Archive for October, 2004

What’s a blog for?

, written by Jeremy

Seth Godin says blogs work when they're based on candor, urgency, timeliness, pithiness and controversy. That tastes funny to me.

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Pointers

, written by Jeremy

In the Cluetrain Manifesto, David Weinberger writes that our understanding of knowledge is bound up with things that contain knowledge, not things that point out of themselves.

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Paris vs. Ottawa

, written by Jeremy

Paris is noisy, throbbing and crowded. Ottawa is not. Why don't we advertise this more?

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Building on what we know

, written by Jeremy

A.H. Maslow called for revolution in the ways we edify our children. He sought alternatives to redeem the many ways in which creativity is daily pounded from us. And of all he suggested, I can see none that we’ve adopted.

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A new kind of human

, written by Jeremy

In 1963 Maslow wrote in “The Creative Attitude”:

It seems to me that we are at a point in history unlike anything that has ever been before. Life moves far more rapidly now than it ever did before. Think, for

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Ontogogy = sift

, written by Jeremy

In “The Further Reaches of Human Nature” Maslow starts the trend of naming, knighting, trademarking words. He toys with new names for metacounseling: helping people reach their full human potential. For size he tries “ontogogy” which means trying to help …

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Potent principles

, written by Jeremy

Teach people to listen to their own tastes. Most people don't do it.

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Cost of worry

, written by Jeremy

Worrying costs efficiency and chews up energy - low level, never urgent issues cost us more than we recognize.

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Another note on boutiqu-ing

, written by Jeremy

I am in Paris – land of boutiques. It’s amazing to see hyper-stylish Parisians zipping in and out of tiny stores, purchasing one or two goods from each shop they enter. By the time they’re done, their arms are full,

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Party like a rockstar

, written by Jeremy

When I was in university I used to love swinging by this guy’s site: Analog Cereal. He was on this quest to “party like a rock star”. I’ve never wanted to be a rock star – but the party …

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Faxes, memos and apathy

, written by Jeremy

Am still reading Jared Diamond’s, “Guns, Germs, and Steel.” Am still intrigued by the idea of tribal business.

Diamond runs through an ambitious description of social evolution. He works up from roving bands of nomads all the way to sophisticated …

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Boutiqu-ing

, written by Jeremy

A few weeks ago I wrote about the tension between firm size and firm mobility. As the story narrowed in to the conclusion, I mentioned my concern that the sift experiment might become a bit busy. sift might turn into …

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McManifesto

, written by Jeremy

I’m in a strange pinch. I’ve got two opposing writing opportunities.

On one hand a regular newspaper article in the National Post that is supposed to be “punchy, witty and 100 words”.

One the other hand, an offer to write …

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