Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

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 »

our simply complex world

Every fortnight (or thereabouts) I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @ScottSantens: “Our problem is not that jobs are going away thanks to technology. It’s that we require jobs for income, and believe 40 hours is ‘full-time’”. @Richard_Florida: “Cities need to be places… Read more »

friday’s finds #300

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. My initial post in this series was made in May 2009. The first three years of these posts were weekly. This is the 300th post of my Friday’s Finds. @SebPaquet: “Any sufficiently advanced work is indistinguishable from play.” Warren… Read more »

understanding work

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @DonaldHTaylor: ‘In Turkish you never ask “Did you understand me?” It’s rather rude. Instead, you say “Anlatabildim mi?” – Was I able to explain?’ @suitpossum: “The world is not data. The world is soil,… Read more »

meaning and failure

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Hire character. Train skill.” — Peter Schutz, former CEO of Porsche via @2080strategyex “Human beings augmented by other human beings is more important than human beings augmented by technology” —@eskokilpi “Interesting that there is… Read more »

first we shape our tools

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @wimleers : “We’re building tools for authoritarianism just to get people to click on a shoe ad” — @zeynep at @DrupalConNA #DCzeynep (i.e. @facebook) Automation is transforming work and the US isn’t ready, via… Read more »

friday’s good finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @curtisogden: ‘Overheard: Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. I say repeatedly that ‘Systems eat culture for lunch’. @katrynadow: “Consulting teaches you are only as good as your last gig, so reputation is critical.”… Read more »

TGIF

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The given is not given unless it is taken, and taking is an act of interpretation. Always.” —@dweinberger “The most important skill to learn is how to distinguish between confident people, and people who… Read more »

power, control, literacy

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Kasparov63: “To play the victim despite holding power, one needs dangerous enemies. If they don’t exist, they must be created or their threat inflated.” @kevin2kelly: “Humans are experts at inefficiency. All art, discovery, innovation,… Read more »