About Michael S.

Since 1998, Michael Szul has designed and developed software applications for Fortune 500 companies, including AIG and Praxair. Later, he served as a senior software engineer for the technology division of Performance Media Group, contributing to their fast growth and success, including placement on the Inc. 5000.

Szul's expertise in social software development led to a lateral move within the company to become the director of development for their travel social network. He even built successful social software for companies such as Apple Vacations and Conde Naste's Gourmet Magazine.

As a partner at Barbella Digital, Inc., Szul currently designs and develops enterprise level workflow systems and mobile applications for educational institutions.

After originally attending college for religion and philosophy, Szul graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology.

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  • Michael shared from The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz
    The frequencies of the notes in a scale—do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do—sound to us like they’re rising in equal steps. But objectively their vibrational frequencies are rising by equal multiples. We perceive pitch logarithmically.
    Note: We perceive pitch logarithmically.
  • Michael shared from The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz
    The eminent linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin of Oxford once gave a lecture in which he asserted that there are many languages in which a double negative makes a positive but none in which a double positive makes a negative—to which the Columbia philosopher Sidney Morgenbesser, sitting in the audience, sarcastically replied, “Yeah, yeah.”
    Note: The snark is strong with Morgenbesser.
  • Michael shared from Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings by Gary Lachman
    In order to account for the strange character of synchronicities—the uncanny juxtaposition of the outer world and the inner one—Jung concludes that “either there are physical processes which cause psychic happenings, or there is a pre-existent psyche which organises matter.” Simply put, either what’s “outside” affects what’s “inside,” or vice versa. To which I think we can add a third possibility, which Jung hints at but never declares outright: that synchronicities are, as Colin Wilson suggests, “a kind of nudge from some unknown guardian angel, whose purpose is to tell...
    Note: Jung's synchronicities.
  • Michael shared from Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings by Gary Lachman
    Western man, Jung saw, always wants to do something, to “get somewhere”; this kind of restlessness is characteristic of us all.
    Note: Western man.
  • Michael shared from Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings by Gary Lachman
    It’s not enough to withdraw from society and seek your own salvation, your own individuation. The individuator must return to society (“collectivity”) to contribute his or her new insights, his or her new values, which must be at least equal to if not greater than the norm.
    Note: Jung's individuation.
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