On Our Radar…Monday, June 12, 2017 (Finding Problems and #Automation)

What Can I Do? Start with IFTTT!

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Source — IFTTT blog — https://ifttt.com/blog/2016/06/the-internet-of-things-on-ifttt.thumb.1280.1280.png

“Technology today moves so fast — and in so many directions — that anyone who thinks that they can truly see the future is just fooling themselves. But what you can do is uncover problems related to your business, your customers and in new emerging markets.”

“The truth is that it’s more important to explore than predict. To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places.”

It resonated with me, because I have a tendency to talk about technology and tools that we should use, but in all cases, it is the PROBLEMS they solve, not the tools that are important!

“In many cases, jobs that used to be done by people are going to be able to be done through automation. I don’t have an answer to that. That’s one of the more perplexing problems of society.” — John Sculley

That’s too much for me to digest, but if I can automate TASKS that I do on daily basis — I’m in!

Google Spreadsheets — 3 Favorite IFTTT Recipes

I automate a lot of tasks to streamline getting things done. So I am going to start with identifying and explaining three automation opportunities that I solved with IFTTT. These weren’t problems, but rather opportunities to rethink processes that I could solve with a different approach.

1 — Create a list of receipts for tracking business expenses

2 — Create a blog post (In Medium) and have the post added to a new row in a Google Sheet

3 — Any Tweet with #FuturesThoughts posted to Twitter is added to a Google Sheet

About Don

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“On a mission to challenge the status quo to a more productive and effective end…”

Don is passionate about helping professionals and organizations keep up and adapt to the changing business world that we operate in.

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