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We value what happened but what did not happened has tremendous value too

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Hitler was defeated by the Allies. Cesar became the Roman Emperor.  Steve Jobs released the iPhone. You resigned from this job. You participated in this marathon. You successfully run this meeting. You split with this person, kissed this person. 
We care what happened. It makes the History.  It makes the history of our lives. And we forget what did not happen, what was avoided, what would have been disastrous or amazing if... BUT did not happened.
Isn't it equally important?

Avoiding a war, avoiding destabilising a country, avoiding a terrorist attack.The result is that life of people continued as usual.

Avoiding the explosion of a team due to personal conflicts, convincing a person to not quit.
Result is business as usual but nothing happened.

Avoiding dating someone while you’re engaged,  avoiding breaking up with your wife because of a stupid dispute, avoiding being rude with your girl/boyfriend.
Nothing happened in your couple. People praise the longevity of it.

Nothing happe…

Problem is not the huge time spent on mobile & social media, it's that you make NOTHING on it

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How many time per day do you spend making things vs consuming things?
On Insta, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Slack, Outlook, Youtube, we mostly consume. Passively. Tapping, long tapping or double tapping to like, love, thumb up.
What do we make, create? Almost nothing. What do we build? Almost nothing. Yes There are debates about the time spent on phones, online, on social media. I recently posted an article about it.
But maybe the debate is not here. Maybe the right question is time you spend making, creating, building VS consuming. If you spend 98% of your time consuming, you should maybe step back and think a bit about the meaning of our finite life.
Guys spending hours on Facebook defending a cause, raising money, writing amazing stuff should not be put on the same bucket as people spending hours on Facebook watching cat videos.

Layers of truth

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.When you're a child, you learn you can say 2 kinds of things, true things or lies. Very binary.
When you get older, you learn to not say everything, basically keeping things for you.
And then, you learn the notion of "layers of truth." (I invented it this concept, it doesn' exist).
You learn that lies still exist but that the truth is a very personal idea and has multiple layers depending on your interlocutor.

I know what you think. You think it's just hypocritical, opportunistic and Machiavellian.
That's the opposite. It's extremely altruist and generous.

Throwing what you consider as "truth" to a person not ready to receive it is useless. It will only lead to conflict. She or he won't learn, you won't learn. It is very egoist.

Most of the people in front of you won't be on the same page, have the same perspective, won't have the information you have, the experience you have, won't have the same goal, etc. and you have to r…

Uber is showing you YOUR rating. Like it or not?

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Those who have seen the Black Mirror episode where all social interactions lead to a rating don't like.

Here is why Uber did this: "Drivers do their best to make Uber enjoyable and safe for their riders, and we expect that riders do the same for drivers. But many riders forget that their driver is also rating them, too, and things like eating in the car, slamming the door, or trying to pile in more people than seatbelts can impact whether it’s a 5-star experience for drivers.
To give riders more visibility into how drivers are rating them, we’re making rider ratings much more accessible in the app. Now, a rider’s rating will be displayed right under their name in the app’s menu. We hope this update will remind riders that mutual respect is an important part of our Community Guidelines." https://newsroom.uber.com/ratingsupdate/
At least they don't hide the reason why: put pressure on "riders", aka. customers.
Before, customers were the one to serve and vendors …

Extrapolation: the most used and worst way to predict the future

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I often hear "look what Gen Y or Z communicate and buy, they'll revolution the consumer world!!" or stats saying "In 2050, following this trend, the number of cars in China will be... the number of people living 100+ years will be..." or headlines saying that "if book/email/hotel/taxi industry continue to decline at such rhythm, it will die in 10 years!" or "Tesla plans to revolution car business, but at this pace, it will only represent 2 percent or car business!"

They all bet on 1 thing VERY often WRONG: linearity. But things are NOT linear most of the time.

Is your behavior linear from your childhood? No! We change, change again, again, and so on.
Are you sentiments evolving linearly? No
Do you buy the same brands as you did 2 years ago? No!
Do you eat the same food? No!
Do you do the same thing after work? No!
Do you do the same thing while commuting? No!
Is your revenue increasing (or decreasing) linearly? No!
Are companies revenues evo…

How many hours do YOU spend on each mobile apps? Time to check as time is precious

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How may hours do you spend on your mobile per day? And on your PC/Mac?
What are the top apps you use on your mobile? Your PC/Mac?

I recently installed "time tracking/diet" apps on my devices. I learned a lot of things about me. And changed a lot of things.

Among things I learned:

I usually spent from 3 to 4 hours per day playing with my phone (my new Target is less than 2).Instagram is (I should say was as I change my habits) the top app I used on mobile. More than 1 hour a day... Facebook was close, with about 1 hour per day. Then Whatsapp. (All Facebook apps, crazy), then Gmail (I use if for pro & personal email management).When I work from home, I spend a lot more time in front of my Mac. From 6 when I'm in the office to 10ish hours. Logic, I interact less with humans as I'm alone and I don't commute.On my Mac, Outlook takes me usually 3 hours a day (peak is 6 hours, I hope it's a bug, not sure...). It's the top app/website I use, far from others. …

Instagram, your UX will make people sick of you + how to fix this.

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With 1 swipe on Instagram, I see 1 picture. On Twitter, I see 20 posts. On Facebook, I see 6 posts. I love Instagram, sitting in my friend's life, entering in strangers' ones. But life is just too short. The time per picture ratio of Insta is too bad.
The more people will follow other people, the more they will notice. 
How to fix this? 1) Let people see following's post with the view below, already used in the search tab:


2) Algorithm. This move is already initiated. It consists in filtering content, just like in Facebook.