The Power of Empathy

"I'm stuck, it's dark. I'm overwhelmed." "It's ok. I know what its like down here. And you're not alone." "Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection." The power of empathy - explained in a 3 min video:

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3 lines that describe what a startup is

From 90 things I've learned from Founding 4 Technology Companies: Find your company’s One Thing. 

Your One Thing falls at the intersection of 3 truths: The one thing you and your team are most passionate about. The one thing you and your team have a realistic shot at being the best in the world at. … Continue reading 3 lines that describe what a startup is

Why Google > Microsoft: Working around the Pre-release Issue

Just now, I was looking up some old Microsoft Word files that I had written a while back. After taking a little while to find the right ones, I double clicked and got this incredibly helpful message: "This file was created in a pre-release version of Word 2007 and cannot be opened in this version." … Continue reading Why Google > Microsoft: Working around the Pre-release Issue

“We make lists because we don’t want to die”

Lifehacker recently highlighted an interview with the renowned author Umberto Eco, who is currently curating an exhibition about the place that lists holds in our culture. In the interview, he notes: "The list is the origin of culture. It's part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also … Continue reading “We make lists because we don’t want to die”