Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

new year, same humans

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” —Vox 2020-01-04 “And I came to the sage, and I said, Master, I am lost in these… Read more »

best finds of 2019

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are some of the best for 2019. Word of the Year @PhilosophyMttrs — “Word of the Year” — Ultracrepidarian — adjective noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice… Read more »

“we have moved to an era of post-ideology”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @JohnRobb — “Significant philanthropic activity is a good indicator that you live in a dysfunctional society.” @White_Owly — “It’s easy to criticise the system after you’ve made enough money from it to last a lifetime.”… Read more »

bots and spam

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not [retweet] them here or there. I would not [retweet] them anywhere. I would not [retweet the… Read more »

power, sex, laws, and empathy

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Leadership is a serious meddling in the lives of others. Managers/leaders with poor self-awareness and not knowing how their behaviour affects staff do not get the best out of their teams.” —@shauncoffey Was humanity simply… Read more »

from tweets to the blog

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. When Francis Harwood, anthropologist, asked a Sioux elder why people tell stories, he answered, “In order to become human beings.” She asked, “Aren’t we human beings already? He smiled, “Not everyone makes it.” —Laura Simms,… Read more »

media and massages

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I just had the dumbest fight of my professional career, which I assure you is saying something, and there’s not a day we actually disagreed. We just hadn’t talked voice. Oh. Well then. Talk. No… Read more »

banking ideas

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @White_Owly — “Unconscious bias hangs out with plausible deniability. I’ve seen them together. They’ll deny it though.“ @EikeGS — “Today everything runs on bestseller lists. You rarely find good books there. But the less people… Read more »

friday power

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. [some links are to the complete Twitter thread] “If you never change your mind, why have one?” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of… Read more »

system views

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management.” —Douglas McGregor, via @flowchainsensei Stephen Downes — “If we can be programmed even a little, what does that… Read more »