About John Black

Currently interested in art, computing, management, social media, games, science, politics, music, animation, internet, business, flow, dance, running, parenting - but it changes often.

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • John shared from Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
    In this sense, the value of a unit of currency is not the measure of the value of an object, but the measure of one’s trust in other human beings.
    Note: Money represents trust in the common knowledge of the value of a unit of trade. #bitcoin #volatility
  • John shared from Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
    Credit Theorists insisted that money is not a commodity but an accounting tool.
    Note: The essence of money is the ledger, not the bills. #bitcoin #blockchain
  • John shared from The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey
    “Now the crowd has their own business model,” says Jeremiah Owyang, the founder of the consulting service Crowd Companies. Offering a broad definition of the collaborative economy that encompasses everything from barter to lending to gifting, Owyang suggests that the entire human populace is now taking charge of the means of production and changing the rules of the game. “They’re making their own freaking currencies, for God’s sake,” Owyang adds emphatically.
    Note: "...the entire human populace is now taking charge of the means of production..." #crowdcapitalism
  • John shared from Your Brain at Work by David Rock
    Whereas the issues listed here, while being important, are also a bit intangible; thus they take more effort to consider. We all often think about what’s easy to think about, rather than what’s right to think about.
    Note: "We all often think about what's easy to think about, rather than...what's right to think about."
  • John shared from Your Brain at Work by David Rock
    Subtle internal changes, which happen within a fraction of a second and may not be noticeable to the outside world, can sometimes change everything.
    Note: "Subtle internal changes, which happen 'in a fraction of a second.. can sometimes change everything"
  • John shared from Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence by Erica Dhawan, Saj-nicole Joni
    What makes the Ushahidi.com platform so powerful is that it can integrate information sent by anyone connected by almost any means. Add to Ushahidi.com, the connectional intelligence of people like Patrick Meier, and we see how combining disparate individuals, groups and information can and does indeed save lives. Courage builds on courage. This way of combining and forging connections is becoming a go-to template for crisis management around the world.
    Note: Courage builds on courage. #ushahidi
  • John shared from Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence by Erica Dhawan, Saj-nicole Joni
    What makes the Ushahidi.com platform so powerful is that it can integrate information sent by anyone connected by almost any means. Add to Ushahidi.com, the connectional intelligence of people like Patrick Meier, and we see how combining disparate individuals, groups and information can and does indeed save lives. Courage builds on courage. This way of combining and forging connections is becoming a go-to template for crisis management around the world.
    Note: "Courage builds on courage." #ushahidi
  • John shared from Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change by Shawn Achor
    Note: Realities: you have to be able to evaluate and choose among them.
  • John shared from Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland, Jj Sutherland
    In a very real way the very decision to not be average, but to be great, changes the way they view themselves, and what they’re capable of.
    Note: Teams:"...the..decision not to average, but to be great, changes...what they are capable of." #Scrum
  • John shared from A Question of Time: The Ultimate Paradox by Scientific American Editors
    The universe may be timeless, but if you imagine breaking it into pieces, some of the pieces can serve as clocks for the others.
    Note: The universe is timeless, but broken into pieces, some pieces can serve as clocks for the others.
(Charlottesville, VA)
John Black
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