Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

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 »

art and monopolies

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.”—Nina Simone, via @PENamerican “It seems my latest hobby is finding interesting artists to follow on Instagram. Art as a refuge etc.”… Read more »

friday’s finds #292

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” —@kasparov63 “The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy… Read more »

chaos & cooperation

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I am finishing three weeks in Europe so many of these posts reflect the interactions I had in Copenhagen, London, and Antwerp. @umairh: “Fascism counts on you. Not on your support. But on your… Read more »

bike friday

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 Copenhagen, the most bicycle friendly city in the world. This edition is dedicated to one of my favourite activities. Math myth-busting some of our worst urban planning misconceptions,  via @mobi_bikes… Read more »

democracy anew

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.” —John Dewey (1916) @SamuelPepys: “To the Coffee-house, and sat long in good discourse with some gentlemen concerning the Roman Empire.” The… Read more »