26. Juli 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für A computer that would require kids to be creative to use it

A computer that would require kids to be creative to use it

Talking with a parent yesterday about kids’ use of computers. She felt that her kids were still too passive with computers, just turning it on and playing games, surfing, or chatting — but not really creating or learning.

I had an idea for a co… Read the rest “A computer that would require kids to be creative to use it”

16. Juli 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für I miss the mob

I miss the mob

I was in Las Vegas for a conference, taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel.

I asked the driver, “How long have you lived here?”

He said, “27 years.”

“Wow! A lot has changed since then, huh?”

“Yeah. I miss the mob.”

“Huh? Really? What do you me… Read the rest “I miss the mob”

14. Juli 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für Listen to my music, and let me know what I should do

Listen to my music, and let me know what I should do

I answered 847 emails in 12 hours today. That’s an average of 51 seconds each. But the single most common request I got was this: “Take a listen to my music and let me know what I should do.”

Those emails took the longest. I never know what to do wit… Read the rest “Listen to my music, and let me know what I should do”

11. Juli 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für Barking

Barking

I’m in New York City. Across the street is a man pacing on the sidewalk. He’s insanely barking something at the top of his lungs. Everyone is avoiding going anywhere near him.

I get closer. I try to figure out what he’s screaming about. Finally … Read the rest “Barking”

10. Juli 2009
von Derek Sivers
Kommentare deaktiviert für The power of no reward

The power of no reward

Are you paying an affiliate fee to your customers to recommend their friends?

Think again. It may backfire.

Compare these two scenarios:

  1. “Hey you should check out this website. They’re cool. You’ll like it.”
  2. “Hey you should check out this w
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