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Dusan Vrban
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The #glutenfree  and #dairyfree  lunch we had at +Jure Brložnik yesterday. That was beyond imagination. And better.

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No wheat at all. It's gluten and dairy free as written in the post. 
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Bench poem

The river, the birds, yes trees are gently speaking to me. 
I hear them now with my eyes closed. 
Work is not my life, my treasure, 
Never it was suppose to be. 
Get out, listen, watch the world, 
Breathe in, inhale, turn out to life. 

Here on this bench I feel free, 
Fly landing on my skin a wonderful moment makes me see 
I'm blind to live as one can be 
So foolish to belive that others will see 
What you achieve important to them will not be. 

Change I want from in to out
To explore the world beyond life I see 
To scream, cry and just be me. 

How to set myself free
Discover I must before the dawn of my years there should be. 

But wait there is so much more to feel 
With you I dream of endless joy be real. 

You and me and him and them 
We walk together, look and listen 
To nature, earth, our life as dream.
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Crows relaxing on my #morningwalktotheoffice  
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Thanks dear friend +Markus Lehteinen. :)
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There are more scary things inside than outside.
Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
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Ha ha :)
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Many of us wonder the same questions these days for sure. +Gideon Rosenblatt​ highlights them from different experiences with internet of things.

And I couldn't agree more with him that we're in that same cycle as we were in 90's with documents templates. Or later with powerpoint templates. Or currently still with websites templates.

Many of the templates that technology provides us with are proving useless in the manner of real life changing solutions. So are the things of connected world. Too often just a_template_ that looks cool for the first 9 months. 
Bad design and an absence of customer empathy fuel an Internet of Frivolous Things, but there's still hope.
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Well I think that your examples are just as good. It only depends on the audience. The iKitchen example might be related to most wide public perhaps. :)
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Yeah, it deserves a share. :)
Meet the Mad Catz L.Y.N.X. 9, a $300 game controller for smartphones and tablets that almost no one should want to hold, let alone own.
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Indeed, reminded me of both as well. :) 
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Most of us know the beginning of the story. But +Eric Schultz discovered and wrote the rest. And as always in sales it interestingly ends up with a beer. :)
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True Eric. Could not agree more on that. 
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Look with the eyes of a child.
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Dear +Microsoft, you have dozens of developers. Hundreds. Most probably thousands. And in the most used app you own, the link on forgotten password leads to a 404 page? It happens.
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Winter nature on my #morningwalktotheoffice  
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Couldn't agree more ..
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Correct prognosis by +Geri Seiberling. As any other service or product, #design is on globalisation highway. Thus the prices of our work will fall. It is not only the price we should align, but the whole lifestyle most surely.

On the other side of the coin is the value impression. For sure many clients will still prefer home design whatever it means. Having the possiblity to explain someone from your own town in your own language will be the thing that will maintain services in better shape then production.

Too often clients require long sessions to really get through all the details. And explaining someone overseas why you need that law text somewhere can be very time consuming.

Anyway I am sure that on long term, our prices will drop and their prices will raise until we get some sort of equal level.
 
We need to get more efficient in our work flows. If we are doing the same repetitive motion every day, we should find out how to automate it. Why? There is a bit of pressure on the horizon. China could soon be competing for our jobs. And they are willing to work for a lot less. No one is going to pay for things that we are simply dragging out unnecessarily to grab billable hours. Granted few of us are doing this. But we may not be as efficient as we could be.

From the article attached:
The China Academy of Art (CAA), is opening a Bauhaus Institute to educate students on the most influential design movement of the 20th century, as well as opening an International Design Museum, modeled after Cooper Hewitt and London’s Design Museum.

"Historically, China has leveraged its labor force, rather than its creative force, to gain a foothold on the world’s economy. As a result, Apple products are still "designed in California," and America’s largest design firm was able to produce $42 billion in revenue last quarter, all without building a single retail iPhone, iPad, Macbook, or iMac in-house."

This can't last forever. They will also be designing the products too, which means a lot of work will be going over seas. Best think about how to gain advantage now.

How can we gain efficiency? Obviously, the first would be staying abreast of software changes. WHO has time to learn ALL the bells and whistles? Do you set aside time each week for continual learning? To make sure you are using the best work flows for each task? I do not do it every week, but I'm thinking I should start this habit. What do you think?

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3041089/why-china-is-investing-in-design
Hand over your design advantage, America.
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Yes, the game of expectations. 
Perhaps this is what your organization desires: To be more trusted, to have people willing to pay more, choose you more often, expect more... Of course, over time, good work will lead to higher expectations. And the paradox is that...
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MarketingIT and HRM expert, with strong preferences to photography, psychology, leadership, google, internet and cloud technologies. You may as well add me to football (soccer) circles.

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    Marketing Masters, 2000 - 2007
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