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  • H. shared from The Science of Optimism: Why We're Hard-Wired for Hope by Tali Sharot
    A brain that doesn’t expect good results lacks a signal telling it to “take notice — wrong answer!”
    Note: The Science of Optimism is a great read for this time of year.
  • H. shared from The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
    “The invention of printing, though ingenious, compared with the invention of letters is no great matter.” Up to a point, he was right. Every new medium transforms the nature of human thought. In the long run, history is the story of information becoming aware of itself.
  • H. shared from KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money by JMR Higgs
    "The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and the establishment of the new, constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism."
    Note: The interval between the decay of the old and the formation of the new...
  • H. shared from You Learn By Living by Eleanor Roosevelt
    What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person.
    Note: "What counts is not what you read: it is what you sift through your own mind"
  • H. shared from a Personal Document
    If you consider innovation to be efficient and ideas precious, that is a tragedy: you give the crown jewels away to Steve Jobs, and all you’re left with is a printer. But in the real, messy world of creativity, giving away the thing you don’t really understand for the thing that you do is an inevitable tradeoff. “When you have a bunch of smart people with a broad enough charter, you will always get something good out of it,” Nathan Myhrvold, formerly a senior executive at Microsoft, argues. “It’s one of the best investments you could possibly make—but only if you chose to value it...
    Note: The game is what you catch, not what you spill...
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