July 2010 Archives

All businesses are man-made. Nevertheless the question arises: Is a business fake fake, real real, fake real or real fake? From commodities to goods (to commoditized goods) to services (to commoditized services) to experiences.

Harry Brignull pastes a claim on his blog 90 percent of everything reading: "Experience Design, User Research & Good Old Fashioned Usability."

Good old fashioned usability.

Like it!

Out of Order - Orange.ch

In 2008 I asked: "iPhone? I Have Read About It. But When Will It Be Available?"

Today I ask: I have learned I can queue tomorrow morning 6:00 AM at Orange at Globus--"Ladies First and men only allowed when accompanied by a lady. Orange is giving away small gifts and serving breakfast."

Ok, fine.

But how much will the iPhone cost me?


Unified Communications is not a single product and it is not to be confused with unified messaging.

"What is Google Voice?"

"Google Voice is not available in your country. Thanks for visiting Google Voice. We're not yet open for users outside the US, but are planning to expand our service to additional countries in the future."

"What is Google Voice anyhow?"


For those who don't know the collection: ChangeThis started publishing short PDFs based on an initial idea from Seth Godin. Their mission?

"[...] to support and spread great ideas.

Great ideas = Passion. Conviction. Knowledge. Education. Thought. Persuasion. Freedom. Appeal. Change. Point-of-View. Self-Betterment. Inspiration."

Hello, my name is Harald Felgner Helge Tennø.

Featured on SlideShare's homepage this week! An additional 4 quotes from Peter Drucker, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Clay Shirky, and Paul Klee. 25 business quotes complete with 25 photographylizations.

"Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast."
- Peter Drucker

This deck seems to be appearing and re-appearing from different profiles on SlideShare and Issuu.

Nathan Cashion is visualizing John Medina's ideas on tossing our (PowerPoint) presentations and starting all over!


Vive la liberté?

Well, not when it comes to French TV on YouTube.

Daniel Szuc from Apogee/ Optimal Usability sold UX in an--apparently entertaining--talk this morning in Auckland. To be repeated on July 29 in Wellington.

Nick Sohnemann/ Nils Müller/ TrendONE share their thoughts on the future (now) at Cannes Lion.

Consultants and speakers are touting the Social CRM horn these days. Jeremiah Owyang summarizes in his Social Media Summit keynote What's Next: The Three Trends Companies Must Invest in for Social Business.

Man, I thought I was the only person on this planet intermingling marketing with science.


I grew up with a History of Photography volume published in the 60's. As a child I used to browse and re-browse all those magnificent photographs from Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, André Kertésh, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Edward Steichen ...

On the distinction between corporate persona and corporate identity ...

There you go. The USA are a free country! All videos we had on November 19, 2007 are still available.

Happy Independence Day!

In November 2007 I started to select a series of TV Commercials in preparation of a x-cultural communication lecture in Constance.

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