Happy New Year! Hope all of you had an awesome time ringing in the new year. Now it’s back to business.
So, here’s a question for you: If you looked at 100 of the world’s best performers-- from athletes to salespeople to doctors – what one thing do they have in common?
They make the most money? They have the most cars? No, no… They have all practiced their craft for 10,000 hours (or longer). That’s it!
We’re continuing our coverage from Cisco’s Partner Velocity event held last month in Barcelona. Today’s topic: how to achieve greatness (appropriate given that we’re all making New Year’s resolutions right now) is from Daniel Coyle’s session.
From the first electromechanical television (the “pantelegraph,” in case it slipped your mind…), to the 64 million people who tuned into a website to view the 2010 World’s cup — and for the 168 years separating those two events — the ways by which we consume video entertainment morphed many times over.
Experience television’s transformation yourself by clicking into The History and Future of Television. It’s a comprehensive compilation of the technical and societal influences that shaped television – to learn from the past, and move with confidence into the changing landscape ahead.. Read More »
2010, what a year it was. Let’s see, it was the Year of the Tiger, the year of “Write the Rules, Own the Game,” the year of Cisco raps, and the year that Cisco and Tandberg joined forces.
There were so many momentous events that shaped 2010. While it’s impossible to list all of them, we put together a video and a rap to commemorate some of the events that happened over the past 365 days. Our video also includes best wishes for good tidings in 2011 from a number of different WWPO leaders.
Curious about the clips we featured in the video? Check out the following events that made the cut, and let us know your highlights.
Recently, my wife and I made a small contribution to an elementary school in Bosier City, Louisiana. We found the class through a site called DonorsChoose.org, which lets teachers request donations for specific projects or general needs in their classrooms.
One particular request seemed meant to be: The teacher wanted two Flip cameras to teach podcasting, editing and photo journalism to her class. Of course, this punched my buttons since I work for Cisco and have a Flip camera of my own, which I love; and my wife works in TV news — and was actually born in Bosier City, Louisiana!
So, we made a small personal donation of a few hundred dollars that enabled the school to purchase the cameras and some related tools, and thought little more of it. Then, we got a note back from the teacher with profuse thanks: The students had put the cameras to work immediately, and are creating podcasts regularly as part of their classroom work. And then the other day in the mail came dozens of hand-written Thank You notes from the students in the class. (You can see these in the attached video.) Read More »