April 2008

“There’s a reason we talk about 70/20/10, where 70% of our resources are spent in our core business and 10% end up in unrelated projects, like energy or whatever. Actually, it’s a struggle to get it to even be 10%” – Larry Page on trying to get Googlers to spend time on speculative projects

“We had all this internal risk we had just invented. It’s not that we were going to starve or not get jobs or not have a good life or whatever, but you have this fear of failing and of doing something new, which is very natural. In order to do stuff that matters, you need […]

Don’t know why I bothered biking all the way up Mount Diablo, when I could have just gone there with Google Maps

Dairy ratings according to sustainable practices – including animal treatment and organic methods. Aka, who to buy your milk from.

“When we enter meditation, it is like a ‘mini-death,’ at least from the perspective of the ego…In this sense, meditation is a mini-rehearsal for the hour of our own death, in which the same thing will happen.” – Cynthia Bourgeault

“In the middle of the movie, apropos nothing, [his four-year-old daughter] jumps up off the couch and runs around behind the screen…She started rooting around in the cables. And her dad said, ‘What you doing?’ And she stuck her head out from behind the screen and said, ‘Looking for the mouse.’” – Clay Shirky, on […]

“Desperate Housewives essentially functioned as a kind of cognitive heat sink, dissipating thinking that might otherwise have built up and caused society to overheat.” – Clay Shirky. I know that’s how I use tv…

Omnisio – an interesting way to watch videos, especially presentations. Better in some ways than being there live…