On the spur of the moment, invited by Bob Jansen, we (Timan and I ) decided to go to Barcelona. Barcelona LeanCamp that is. An unconference that encourages people to share their knowledge with one another on the theme ‘lean businesses’. Since I am all into ‘lean thinking’ especially after reading Eric Ries’ Lean Startup this felt like a great opportunity to explore the lean thinking part of my visual thinking mind as well as exploring Barcelona while Amsterdam was in the middle of a deep freeze.
According to a new report by the PewResearch centre, that combined both response data and log data and combined those, Facebook users on average receive more friend requests, likes, messages, and phototags than they themselves give away.
Pinterest has been around for a while, but is growing more rapid lately. Some people find that surprising I think it all has to do with their invite and sign up procedure. Pinterest was, and still is, by invite only, this means that while starting out with a small group of people to work and test with, growth is only as big as the groups you started out with and the invites they send out. This gave Pinterest the time to get feedback, test, and optimize its features.
A week of total exhaustion and total excitement , never seen so many highs and lows due to cramped spaces, exhaustion and lots and lots of inspiring people.
After a very exhausting 3 days in the Startupbus, you can see some footage of that at Fastmovingtargets [Dutch] I still managed to focus on some of the speakers that interested me.
Joanna Shields of Facebook who was telling about her view on the future of facebook and frictionless sharing. Mike McCue of Flipboard introducing the new iPhone app. Erik Schmidt of Google with some Android news aswell as his view on the future of networks ; scalable platforms. Kevin Systrom of Instagram with his vision they are at the beginning of where they want to be.
Recently I started reading “The lean startup” by Eric Ries. (Amazon link) I like the idea and the concept, and since I am helping startups and entrepreneurs a lot in visualizing their concepts and ideas, I decided to learn more about it.
Fast moving Targets is an initiative from Erwin Blom and Wessel de Valk, who wanted to create a crossmedia platform about technology, innovation, communication and media. Their goal is to inform, detect and show what is going on around us, not only for us as users, but also with us as users.
I’ve been using Google+ for a while now and I am absolutely loving it. It has openness en collaboration, it has the same easy commenting structure FriendFeed used to have in the early days, and somehow for me it feels more natural to use than Facebook. But that doesn’t mean that the two can’t co-excist. There is a lot of debate going on on Google+, will it win from Facebook, will it win from Twitter. I don’t know if it needs to.
So here it is, the visual resume that I made for Mireille Hoogerbeets, to add to her traditional profiles both on – and offline. Featuring her skills and personality rather than her education and work history.