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Use Tech Correctly

By June 5, 2024No Comments

The Wall Street Journal had a special section on energy in their April 22 paper. It covered EVs, hybrids, energy storage, clearer HVAC, how AI may help fight climate change.

Over breakfast that day, my wife told me she’s going to see our 90-year-old neighbor and asked if I thought the neighbor was awake yet. I didn’t know and said text her as she has a phone. The answer was, she doesn’t use it for texting.

So we have really high tech and really low tech on the same morning. For success it often requires a mix of both and how things work together. Often too much tech leads to inefficiency if people don’t accept it.

An example of this came from a Live Oak Bank newsletter (thanks Addie) that shows how they improve productivity. One line stood out and it’s: “Average closing time of 42 days. We put a groundbreaking spin on technology and service to redefine banking.”

After some recent deals where the lender not only missed their closing target but missed it bad, this newsletter was good to see.

The question for all of us is, how do we use technology to make us better not just use it because it’s there?

The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” Bill Gates

“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” Mae West

“The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” Sean Gerety