by Lau, 04 January 2017
Below is the original text as published on the 22nd of December 2016, for the first beta release of Bluesophy.com. Should our service evolve in the future, we would always be glad to back back to this page and remember where we come from.
“ I have adopted a low information diet and have found it to be extremely valuable. With the wealth of information available in an instant on everything that is happening right now, there is a lot of noise and not a lot of wisdom. Choose carefully the sources.”
- A Quora user -
Bluesophy is library of business ideas, thoughts and wisdom collected through books and articles from the world’s most contemplated thinkers. It serves two purposes:
- Inspire and guide you in your business affairs,
- Store the highlights from the things you read.
A business wisdom library – bite size.
Your run a business, manage a team, are accountable for a major project delivery. What is it that you don't know? You do know you got to get marketing right, sales is the only metric that counts, product development a company-wide matter, right management the only mean to proper execution.
We do learn from experience, read industry news with our coffee in the morning, and strive to make good decision all day. Yet sometimes, we fall short relying on preconceive ideas or get lost in an ocean of information (or misinformation). It can be refreshing to go back to the fundamentals. Get key insights to gauge a situation.
But we do not have time, do we? Flipping through hundreds of pages takes time. Precious time. You are busy shipping code or preparing the year’s deal. What about going back to everyday business management basics in bite-size format when needed? Sometimes one insight, one take away, can have a noticeable impact on how your run your business. We believe individuals in companies can sharpen their perspicacity. We believe companies can leverage approaches and theories formulated by successful businessmen, prominent influencers, gifted entrepreneurs, and smart academicians, of whom credentials speak for themselves. Bluesophy gives you keys to appreciate better topics that matter to you now, ou can find words of wisdom from past and present leaders to guide your decisions. We are comprehensive database of business sense. If you feel starved for fresh perspective or everlasting concepts, your hunger is best served by consuming well-crafted words, and here is the right place.
Be business literate, and make the right calls.
Your own repository
You might be one of those people who read dozens of books each year. You know you can learn from other people's mistake or other people thorough researches, that a carefully selected reading list will help you on your journey.
Most of us though have a short memory, and remembering things need repetition. If you are like us, while the other part of the world was busy looking up Paris Hilton’s tantalizing Sunday breakfast, you quickly realized you needed a place where to store ideas worthwhile remembering you came across. So you started to fill up Evernote or a Word document. To absorb concepts and not forget. After all, our knowledge is for the most part of what defines us. Our very spirit and ideas are what describe us as a human being in our worlds, be it at the workplace, among friends, in your family, up to the education you’ll give to your kids. So since then, you have gathered a huge collection of book extracts, often multi-hundred pages long. Categorizing them by topic did help, but still using it felt a bit clunky each time to referred it to. What about if you could, with one click, one touch, retrieve information on anything? What about if a single-purpose product of collecting your business-related findings would exist ? Web applications now offer a much more smarter way to store and retrieve those little jewels of ideas, and this is what we intend to do.
About the product
As a professional, you surely use LinkedIn regularly. It is the place where you hang out to read industry news, connect with your peers, get notifications, answer recruiters solicitations. Bluesophy on the opposite is a quiet place for you to reflect, think through, process information, and focus on how address the challenges before you. Short messages will allow you the time to pause and reflect, and provide immediate value ; knowledge is also mostly transferred in the form of story ; so our users strive to find quotes, concept and ideas easily digestible, but which tremendously resonate inside us.You might be asking: Why don’t we use/provide summaries? Well, the simple reason is that we do like the flavor of original writings rather than bland, purely informational language.
You might also be thinking:Google is the answer to our question. Google IS fantastic, who can argue ? However - without getting into the relevancy of the information coming up given the SEO practices used by all media outlets - looking up and browsing through a database the old fashion way, the approach is completely different. You will discover things you might never have heard about. Just like when you open a … book.
And also be thinking: What about the analytical side? Well this is the point. We leave this part to you. You have to think through and make your own analysis in the perspective of your current challenges. No one can do it for you, and it is actually by going through that thinking process that you’ll get the most of any reading.Last, we would mention that we see ourselves as a complement of books. In terms of content length, in most given books, 90 per cent will be dedicated to the what and the how and the elaborative material, our job is to present you the why - the core material. Focusing on the core topics is designed to give you an introduction on some business fundamentals, to convey a new or different approach and mindset rather than specific tactics at a granular level. You can subsequently choose whether you would like to dig further on a specific theme, in which case you buying the book is the definitely the way to go. In fact, we’d hope that we can act as a catalyst to buy a book.
Like-minded people understand and learn from each other. Collectively we can assemble much more valuable insights than we could do by our own in a whole lifetime. So we made Bluesophy open, to act as a knowledge transfer platform for those of us who don’t get a chance to read entire books, watch full interviews or attend three days conferences.
Start browsing nowOr transfer your content bysubmitting it one by one. Oh hey, if you feel lazy about that, we can do the hard lifting for you, just create an account and send us (in a word document format)all that you would like to record in the database to email@example.com. Or if you feel that you need to react on the above, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thanks for being here.