Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

prisoners of our own device

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We simply ask that you be innovative without mistakes while working as a team to achieve individual performance goals.” —@DocOnDev “Here’s a helpful logic tree to decide if work should be paid or unpaid:… Read more »

fishing through the noise

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Historical Note: On 19 February 2004, states of emergency were declared in Atlantic Canada after a prolonged blizzard, later named White Juan, dumped as much as 100 centimetres of snow. Many roads were impassable,… Read more »

sensemaking in turbulence

Every fortnight 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 “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” —Mignon McLaughlin, The… Read more »

a breath of fresh air

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Yes. It’s really only since wireless networks got fast enough to stream pictures to portable devices that everything changed, & enabled each individual person to live twenty-four/ seven in their own personalized hallucination stream.”… Read more »

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 »