There are some blog postings running around about not having fear or some such. I can't remember who/details but what struck me was this almost chill out, relax, notion when it comes to running a business in a competitive, every changing business climate. Questionable advice.
A good friend of mine works at Google. On my last visit to the campus, he said some interesting words which have stuck with me.
"How do I like the job? I'm scared shitless cuz we are a one click and they are gone kinda company with other apps that have to really compete."
Executive at Google.
Along comes my Blackberry 8800 with GPS and Maps. I did not, have not and probably won't download Google's mobile maps on the device.
Google Maps were on my old one.
Displacement 101 as they say.
My larger, way way larger, point? Don't get an ulcer, ignore your kids and kick the cat.
But do think about the words of Andy Grove: Only the Paranoid Survive.