Microsoft’s Future Visions

October 28th, 2011

Several days ago Microsoft shared a series of video clips, presenting their vision in different areas of life.

Productivity Future Vision (2011)

Productivity Future Vision (2009)

Manufacturing Future Vision

Health Future Vision

Retail Future Vision

Banking Future Vision

Randy Pausch

April 23rd, 2010

Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was a professor at the Carnegie Mellon University. His subjects included Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, but on the Internet he really became famous for his speech “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, also known as The Last Lecture. It is a real triumph of human spirit and a true source of inspiration. Since it was uploaded to YouTube, it has been viewed over 11 million times (so far) and ABC made a special story about it.

You can buy his book The Last Lecture at Amazon. Another very interesting topic Randy was talking about is Time management. I really, really recommend you to watch the video Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management on YouTube (or buy his book Time Management).

Thank you, Randy!

Seth Godin

March 4th, 2009

Just starting up a new category – about the Great People. And the person I would like to start with is in my opinion one of the most influential and great people of our day – Seth Godin. For those of you, who do not know who he is – you are about to “meet” a great mind.

I first read about him a couple of years ago. He is a marketing guy, and I do not really care about marketing. At least I thought so, back then. For those several years I not only started caring about marketing (at least the concepts), but I also watched his most famous videos (like the one on sliced bread at TED talks), I subscribed to his blog’s RSS feed and I enjoyed his book Purple Cow.

I have just seen an interview on YouTube about his latest book – Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (below).

If you find him inspiring (I sure do!), check out his blog – a genuine source for insight and inspiration. There you will find things, you never knew you didn’t know – so simple and yet so fundamental to the way people communicate. Everyday I am amazed there is a new post on his blog with which he can teach me something different. Thank you, Monsieur Godin!