No One Knows What Britain Is Anymore
“The sense in the rest of Europe is bewilderment; how much worse can it get?” said Tomas Valasek, a former Slovak diplomat who lived in Britain for many years and now directs Carnegie Europe, a Brussels-based research institution. “After Brexit, no one is trying to help now. They’ve given up. Nobody on the Continent really cares that much about Britain anymore. Even worse, people feel the country will fall into the hands of Jeremy Corbyn and that will do more damage than Brexit itself.”
“Xiān kǔ hòu tián.” First bitter, then sweet.
The reason for this may have to do with something called loss aversion, which holds that people tend to overestimate the pain of losing something and underestimate the pleasure of acquiring it.
Of the many things that Toutiao does, one element that is core to its model more than any other: it is good at identifying what its users want to see. It is fitting, then, that its business model maps perfectly to that strength
“The best machine learning and artificial intelligence any form cannot compensate for bad data,” he said. “Practitioners should be zealous in ensuring they feed their algorithms reliable data and, ideally, data that has not been scoured over by all of Wall Street already. It is ‘new’ data combined with disciplined machine learning algorithms than that poses an existential threat to the status quo on Wall Street.”
We get them on price, but we keep them on service
The prize for success is that it unlocks harder challenges with more at stake for next time.
Starbucks less a foreign brand transplanted to China and more a seed from a Western tree that has been carefully planted and patiently nurtured within.
No matter what you’ve done up to this point, you better still be a student. If you’re not still learning, you’re already dying.
People watching this from afar sometimes suggest that tech simply has too much money to stop. This is nonsense. Politics is run by politicians, and while they like money, they like attention more. People who think the money tech spends can buy protection from the political system misunderstand their dynamic: The transfers of money referred to blandly as “campaign finance” are equal parts bribery and extortion, and the system works best when the target is scared.
You have to be supportive, optimistic, encouraging, and positive in your interactions with founder/leaders and their teams. But you must also flag areas where there could be trouble. Getting that balance right has been a work in progress for me for my entire career.
“Bend down,” he said, and then whispered: “If one day, when I’m older, I decide to eat pizza with meat on it, will you still like who I am?”
“A winner, a champion, will accept his fate. He will continue with his wheels in the dirt. He will do his best to maintain his line and gradually get himself back on the track when it is safe to do so. Yes, he loses a few places in the race. Yes, he is at a disadvantage. But he is a winner, a champion, and will accept his fate. He will continue with his wheels in the dirt. He will do his best to maintain his line and gradually get himself back on the track when it is safe to do so. Yes, he loses a few places in the race. Yes, he is at a disadvantage. But he is still racing. He is still alive.”
We can boost our motivation by narrowing down our options, making it easier to act on them. We like to know we have a plan and are working toward it. If you feel stuck, try writing down all of your options and selecting the three you’re most excited about in order. Then allocate time to work toward your top choices.
It might not be the career that I dreamed of having last year, or even last month — but when you think about it, that’s kind of been my career from the start. It’s never been the dream come true, and it’s never been what you expect. It’s just been me.
"I'll tell you one thing," he says. "I'm gonna go or I'm gonna be or I'm gonna stay wherever I'm wanted, man. Because that's all anybody ever wants," he says. "To be appreciated."
The primary takeaway from Dweck’s research is that we should never stop learning. The moment we think that we are who we are is the moment we give away our unrealized potential.
But the point may be less about productivity than about demonstrating commitment and team spirit.
Results come to those who “act” while others are discovering the “right” ways to generate results.
You can live your life on purpose. You can spend your time on things you value. You can be who you intended to become. You can continue to progress and evolve, even after you’ve become successful and fulfilled.
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
When you want to accomplish anything, the best way to do it is to stop dreaming. To focus and treat it like a project you’re being paid to do. A project that your job depends on. A project for the biggest asshole you’ll ever work for — yourself.
Are you working toward your 10 years of silence today? Are you deliberately focused on developing your skills? Or are you simply “putting in your time” and hoping for the best?
In a world where comfort is king, arduous physical activity provides a rare opportunity to practice suffering.
Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.
Many great companies start from a tactical feature in a space full of problems. Initially, they must fight to keep maintain focus and simplicity, and solve a single problem well. That is often their competitive advantage vs. large incumbents.
When your days are filled with only those essentials that mean the world to you -- and you're succeeding in those areas -- you dominate in all areas of your life. You are living intentionally and congruently. You have momentum and balance. You're being who you truly want to be, every day.
9. Stop spending so much money on socializing.
Like most millennials, I too have fallen victim to spending money for what I consider “the short term.” You know, things like going out to eat or going to shows, which for the time being is great, but as you get older, you realize this money is well spent other places. Plus, as millennials spend nearly 44 percent of their food budget on going out, cutting back can be an excellent way to save money.