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  • John shared from Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
    In my experience, creative people discover and realize their visions over time and through dedicated, protracted struggle. In that way, creativity is more like a marathon than a sprint.
  • John shared from Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T. E. Lawrence
    I meant to make a new nation, to restore! a lost influence, to give twenty millions of Semites the foundations on which to build an inspired dream-palace of their national thoughts. So high an aim called out the inherent nobility of their minds, and made them play a generous part in events: but when we won, it was charged against me that the British petrol royalties in Mesopotamia were become dubious, and French Colonial policy ruined in the Levant. I am afraid that I hope so.
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  • John shared from David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
    As the playwright George Bernard Shaw once put it: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
  • John shared from Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything by F.S. Michaels
    In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic; economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel, and act. The beliefs, values and assumptions that make up the economic story aren’t inherently right or wrong; they’re just a single perspective on the nature of reality. In a monoculture though, that single perspective becomes so engrained as the only reasonable reality that we begin to forget our other stories, and fail to see the monoculture in its totality, never mind question it. We accept it as true simply because we’ve heard its...
  • John shared from Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything by F.S. Michaels
    In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic; economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel, and act. The beliefs, values and assumptions that make up the economic story aren’t inherently right or wrong; they’re just a single perspective on the nature of reality. In a monoculture though, that single perspective becomes so engrained as the only reasonable reality that we begin to forget our other stories, and fail to see the monoculture in its totality, never mind question it. We accept it as true simply because we’ve heard its...
  • John shared from Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
    The whole city was a monosyllabic imperative directed at Katz in his beat-up biker jacket. Saying: die.
  • John shared from Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
    The whole city was a monosyllabic imperative directed at Katz in his beat-up biker jacket. Saying: die.