In a constant battle of self discovery/improvement I look to tomorrow as more than just the day after today. Technology has made it possible for me to be able to look at my efforts today and forecast what the likely outcome of tomorrow will be but that is only if all things remain equal! Having a forecast of likely outcomes has helped me to maintain a solid positive mental outlook on things even when it seems like the world around me is ready to collapse.
As I look to tomorrow and itch the “play off beard” that I now sport to help keep me focused on the final month of my employer’s fiscal year I wonder just how many other sales professionals have sometimes silly superstitions? For my post tomorrow I will dive into that topic and explore some of my more obscure rituals that I do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to help “keep my head in the game”.
Also coming next week, I will be diving into my first subscribers only content with a look a the life and career of Mark Shuttleworth (founder of Canonical and the Ubuntu Linux Project). I am hoping to pay tribute to this visionary with a special edition post on Saturday.
On the Consumer Technology front we all know about the “overnight success” of the Apple iPad but tablets have been around in one form or another since 2001 when Microsoft began the Tablet PC project with Windows XP but you might be surprised to hear that the concept for a portable computer in the late 1960s early 1970s.
And on the Linux front, stay tuned for deeper look at the role of Open Source in future Enterprise IT initiatives with a two part look at all things that are good and “FOSSy”.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Chris J Powell