Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

friday’s paradoxes

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @vtg2 — “I’m beginning to think ‘hindsight is 2020’ was some kind of message from a future time traveler that we all misunderstood.” @ComplexWales — “I had a teacher who filled the bell in… Read more »

bad moves

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Lyall Taylor — “Garry Kasparov once said that one of biggest mistakes chess players make is trying to ‘undo’ a bad move, when in reality, once a bad move is played, it is already… Read more »

evidence and perspective

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. PatrickTanguay — “School pre-covid: Teach them all exactly the same thing, sitting in rows. Prepare them for cubicle + factory work. Post-covid: Sit them at the kitchen table, on the couch, let them learn… Read more »

art, reality, and truth

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We have art so that we shall not die of reality.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, via @AnthonyMartinFaria @dsearls — “Future epitaph: ‘I used to be talent. Now I’m just content’.” @MelissaPierce — “This quote from the… Read more »

jupiter aligns with mars

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place. Now, we do everything for the community, because speakers, sponsors, and the audience… Read more »

lockdown

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” —Peter Drucker But in our knowledge economy, says Drucker,… Read more »

changing patterns of connectedness

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. The Fourth Doctor — “The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts, they alter… Read more »

control is for amateurs

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.” —Viktor Frankl, via @nuri_numinous @JoyceCarolOates —… Read more »

“weeks where decades happen”

Every fortnight — and what a fortnight it has been! — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. 6 March — “You’re not going to see public health, let alone pandemic preparedness, at the top of the priority list for this White House.”… Read more »

“a continuing exploration of mysteries”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a… Read more »