Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sticky (14) Sand art is sticky

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Last Saturday I was riding my Trike on the path by the ocean and I saw this. The circles appear to be perfect and the furrows are all shaped the same and are the same size. How they did it is beyond me.
The reason I think this is "sticky"(Simple/Unexpected/Concrete/Credible/Emotional)" 

  • Simple: all that was involved was sand, some short of shaping tool, a string in a central point to guide the circle.
  • Unexpected. I had no idea I was going to see it when I went back it was gone. That is the nature of sand art.
  • Concrete: "Concrete details allow us to imagine a scene and, crucially, imagine ourselves in it." []
  • Credible. This is what they call internal credibility, "Internal credibility is the ability of our ideas themselves to convince through an appeal to our audience’s sense of how the world works and how they see it." []
  • Emotional. Sand art makes you smile. Take a minute and put the search string "sand art" into Google and click on images. Amazing yes?
May 7, I was biking on the path and in the same spot:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sticky (13) Thumbtack is sticky

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Some ideas "stick"; others don't. I try stay on the lookout for art, phrases, events and technologies that are sticky. I seem to always have a project that I need someone or something to help with. Living in two places, (snowbirds), makes it even more complex. Thumbtack is a service to match needs to providers. I have a paid subscription the Angie's list, but this is working better for me.
The reason I think this is "sticky"(Simple/Unexpected/Concrete/Credible/Emotional)" 

  • Simple: easy to understand and use interface.
  • Unexpected. Life and Thumbtack is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
  • Concrete and Credible. You review your provider, they review you.
  • Emotional. Taking the pain out of finding a provider. Here are two examples. On Kauai, we want to host a couple's dance for Valentines. I do not know any DJs, (I did have one business card, called, never heard back). Thumbtack: answers within two hours. In Washington I need to fence my back yard so our dog can run free. Still pondering, this may be more of an Angie's list request.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sticky (12 ). Kauai Beach House photo op

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Some ideas "stick"; others don't. I try stay on the lookout for art, phrases, events that are sticky. Most of my peers on LinkedIn would not want to stay at the Kauai Beach House, it is essentially a youth hostel, but it is right on the water. That said, for the 16 years Kathy and I have spent winters on Kauai, some of the most interesting people we have met on and around the multi-use path, Ke Ala Hele Makalae, along the ocean were staying there while visiting.

The reason I think this is "sticky"(Simple/Unexpected/Concrete/Credible/Emotional), is low cost to build, a sheet of plywood, some framing lumber, and some cheerful colored paint. People love to get their picture taken and they will share those pictures on Facebook, Instagram etc. And right on that picture are the words Kauai Beach House. Also, note the orientation, it is the same view as the deck off the Beach House.