What I Learned This Week #2
Another week, more great learnings.
Business: There are people who make swift decisions
From working in a corporate environment, I’d become accustomed to business decisions taking a long time. Business at a large scale often means many layers of bureaucracy and “red tape”. (In some cases, that red tape is necessary and warranted. In other cases, less so.) I was pleasantly surprised to meet some folks this week who had the willingness and authority to make informed business decisions swiftly. They didn’t hem and haw. They heard us out, liked what they heard and acted. Awesome. More people should take this tack. It wastes everyone’s time less.
Nerd: HTML5 Window Messaging
We’re working on a cool new feature for CentUp that uses iframes. We’ve been looking for a way to detect what’s happening in the iframe (eg- url change) but hadn’t found any promising solutions due to browser security. I stumbled across this post detailing a method in the HTML5 spec that lets iframes communicate with parent windows and vice versa. Amazing!
Life: A little appreciation goes a long way.
I was raised to appreciate the things that I was given and the people who love me. It’s a simple concept; gratitude. While I have always felt deeply grateful for the blessings in my life, I haven’t done a great job of telling people just how much I appreciate them. One of my New Year’s resolutions (which I am still keeping!), was to let people know how much I appreciate them. It’s been a simple as a text message or a phone call, but the people I’ve reached out to so far have seemed really appreciative of my appreciation. I really hope that they pay it forward.
What did you learn this week? Please share!
Photo credit: Glenda Sims