Jeff Bezos reveals what it's like to build an empire and become the richest man in the world — and why he's willing to spend $1 billion a year to fund the most important mission of his life
Oh dear, what a beautiful sharing. It's much harder to be kind than be clever, or fair.
"You're going to figure out one day that it's harder to be kind than clever."
The clash is epic and internal, between the ego and Self, and the stakes are our lives.
When Ribbonfarm talks spirituality.. The best.
Damnnnnnn Manish is sooo good.
Not a single person in the world today is given a salary to do what he likes, but only what someone else likes.
Amazing piece of journalism
"In Communist China, I was taught that hard work would bring success. In the land of the American dream, I learned that success comes through good luck, the right slogans, and monitoring your own—and others’—emotions."
Remind me of Kevin Kelly question: what kind of myth will we subscribe into?
56/ We don't have the science to create that future, but that actually doesn't matter. The currency from an imaginary, impossible future can sustain the economy of a real present and create real futures.
57/ When we take such futures too literally, to be actually realized in literal ways rather than as a basis for a currency of meaning (a superset of economic currencies), we get uncritical religion.
The art of debugging a computer program is to figure out what you told the computer to do instead of what you thought you told it to do." Right now, Facebook is engaged in this struggle, as is Google.
Beautiful essay on the conception of time.
Literacy is not programmability. One of the coolest refactoring post I've read from Ribbonfarm
Because modern education is not designed to produce literate people. It is designed to produce programmable people.
Customize vs personalize vs contextualize : marketing, sales and pr
Given the same power to tweak an offering, marketers naturally customize, salespeople naturally personalize, and PR people naturally contextualize.
Great list to think about how we think about money
Though most of us resent the idea of the government bailing out fat cats, pure Darwinist “let ’em pay the costs” opinions miss the fact that the world is not only like an ecosystem of many organisms, but also like a single connected living thing. You can cause a lot of pain or kill the whole thing if you are not careful. This is also the sort of metaphor switch that made Bill Gates switch from wealth creation to AIDS fighting.
Damn, insight porn on why curiosity often doesn't last long..
" "buying options" easily becomes an end rather than a means to an end itself. Why? Because the choices we make between now and our ideal vision change who we are.
But they fail to understand that all of these intervening choices will change them fundamentally—and they are, in fact, the sum total of those choices.
I think I get it, but I might well be wrong.
Great insights on learning organizations
Maybe we can use the word "narrative" more than the trendy word "mission"? Fascinating journey and insights by @jhagel
Good overview of the shift
Beautifully written and definitely not wishy washy
Beautifully spot on with so much relevance to today.
Amazing analysis of current issue on immigration. Beware of Anchoring effect.
Great analysis of the opportunity for adult learning.
Really good article to help with my thinking.
Really thoughtful discussion.
Indeed, it's so tempting to just add more features and succumb to the desire of "doing cool things because we can" instead of staying true with what the customers need.
Often customer requirements don’t grow exponentially relative to their existing line.
Really thoughtful piece about the new hacker sphere of attention.
Reason for creation.
those with nothing to lose under the current system will by sheer necessity build the new.
"Though the nature of future discoveries is hard to predict, I've found I can predict quite well what sort of people will make them. Good new ideas come from earnest, energetic, independent-minded people." should I be trusting the "expert" here?
Refreshing to hear a different opinion.
There is indeed a lot of things not for sale but definitely for share, like trust, relationships and moms food made just for you.
new common sense. At its heart must be the belief that democracy is a better way to organize society than markets – that some things are not for sale.
"Is it really revolutionary that we can now make more things in our classrooms and garages, mostly which we don’t really need?
So here’s to our makers of poetry, philosophies, and dance moves. Here is to our makers of food and friendships. These heroes should be celebrated and be role models for our students and kids to discover the magic of making in a world beyond things."
Beautifully expressed what I've always thought of and tried to do!
Great read on what Manager is for 21st century
The five questions to ask for a life well lived. A great read.
if you never stop asking and listening for good questions, you will feel beloved on this earth, and, just as importantly, you will help others, especially students, feel the same.
Great minds on
New terms learned: Expert generalists. Welcome to the world of knowledge workers.
Great article about effective team work. Nothing new but still good to see the data driven approach. I love the last anecdote about "just a test for your resilience"
The more the Internet changes, the more it stays the same, in terms of its overall shape, strengths and vulnerabilities.
The more the Internet changes, the more it stays the same, in terms of its overall shape, strengths and vulnerabilities. Great example of scaling without thoughtful consideration.
Musk, Altman, and Brockman are placing their faith in the wisdom of the crowd. But if they’re right, one day that crowd won’t be entirely human.
Great interview with Ottoman Charmer in his theory U
Good summary of a bad ass theory.
A good argument for universal basic income.
Yes we can
I took a nap in the office during work last summer and it wasn't well received. I'm not alone in misunderstanding "Be who you are".
“We need to think about how to build a Web that listens, and how to build a Web that makes us better at listening to each other,”
I'd love to hear some Trump supporters, because I saw too many opponents on my feeds. I don't get bored, but I'm afraid I'm not learning much.
Great tribute to Marvin Minsky
We work so hard because that's how we get our sense of purpose nowadays.