As a technology professional who enjoys teaching and writing, I often search for topics to write about. I search for commonly asked questions, and look for articles that answer the questions. I have seen people in various online forums offer some very good advice on solving various technology problems.
Asking a question looking for help in an online forum, or even reading tips and advice from a blog, is based on the concept of anecdotal evidence, a personal experience, measured only by that person, entirely subjective. That doesn't mean one person's personal insight can't be helpful. Everyone has a story to tell, but how relevant is the story to the answers that you need, is important to understand.
It is sad to find so many answers by self proclaimed experts in forums that contain no valuable information, are very misleading, and do not even answer the questions that are raised in the title. Lately I have been doing what I can through my various websites to educate and inform on various topics where the Internet is filled with misinformation.
I read the following comments in an online forum, and I just wish I could find the person making the remark so I could deliver a whack up side their head, "I've never used the product, but what I believe is ..."
Business success has many meanings. The Guru 42 Universe uses stories and analogies inspired by first hand experiences to illustrate the keys to success. The goal is to provoke thought and encourage actions that help you define business success for yourself.
In the early 1990s I wrote a series of business lessons and lectures with the theme, "Beyond Great Ideas and Good Intentions." The inspiration for the theme was based on an argument I had with a coworker. I really admire the guy, and always thought of him as one of the best salespeople I have ever met. He had the unique ability of being very aggressive in his approach and presentations, without being annoying. People considered him very knowledgeable and respected his opinions.
The problem he had, and the reason for our argument, was his ability to stay focused. He was full of ideas. Too many ideas. He was starting too many new projects that he did not have time to follow up on tasks that were already in progress. His inability to follow up on everything he started was causing problem for the people around him who were taking the heat for his lack of follow up. I was trying to pick up the pieces of projects he did not have time to complete.
The author Stan Lee teaches us the ultimate lesson in the Spider-Man series, "With great power comes great responsibility."
I used the phrase "With great power comes great responsibility" as a theme for a presentation I did in 2010 on the mindless use of social media. The Spider-Man movie with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst was pretty popular when it came out in 2002, and the original movie was followed by two sequels. Comic book geeks will tell you exactly when and where the phrase "With great power comes great responsibility" was first used in the realm of Spider-Man, but it stuck in my mind because of the 2002 Spider-Man movie.
As you read through this section you will see how the phrase with great power comes great responsibility provides a good starting point for a discussion on the power and responsibility of the internet. The use of this specific phrase on the internet adds an amusing aspect to discussion. Many quotes used in motivation posters and feel good websites are attributed to famous people based on myths and urban legends. Like many things on the internet, the myth becomes truth on the internet because it is repeated so many times. "With great power comes great responsibility" is one of those phrases that has become an internet meme and developed a life of its own.