Serena Williams Opens Up About Her Complicated Comeback, Motherhood And Making Time to Be Selfish
Serena Williams is the GOAT
“I’m a black woman,” she says. “Women in general are not treated the same as men who’ve had the same amount of success. And then, being a black woman, doing something historically that’s never been done, it’s easy to feel like, ‘We’ve always picked on people of this color. So I’m O.K. to continue to do it.'”
Trump wants to make us believe that these desperate migrants are an existential threat to the United States; the most powerful nation in world history and a nation made strong by immigrants. Trump and my nephew both know their immigrant and refugee roots. Yet, they repeat the insults and false accusations of earlier generations against these refugees to make them seem less than human. Trump publicly parades the grieving families of people hurt or killed by migrants, just as the early Nazis dredged up Jewish criminals to frighten and enrage their political base to justify persecution of all Jews. Almost every American family has an immigration story of its own based on flight from war, poverty, famine, persecution, fear or hopelessness. Most of these immigrants became workers, entrepreneurs, scientists and soldiers of America.
wow, everything about this article ❤️
When the ground shifts, the next chapter begins. Making things can expand one’s understanding of what it means to be human.
What I've learned to appreciate about Pocket—what, for me, is the real pull of an offline reading app—is how it makes the solitary gaze paramount
employees’ motivation and commitment to work increased because they were included in the planning of the experiment, and played a key role in designing how the four-day week would be managed so as not to negatively impact productivity.
What Fred understood and was very direct and articulate about was that the inner life of children was deadly serious to them
It has everything to do with how you build the team, from an emotional level. How do you motivate them? … Leadership is not making guys better by just throwing them the ball. That's not what it is. It's about the influence that you have on them to reach their full potential. And some of it's not pretty. Some of it's challenging, some of it's confrontational. Some of it's pat on the back. But it's finding that balance, so now when you show up to play a Golden State or a Boston, your guys feel like you have the confidence to take on more.
Everyone has a story or a struggle that will break your heart. And, if we’re really paying attention, most people have a story that will bring us to our knees.
Your physical appearance is irrelevant to the quality of your design work.
It's that simple, and there are no exceptions
Your physical appearance is irrelevant to the quality of your design work.
It's that simple, and there are no exceptions
The failed replication of the marshmallow test does more than just debunk the earlier notion; it suggests other possible explanations for why poorer kids would be less motivated to wait for that second marshmallow. For them, daily life holds fewer guarantees: There might be food in the pantry today, but there might not be tomorrow, so there is a risk that comes with waiting. And even if their parents promise to buy more of a certain food, sometimes that promise gets broken out of financial necessity.
A medium to large sized piece of work in product might need on the order of 5-15 iterations before it is working as well as it needs to (sometimes referred to as “time to money”).
More than half of the most highly valued tech companies in the U.S. are founded by first- or second-generation immigrants. Uber, Tesla, WeWork and Wish all have first-generation founders.
would you not invent the telephone because of the possible misuse of the telephone by evil people? No, you would build the telephone and you would try to find a way to police the misuse of the telephone.”
So proud of the work my younger brother is doing! Congrats Naama and Team!
A Doletas é um bom exemplo de empreendedorismo inovador criado pelo economista Naama Mendes Júnior e André Santos. Em seguida vieram os sócios Bruno Rosa e Raísa Spagnol. Trata-se de um cartão-fidelidade e clube de vantagens para ajudar o empresário a entender e fidelizar o consumidor, por meio de descontos e benefícios. Mendes Júnior está feliz com a ideia de negócio: o cartão Doletas é uma realidade em 27 estabelecimentos de Maringá e está em fase de expansão para a região com milhares de usuários. “Teoricamente temos retorno financeiro.Ainda não cobrimos todas as despesas e investimentos, mas estimamos que em oito meses teremos retorno do que foi investido. E não foi pouco”, afirma, sem revelar o montante.
“To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit;
it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatise, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse.” (Paul Rand).
a horse’s success or failure was the result of factors that could be quantified probabilistically. Take variables—straight-line speed, size, winning record, the skill of the jockey—weight them, and presto! Out comes a prediction of the horse’s chances. More variables, better variables, and finer weightings improve the predictions
In 37 years, I can honestly say, I’ve never once thought of my mom as a “female” doctor.
To me, she has always just been … a doctor.
And a great one, too.
the whole natural world is humming along to the same beat. It means our experience of day and night, sleep and wakefulness, is not just a human quirk but a sign we're part of the natural world too.
I need to create what wants to be created.
The groups, like the notorious Black Axe syndicate, have mastered the creation of compelling and credible-looking fraud emails.
Incredible to read Danielle Forward’s story of becoming a designer @Facebook
I’m at the end of a long line of inherited poverty and trauma, when only a few generations ago, everything was forcefully (and many times, violently) taken from my Native American ancestors. As a result, my great, great grandparents grew poorer and poorer as immigrant European colonists and their children grew richer from the gold (cotton, tobacco, timber, and other things) they took from this land and sometimes, the slave labor that produced it.
“I’m most fearful for the human proclivity for denial,” Cameron says. “The challenges that face us are really scientific challenges. We’re turning our back on and politicizing inconvenient science, whether it’s climate change, genetic research, species extinction, habitat loss, or ocean pollution. Science is our way through these problems.
Nice article by @destinithinks on her learnings from her early career as a designer. I was just speaking to a group of several students about this yesterday.
Thanks for sharing @joshuataylor
I learned that most don’t start their careers with their dream job.
Our study shows that you might be able to make your heart younger by exercising more every day
By integrating a display into something that already has a powerful emotional component, the act of communicating becomes a lot more natural and relaxed than any ringtone, vibration, or bright-red numbered badge.
this emphasis on niceness leads to poor decision-making and low levels of creativity by limiting the number of inputs a group will consider and diverting focus away from risk-taking and results
I loved the puzzle-like nature of working in sixteen-by-sixteen and thirty-two-by-thirty-twopixel icon grids, and the marriage of craft and metaphor
Thirteen years ago, OLPC told the world that every child should get a laptop. It never stopped to prove that they needed one.
I love @lyft. Now I love them even more!
your decision to ride with Lyft will support the fight against climate change.
we are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it.
To Borlaugians, farming is a kind of useful drudgery that should be eased and reduced as much as possible to maximize individual liberty. To Vogtians, agriculture is about maintaining a set of communities, ecological and human, that have cradled life since the first agricultural revolution, 10,000-plus years ago. It can be drudgery, but it is also work that reinforces the human connection to the Earth. The two arguments are like skew lines, not on the same plane.
what do we want design to be?
Do we want it to be as small as it is today, an insular community with an obscure language that largely gets ignored by the world at large? Or do we want it to be as big and influential and as inspiring as we all know it can be?
I was running from room to room, like I was looking for something I couldn’t find. Really I was just hoping my heart would stop racing. It was like my body was trying to say to me, You’re about to die.
it is one thing to develop a technology that is superior to the current offerings, but entirely another thing to make it usable by most people.
Paola and her family were the first undocumented people I ever met. She was my childhood neighbor and Brazilian like me. We both came to the U.S. as kids, played the same games together, and both attended local public schools in Miami. Paola did nothing wrong nor did I do anything special to merit our differences in citizenship status. But those differences have shaped who we are and now feel glaring. I had an American passport, so I was able to travel to Brazil for a few months every summer until I was 18. Since coming to the U.S. at age six, Paola has not left the United States. Even when her dad was deported to Brazil and unable to re-enter the U.S., she has not been able to visit him — a painful separation I could not imagine bearing. Ironically, one could argue that my American citizenship allowed me to be “more” Brazilian.
I didn’t know Paola was undocumented until she told me after we graduated from college. It was difficult to begin thinking of her as an undocumented person, because she was my neighbor, my classmate, and walked alongside me in everything I did. She now works for a women’s health clinic in Colorado, assisting women in need, and I am so proud of her.
We are not ready for the stars yet — not only because we cannot get there, but because we would not know what to do there yet, any better than we do here on earth. If human history has taught us anything here on earth, it is that exploration is not simply finding new worlds — but knowing how to create them, too.
In the end, the only way to be creatively successful is to start, to keep going, to make mistakes and learn from them, and then keep going.
One of my favorite players to ever watch in a football pitch
It was because he played, because he enjoyed it, that he succeeded: the grin on his face was not just there after he won the league, the Champions League, the World Cup and the Ballon d’Or, it was there while he won them. It became contagious.
teams with a broader range of people have a wider range of interests, experiences, and backgrounds to draw upon. They understand potential users of products better than less diverse teams. And they tend to be better problem-solvers, coming up with blue-sky solutions more often. “They think about problems in a different way that might have been expected
There's so much potential for VR to be good for mankind. I believe we will get there someday.
Perhaps the most effective way to get over the mental wounds is to go to an alternate world
Want to understand what this awful tax bill will do to our economy? Just look at what happened in Kansas. They basically reversed the tax cuts because instead of creating jobs and growth, it had the opposite effect.
Numbers tell you what. People show you why.
Our background, experiences and heritages are our greatest strengths. That is why #diversity is key to any company trying to innovate.
Thiel’s influential ideas about computer design are rooted in her background. Thiel’s father was a naval engineer and architect turned Bauhaus-influenced designer who knew and worked with luminaries like Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. “I grew up in a household that was ‘form follows function,‘” Thiel says. “Basically design had to be functional and it had to express its function. And this was 1 of the 10 commandments in our household.”
I always think that there are two products at the end of a programme; there is the physical product or the service, the thing that you have managed to make, and then there is all that you have learned. The power of what you have learned enables you to do the next thing and it enables you to do the next thing better.
I wonder how many lives have been lost due to bad UI design in planes, ships, cars and trains #usability #ui #design
The only requirement for being a leader is to have followers. Managers need to be promoted, but leaders emerge.
race is a stronger impediment than gender when it comes to climbing Silicon Valley’s corporate ladder
short termism prevents us from solving the dizzying array of long-term problems we face: climate change, growing political instability and polarization, economic inequality, unsustainable social systems like social security and healthcare, digital systems compromising our privacy and security, and the specter of joblessness resulting from AI and automation