Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

thinking critically

Every fortnight or so, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Experience plus reflection is the learning that lasts.” —Charles Handy, via @olliegardener On internet privacy, be very afraid [including the canvas fingerprinting on this link] via @courosa “Unfortunately, we live in a… Read more »

friday’s urban finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Cars are like pharmaceuticals. There’s a legitimate place for them, but we resort to them too much.” —Peter D. Norton, via @grescoe “And then you automate it, and it makes that same mistake hundreds… Read more »

lies & damn lies

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly : “Lies, damn lies and people who purport to understand blockchain.” @zeynep : “Silicon Valley still mostly run like they are legos for grownups; once something cool is assembled, the real business, people,… Read more »

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 »