About Loic Le Meur

serial entrepreneur, founder of Europe's #1 tech event, LeWeb

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Loic shared from Flow (P.S.) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    On the job people feel skillful and challenged, and therefore feel more happy, strong, creative, and satisfied. In their free time people feel that there is generally not much to do and their skills are not being used, and therefore they tend to feel more sad, weak, dull, and dissatisfied. Yet they would like to work less and spend more time in leisure.
    Note: such a paradox!
  • Loic shared from Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Meditation does not involve trying to change your thinking by thinking some more. It involves watching thought itself. The watching is the holding. By watching your thoughts without being drawn into them, you can learn something profoundly liberating about thinking itself, which may help you to be less of a prisoner of those thought patterns—often so strong in us—which are narrow, inaccurate, self-involved, habitual to the point of being imprisoning, and also just plain wrong.
  • Loic shared from What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman, Roo Rogers
    Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.”
    Note: so true
  • Loic shared from This Is Burning Man by Brian Doherty
    Burning Man, the meme spread, was a physical analog of the Internet, a place where every tendency, every subculture, and every idea in the world were all instantly, dazzlingly accessible. Mark Pesce, a virtual reality programming pioneer, saw the playa as the only real-world physical analog to virtual space. “I get to the playa in 1995, and I see an endless plain with pointy mountains impossibly far off—that’s a virtual world. If you’d been to a computer role-playing game environment, that’s what you’d see, everything built on it a human construction. It’s cyberspace.”
    Note: exactly
  • Loic shared from This Is Burning Man by Brian Doherty
    “I liked everything to disappear quickly. The need for people to have something permanent of their creation leaves all this junk sitting around. It’s more beautiful to have people experience it and then it’s gone.”
    Note: Temporary as the ideal, opposite to built to stay. Troubling thought.
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Loic Le Meur