Friday, December 23, 2005

AOL Specula-thon, continued

Following up on my original post:

Now that AOL has decided to go with Google instead of Microsoft, people are wondering why both sides really did it.

John Battelle is on the case, pretty much tearing Google and AOL new ones for what appears a strangely disingenuous or simply stupid explanation from Google.

But the real juicy item from Battelle's post is at the very end: Google's got a liquidity event (DotCom Bubble alert!) trigger set to go off in July 2008, either via IPO or a sellback to Time Warner. That's a two-and-a-half-year investment horizon. Fatting the calf for slaughter ... erm, sale.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Six ways to stop procrastinating

From the article: 6 Reasons on Why You are Procrastinating?

I felt the author was procrastinating on giving me the six ways to stop procrastinating, so I just pulled them out right here:
  1. Break the project down into smaller components and tackle each component individually.
  2. Implement a reward system for the completion of an unpleasant task.
  3. Make a list of all of your tasks and rank them in order of importance. Then, set a goal of completing a certain number of tasks in the next four hours. After four hours, evaluate your progress and reassess the situation based on the remaining tasks.
  4. Set aside some time each day specifically for the purpose of making decisions and set a timeline for yourself to complete the decision-making process.
  5. Visualize yourself succeeding in the project and imagine the steps that you will need to take in order to succeed. Once you have visualized the steps, it is time to act on them.
  6. Set up your workspace to minimize distractions and schedule time to converse with your coworkers.
See? Easy. No try. Just do. Now, stop procrastinating!