The Monthly Review for August 2014 is a collection of the most interesting posts and articles, presented in this blog and articles of interest from around the web!
An excellent presentation by Stephen Downes about the evolution of e-learning and the place of free learning in our today, highly connected world.
Take a look and may you find the free learning and the networks valuable vehicles toward your further personal development!
Do you like to make better decisions? Do you like to decide as a fighter pilot? Then, perhaps you should try to put a little bit of OODA in your life! OODA is a small military acronym I picked up during my army days (in Greece, an at least 1-year military service is compulsory for the men.) I had plenty of hours to spear and a lot of American Army manuals to read! OODA is one of those things you could find extremely useful, later on, at your civilian life!
Focus is an attribute, much in needed today, in a information overload environment! Focus permits you to solely concentrate on the things to be done, ignoring all the other aspects of the environment.
In the hindmost half of the 1990s the usage of the Internet erupted. Bits and bytes transformed into products, and since then marketing was never the same. Charles Darwin, imprinted in his infamous Law Of Evolution that: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”. I don’t know about nature in general, but Darwin left a really good hint for marketers. It doesn’t have to do with expensive advertising campaigns, anymore. The game has changed and so should the player’s attitude.
Growth Hackers are kind of a natural evolution of marketers. Half an engineer and half a Marketer, a Growth Hacker is like a super mutant of the Internet era. Extracting elements from both worlds, he aims always at his ultimate goal: Growth!
The theme of the blog is an important component of the blog itself. A theme is like the painting job in a car (denotes personal preferences and inclinations of its owner!) but, in blogging is more than that. It is part of the identity of its author(s) and an identifiable sign of its purpose. It is part of a branding!
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