What does a guy have to do to get a beer around here?” he said, more under his breath than to anyone in particular. Then he started laughing. “Patience, right? Let’s live in this moment. It’s just that it would be a better moment if we had beer.” Then he started laughing again.– His Holiness, Mr. Dalai Lama
It may be necessary to fool people for their own good…Average intelligence is surprisingly low. It is so much more effectively guided by its subconscious impulses and instincts than by its reason.– John Benson, President of the American Association of Advertising Agencies
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So here is the answer to the puzzle of human takeoff. It was caused by the invention of a collective brain itself made possible by the invention of exchange.– Evolution and Creativity: Why Humans Triumphed - WSJ.com
… if you’re a startup, he says, you are 30 to 40 percent more likely to survive if you have a disruptive strategy than if you shoot for higher performance.– How to Predict Whether a Startup Will Succeed or Fail: Testing the “Disruptive Innovation” Model | Xconomy
Story was that human civ. started to develop with first social network. Emerged where population conc. was high. Helped propel to where we are now. Facebook is next step of creating huge human brain to embrace hundreds of million, possibly billions of people.– DST’s Yuri Milner: Facebook Is Going To Be The Social Graph That Unifies All Civilization
If you want to understand the New York city grafitti scene, don’t watch this video.
One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.– Diogenes