You have to be careful being too trustful. Trust but verify they say. I have your back, do you have mine?
There are a handful of people that I trust completely. I've known these people a long time. I find it harder to trust new people that I run across. Trust takes time to develop. There are some people that I don't trust anymore at all and I'm sure I've disappointed a few people along the way too. Trust takes a long time to develop between teams, yet it can be destroyed instantly only to start rebuilding again ... slowly.
In one of the AR books I'm reading now, Freedom, the digital callout overlaid on the real world shows a "trust" level beside people (as up/down voted by the community). That's an interesting idea. Not only do you immediately see names, but you get an immediate value score. This exists today on people, companies & services in a variety of forms (Quora, Glassdoor, Netflix & thousands of others).
I've had the trust topic on my list of things to write about since we went on a driving trip to Colorado in our GMC 2500 pickup truck last October. I've found the builtin GPS to be ... horrible. Completely untrustworthy! It's hard to believe really. So today, we travel with four different GPS systems.
- Garmin RV GPS. Big Screen. Always gets us where we want to go even if the routing seems odd at times. Love the way it advises changes in (speed, sharp turns, ... ) ahead.
- Google Maps on the iPhone/iPad. The gold standard. Why can't every GPS system be based on this. Chews up power if not plugged in though.
- GMC GPS. A piece of shit and no redeeming value at all.
- Jeep GPS. Not great, not horrible. Which makes it not that useful. Remember it's either hell yeah or no. Since it's not hell yeah, then it's a no. But I love the way it shows the name of the next upcoming street. Nice feature.
Here's the deal breaker with the GMC GPS. We know how to navigate to Breckenridge from Austin to Breckenridge because we've driven that route a hundred times. The GPS wanted to take us on a 4wd dirt road over the mountains to get there. WTF? I'll insert the picture below.
Haven't used the GPS since! You have to trust your equipment, your family, your friends, your co-workers ... and most importantly ... yourself. What's your trust strategy?
Here's the Colorado pic. The GPS wants to go this way rather than the paved surface roads. Maybe I'll try it with the Jeep this summer.