Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

an assumption of knowledge

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Word of the day is ‘sequaciousness’ (17th century): the blinkered, unreasoning, and slavish following of another, no matter where it leads.” —@suzie_dent “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness… Read more »

best finds of 2020

Here are some of the best of my fortnightly Friday’s Finds of 2020. Happy New Year 2021! “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” —Maya Angelou “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” —Ernest Hemingway… Read more »

carol of the masks

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds and these are the last ones for 2020, a year few of us will forget. So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, And… Read more »

the selfish and the selfless

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.” —George Carlin The Lesson We Should Have Learned From 2020 — But Haven’t by @umairh What is the thing the East… Read more »

moscow rules

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In the past every village had an idiot, and we could all deal with that. Now the internet is allowing idiots to connect and it is normalising idiocy.” —@snowded “Most victims of suicide are… Read more »

permanent value

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written. He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.” —T.S. Eliot “The first… Read more »

a variety of finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Top Influencers in knowledge management by @cronycle [Long list to curate your own feed on KM] @DougBoneparth — “Learning how to sell provides more job security than most college educations.” I used to tell… Read more »

engaging with reality

Every fortnight, since 2009, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @EmilyHaber [German Ambassador to USA] — “Hannah Arendt, a German Jew, political theorist and philosopher, was born on this day in 1906. One of her many legacies: Totalitarianism can flourish where people… Read more »

hopes and fears

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” —Maya Angelou @Tom_Peters — “Sunday reminder to leaders. The way you have behaved in the last 6 months and will behave in… Read more »

chocolate over broccoli

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — “My new favorite definition of Gamification — the process of pouring behaviorist chocolate over instructionist broccoli. Via @bjfr.” @white_owly — “A lecturer told us a story of a woman who had lived… Read more »