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Replacing desktop by tablet to work: tried, failed

Got a vision, let's skip my good old desktops and work on an iPad.
I tried 2 days to reach a clear conclusion. Too early.

Why?
Lucidchart. A tool I used to do diagrams. The apps is very basic.
Atlassian's wiki. No app. Edition through a tablet browser is buggy. Selecting a text is a nightmare. Copy works, sometimes.
Atlassian's Jira. No app (as we have an on prem version at Adobe). Mobile version in a browser, very limitative. Desktop version: not easy to use. Scrolling has bugs, pointer disappears sometimes.
File management: so much easier in a Mac.
Typing is slower (and my job is typing).
Moreover, having a different OS for iPad and Desktop is strange at the age of iPad Pro. I guess it's a mess to handle but Apple should fuse them.

So, I still think it's super cool.
Having a big screen to write, draw, read vertically, being focused on one app, having a several day battery life, a super light device.
BUT, the Enterprise software are not ready yet.


Commuting hands-free, with Internet connexion, a bit of space erases the notion of commuting

Commuting is not compatible with doing things like working, writing, creating stuff online because of 3 things:

- no hands-free: in cars or motorbikes, your hands are busy. In the metro, you have to hang a bar sometimes. On the train it's fine.

- no space: in the metro, on motorbikes, no space. In the train and car, it's better.

- no internet connexion: in cars, the connexion is acceptable (except under tunnels), in the metro, it's often very bad, on the train, it's getting better progressively.

The day we have a way to commute with 2 hands-frees, a bit of space and internet connexion, commuting allow us to do a lot of things.



Google is no longer a search engine, it’s a result engine

For a lot of searches on Google, you no longer need to go to a website to get what you need. You get the result. Google is now a result engine, not a search engine. Google has no competition in the result engine field.

The list of websites, the SERP is less and less central in Google.
And even this list is now letting you almost check websites content without going in thanks to the tons of sub-links described very precisely.

Amazon is fragile. 6 reasons why

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Yes, Amazon is great.

But it’s fragile. It's here to stay but it won't replace all brands selling stuff... it will stay a major e-commerce player.
Why?
Because...
1. Innovations they can bring are less important: When you can deliver any stuff in 1 hour... Of course, it can be done faster, 30 mins, 10mins, it can be delivered in the trunk, in the fridge, in the hands, but what’s the point? Consumers don’t care much. There is still a big delivery challenge to fix (and Amazon just bought a Mercedes fleet to own delivery, but beyond this challenge, no huge consumer problem to fix.
If the order goes fast, delivery is fast and the return is easy, the consumer is happy.

1 bis. Amazon is learning other brands to be as good as them. When a retailer is available on Amazon Prime, it learns to deliver stuff in 1 or 2 hours. He learns how to face a high volume of returns. If you're good to go on Prime or Fresh, it means you have the logistics to do Amazon quality level things.

2. Not…

Tariffs remind us that we are all responsible for our country's economic performance

Tariffs are terribly risky as they can easily lead to intense trade wars, nationalism, its close friend racism and... wars. Nobody can go against this statement.

But, the good thing with this return of tariffs war is that people remember:
- that products are produced somewhere,
- that the origin of products is somewhat important for the country they live in,
- that countries have commercial balance,
- that whether we like this idea or not, they constantly fight with each other to get a positive one,
- that they are very happy when their citizens buy local,
- and that buying local could bring positive things to your daily life thanks to a more stable and fruitful local economy.

A lot of people at the same time:
- complain about the economic growth and the commercial balance of their country is bad
- buy mostly imported stuff
- think tariffs are dumb and risky
Something's wrong here :)


Crucial conversation. One of the few books I read 2 times in a row in my life.

Crucial Conversations is a very interesting book. I read it 2 times to make sure I digest most of its concepts. I did it before with Linchpin and How to Make Friend and Influence People and Propaganda. It means this book is one of my favorite personal development books. I really encourage you to read it.
A few takeaways:
You and only you create your emotions (not others).Keep discussion safe is the number one priority.Contrast what you don’t want and want. Stay it clearly when the conversation gets crucial. (I don’t want to finger point you…).Stand, ask, don’t keep quiet and then be sarcastic.Say things clearly to avoid irony.Not analyze violently: he’s attacking me. Analyze with more details. Don’t let auto behavior take over.Say facts first. Then stories. Then possible stories. Stories are guesses, nothing more.Just add meaning to the pool when telling stories/educated guess. It’s just tentative.Be direct when stating facts.Understanding doesn’t equal agreeing.Asking, mirroring, para…

6 things I learned in the book Sapiens

Sapiens is a best seller. The history of humans. What a topic.
And I think it's a masterpiece.

A couple of things I learned in it:

1. We try to understand who were our ancestors based on what we found about them in the soil. So limited. Better to say we can't know much about them with such limited clues.
And even things we know for sure, we rarely know why it happened.

2; Agriculture came with a LOT of issues. Life of humans who start practicing agriculture but it allowed rapid demographic growth and that's the main KPI we follow regarding species success.
Hunter-gatherers were surely smarter than us as they were obliged to master all about nature to survive.

3. Humans have a unique ability: trust fictions together. Currencies, countries, human rights, laws, religions, communism, liberalism are fictions and we trust them.
Consumerism sells to people "experiences" that are fictions too.

4. Technology comes in the XVth century and changes the game of human civiliz…