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Twitter Trend for HP, Dell, and Apple

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A site called Twist allows you to see Twitter trends

Here is a trend graph comparing HP, Dell, and Apple……Guess who is who?

Red = Apple

Blue = Dell

Yellow = HP

I guess Apple has an advantage. People could be twittering about the fruit.

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Written by Aaron

April 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Business, Internet, Technology

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Brands I Really Like

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Seth Godin posted here about brands and their importance to our lives.

He asks the question….If a known brand were to disappear tomorrow, would you miss them?

Here are some brands I really like…..

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They made coffee cool. And their coffee just tastes better than all the rest. And Yes, I would really miss this one if it were to disappear tomorrow.

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I hate grocery shopping, but I hate it a little less when I am at HEB.

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Fast food done right. Tasty food. Clean restaurants. Amazing customer service.

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Ok, so I work at HP and I don’t actually own a single Apple product. But I still think Apple is cool.

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You might not recognize this one….but over 1 million people use their web based applications to get things done the simple way. As a Product Manager, I am fascinated by their simple, yet powerful products.

Written by Aaron

April 4, 2008 at 9:50 am

Focus

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Ran across this quote from Steve Jobs of Apple…..

“Apple is a $30 billion company, yet we’ve got less than 30 major products. I don’t know if that’s ever been done before. Certainly the great consumer electronics companies of the past had thousands of products. We tend to focus much more. People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

There is power in the ability to focus.

  • Any projects in your organization at work that someone should say ‘No’ to?
  • Any tasks or meetings in your daily schedule that you should say ‘No’ to?
  • Any chores or activities in your household that you should say ‘No’ to?
  • Anything in your family budget that you should say ‘No’ to?
  • Any ministries that your church should say ‘No’ to?

Not because they are bad, but because they are good…..and they are preventing you from focusing and doing something great.

Written by Aaron

April 1, 2008 at 8:17 am

Wasted Time

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Maybe I am just not patient enough.

But I hate that 5 minutes every single morning when I get to work and i have to sit and wait for my computer to boot up.

5 mins X 5 days per week X 52 weeks per year X 30, 35, 40 years = a lot of wasted time

HP……Dell……..Apple………Microsoft…..somebody needs to solve that problem

What if I pressed the ‘on’ button and the computer was just on and ready for me to use?

my car, my tv, my phone all work that way

Written by Aaron

March 20, 2008 at 9:22 am

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