A non-technical blog entry today addressing the question many have asked me before: Why am I running this blog?
Obviously, I like to write and I like to share stuff I have learnt or that I think about with other people. My thinking and learning, however, is not self contained, i.e. I don't just sit down in seclusion and wait for that light bulb over my head to light up. I am inspired by things I see, read and experience.
It's great, for example, to have full access to 3GPP standards, to the meeting reports, to the change requests, in short, to everything that goes on in standardization. If there's a doubt, these documents clear things up.
It's also the blogs out there on wireless topics that keep me thinking. By reading them, I challenge my thinking and end up with lots of "yes, and" or "yes, but" or "yes and what if" questions which lead to new insights, ideas, and often to new questions.
It's the people I meet at conferences such as ForumOxford, the Mobile World Congress, Mobile Mondays and others which equally challenge my thinking and give me new ideas, direct or indirect.
And last but not least, it's the books on mobile topics and which I sometimes review on this blog. All together, it's my personal open innovation.
So by writing this blog, I do not only have to clearly think things through before and while I write them down, but it's also about giving something back to the community from which I profit. So, thanks very much for reading this blog and especilly for your comments, both agreeing and disagreeing, they are a vital part of the process as well!