Humans enable technology. Sometimes, people get it twisted. All this talk of technology enabling people is upside down. Without humans, technology would be anything, wouldn’t mean anything, couldn’t do anything. Humans enable technology, once we understand that, then true efficiency and optimizations can be found. Humans are the reason sales enablement, marketing automation, and manufacturing optimization etc. even work or have an impact. This partnership then allows humans to do more, to be more, to achieve more. The partnership must be accepted, but not skewed in favor of the wrong side. If technology becomes the ultimate reason, then we have all lost the vision. Software is, of course, eating the world, the world of anything that gets in the way of slow, outdated processes and systems. Humans though, enable that technology. The user experience is still the # 1 reason technology gets adopted and used properly. Better tools are magnified by better processes and humans using those tools the right way. The tools should allow humans to do their job easier with higher visibility, control, and accuracy. Technology driven by proper human interaction is what creates new efficiencies, not the other way around. Humans enable technology.
Systems are long-term. Short-term events do not mean anything, they can be one-offs, they do not predict the future. Multiple short-term events together create a system. Look for systems as the way the way to approach all decisions. Ask yourself: Am I looking at the system or the event? If you are event-driven, you will be wrong most of the time. If you are system-driven you will be right most of the time.
How you treat strangers shows what you are afraid of.
Are you afraid of success? Then you will shy away from the successful.
Are you afraid of pain? Then you will run from those with more power than you.
Are you afraid of being found out? Then you will hurt those who are honest and bring out the truth in you.
Are you afraid of hurting others? Then you will never connect with anyone.
Home is where you feel you have to go when everything around is failing. Home is where you feel you need to be when nothing else makes sense. Home is where you feel.
Titles are powerful. They are all glorified nicknames, yet all names are titles. Be careful who you label, as most people live up to their labels.
Everything important is timeless. If it ends, truly ends, then it is not important. Memories never end. Learning never ends. Focus on relationships that drive memories and learnings and you will never be wasting time.
Being smart is good. Working harder is great. Solving solutions is good. Helping others solve solutions is better. When you are smart, help others solve solutions, and work crazy hard, you will ALWAYS find fulfillment. This is because you are not thinking about yourself as you help others, you are thinking about them. This creates happiness. Humans were made to work. Humans were made to create. Using your talents to support others and create is the path to fulfillment.
Your outward appearance can be clean, while your inward soul is still dirty. It is the same with AI. If the data used to create the algorithms is faulty, it will never produce good results. Clean the inside before the outside. Make sure the foundation is strong before you start building, both in life and business.
When you truly love someone, you care. You care about how they feel. You care about how they will react. You care about what they want and their needs.
Emilie, thank You for always caring.
The ability to let go of what you want for what is right is the one character trait that will always pay off. No matter what happens, do the right thing is always going to help you and those around you.