late embracing new materials” or whatever journalists wrote recently under the influence of the Apple marketing machine. Sure, we all would have loved a David and Goliath story, or something truly exciting and revolutionary in… Continue reading No serious user (let alone a company) should trust Apple silicon, here’s why
The entire industry has gone crazy about the “phenomenal” performance of the new Apple computers. As I predicted, under Tim Cook Apple is indeed changing. But not nearly enough. And don’t be fooled like all those tech “experts” who make money from click baiting you with the impressive titles about “PC killing performance”. When Cook… Continue reading What nobody is telling you about the new Macs
I couldn’t help it. The English in the post was so bad I had to state the case. Sure, it only had one “like” and probably almost nobody had seen it, but all the same, it cried out “auto-translate”. The sentence structure was not blatantly incorrect, just…off. Sure, there were several actual mistakes, but they… Continue reading Enemy at the gates: content marketing vs natural language (vs litigation)
You will be extremely hard-pressed to find a negative review of “The Queen’s Gambit”, a Netflix series about a chess prodigy. So let me do my best. We are living in a cinema-free pandemic period with limited choices. Important major international releases are frozen, production of new ones restricted seriously. Netflix can sit at a… Continue reading The Queen’s Gambit isn’t just bad. It is proof that Netflix has made us stupid.