Shiny Objects

There are many things that I’ve noticed in the Corporate arena and Government. The constant need to chase shiny. Instead of them looking at the resources they currently have and finding out all the capabilities that their existing system have. They assume that because its old that it has no value any more. The thing is that most of the life is still not even tapped out of their older systems. They just don’t understand how to use it and have not asked their programmers how to get more out of it. In some cases they refuse to pay those that actually do know how to use it.

They’ve slipped into this mold of lazy by trying to pay the least and assuming that because its new it can do more. This is not necessarily the truth. These tools are actually designed for small business and the home user. Just because your comfortable with a tool doesn’t mean it’s the best tool for the job. Lets say, you like a hammer. You love your hammer, it allows you to hang up pictures and put a nail through a 2 x 4 piece of wood. Unfortunately a hammer can’t be used well as a screw driver.

Another word, I’d like to bitch slap some people for is using the word Intuitive.  A fucking computer is not intuitive. The damn thing is programmed, without programming it doesn’t work. The thing is either user-friendly or not.  If it’s geek friendly, it’s not necessarily user-friendly or even tested properly to make sure it actually works. When people get done with being lazy and cheap or greedy; we might actually start to make progress.

Most of these systems aren’t made for large types of storage; or made to withstand certain conditions. Solar storms that might erase your data because of magnetic pulse. Paperless environments, that’s its own form of hell. Why? Because, if you should lose that data where else is it stored? Oh yah! It’s on the Cloud! Sounds all futurie! Cool! What happens if that gets hacked or it crashes. Power outage, Power surges. What happens if we get a magnetic storm and it affects your so-called cloud. There went your data or it got hit by tornado or flood.

Those are just lovely natural disasters that can make your life hell. In order to make informed decisions and be able to grow; you need to understand existing systems and build on that. You might be surprised that the people who designed them weren’t cave people and they designed them to evolve with the company. A lot of people have no clue that a lot of the systems were designed for the military.

When we throw away technology, we are going backwards. Why backwards? The next generation instead of building on that knowledge now has no idea how it works or how to fix it. Then they make up dumb ass shit of who created it and what it was used for. Sound familiar, think about the pyramids. No one in their right mind hauled all that stone to build that shit.

The biggest problem with shiny is that it’s costing us a small fortune in chasing this and that. It creates this mind-set that nothing is ever enough including ourselves. In the end we all lose out as a society.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)

A New Age

I think it’s very interesting that with the Depression we’ve been in since 2001. I am seeing more and more businesses start to crumble. The sheer greed of these share holders is amazing. It reminds me of another time, 1987-88. There was a new mall that had just opened up and it was demanding to hold shares of every store that was renting from them. These businesses agreed never thinking that these share holders would try to see their shares in such a short time causing these a big cascading effect on these businesses. The businesses started to fall like dominoes and the mall was soon having to look for more tenants as these business started to fail.

These were not new small business owners that were unseasoned. These were large businesses. I am seeing the same mistakes being made not only in retail businesses but large billion dollar corporations. Where the share holders are demanding to see their dividends or they’ll walk. FYI in bad economies all businesses put their money back into their businesses not paying out dividends like the share holders have won the lottery.

This is why the small business will start to surge fore-ward like a race horse that’s been held back by its handler so it can finally surge fore-ward ahead of the pack. In the finish line, it will be the small business owner that will win. The know their business from the ground up. They don’t answer to a willful temper tantrum child.

Most of these Organizations don’t fully understand technology and are under utilizing what they need to keep operating. I am starting to see drone people. This is not innovative or creative. When you have robot people, you have a stagnant organization. I’ve seen people who look like the glee club for the organization in their marketing departments. These organizations have become Cults where there people only know the organization. They can not even bring any new or fresh ideas to the table.

Business is so blind to staying alive ahead of its competition that its ignored key data. In the 1920’s it clearly showed that you do not get better results from your employees by working them over 8 hrs a day. You get burnt out and resentful employees that stop caring because you stopped caring about them.

As we get closer to the end of this year we will see more and more obvious mistakes of these large organizations as they start to tumble like dominoes. They’re era is starting to end with more and more people becoming dissatisfied with how they are being treated. When you have robot people, your more likely to have Postal people.

R.I.P large organizations and government will soon follow. This year will start to be the death of structures that trample Peoples civil rights.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)