Is the glass half-empty or half full? If you’ve experienced a GeekDinner in Cape Town or Jozi your glass would be half full of ideas, the other half full of Stormhoek, coffee or juice in my case.Some of you have been following the Geekdinner Soapy that has been unfolding in your RSS feeds.
The first geekdinner in South Africa was held in cape town with the theme Umuntu Ngubuntu Ngabantu roughly translated, a person is a person through other people.
It spread to JHB and ended the year in Hout Bay with Summer in Cape Town.
Some of you have been following the event accross the many South African blogs. http://www.google.com/reader/shared/10437688810357774731 (and there’s a feed too)
Here are the lessons Your Web AddiCT has learnt from the events surrounding the GeekDinner Soap Opera, Generations 2.0
- It’s not about you! The first line of Rick Warren’s 30 million sold bestseller, Purpose Driven Life. Haven’t read the book but you can watch Rick Warren’s TedTalk here.
- It is hard Hard Work
- If you crowdsource a concept from the start you can expect that your other concepts will be crowdsourced too.
- Captain Planet, He’s our hero.
- Counter Inuitive Intuition
- If you want to attract attention, start a fight.
- Will it add value?
- Exclusivity leads to mediocrity.
- When you’ve thought you’ve learnt enough, you still have lots to learn.
- more than one way to get your message accross to the right people.
- One sentence can get you the same amount of links as a 15 minute presentation.