Working for a certain Redmond based software company in the early 90’s after college, I got used to the the idea of collaborating with colleagues by way of sending attachments in email. As efficient as email and attachments were however, there were often the occassional issues of what was then called “version control” that made life challenging. Sometimes it was the version of the application (e.g., “Hey Phil, I’m running an older version of Excel – save it and send it in .xls.”). Other times is was the issue of not having the most up to date copy of the file (e.g., “No, Phil not ‘Q2_QuarterlyReport.xls’ – the comments I wanted you to see are in the last version of the email I sent titled: ‘Q2_QuarterlyReport_kjcomments.xls’.”
Today more meaningful solutions exist for us to share and collaborate on documents using our mobile phones and desktop machines once again. Applications like Slack, Google Docs (even Office 365) offer us newer, better and more meaningful ways of getting things done.
Similarly, gift giving has also gone through a transition. Research shows that giving experiences make us happier than things do. And there’s a growing body of research that shows a huge factor to our happiness is stress management.
Summer is the season of celebration. And our team at GYST thought it would be fun to help people give a gift that matters long after the baby shower, wedding, or retirement celebration. And while the response the past few days has been tremendous (thank you) we know the price point can be kind of expensive.
“Love your gift idea and I’m sure it’s hard to make the economics better, but unfortunately to me it just seems like a seriously expensive gift to give. Wish there could be a cheaper option as I love the idea so much. ;o)
For that reason we’re encouraging readers to use tools like Tilt that make it easy for contributors to help you spread the word and eliminate excuses.
Enjoy summer and stick with the urge to buy something more meaningful, more enduring a chic diaper bags by Prada on-demand services from Amazon Prime and Netflix, your family and friends deserve it.