my recent reads..

Monster Moth

By far the biggest moth I have ever seen! It was in the bushes at my place in central Singapore, but I have never even had the hint of anything so large flying around at night.

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Sorry - we've upgraded!

Upgrades: just what customers look forward to, for the new features, stability and performance?

Or as this supermarket admits: source of pain, frustration and disappointment!

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Driving me crazy .. know this song?

Someth'n my society... anyone recognise this song?

As usual I was casually playing around on my guitar while chilling out, and I hit this chord seuence. Can't vouch for the key, but if you comp this do you recognise it?

Am-Am Am Am | Dm7- Dm7 Dm7 Dm7 |
E7-E7 E7 E7 | Am-Am Am Am
And the chorus/bridge is E7/Am.

It's driving me crazy! I know this song. At first I thought Annie Lennox with Dave Stewart doing an acoustic jazz guitar bit, but after 30mins on amazon mp3 came up empty (such a useful resource though!)

If you recognise it ... let me know, and release me from my anxiety!

Postcript 2-May-2008: GOT IT! Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety. I am sane again.
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Innovation and Two Book Recommendations

There's a great quote in Chad Fowler's My Job Went to India which I just posted a quick review of:
In business, ideas are dime a dozen. It's the blood, sweat, tears and money you pour into a product that make it really worth something.
I'd extend that and link it to a later part of the book that focuses on Execution.
To be successful, raw ability will get you only so far. The final stretch is populated by closers - people who finish things.
As Theodore Levitt said:
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
In other words, the key is doing. One of my pet subjects;-) I can come up with a million creative ideas, but without follow-through, its all just a bit of mental fun.

An excellent companion read is Scott Berkun's The Myths of Innovation.

Get them both on your bookshelf! The sooner, the better.

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