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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Down to earth advice about making money on the Internet


I really like the answer to this Quora question. Key points:

Engineering is not enough
Marketing and Maintenance are even more important - if you want a sustained income stream
You need to weigh the alternatives you have and make sure you are making a good decision
Make the numbers work for you

Read it and learn - I hope you'll enjoy it and find insight in it as I have

Mei Lin

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Human-to-Human - it's back to the future with H2H

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English: H2H logo1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Announcing the latest and the first relationship model:

Has it not been ever thus?

Before P2P, before B2B,
before Twitter, Facebook, Google,
before Microsoft, before IBM, Before HP
before DEC, Tandem, Honeywell, Burroughs
before World War 2 and World War 1
before the French Revolution, the American Revolution, before Cromwell
before the Ching, the Ming, before Confucius and the Chin
before the Moguls,  before Buddha
before the Greeks, the Egyptians, Phoenicians

We have had human-to-human H2H connections - gesturing, talking, exchanging, quarreling, hugging, thinking and imagining together. Forming tribes, kingdoms and countries together. Getting excited, working on things together that are bigger than ourselves.

Jeremiah Owyang gave a great talk at the Social ShakeUp in Atlanta on Sept 17 about H2H, the sharing economy, the collaboration economy, the participation economy. He asks:

 "What role do corporations play if people get what they need from each other? How can big companies benefit from crowd-based business models in the Maker Movement, Crowdfunding, and Sharing Economy? We call this the Collaborative Economy, an economic model in which creation, ownership, and access are shared between people and corporations. "

Go to the link and download the slides - also bonus! my detailed notes on his talk.
Knowledge has a great trick! it multiplies when shared. So share your thoughts! 

Have a great October in 2014!

Mei Lin

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jim Carrey's Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation

This is really wonderful - the best expression of tapping the human potential

And then the beautiful mashup inspiring video forwarded to me by Bill Daul today.

Shorter and perhaps even more inspiring - see this below:


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Making a Small Difference: Ang Swee Chai at TEDxUCLWomen

A small woman can make a big difference - Ang Swee Chai was born in Singapore and became a political refugee in the UK. Think Big, she says, and do small things to make a difference. She tells her story and the difference she is making - and doing it each day. She encourages us to do the same. No one needs to give us permission. Go forth - make a difference!

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