Month: November 2006

The Incomplete Manifesto

I stumbled upon The Incomplete Manifesto for Growth recently and instantly bookmarked it.

Written in 1998, the Incomplete Manifesto is an articulation of statements
that exemplify Bruce Mau‘s beliefs, motivations and strategies…

First of all, I love manifestos. Forget business plans and mission statements. Sit down, write down a list of principles you truly believe in and get to work. Iterate if necessary. Goals are important, but must be attained under a core set of ideals (“Don’t be evil“). Culture over best practices. I love the the little bits of wisdom that make up The Incomplete Manifesto. For instance,

6. Capture accidents. The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question. Collect wrong
answers as part of the process. Ask different questions.

Here’s another good one:

16. Collaborate. The space between people working together is filled with conflict, friction, strife,
exhilaration, delight, and vast creative potential.

And another:

29. Think with your mind. Forget technology. Creativity is not device-dependent.

In total, there are 43 parts to the Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. I also love that it’s incomplete; it’s a work in progress – just like a business.

Associations can not be sued for blogger comments

This is a huge breakthrough for association ed's and board members who fear the legal implications of having a blog associated with the organization. It appears

Bloggers and website owners cannot be sued for posting libelous or
defamatory comments written by third parties, the California Supreme
Court has ruled. The court said only the original authors of comments
published online can be sued.

*This was originally discovered by high context consulting

Blog Spam

Have you noticed that your blog is getting some very unusual comments? Perhaps something that in Chinese or maybe it slightly pertains to your post. It has always been a suspicion of ours that people are paid to manually enter in comments with CAPTCHA systems in place. Apparently these are coming from developing countries as I found proof today that this exists. So how useful is the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA)? What’s next?

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