“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person.”
– Ben Casnocha
From this article: The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector, by Jocelyn K. Glei
“The volume of the ego is turned down so that it might listen to others as well as the self in an effort to approach life more humanely and compassionately.” The quiet ego brings others into the self without losing the self.
The Surprising Benefits of a Quiet Ego, by Scott Barry Kaufman
“I have 238,795 unread emails in my inbox. Emails are a suggestion but not an obligation.”
– James Altucher
How Minimalism brought me freedom and joy
“As long as we feed people buzz, we cannot expect their minds to produce symphonies.”
– Maria Popova
Maria gave a commencement address to a class of future journalists, policy-makers, and culture-creators.
“If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative,” Cuddy says. “A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”
A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you
“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life.”
– Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility
“… Data paves the road to the bottom. It is the lazy way to figure out what to do next. It’s obsessed with the short-term.
Data gets us the Kardashians.”
Actually, more data might not be what you’re hoping for, Seth Godin
“…Because I know that somewhere, out there, there is a mom who feels guilty every time she goes to “work” (whether it’s a job, a business, a personal creative project, or any vocation that feels meaningful to her). Somewhere, I know there’s a mom who feels guilty about writing her novel, running her blog, or pursuing her dream job, because she feels like throwing herself into that type of endeavor might “steal” time away from her kids and her family. Because it might make her a “bad mom.”…”
A letter to my mom, by Alexandra Franzen.