Have you caught the following infographic on Social Media use for Small Business?
It was interesting in a few fronts:
➊ It features extremely useful data for those who are interested in Small Business use of Social Media in the even-more-useful infographic format.
➋ Some of the data I thought is really worth reflecting on: While 88% Small Business owners say they believe Social Media will impact their business; 67% say they will not make additional investments in 2012.
➌ And what’s more interesting is that out of those who are on social media 96% do it themselves, with only 4% outsourcing the work.
Has anyone bought, played with, or knows anyone who bought the new Commodore 64?
There was much noise and excitement early on this year, but I haven’t heard much about it since.
Barry Altman, president and chief executive of Commodore USA:
“There are a lot of really young computer users who want to own a retro-looking computer,” he said. ”And of course there are those 30- to 40-year-olds who owned the original Commodore 64 and want the nostalgia of their first machine.”
They seem to be selling from $399 to $1,499 (I know the $1499 is crazy) on the Commodore website. I think the original ones I bought in late 80s or early 90s were $600 range. I loved these things —and preferred them over Atari.
The new Commodore 64 has slot or tray load R/W DVD drive on the left side of the unit; and comes with 4Gb of DDR2 memory and the C64x Extreme comes with 8Gb of DDR3 memory.
I loved staying up all night and programming various “apps" with the BASIC language. We used to save them on cassette tapes.
Having just read Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, I’ve come to realize just how many misconceptions there are about his life and who he was. In an era of Steve Jobs fan boys, I think it’s important founders understand the truth and not misguidedly emulate him.
Founders should think about something: Jobs was not a great founder. The early success of Apple was more dependent on the brilliant engineering of Steve Wozniak and the industry insight of Mike Markkula. What Jobs is known for today: product vision, design aesthetic, and Reality Distortion Field, were more harmful than helpful. Jobs’s most important contribution was just general hustling. Based on this, I challenge founders to consider what skills are truly important for them to develop.
Pretty cool and useful graphic on World's Population
…recently everyone was talking about the world population reaching 7,000,000,000 (yes that is 7 Billion). This graph is a little dated (2000), but it’s a super visualization of where the folks live in the world: