Dan01 - 3:16 am on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
They sound like life lessons that can be applied elsewhere too.
Most improvements are incremental
Everything is incremental, IMO. We build on what we have and learn.
I am not an expert in Chinese customs or history, but they have some great lessons.
The Chinese word for crisis is really two words: Danger and opportunity. The truth is that we don't usually see an opportunity unless there was a crisis. I think Panda was a wake-up call in many ways. It created a crisis for many, but we have to figure out where the opportunity is. It is out there. These crisis happen to everyone, not just webmasters and marketers.
Another Chinese story:
There was a father and son living on a farm. One day a wild horse came around and they caught it. That is a GOOD THING, right?
Well, the next day the son broke his leg while breaking in the horse. that is BAD THING, right?
Well, the next day the army came through recruiting the towns-people but the son could not join up because of his broken leg. Everyone was killed in a battle the next day.
Someone mentioned on another thread that they should create another domain and move their whole site over to it. Perhaps. But also consider getting another domain and creating a whole new site from scratch. Do something different. Hedge your bets.