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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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Cringely argues that maybe Americans don’t deserve privacy

I agree: People do not deserve to be isolated. Instead, I believe people deserve to be cared for. I can find where convicted sex offenders live in my neighborhood, but I can’t find my local Adam Lanza. And maybe that’s … Continue reading
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The Bad Old Days of New Media

John Battelle fondly remembers “the way it used to be”, and goes out on a limb: I believe that the personal-site-based essay is making a comeback I won’t say that I totally disagree (after all, not only is remediary precisely … 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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Experience is retarded

I just read a great post by Jeremiah Owyang about “The Four Elements of Career Management in Business” — highly recommended, but I have some issues with it. First, the Founding Fathers had no experience in democracy. Neil Armstrong had … 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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I expect John Battelle will soon be talking more about the Cult Scene (too)

We’ve got to be smart about how we interact with both social and programmatic platforms
To me, this sounds like a first step towards what I refer to as the Cult Scene (plus, see also: All the World’s a Stage).
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Old Scene, New Scene: How to move from Particular Proper Names + Intellectual Property towards the Cult of the Commons via Common / Natural Language

I don’t believe in Beatles. In “God“, John Lennon disavows belief in many things — and most of these things are things that many do believe in fanatically… they are essentially old-fashioned cults. I would like to contrast these with … Continue reading
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More and more, people are taking up the challenge of connecting the dots; In doing so, they find they can address problems in more sensible ways — and achieve results

My friend Mark Junkunc shared an interesting article today; “Social Change’s Age of Enlightenment“. There are some issues I have with some of the finer points — for example, I think the proposition that data are “measurable” is somewhat overstated … Continue reading Continue reading

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