“A lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing.” — Shonda Rhimes
I like to have control.
Of my time, my work, and my future.
But control is an illusion — and so is our lack of it.
“The more successful I become…the more work there is to do. The more balls in the air, the more eyes on me, the more history stares, the more expectations there are. The more I work to be successful, the more I need to work.”
“People wonder why their daughter is taking 10,000 photos a day. What they don’t realize is that she isn’t preserving images. She’s talking.”
“While we usually notice successful movements after they have begun to attract large crowds and hold massive demonstrations, those are effects, not causes, of successful mobilization.”
“People like what’s out there today, but what’s out there today is actually already history. The thing you should be worrying about is that there’s probably going to be a newer, faster, quicker way for your customers to achieve what they want to do in this world, and that it doesn’t involve you.”
“Standing in front of a room full of people who are judging you every night changes you. These people might be idiots as individuals, but together they have a wisdom. They see through you.”
“Now more than ever, it is important to our democracy that we seek out and support good journalism.”
“Silicon Valley’s biggest failing is not poor marketing of its products, or follow-through on promises, but, rather, the distinct lack of empathy for those whose lives are disturbed by its technological wizardry.”
“Time giving innovation. That’s what it means to be truly technologically advanced. The future is not all screens, it’s humanity enhanced.”