Local Blogger Success : Tatiana Aquino from Style with a HINT of Mint

Almost everyone I know dreams of it, but procrastination keeps them from it. What am I talking about? Shipping.

“I don’t have time to do it.”

“It’s not good enough.”

“What’s the point. Nobody can make money these days.”

All words spoken by procrastinators. Instead of making excuses, just do it, like Tatiana Aquino has done. Sure she didn’t implement her idea from one day to the next. It took planning and testing to come up with a product that was good enough to ship. But she has shipped.

She may make changes along the way. What company doesn’t. People I know who had the first iPhone say that it was far inferior to what we have today. The same is true of some Microsoft products. And Samsung is famous for throwing stuff out there, seeing how it works, and then making the appropriate adjustments.

But back to Tatiana. She may not be a household name, yet, but shipping has gotten her a step closer to the front door.

Support an entrepreneur. Check out her blog www.stylewithahintofmint.com, follow it if you like what you see, and spread the word to others you think might like it. Tatiana thanks you.


Creativity in Business — Dell

“Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.” – Robert E. Franken, Human Motivation

And Dell has indeed come up with alternatives and ideas that are useful in solving problems for users and the company itself.

Biggest creative alternative: Broke up with Wall Street (went private)

Creative ideas: Dell XPS 13 (notebook), Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet. Received seven Consumer Electronic Show (CES) awards for PC and tablet products.

And all of this from a company that was losing market share in the PC world in 2013.

The XPS 13 is without a doubt one of the most innovative products to come out of Dell in recent memory and it offers a glimpse into what the “New Dell” has been up to over the past year since they’ve gone private and their 2013 strategy change. The company is really pushing the envelope of what is possible with current technologies and is managing to do so with very high quality materials and build quality, enabling them to compete with the likes of Apple for premium consumer products.

Dell Hits Home Runs at CES 2015, Patrick Moorhead, Forbes.com