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What changes if all we intend to give, is given now, instead of the future?

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Terrior. Not frightening. Not a dog.

How the character of place influences and shapes everything it makes.

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Fiction society: moving beyond crowds

Before moving on to a review of John Ruskin’s book, On Art and Life, there’s one more bit to synthesize from the first two (here and here). Trouble is, I’m not sure how to say this best. …

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Staring at the meek

What do you think of this? Is it a power worth using on trifling things like brow-beating gas boys or getting a window seat? It feels a bit more special than that.

A friend and I used to talk …

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Avoid prestigious

From Paul Graham on How to Do What You Love:

“It might be a good rule simply to avoid any prestigious task. If it didn’t suck, they wouldn’t have had to make it prestigious.

Similarly, if you admire two

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Integral to strategy

Strategy is a mindful, present response to hope.

The difference between hope and strategy: hope is a prerequisite to strategy but not a sufficient condition. Action is also required but also insufficient. The equation must also include understanding and for …

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Optimize the ride

Past, present, future: What of strategy?

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Design thinking

Dan Shaffer on “design thinking“:

“… design thinking is creative, innovative, and focused on problem-solving. But so is the thinking of many different types of professions: lawyers, engineers, and contractors, to name only a few. So lets remove

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Business book list for entrepreneurs

An aggregated, curated list of business books.

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sift happens

Here’s a quick and dirty summary some work I’ve been doing with a company. I use some simple analysis to illustrate the impact of sift.

By the start of 2004 the company was two years old and employed five people.

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