In order to make a quick response. It is ALWAYS GOOD to aim to be the best in your field. Period. However, the longer answer, should be: it depends. Seth Godin said that you can’t be the “next Seth Godin” because he is still around! That made me think of options and alternatives. You can’t be Roger Federer in tennis, because he is still there. Hey! but you can be even ‘better’ than him (check at the ranking right now). This can lead to discussion, because, besides ranking, there is a LOT, a LOT of people that consider Roger as the best tennis player of all times, no matter his current ranking position (and I have to say, that I completely agree). You can’t be Lionel Messi, because he is still there. Anyway Cristiano Ronaldo won the latest Golden ball prize. What’s my point? Again, it’s great to aim to be the best in your field. But, you may be choosing the wrong field, or the right field, but with the wrong difficulty. Does it make sense to be the Google of Search Engines? Yes sure, but the dificulty is VERY HARD. You can aim for that particular long tail that Google doesn’t do quite well, if there is such a chance. But, always, difficulty is (almost) IMPOSSIBLE. – Aim for the best – Check who is already there. – Check difficulty – avoid being a copycat. That’s all, thanks!
1) This will be a quite SHORT article, less than half an hour to write, and you may read it in 3 minutes.
2) It refers to links, but it may work for your Facebook wall (personal and your entreprise’s Facebook page!), may work for your general content of your site, may work for your facebook wall, and may work for things outside internet. You name it. You’re smart enough to find it.
3) This works as a disclaimer, for the lack of external links on my page. If you find any, then you’ll know for sure, that I THINK it is something worthy, and it can be worthy.
So, you are going to include a external link on your site right?
It doesn’t matter its content, the site, your visitors, YOU think it’s important.
It won’t hurt, right?
But, first, some important words, for those who KNOW, use, implement, and ask for SEO. SEO is important. HOWEVER, if success of your site and/or business depends ONLY on search engine results, you may have a bad time. Actually, CONTENT is king. I honestly think that with great content, and a solid user base, you can have a good time. But again, SEO is so important, that it should NOT be ignored/discarded, and not so great glorify it, and not so reliable to be the center of your business model. I said the same twice, to highlight the idea. Continue reading
Ok, I admit it, maybe Mark Zuckerberg, your contacts, and the world maybe ignore my message. Actually I’m not someone important for the world (yet).
But nothing keeps me away from trying.
It’s 5 AM, and I had an Epiphany, like Homer Simpson’s
Short version, in the shape of a sentence:
I’m not sure how many steps I have left, maybe some hundreds, or several millions. But from now on, I’ll try that each of them, will take me to a place that I’m proud of reaching (José Negreira dixit)
Ok, but, does this have anything to do with Facebook?
I’m taking a minute, to give some strength, from here, using my way, to those who deserve it:
To teams, and to people
Keep on going Argentina! For the first time in a long time (really long long time: 24 years!), we’re in semifinals, which is the 1st that meets the eye, but we also playing the SEVEN matches in a world cup!We’re making history. Let’s continue on this path!
We’re making sport history, I know that maybe, arguably, it’s not the kind of history that’s important for a coutry, but it is the more passionate for us!
Keep on going Costa Rica! Keep making history! And by analyzing how are you fighting again Ntherlands, I hope you’ll make a statue to your goalkeeper. And it wasn’t easy, but a remarkable situation to survive the 1st. phase: you were in the ‘group of death’, with 3 ex-world champion teams. OMG!
Keep on going Bélgica, Colombia, México y Suiza! I honestly think that you have lost with honour!
This is one of the most important things I’m going to write. Why? Because it describes my not so basic instincts and priorities. I’d really LOVE to know what you think. And of course, feel free to disagree. Here we go. The ten SMALL things that can make HUGE positive impact in your life are: Continue reading
I know a lot of you don’t like to read too much. So, I have for you a quite smaller version of this article. So little that it fits in a tweet. Actually, I may possibly tweet this: You can BREAK Murphy’s Laws, but please…do not ignore them! (José Negreira dixit ) Ok, that’s the end of the short version! Extended version I feel motivation to write about negative anticipation, not just because I know a lot of close people that deals with it, but it also happens TO MYSELF. Continue reading
About 1 year ago, I’ve shared via Facebook the following phrase: “What is Success? it is the ability to go to sleep with a peaceful soul”.
I think it’s author is Paulo Coelho but I can’t confirm it. After thinking in my commute, I can say I disagree with the phrase.
Despite I shared it, I don’t share that way of thinking.
Is it a nice phrase? yes
is it comfortable? yes BUT, I wouldn’t use the word ‘Success’, I can say… ‘peace’, ‘personal happiness’, but I would not use the word SUCCESS to describe that. That phrase, tends to hold ourselves back. Continue reading
I have been an internet user for about 20 years. And I know a fact about it. You also know it, but I can tell you that particularly in this year, 2014, I was able to experiment and LIVE it. I’m talking about the following fact:
Internet sites, which include of course social networks and video sites like Youtube are useful for more important things that watching a falling monkey after smelling his own ass.
Right, you already know this! Maybe not the detail about the monkey, but… So, there’s nothing new under the sun.
Despite we have access to material: books, blog articles, tutorials, papers, courses, trainings and a almost infinite etcetera…what do we do? We just keep watching the last video clip where the popstar dances semi naked… or well the classic video of the falling monkey.
I would love to say that if I had access to this apparently useful material, and the tools during my first years at school I would be like Einstein. But that is a big LIE, as I also fall in the tentation of the monkey video. It’s not about the available material, but only the will to use it wisely, and of course, the ability to WISELY choose the useful, instead of just waste time and have fun (which is sometimes a need, and it has nothing bad by itself!)
I hope to contribute with my thoughts. Hopefully you find my thoughts interesting, worth discussing or even worth sharing. But it’s up to you.