The web is like Newton discovering gravity with an apple. Every piece of our puzzle is present, in front of our noses even, and waiting to be defined. Waiting to hit us on the head so that we can gain the empiphany of truth. As John Burg's Blog recently stated, "Excellence will be defined by the dynamic mix of the old and the new, the experienced with the excited, the well worn and the fresh faced." The online populous is beyond strenuous grasping of credulity searching for any hack to reveal a quick fix to our over-discussed lectures regarding things like money, social media roi, connecting with customers, or understanding the hype of various sites. Please remove yourselves from that group and simply empower yourselves with knowlege, you've already taken the first step, by reading blogs, studying books, contributing to wikis, and watching podcasts. It is something you can do on a train commute to work, or by multi-tasking, but you will never move forward unless you take that first step. One of my favorite quotes (and I can't remember it perfectly right now or find it on Google so if you know who it is by please leave it in the comments) is a quote that simply states that the future will not by defined by methods that already exist, because the future holds inventions that are yet to be discovered.
Until then, I leave you with this quote:
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
-- Think Different, Apple Computers Advertisement
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