Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

art, reality, and truth

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We have art so that we shall not die of reality.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, via @AnthonyMartinFaria @dsearls — “Future epitaph: ‘I used to be talent. Now I’m just content’.” @MelissaPierce — “This quote from the… Read more »

jupiter aligns with mars

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place. Now, we do everything for the community, because speakers, sponsors, and the audience… Read more »

lockdown

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” —Peter Drucker But in our knowledge economy, says Drucker,… Read more »

changing patterns of connectedness

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. The Fourth Doctor — “The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts, they alter… Read more »

control is for amateurs

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.” —Viktor Frankl, via @nuri_numinous @JoyceCarolOates —… Read more »

“weeks where decades happen”

Every fortnight — and what a fortnight it has been! — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. 6 March — “You’re not going to see public health, let alone pandemic preparedness, at the top of the priority list for this White House.”… Read more »

“a continuing exploration of mysteries”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a… Read more »

a mixed bag

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Humanity’s problem today is that we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.” —E. O. Wilson, via @Kpaxs @snowded — “In complexity … you define a direction of travel, not a goal, because if… Read more »

skepticism and complexity

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.” —John Dewey “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” —@EnriquePenalosa “We rarely… Read more »

no cheap tickets

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “There are no cheap tickets to mastery. You have to work at it, whether that means rigorously analysing a system or rigorously casting off your own paradigms and throwing yourself into the humility of not… Read more »