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Robots or Linchpins? How about both!

3 September, 2010 1 comment
GonkBot from JeffSotoArt

GonkBot from JeffSotoArt

I would love to have a robot working for me, even an old one….

(I have borrowed the Star Wars Gonk Bot image from JeffSotoArt – he has a variety of images for sale there – beautiful work)

I am a big fan of Seth Godin and the ideas expressed in Linchpin around emotional labour. I have also seen a similar idea expressed by another favourite blog of mine Christopher S Penn’s Awaken your Superhero around the idea of not having robots working for you.

While I do like the sentiment they express, I am very aware that my own work in building an automated reporting solution within Excel is pushing relentlessly to doing substantial amounts of work robotic-ally.

I think the point I would want to make though is: We don’t have to choose between robots and Linchpins.  Both have their place and both together can be very effective indeed!


PS. “You are remembered for the rules you break.” Douglas MacArthur

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