It’s About People – Alex

“I spent the day with my dog.”

“What kind of dog is it?”

“A Boston Terrier.”

“Oh wow, do you have pictures?”

“I did, but I lost my camera and so all my pictures.”

“Oh no, you know these days it’s so easy to keep your photos backed up in the cloud, so you’ll never lose them.”

“I know. I have Google storage and Verizon cloud, but I just never get round to doing it, because it isn’t important.”

“Well, maybe you will now.”

“Maybe. But now there’s an opportunity to create a set of new memories.”

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The differences in people are revealed by the smallest truths. I live in a world of online backups, local backups – duplicated and a system that allows me to recover files lost just a minute ago. Anything less would make me nervous.

There are also those people that never back up because they simply don’t know. Or they have never lost their phone and with it their only copy of photos, phone numbers, and notes.

And then there are people like Alex. He knows all about that. He just doesn’t care. He is not driven by the same triggers that drive me. He lives in the moment. For the moment.

What day is it?” asked Pooh.
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

–A.A. Milne

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John Philpinhttps://www.people-first.net/
JOHN'S career spans 30 years, 2 continents, and organizations as diverse as Oracle, Citibank and GE. A Mathematics graduate, John moved to California in 1990. He helps technology companies create, develop and deliver their story for fund raising, market development and influencer programs. He also works with businesses to ensure they understand, and are ready, for the ever accelerating changes that technology is bringing to their industry. John is a co-founder of Expert Alumni and gleXnet and long before futurists and industry watchers were writing about the impending challenges that industries were going to be facing, they predicted a perfect storm of issues like skills gap, declining work forces, the gig economy, people trained to do work no longer needed, demographic shifts, economic and social change, market upheaval and rapidly changing ways of doing work. From the beginning they have promoted the idea that massive change was coming to how organizations should think about their workforce, with a singular focus on simplifying the interface between people and their work. Understanding the challenges ahead of the curve, the solution was built to arrive at a better understanding of the greatest restraint to business operations - competence, not capital. gleXnet provides unparalleled insights into an organizations people and operations by flipping the problem from the perspective of people, not the business.
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Larry Tyler

Hi John I enjoyed this as i get older I seem to enjoy the moment more and more. What was important 10 years ago just isn’t important anymore. I like the duality of your story

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johnphilpin

Many thanks Larry, I wish I could live in the moment more … a lot more … now I think about it:-)

Larry Tyler

I hear you my friend

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