The reason you feel most comfortable with a job (unless, like me, you’re in the...– Seth’s Blog: Everyone’s model of work is a job (via hiten) Michael sagt: JA, whole heartedly agree with Seth and Paul’s points.
The future is in the making, right here, right now, right where you are. And you are already taking part. You are an integral part of it. Keep continuing what you are doing.
Luxembourg-sized iceberg threatens weather chaos... →
azspot: An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has split off from the Antarctic continent and could disrupt global ocean patterns and weather systems for decades, according to scientists. The 985 square-mile (2,550 square-kilometre) block of ice was knocked off the Mertz Glacier Tongue, a spit of floating ice protruding from East Antarctica on February 12 or 13. It was dislodged by an older...
Ramblings about the multiple-plot format of...
(Spoiler alert) Watched Caprica Episode 5 (There Is Another Sky, Feb 26). WOW! I was right with my suspicion that the virtual Tamara Adama will have a unique role, sort of, in my view. _And what impact will the Avatar of Adamas daughter (which died in the bombing) have on all other characters?_ That she can manipulate the V-World and nobody can delete her!? But she still is code? Can she...
3C7 is a section of the Investment Company Act of...
The 3C7 is a section of the Investment Company Act of 1940, which allows for the exclusion of investment companies from standard SEC registration requirements if all investors have been deemed ‘accredited investors’ or ‘qualified purchases.’ Both initial purchasers and subsequent transferees are considered qualified or accredited under 3C7. The procedures outlined in 3C7...
Steve Jobs will decide what to do with Apple's...
Either way, Jobs reckons he’s the best person to decide what to do with his the firm’s Smaugian golden pile. According to Reuters, Jobs told Apple’s shareholders’ meeting this week, “We’re a large enough business now, that in order to really move the needle, we’ve got to be thinking pretty bold, pretty large. And who knows what’s around the next...
Re: Like Rome Before the Fall? Not Yet (via PIERS...
Like Rome Before the Fall? Not Yet (via PIERS BRENDON) [T]he past is a map, not a compass. It charts human experience, stops at the present and gives no clear sense of direction. History does not repeat itself nor, as Arnold Toynbee would have it, does it proceed in rhythms or cycles. Events buck trends. Everything, as Gibbon said, is subject to “the vicissitudes of fortune.” The...
Studio 20 professor quoted on ABC's staff...
studio20nyu: Studio 20 Professor Jason Samuels is quoted in Wednesday’s New York Times about the impact of dramatic staff reductions at ABC news. From the article: Jason Samuels, an associate professor of journalism at New York University and a former senior producer at ABC, said Tuesday’s move “makes sense,” but added, “ultimately the pressure to continue churning out network quality news...
8 Health Care Lobbyists For Each Member Of... →
azspot: transparentcommunity: Does anyone else think this is ridiculous??? Why do we let these lobbyists control our lives???
The Silver Lining to Greece's Woes
So, even if reluctantly, everyone who wanted to benefit from the single market had to join the single currency. Today it is the same. Even if public opinion is for the moment against a single tax and fiscal policy for all of Europe, Europeans will have to go along at some point. Without it, the euro will not survive. Since everyone has too much to lose, first we will witness, as we are already...
Where did all the people go from the collapsed... →
VC Isn't Dead -- We Just Need To Get Back To Our...
“The fundamentals of the business have changed. Technology is a quasi-commodity, the spread of ideas is instantaneous, competition is global, in other words the market is more efficient.” (Link) [Rambling ON] There is nothing more to add to this. Markets and products move faster than 10 years ago. Efficiencies in communication, for teams, in deal making arose. Not only drove...
fabulis: Update on Citibank situation →
Jason, fabulis founder & ceo, here again. We have some more information on the Citibank fiasco. A few minutes ago I spoke to an account manager at Citibank. This manager let us know that a compliance review occurred, which Citi says is a standard procedure, and the review officer determined… Michael says: #FAIL
Does Citibank Suffer From Homophobia Or Just A... →
Two-thirds of New Yorkers say they regularly hear... →
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All experience leads somewhere and teaches important skills, even if they aren’t the ones you think you need. In the end, you connect the dots and all the sudden it makes sense.
gary: With the Speed of Social Media I really think every large organizations need to seriously consider having smaller nimble teams within them. Would love to get your thoughts?
Watched Caprica Pilot and first couple of Episodes. Have to say it is an interesting, multi-threaded take on what will become BSG (aka the future). I especially liked the idea behind the Virtual World and that teenagers hacked them. The One. The play with things from our world … Compelling if you think about it. Will hope that it doesn’t get too crazy like with Zoes bloody avatar after...
After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I...– The Internet? Bah! — Clifford Stoll: Why Web Won’t Be Nirvana - Newsweek.com 1995
Don't Abandon Ideas That Flop, "all ideas have... →
Often, […], an idea is simply ahead of its time. Companies should regularly revisit their discarded innovations to see whether the rest of the world might have caught up. Innovations should not be discarded, since it is inevitable that they will find value in some context. So, here is my proposal:: Every failed startup, every failed business plan should end up as open source project....
NTT DoCoMo has created headphones that sense eye movements. For instance, you...– Looks can’t kill but might control your phone (via mattlehrer) (via weliveinthefuture)
"No empire remains un-checked." Facebook overtakes... →
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who...– Mark Twain
As a dear friend to me recently said, “Plant the seed, and sooner or later it...– Z as in Zebra - Plant the seed, write the letter, get yourself out there, and more
Eventually I joined the Chatroulette discussion. →
4 wise comments as far as I remember.
Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets...– Jeremy Clarkson [via] (via theautoinsider)
Video: Competition does set the price ... (via... →
The market doesn’t set the price, says Jensen Huang, Co-founder of NVIDIA. The competition does. And the function of an effective manager is to decide how to allocate resources for the best return, and if its pursuit is worthwhile for the enterprise. Be mindful of your best resources - engineering talent, the limited hours in a day - and evaluate accordingly. #economics
Really FAST Internet (via Frank Levinson) →
All that you are reading on the news today about the USA being behind other countries in Internet access is true. Here is first hand data. And it is shameful. We invented it and all of the main access techniques. And we have fallen behind in technology that enables business and people to work together better. Ouch.
Curation is the process by which aggregate data is imbued with personalised...– JP Rangaswami (via designtumblelog) (via rafer)
Still like the good ol delicious ... 6 good reads...
Why Bill Gates is wrong (grist.org) Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle (Rollingstone.com) Why does the West love the Dalai Lama? (BBC.co.uk) 7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPress (Mashable.com) How The Times’ Home Page Gets Made (observer.com) Wholesale eBook Sales Statistics (idpf.org)
My personal opinion is that an entrepreneur is someone who questions authority...– Interview by Seth Godin - Joi Ito’s Web
Doc Searls and The Google Exposure (via Linux... →
Advertising is a bubble. If that’s a true statement, Google is a bubble too. And if that’s true, many of the goods we take for granted on the Web are at risk. Let’s run down some evidence. […] That ended last October, when Google dumped Tele-Atlas, just like it had dumped NAVTEQ earlier, as a source of US map data. As it does in so many other business categories, Google...
Doc Searls simple marketing logic ...
Markets are conversations and Conversation is fire. Therefore: Marketing is arson. (Source). That’s the simplest explanation why there are millions and millions of thirty seconds clips on YouTube.
It requires a new human to realize the dream of self-fulfillment in free cooperation. Like the holy Franziskus von Assisi who was parting from his civic existence once said: You are poor but free. Be ashamed of yourself to listen to the singing birds in their cage, instead to use your wings. German:: Um den Traum von einer menschlichen Selbstentfaltung in freier Kooperation zu verwirklichen...
Facing Budget Gap, Colorado City Shuts Off Lights... →
… unintended consequences.
A short comment about 'Bomb Explodes At JP Morgan... →
Not the first and not the last one. Athens first hand report here and day two here. And down we go the rabbit hole, social unrest common. Greek customs officials begin 3-day strike Greek customs officials and finance ministry employees walked off the job Tuesday to protest government austerity measures designed to pull the country out of a debt crisis that has shaken the entire eurozone. The...