What do you think about Google Reviews? Are they credible? Do they influence your decision about buying a product or choosing a service?
We've seen many businesses have very bad experiences with online reviews (like Google and others) simply because consumers often use it as a soapbox, and it becomes very easy for the highly critical and disgruntled, and because the moderators or owners of the review platform don't take their role or responsibility seriously and with little concern for the consequences of unsubstantiated or unfounded reviews.
In hindsight, we've also been 'tricked' by highly rated businesses which in our own experience turned out to be far from what the reviews proclaimed. Smoke and mirrors.
Have we shared this story before? Too many stories about high school dropouts becoming successful. But what are these stories really trying to tell us? Success isn't determined by success at school (or even completing it)? That school is a distraction to success in business? You can't fill a cup when it's full?
The internet has really changed the world we live in and how we live in it. The traditional concept of school, the way that we all know it, has been the same for a century or more. It hasn't really changed. Even some of the curriculum that children are studying in school has remnants of decades gone by - some which may no longer be relevant to navigating modern society. Is coding more important than calculus in the 21st century?