- The need for connection & engagement in education by Garr Reynolds on Presentation Zen
Quote: Few people think that the formal education systems around the world are perfect. In fact, virtually everyone realizes that changes — even massive paradigm shifts — are needed
- Chasing Returns by Fred Wilson on A VC
Quote: I do think we are seeing signs of excess in the markets we invest in and I do think we are seeing investors chasing returns in deals they don’t fully understand. That is a red flag. And I am choosing to observe it, pay attention to it, and share it with all of you.
- Founder Berners-Lee Sees Social Media Corrupting His Intent For The Web by by Frank Watson on SEWatch
Quote: Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee warned “Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites represent “one of several threats” to the future of the world wide web,” the UK Guardian reported.
- Dating, Madoff, and Supply and Demand by James Altucher on The Altucher Confidential
Quote: Everything we get in life has to do with supply and demand and how our psychology rides that balance between the two. When I was helping an investor of mine sell his healthcare company, we had to approach 20 potential acquirers, for 5 “second calls”, two actual meetings, and one final “yes” (and then three months of HELL, but that’s another story). But that means 19 “no’s” before getting to that one yes. But all of that was the function of creating our own supply and demand.
- What Sarbanes-Oxley, Lawyers, and Auditors Really Mean for IT: Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms
Quote: A lot of IT folks routinely invoke a higher authority as justification of why we have to do something or a policy can’t be changed. This “higher authority” is usually included in one of 3 tried and true excuses.
- Why a Bad Memory’s Not Such a Bad Thing By Mark McGuinness on Lateral Action
Quote: There seems to be a universal assumption that the ability to remember certain facts is essential to a good education, and that a ‘good memory’ is intrinsically a good thing. We revere people who can perform incredible feats of memory, and look down on those who are unable to regurgitate information that ‘everyone’ is expected to know.
- It Takes A Community To Build A Community by Tom Grant on Forrester Blogs
Quote: You don’t build a community. You expand it.