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A quick note to my past-self

If there’s one thing that now-me would urgently tell past-me, when starting this whole self-employed business, it is this:

Beware of „cost“ focussed clients,
seek the „investment“ minded ones.

Adapt your communication accordingly.

If your services are seen only as „cost“, no fruitful and growing relation will come out of it - and with those clients, no matter what you do, it will not be honored.

If your services are seen as an „investment“ on the other hand, there’s a clear mindset that you will provide added benefit, and this is a whole different mode of operation.

(this orginally was a short burst of tweets, maybe I'll add some more thoughts to this post later.)

All your face are belong to us

Illustration of a smiley left and a skull right, by wondertom.de

Imagine you'd like to build a database with not only every data you usually can get through user interaction with your service and the device where your app has been installed on, but with pictures of your user's faces, too. What a treasure trove in times of face recognition software.

But surely after all those breaches and hacks related to online services, you'd have a very hard time getting to this kind of data, right? Especially when you are based in ...

Das echte Eichhörnchen

Vom Aussterben bedroht: Das echte Eichhörnchen.

Thom Yorke - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, 3.7.2019

If you want to know how it actually feels when your left brain is struggling with the right brain, treat yourself to a @thomyorke ANIMA show:
While your inner animal wants to move to the groove and the deceptively deep beats that are coming from Thom and Nigel Godrich, there's this little problem - there are a ton of different rhythmic layers in each song, and while your intellect still tries to grasp the logic, suddenly the great visuals (by Tarik Barri) will simply stun you in mid-thought. Then sometimes the rhythmic layers' interferences will form a ...