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Before I get into it, I must say that I don’t recommend that you do this. I’m sharing this strategy for information purposes only, so that you can understand the playing field you’re working with, and can make better personal choices for how you make and manage your money. I do encourage you to become a millionaire, if that’s something that interests you. If it’s billions you’re after, I’m a bit suspicious but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Aspiring to trillions, though, is the domain of the wicked alone and we won’t be able to be friends any more. The big money isn’t in creating products, it’s in creating customers. How to Make Trillions of Dollars How to Make Trillions of Dollars
How Tim Cook is changing Apple How Tim Cook is changing Apple FORTUNE -- In February of this year, a group of investors visited Apple as part of a "bus tour" led by a research analyst for Citibank. The session started with a 45-minute presentation by Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's chief financial officer, and the 15 or so investors who attended the session were treated to Apple's unique brand of hospitality: They met in a threadbare conference room in Apple's Town Hall public conference center at the 4 Infinite Loop building in Cupertino, Calif., where the refreshments consisted of "three stale cookies and two Diet Cokes," in the words of one participant. All that, save the meager refreshments, is routine for big public companies in Silicon Valley, which use the check-ins as opportunities to communicate with large owners of their stock.
Look, Google, we've got a plan to help you win on social. There's only one catch: You have to give up on the notion that animates Google Plus. Out in the Mojave Desert, there's a place called California City that's fascinated me ever since Geoff Manaugh brought its story to the Internet's attention. The city is one of the largest in the state by land area, but its population sits at a mere 14,718. Technology - Alexis Madrigal - How Google Can Beat Facebook Without Google Plus Technology - Alexis Madrigal - How Google Can Beat Facebook Without Google Plus
8 Fairy Tales And Their Not-So-Happy Endings | Mental Floss 8 Fairy Tales And Their Not-So-Happy Endings | Mental Floss by Stacy Conradt, Laurel Mills & John Green You might have noticed from an earlier post that I'm a bit of a Disney buff. This is kind of out of character for me, to be honest, because I'm not a huge fan of happily ever after.
Looking At This Map For 5 Seconds Will Change How You Think About Race
You're Alone All The Time You’re alone all the time. That’s the well-kept secret. When they talk about living independently for the first time, it’s not about doing your own laundry or waking yourself up in the morning or paying your own utilities. Independent is a fancy word for alone, and that’s why so many capable people struggle. You're Alone All The Time
Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world
Tapping the Cognitive Surplus The sudden bounty of accessible creativity, insight, and knowledge is a public treasure, says a network guru. Imagine treating the free time of the world’s educated citizenry as a kind of cognitive surplus. How big would that surplus be? To figure it out, we need a unit of measurement, so let’s start with Wikipedia. Suppose we consider the total amount of time people have spent on it as a kind of unit—every edit made to every article, every argument about those edits, for every language in which Wikipedia exists. That would represent something like 100 million hours of human thought. Tapping the Cognitive Surplus
People don't just do things for money, says Pink (left). 'We do thingsbecause they are interesting.'Illustration: Sean McCabe; Pink: Jerry Bauer; Shirky: Oscar Espiritusanto Nicolas Clay Shirky and Daniel Pink have led eerily parallel lives. Both grew up in Midwest university towns in the 1970s, where they spent their formative years watching television after school and at night. Both later went to Yale (a BA in painting for Shirky, a law degree for Pink). Cognitive Surplus: The Great Spare-Time Revolution | Wired Magazine Cognitive Surplus: The Great Spare-Time Revolution | Wired Magazine
Imagination - Play with beautiful wavy lines
Economic illiteracy is widespread, but why should this be a problem? Ignorance is even more pervasive in microelectronics and computer programming, and yet computer technology is nothing short of astounding. In most fields of study, people leave science to experts and trust the correctness of their conclusions. Not so for economics: rather than leaving the matter to economists, people hold strong positions that are plainly false. Economic ignorance by itself is not the problem. Evolutionary Psychology and the Antimarket Bias Evolutionary Psychology and the Antimarket Bias
Belief in Nothing Nihilism confuses people. "How can you care about anything, or strive for anything, if you believe nothing means anything?" they ask. In return, nihilists point to the assumption of inherent meaning and question that assumption. Do we need existence to mean anything? Belief in Nothing
John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies
As LinkedIn rolls out minor change upon minor change in waves for your profile, before you click that button, ask yourself, “Should I really do this?” One of those changes is your LinkedIn Summary and Specialty Fields. Since their inception, LinkedIn’s profile began with your Header, followed quickly with your Summary (an introduction from you to the LinkedIn community) and appended by your Specialties (keywords that described what you consider your key areas of expertise). Since LinkedIn is your profile, originally in essence your online resume, this made sense. Little #LinkedIn Changes you’ll want to Ignore Little #LinkedIn Changes you’ll want to Ignore
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Recently I recommended that you watch David Kelley’s TED talk on Creative Confidence, one of 10 talks chosen by TED for a playlist about the beauty—and difficulty—of being creative. Since then, Harvard Business Review magazine has published an article by Tom and David Kelley that expands on the concept, “Reclaim Your Creative Confidence,” along with an audio interview on “The Four Fears Blocking You From Great Ideas.” As David and Tom describe it, creative confidence is the ability to come up with breakthrough ideas, combined with the courage to act. Individuals with creative confidence live up to their potential to identify and launch creative solutions that solve unmet needs and create maximum impact on the world around them. Inspiration Break: Creative Confidence | Design Thinking
What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us, and What It Doesn't In the early nineteen-nineties, David Poeppel, then a graduate student at M.I.T. (and a classmate of mine)—discovered an astonishing thing. He was studying the neurophysiological basis of speech perception, and a new technique had just come into vogue, called positron emission tomography (PET). About half a dozen PET studies of speech perception had been published, all in top journals, and David tried to synthesize them, essentially by comparing which parts of the brain were said to be active during the processing of speech in each of the studies.
Mirror neuron A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.[1][2][3] Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate and other species including birds[citation needed]. In humans, brain activity consistent with that of mirror neurons has been found in the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex and the inferior parietal cortex[citation needed]. The function of the mirror system is a subject of much speculation. Many researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology consider that this system provides the physiological mechanism for the perception/action coupling (see the common coding theory).[3] They argue that mirror neurons may be important for understanding the actions of other people, and for learning new skills by imitation.
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Gallery: The Top 25 Innovations of the Last 25 Years The first Grand Award we gave out in the Aviation category went to the most iconic warplane in a generation. The Northrop-Grumman-built B-2 can fly inside enemy lines without any radar detection, has a range of 6,000 nautical miles, and can carry payloads up to 20 tons. The hull is fashioned from a composite that absorbs radio waves, and its curved edges also help deflect signals, so they won't return to their source. There are still 20 B-2s in the Air Force's fleet.
25 Definitions of Innovation
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Knowledge argument
A Review of the Universe
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Audit of NY Fed Reveals Technocrat’s Creation and Cover-Up of Global Financial Crash
Vickrey, William. 1996. 15 Fatal Fallacies of Financial Fundamentalism
Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
sacred economy = myopia
Experimental psychology: The roar of the crowd
Revisiting why incompetents think they’re awesome
Beautycheck - social perception
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: Review
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The Cynic's Sanctuary
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