Speaking is easy. Communicating is exhausting. Forming the right words in the right sequence to convey a sound message; all so people can immediately forget . Only communicate what is worth repeating.
Do entrepreneurs see opportunity or do they find a passion in life, developing a skill naturally through interest? Those in fields the economy values become entrepreneurs, those in fields that are not valued become hobbyists. Either results in happiness.
Technology is readily adopted by employees if one of the following is true:
- The task at hand must be accomplished, and the new technology is the only means to accomplish the task–i.e. cannot be circumvented
- The technology is intuitive and saves people time
- The technology makes something that people want possible, or is intuitive and quickly creates a want– i.e. if Henry Ford asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse
Less likely reasons for adoption include:
- The technology decreases error
All you need is a little spark.
The writer John McPhee observed that, if you stand with your arms outstretched to represent the whole history of the Earth, complex organisms began evolving only at the far wrist, while ‘in a single stroke with a medium-grained nail file you could eradicate human history’.