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In a well functioning community there is neither individual success not individual failure

If we are members of the same community, then just as with the outcomes, so too with praise and blame: It belongs to everyone — you and I are equally responsible for whatever happens. Continue reading

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Far More Important than Self-Motivation or Self-Esteem is the Ability to Support and Encourage Others

Too many people worry about how to deal with their own lives… — and not enough take into consideration how much of an impact they themselves can have on the lives of others. Continue reading

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Wrong means someone has made a mistake that they can learn from, never learning from a mistake because you never see a wrong is something people can walk away from

That’s a quote from my very good friend Emily — who I miss more than I can tell (even though I have never met her “in real life”). I’m happy we were able to connect again today, and I also … Continue reading
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Do You Need the World or Does the World Need You?

This is apparently an “existential” question. The main difference is this: If you need the world, then you derive meaning by experiencing life. If the world needs you, then your activity and ideas have an impact on the world. Essentially, … Continue reading
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Provisional Operational Definitions of Society vs. Community vs. Culture

I want to simplify — and one thing that bugs me time and again are concepts related to the definition of society vs. community (and also these two vs. culture). Ideally, it would be great if these terms could be … Continue reading
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Notes from the Maelstrom

Instead of doing an endless series of separate searches, we tune the knobs on our stream-browser to continuously feed us just the information we need. cf. also “In the Information Age, People Will Not be Better Informed — They Will … Continue reading
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Nearly everyone gets paid from fraud — but fraud hurts the ecosystem in a massive way

On the heels of “What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media” and “Number 9, Revisited“, John Battelle writes: There’s only so much time in the day, and only so many pages where actual human beings are really paying attention, … Continue reading
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You must be passionate about each critical aspect of your business to be successful

Mike Mann: Look ahead to see what skill sets in your business require passion. You can find people who are passionate about accounting, human resources, and technical support. If they share some degree of your passion for your overall product … Continue reading
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If we pretend that the scientist lives in a different world than the businessman, or that they live in a different world than the politician, the preacher or the exterminator, then we only fool ourselves

It is very easy to pretend that other people behave in a criminal manner without taking any responsibility for being a part of the circumstances that shaped that person’s life.
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This is what democracy feels like

Every couple of years, you get to vote among a small list of candidates — if you’re lucky, there’s more than 1 person on the list. If you’re really lucky, there are more than 2. What — that isn’t good … Continue reading Continue reading

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