Book Notes: Be an Effective Executive

Doer vs Thinker

Peter Drucker pointed out what’s most important for a knowledge worker: use your mind, not just your hands. Being effective is not about following orders and get them done right, but figuring out what’s the right thing to do in the first place.

Everyday UX – Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Yanbin got me a Christmas gift – Amazon Echo, a voice control assistant. It arrived on the day of Christmas Eve, so thankful, this is my first Christmas gift ever :)

Echo, apparently, is a speaker. Based on voice commands, it can play news, music from many sources. You can ask it about weather, change its volume, tell a joke, wiki a subject, tell sport results. You can also ask it to do something for you: set alarms, add items to shopping list, buy things from Amazon, control home appliances such as lamps, locks.

I had some thoughts after initial use.