“Stories are a ‘write API’ for humans — that is, a channel for inserting beliefs into other people’s brains.”
“Maybe we’re all looking at our boomer parents’ social media strategy (if you can call it that) the wrong way. Lack of gratitude for their love aside, maybe it’s refreshing that they don’t ‘get’ it, that they have no interest in curating some fake proxy version of themselves on the internet. It’s possible that they’re the last vestige of real purity online, and that’s probably why they make us so uncomfortable.”
“It may be obvious that printing presses don’t make much sense with the Internet, and most websites have moved to ad networks for the obvious reasons; in fact, though, nearly all of the content in most newspapers is not just unnecessary but in fact actively harmful to building a sustainable future for local news.”
“Promises are like debt — they accrue interest. The longer you wait to fulfill them, the more they cost to pay off.”
“Generally, if someone tells you he will pay you back, he will not pay you back. The more assertive the promise, the more likely he will break it.”
“For the past eight years, I’ve sent quarterly personal updates. Every January, April, July, and October, I send out an email to about 200 or so of my friends and colleagues.”
“Blue light (i.e. that stuff that streams out of your computer and phone screens) boosts your convergent thinking ability while walking increases your divergent thinking ability.”
“The problem with this argument is that it’s one crafted by the media and Wall Street, not by the consumers who use the platform.”
1. Most people don’t question rules. But most successful people do.
2. Every rule is designed to level the playing field or tilt it.
3. Rules are created to protect the status quo — not to spur innovation.
You’ve got a good idea and you know it — congrats!
But even good ideas can be made better.
Here are a few quick questions to help you fine-tune your idea and take it to the next level before you unleash it on the world.