Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

reading and understanding

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time — none, zero.” —Charles Munger via @JimHays @raesmaa “Don’t read everything you believe.” “In our obscurity—in all this… Read more »

nordic finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I am currently in Helsinki, via Oslo, and then off to Stockholm. So my selections may be influenced by my local surroundings. “We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so… Read more »

myths, markets, & mistakes

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Data will lead you wrong if you pay attention to that and don’t pay attention to people.” — Bozoma St John via @MarkFederman @KevinDoyleJones: “Markets are collective consenual reality.” @ChrisCorrigan: “There is never a… Read more »

radical ideas

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @holden: “So a radical idea — maybe instead of teaching learners to code we should teach coders to learn: sociology, history, policy.” “No one is going to give you the education you need to… Read more »

friday inventions

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “There are two different types of people in the world: Those who want to know, and those who want to believe.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, via @othertwice @njbowden: “Imagine if cities put as much thought, effort,… Read more »

thinking critically

Every fortnight or so, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Experience plus reflection is the learning that lasts.” —Charles Handy, via @olliegardener On internet privacy, be very afraid [including the canvas fingerprinting on this link] via @courosa “Unfortunately, we live in a… Read more »

friday’s urban finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Cars are like pharmaceuticals. There’s a legitimate place for them, but we resort to them too much.” —Peter D. Norton, via @grescoe “And then you automate it, and it makes that same mistake hundreds… Read more »

lies & damn lies

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly : “Lies, damn lies and people who purport to understand blockchain.” @zeynep : “Silicon Valley still mostly run like they are legos for grownups; once something cool is assembled, the real business, people,… Read more »

the complexity of capitalism

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @alaindebotton: “Academia: an invention of genius to keep the brightest, most enquiring minds from tampering with the status quo. Paddocks for intellectuals.” Is Teal the new Black? Probably Not “I suspect that the clean,… Read more »

understanding systems

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.” —Ellen Ullman, via @CodeWisdom @Eric_Weiner: “All travel is time travel. We journey in order… Read more »