Somehow today’s usability alchemy has made us label the read-the-how-to-before-use approach ancient. Or to state it a little more boldly: Getting familiar with new functionality does not spell Reading The F.cking Manual to most of us. My first try to get started with serious self-management was not any different. I got software (see the GTD experiment PT. I) and started. Strinkingly… after several weeks of clicking, tagging, dragging and dropping I did not feel like the Green Hulk of Efficiency. Though I wasn’t ready yet to leave personal efficiency to those who need their offices’ casual Friday to NOT wear a tie. I shifted one gear up: I read the manual to self-organization.
Stress is the new money. The ability to manage a busy schedule has not only become an inevitable skill – it has probably replaced watches, leased Porsches and even Iphone4s as top boosters of an urbanite’s social resumé. While step one en route to credibility (being busy or prentending to be) among Power Point professionals is rather easy to achieve, actually managing the very personal overflow is when things get(s) interesting.
Ai Weiwei und das Regime
Wenn wir an Ai Weiwei denken, sehen wir den 12-Meter hohen Turm “Template” aus chinesischen Holztüren und -fenstern vor uns bzw. das was nach dem Unwetter von ihm übrig blieb, gezeigt auf der Documenta12 in Kassel. Oder 5000 Rücksäcke am Haus der Kunst in München, die er im Rahmen seiner Ausstellung “so sorry” vor rund einem Jahr installiert hatte.