• New studies reveal that a fun, engaging environment at the office produces not only more work, but better results. While it may not be popular except on the East and West Coasts for a handful of major corporation, redesigned buildings, workplace interiors/desks/conference rooms are giving companies an advantage over those who hug the norm. Fitness rooms are more common today, but how many  offices have a play room with XBox, Play Station and colorful, ergonomic seating? How many meetings are held without the boss sitting at the head of the table directing and disregarding information presented to him/her? An open meeting, where each person has the same value to lead, is becoming a corporate trend, which promotes better creativity, problem solving and leadership. Step up and be different today.


• Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is yet another tool used to tell the majority of people they are fat. The BMI, however, is just a professional’s opinion about the “ideal” body type and what they should look like. Fewer than five percent of us approach this ideal body shape. For the rounder, thicker “Babe Ruth” types, I suggest your eat healthy, exercise daily under a doctor’s care, if necessary, and burn the BMI you hear about. Contrary to the many, I know that doctors don’t have all the answers to medical issues. But at least they try. For that, I applaud doctors. But the BMI should be abandoned.

• Vision and Micro-managing do not coincide. If you want to lead the pack, share the vision, build dreams and trust your people to take the next step. DO NOT lean over their shoulder, gripe about inefficiency and minor crap. Creativity will not blossom in a figure-four stranglehold. The truest form of creativity in business requires a rule-breaking visionary and a horde of rebels — all running contrary to the traditional business construct of 8-5 days in a cubicle with three levels of supervisors all analyzing your data. Bottom Line: Great innovators must be free to innovate and make mistakes. It’s called R&D for a reason. Pull your head out.

• Time for a change in photography: I have used Nikon cameras for 30 years. Isn’t it time they used a laser to focus instantly. Current cameras focus on a system that, put simply, looks for a well-light area of contrast before focus can be achieved. Think of a bright moon in a dark sky–that is the contrast needed for sharp focus in many cases.
That–in today’s technology–is short-sighted. It doesn’t work in darker areas, struggles at night sporting events even with the autofocus mechanisms of nearly high-end camera on the market. Professional photographers with top-end cameras waste hundreds of images at each assignment because they cannot focus fast enough
Give me instant laser focus on my next Nikon, or give me a GoPro Hero4 Black, which has a huge wide-angle lens making effectively everything in focus.
Current focusing technology handicaps the serious photographers of today.
See this link for what LG is trying to do about slow, antiquated autofocus systems.



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