The logic we followed was simple: Young people, a lot of pressure, a lot of...– What We Talk About When We Talk About Startups, Depression, and Michael Arrington’s Blinders | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. (via steph)
Stowe Boyd: Liquidspace: Finding A Space To Work... →
stoweboyd: I attended the GigaOM Net:Work conference in San Francisco a few weeks ago, and met some of the founders of Liquidspace, a new start-up building something like AirBNB for coworking spaces: LiquidSpace is an application that connects people seeking workspace with venues that have space to…
Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond)... →
courtenaybird: “I like to say that the first generation of e-tailers was really good for nerds. Amazon for me is—I love it—it’s like the biggest warehouse superstore of all time. It’s just awesome, and I love wandering up and down the aisles and it’s like, ‘wow, look at that.’ If I do enough searches I can discover anything. The new generation of e-tailers are much more appealing to normal...
Futurity.org – Aging musicians have sharp brains →
underpaidgenius: via Emory Older musicians perform better on cognitive tests than individuals who did not play an instrument, according to a new study published in the April issue of Neuropsychology. While much research has been done to determine the cognitive benefits of musical activity by children, this is the first study to examine whether those benefits can extend across a lifetime. ...
One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively...– John O’Donohue (via misswallflower)
Cities’ Cost Cuttings Leave Residents in the Dark... →
underpaidgenius: Newest sign of austerity: cutting back on street lights. Monica Davey via NYTimes.com Cities around the nation, grappling with what is expected to be a fifth consecutive year of declining revenues and having exhausted the predictable budget trims, are increasingly considering something that would once have been untouchable: the lights. Highland Park’s circumstances are...
Stay focused on that self that exists outside of work,” Mr. Colonna explained....– U CAN’T HAZ SADZ: The Hushed Dangers of Startup Depression | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. | Page 3 (via steph)
How are you the boss?
clientsfromhell: On the first day of my vacation I get a call from a client. Client: Hey, I need to make sure my name, email address and phone number are up on our contact page. Me: I’m not at a computer right now, can you click on the contact page? Client: (click…click) Ah, there it is. Thanks!
Mediocrity isn’t a quest to be pursued — but a derelict deathtrap to be...– Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well (via courtenaybird)
“Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to...– David Bohm, American-born British quantum physicist who contributed to theoretical physics, philosophy, neuropsychology, and the Manhattan Project. (1917-1992), Changing consciousness: exploring the hidden source of the social, political, and environmental crises facing our world,...
Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an...– John Steinbeck (via quoththeculture)
“Metaphor is for most people a device of the poetic imagination and the...– George Lakoff, American cognitive linguist and professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mark Johnson, Metaphors we live by, University Of Chicago Press, 2003. (via amiquote)
Infinite Stupidity - Mark Pagel via Edge →
stoweboyd: Mark Pagel is Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor of Evolutionary Biology; Head of the Evolution Laboratory at the University of Reading; Author Oxford Encyclopaedia of Evolution; co-author of The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology. His forthcoming book is Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. I want this book. Mark Pagel via Edge One of the first...
speakmnemosyne: Today I have run into you abruptly on the page of a book that was once a letter: “¡Como el ciervo anhela el agua de los arroyos, así mi alma, oh Dios viviente te anhela a Ti!” Words thousands of years old were repeated in 1665, then repeated some weeks ago by you. Like the dialogue of a finely-crafted character this was a surprise but it also felt quite natural to find a trace of...
“Coral reefs are sometimes called “the cities of the sea”, and part of the...– Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, cited in ‘To understand is to perceive patterns’ - B. Fuller, Powell, Johnson, West, Kurzweil & video narration by J. Silva (via amiquote)
The Windows Phone Problem In Three Words: Way Too... →
stoweboyd: I can reduce a way-overlong post by Paris Lemon about what’s wrong with the Microsoft Phone: Too late, not an order of magnitude better. The iPhone was easily an order-of-magnitude better that the shit phones we all tolerated when it launched. Microsoft had years to come up with something awesome, and it’s ok. Which means death, today.
Stowe Boyd: A Prediction: IBM and Microsoft →
stoweboyd: Roughly equal companies in terms of market cap — $220B — but with IBM’s enterprise value about $50B, I am predicting a merger of IBM and Microsoft with IBM leading the merged company, Ballmer retiring, and Microsoft being run — at least for a while — as a branded line of business in the twice as…
Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top... →
futuramb: Computer technology has penetrated the classroom for thirty years with little impact. After hundreds of “disruptive” education startups, the best innovation in education is still the chalkboard. This isn’t the fault of the entrepreneurs, but the fault of an education system which resists innovation at every turn. […] Anyone who has ever run their own business should immediately see...
Snooze or Lose →
tetw: by Po Bronson Overstimulated, overscheduled kids are getting at least an hour’s less sleep than they need, a deficiency that, new research reveals, has the power to set their cognitive abilities back years.
YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF: Announcing Arc: a new... →
youmightfindyourself: arcfinity: February 2012 will see the debut of Arc, a bold new digital publication from the makers of New Scientist. Arc will explore the future through cutting-edge science fiction and forward-looking essays by some of the world’s most celebrated authors – backed up with columns by thinkers…
[We have forgotten] leisure as “non-activity” —an inner absence of...– Josef Pieper, Leisure: The Basis of Culture, 1948. This sort of leisure is the prey being hunted to extinction by technology in general and the Internet specifically, and it is this leisure which permits the creation of sustaining human meaning. Leisure, Culture, Selfhood Pieper’s thesis,...
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with...– Marcus Aurelius (via theantidote)