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  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
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  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire. Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not hide from them. You want to be the fire and wish for the wind. This summarizes this author’s nonmeek attitude to randomness and uncertainty.
  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    “When a certain issue is raised as a problem, there must be a reason,” he said, apparently acknowledging a link between news coverage and the refusal to extend the visas.
  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    the Times sat on the warrantless wiretapping story at the Bush administration’s request was a major reason that Snowden chose to give documents to Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, and Barton Gelman, and not to the New York Times.
  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    A common product strategy error is the assumption that more features = better quality product.  But more often than not, less = more. 
  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    The reality is that mainstream music consumers are not heavily engaged with music and like programmed, curated music experiences. 
  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    Making the charts is not easy. Speaking at the Web Summit, Alex White of Next Big Sound pointed out that in the last year, only 961 artists made the Billboard Top 200, and just 204 of those were entering it for the first time. The Billboard Top 100, which tracks singles rather than albums, is an even more exclusive club: out of 249 artists appearing, just 43 were debuting.
  • Isaac shared from a Personal Document
    Elsewhere in the digital world, social media is becoming a dominant contributing factor to the popularity of an artist, and it's also generating a huge amount of data that can be a powerful tool for trend analysis. Public social data is like a crystal ball that can help the music industry predict who's going to become the next big thing.
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