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  • Marcel shared from The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.
  • Marcel shared from What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life (A Penguin Special from Por tfolio) by Laura Vanderkam
    The best morning rituals are activities that don’t have to happen and certainly don’t have to happen at a specific hour. These are activities that require internal motivation. The payoff isn’t as immediate as the easy pleasure of watching television or answering an email that doesn’t require an immediate response, but there are still payoffs. The best morning rituals are activities that, when practiced regularly, result in long-term benefits.
  • Marcel shared from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”
  • Marcel shared from The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan
    In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. —HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
  • Marcel shared from The President of Vice (Kindle Single) by The Onion
    Not sure why Jesus frowns on docking the sub but gives his thumbs up to ladies testing their gag reflex. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m a good Christian and I take his word on faith. Maybe it’s to protect your paycheck from child support. Pretty smart man, that Jesus.
  • Marcel shared from The Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank
    Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
  • Marcel shared from Different Seasons (Signet) by Stephen King
    The most important things are the hardest things to say.
  • Marcel shared from Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
    Allison and I happen to share one (well, at least one) detractor online. I tell her I gave up looking at what he has to say. I blocked him on Twitter and don’t read his site. So the only time he crosses my line of sight is on the rare Twitter search. And I ignore him. I know what he’ll say and don’t care. I won’t give him the pleasure of reacting. Law of the playground and number one rule of internet interactivity: “Don’t feed the trolls.” Allison says others’ barbs have cost her jobs, relationships, and friends. Yet she keeps sharing. Why? “I can pay my rent because of sharing...
    Note: uh... i have a vague idea who that might be @jeffjarvis ;-)
  • Marcel shared from Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
    When I wrote about this German paradox on my blog, a commenter, Tilmann Hanitzsch, offered an intriguing explanation for why his countrymen are less likely to open up: “We lack a culture of sharing our knowledge,” he writes. “We have an antisocial attitude to consider each and every bit of our knowledge as a competitive advantage best kept to ourselves. And we mistrust the fools giving it away for free…. The push-button conditioning I grew up with: Have a problem? Don’t expose it—somebody will use it against you! Had a success? Keep quiet—it will cause envy!… Made a mistake? How...
    Note: gotta love us krauts :) great read @jeffjarvis. see you tomorrow at @hugeinc
  • Marcel shared from Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
    Why, for example, do some Germans object to Google Street View taking pictures of their buildings while some Americans seek out the Google car to perform and have their pictures taken for all to see?
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Marcel Fahle