#64

It’s the 64th issue and probably getting old / slow … it really reminds me Beatles’ famous song – “When I am 64” ….

But on the other hand, we are really in an extremely interesting time in history as everything happens very very fast. And everything is very very new everyday. We have new ideas, new business models, new tools, new websites, new success stories and new failure stories every single day. It’s hard to keep pace of all these, isn’t it ?

I suppose that’s why we have Internet, websites and Portals. Everything is happening fast, the question to all of us is, of course – “Is it fast enough ?” and “Are those products / deliveries good enough ?”

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Not sure you aware of the news story – “One Red Paper Clip” or not … that’s the guy in Canada who posted a red color paper clip on his blog site and asked for something to exchange, July 2005. And in a year, he got a house in Saskatchewan, Canada … all started from a worthless paper clip. The guy is now one of the most famous men in Canada, Myspace.com and Facebook.com. And he’s going to have a tour to tell other people his story and Internet “business model”.

I am not a fan of him (Kyle MacDonald), yet. But if you read thru all his stories, news, articles in the Internet and you will find one word keep popping up again, and again, and again. And the word is “Inspiration”.

So … what is your “inspiration” ? And what is your “One red paper clip” ? … the web site http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

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Most of you know that I am a book freak. So here are the three books I am reading (oh yes, concurrently) …

  • Getting Things Done … if you think you are not efficient enough (I am), try the methods in this book. It is a big crowd in the Internet following this methodology (e.g. www.43folders.com)
  • Head Rush AJAX … if you are interested to learn AJAX, but don’t want to go thru pages and pages of tasteless words. Buy this book. Great read.
  • Once While Traveling: The Lonely Planet Story … if you are fans of traveling, the Lonely Planet and want to know how the two founders survive their trip with only 27 cents in their pockets; don’t miss this book … you can find this book only in UK Amazon.

And some books I want to buy … “iWOZ“, “The Long Tail“, “For One More Day” … let me know which one you will recommend …

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Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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