Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

rational friday finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.” —John Adams (second President of the United States of America) “I used to think the 21st century’s… Read more »

thinking & remembrance

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” —Marcus Aurelius — via @MickFealty “It’s easier to fool… Read more »

we need more debunking

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I was about 60 when I began seeing my own experiences adding up to me.” — Alice Parker, via @OnBeing “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of… Read more »

labouring into the network era

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @ZCichy: “I don’t use Facebook. When I explain why to friends/family: I sound like a nut job. Acceptance of no privacy has been socially normalized.” “History is a gallery of pictures in which there… Read more »

power and addicts

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Power not only corrupts, it addicts.” – Ursula Le Guin, via @ndcollaborative “You are reading a book,” the car said. It pulled over and stopped. “This road is paid for by advertising boards. Look… Read more »

plantations, rentals & politicians

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @BrentToderian – “ In my recent work with cities all over the world, this may be the message that’s resonating the most lately: The truth about a city’s aspirations isn’t found in its vision…. Read more »

the economy of sharing

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause & reflect” – Mark Twain – via @DebraWatkinson @RalphMercer – “Passion distorts reality, common sense enables the status quo,… Read more »

friday’s finds #278

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Richard_Florida – “The greatest innovation hoax is that somehow a fancy building will help produce them …” @JeffWeiner – “Well said. Why sci-fi author William Gibson likes Twitter: I’m able to wake up, open… Read more »

governance, reflection, practice

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “What’s the point of innovation if you’re not building a better society?” – Nils Pihl “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires… Read more »

humanity in beta

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Stephen Downes – “Consciousness is, in other words, a community phenomenon, and not merely an individual phenomenon.” The (not so) secret life of a networked and networking scholar, by @14prinsp “Yes, I know Facebook… Read more »