Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I woke up this morning this morning to the realization that the world has once again permanently changed. Not that I have had my head buried in the sand, but it now appears that the fundamental shift that needed to happen in user behavior to cement the transition from desktop to mobile and touch has arrived. What does this mean to Internet businesses? It means that the winds of change are upon us and that if you have yet to shift your focus from developing for desktop to mobile touch devices you could find yourself threatened in the near future by nimble mobile only startups. This is not as conspicuous as you would imagine. Facts such as 50% of all mobile searches result in a purchase will certainly continue to shed light on the importance of mobile. As I recently tweeted that I spotted my 20 month old daughter trying to manipulate the screen on our iMac with her finger. This will be her world. She will more than likely never need to know how to operate a mouse. Her world will be one radically different that the one we can imagine today. As an Internet-based business, today's world and the technology in it has to be the focal point of our development efforts.
Posted by Jeff Littlejohn at Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
In my opinion being passionate about what you do for a living is critical to achieving professional happiness. Esotericism? Not hardly. The old saying "Work to live..." not the reverse rings true and is becoming an even more prominent mantra for emerging generations. But let's face it, sometimes work is work and you do what you have to do to continue to put food on the table. There is certainly nothing wrong with that. In fact, it can be quite a noble cause if you are taking care of your family, etc. Sometimes though everything lines up perfectly so that work and passion coexist. This could happen on multiple occasions since people typically are passionate about multiple causes. When this does happen you should dive in deep and nurture the opportunity to truly love what you are doing. Live in the moment. I have recently had multiple opportunities to engage in activities that are in line with my passions. What fun! To be able to do exactly what it is that you love to do. It doesn't get any better. Now keep trying to do that same stuff more often...
Posted by Jeff Littlejohn at Monday, October 24, 2011