TigerText allows text-message senders to set a time limit from one minute to 30 days after which the text disappears from the company’s servers on which it is stored and therefore from the senders’ and recipients’ phones. (The founder of TigerText, Jeffrey Evans, has said he chose the name before the scandal involving Tiger Woods’s supposed texts to a mistress.)
via The Web Means the End of Forgetting – NYTimes.com.
Got sent this from a former colleague. Great article on how technology is changing the way we view privacy, reputation and the First Amendment. Plus a great shout-out for more discreet texting. =)
Sharpening Your Skills dives into the HBS Working Knowledge archives to bring together articles on ways to improve your business skills.
Questions to be answered:
- Should I keep control of my company?
- How do I turn potential into profit?
- How can a resource-challenged start-up grow?
A list of essays with advice, some that is oft-repeated (CEOs are either in control or rich but not both). Still worth reading – Jason
Link: Harvard’s Kit for Sharpening Your Startup Skills
5. E-commerce Website
If your brick and mortar store has yet to make the trek into cyberspace, you’re missing out on a potentially huge chunk of revenue. The rate of online purchasing of products and services continues to rise dramatically. With e-commerce you can reduce your transaction costs while reaching customers around the world. Providers can install your shopping cart tools, gateways, and links to your commercial accounts, set up credit card payment systems, install PayPal applications, and even provide back-end solutions like order management, fulfillment, and inventory tracking. E-commerce takes your business to the next level – even the global level.
Link: 100 Projects You Can Outsource | Elance
Definitely need to save this for later! -Jason
Link: LittleAfrica.com – General Colin Powell: 18 Lessons from a very successful leader
I seem a little bit obessed with Colin Powell right now, and I think it’s because he’s an army guy – meaning he was someone who really needed to deliver and still has some of the more “progressive” ideas about leadership and management.
Link: Aristotle vs. Urban Monk Round 1: Finding Bliss. Success. Love. » Personal Development – The Urban Monk
A really simplified summary of Aristotle
Aristotle’s work in this specific area can be summarised into the following statements:
One: Each person has unique requirements for happiness and success. What makes one person successful and happy won’t necessarily work for another.
Two: Happiness comes from living a successful life. A successful life is one that is lived according to one’s virtues – a life of excellence.
Three: The standard “trappings” of success that everyone seeks, such as health and wealth, are not ends in themselves but rather objects that facilitate happiness.
Four: And perhaps most importantly, happiness and success is not a state you achieve and forget – the happiness lies in the doing, the continued living.