20 December 2007

one day I will be cool

Today I thought the same thing as Hugh McLeod - so if that doesn't make me totally cool I don't know what will ...

I was reading the Jack Welch autobiography and realised: I will probably never be the CEO of a huge company like GE ... one day. And I also realised: that's ok. I'll be quite happy being CEO of a company 1/10th the size ...

I confess however, that as heres and nows go, my here and now is pretty good. It's a relaxing thought. Simply accepting, as Dhaval put it. More (money/fame/holidays/children/private jets/whatever) would be good, but not worth sacrificing the peace of mind that comes with acceptance.

17 December 2007

even more connected!

So in the space of one evening, just when I thought I was getting no more Plaxo invitations, Spock pops into my inbox with no less than three invitations. (Ok, so if you got thirty or three hundred, I'm a loser, big deal. At least my friends are real :))

What's Spock??? Another social networking platform? Kind of, but instead of a profile you have a "search result", and you get to vote on it, and you get to vote on bits of other people's "search results". It seems you can also make up arbitrary lies about people, but doing so risks reducing your "Spock Power". Oh dear, better avoid making up arbitrary lies.

One major gripe: I've accepted all three Spock Trust invitations, but I haven't figured out how to reciprocate. Why does this need to be difficult? Am I not Web 2.0-compliant enough?

And, I'm not giving you my linkedin password, or my gmail password, or any other password for that matter. So please stop asking!

03 December 2007

i'm so connected

I have an account on linkedin, plaxo, ning, xing, viadeo, orkut, ecademy, and probably some more that I've forgotten. Am I normal? How many online social networks does it take?