Explore Or Exploit? How To Choose New Opportunities
Learning things that (1) change slowly and (2) apply to a wide variety of situations could be a better use of time than learning something incredibly time-consuming, rapidly changing, and of limited application.
In that future, where does person to person communication go?
Your inbox could be something you don’t have to clear, but instead fill with as much data as possible
If the price of dissent in Silicon Valley is too high, dissent will find a darker avenue. The next ValleyWag is likely to be more like WikiLeaks. It could be anonymous. It could be outside the jurisdiction of The United States. And it could use all the shiny tools of the web, Tor, bitcoin financing, Zeronet, the blockchain, to exist above the law.
They're afraid of failure, just like the rest of us are, but they're even more afraid of failing to try.
What people really want are integrated tools that make it easier to do regular tasks in a comfortable and familiar place: Within a conversation.
While Apple's two wearables platforms are inherently different from each other based on how they are designed for different sensory inputs, the two are in fact complementary to each other. The Apple Watch is designed to take advantage of the wrist's superior line of sight. This explains the device's rectangular display, designed to show as much text and other consumable information as quickly and efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, AirPods are designed to capitalize on the very powerful notification capabilities found with the human ear.
Items that are currently given to Apple Watch, such as tap notifications, may end up making much more sense for a device like AirPods, while Siri responses such as location or sports scores make sometimes make sense to be shown on an Apple Watch display instead of simply through voice in the ear. Apple's two wearables platform may end up working hand-in-hand, or maybe I should say wrist-in-ear, to provide a seamless user experience based on the most personal tech gadgets that Apple has ever sold.
This will be an the biggest market opportunity for mobile gaming since the smartphone IMHO.
riders will be able to spend commuting time on other activities like work, education, and socializing
The findings may help explain the ancient adage that it’s best to feed a cold, but starve a fever. Colds are usually caused by viruses, while fevers would traditionally have been more likely to be down to a bacterial infection. Most diets were historically heavy on carbohydrates, which release glucose in our bodies.
Intriguingly, evidence from brain disorders in people suggests that abandoning glucose also helps our neurons when they are stressed. A ketogenic diet seems to protect brain cells in those who have epilepsy, and some are trying it as a way to fight brain cancer.
research suggests that the older you get, the more you regret the paths not taken
Hypothesis-Driven Product Management. Its central thesis is this: It’s no longer good enough for a PM to say, “I think users want this feature.” Instead, you need to ask, “What outcome do you predict this feature will have?”
Imagine hearing Siri privately let you know it’s time for your next meeting and where it is, or give you verbal directions about which street to turn onto while riding your bike, or read back a text message to you while you’re walking — all without blocking the sound from your surroundings. That’s a true “personal assistant.” You could even talk to Siri anytime and anywhere, with a high degree of confidence the service would hear and understand you — almost like the Amazon Echo in your home but available with the same reliability anywhere you go. None of this is far-fetched based on Siri’s current capabilities, but current headphone hardware is not designed technically or socially for these use-cases. AirPods could be designed for having Siri in your ears to proactively keep you up-to-date without distracting from your surroundings.
Collect Now. Filter Later.
Read It Later apps have one crucial problem: when you can save anything, it’s easy to save everything. That’s ok. You should try to only save the articles you really want to read to your list, but you’ll still end up with random articles that don’t seem quite so important after a day’s reflection.
You don’t need to go back and clean it up, though. The whole idea is to save time so you’ll have more free time to read. Here’s how I gather great content to read, and filter through it before actually reading.
Batch Collect Articles
I always start my day by responding to emails. I set a timer for an hour, knock out as many replies as I can, then take a much-needed break with a fun activity, such as collecting articles. I’ll go crazy, opening as many tabs as my little heart desires. This step is where OneTab, a browser extension that consolidates all your tabs into a page of links, comes in handy.
You might not even need to search for interesting articles to collect. If you have sites that publish content you know you’ll want to read later, Zapier can automatically add new posts from their RSS feeds to Pocket or Instapaper for you. You could even connect Feedly to Instapaper or Pocket with Zapier, then just star articles in Feedly to read them later.
These strategies will leave you with with loads of content to read later, but not all of it will be good content. That’s fine: Just delete anything you save that doesn’t directly add value to your life or contribute to the learning you seek.
As Tiago Forte explains, you’re creating a buffer by building up a pool of options and paring it down as you go. Decide whether or not the content is actually helpful, and delete accordingly.
Many posts look interesting in the moment, but with a couple days of perspective, they may not seem like the most important thing to read. No worries. Swipe to delete, and dive into the articles that still seem worthwhile.
As David Allen, inventor of the Getting Things Done productivity system says, “The quality of a workflow’s outputs is fundamentally limited by the quality of its inputs.” Read great stuff, and you’ll output far better ideas.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it.