Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose. — Guillermo Maldonado (via stxxz)
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How to Not Be a Jerk When It's Raining -
This umbrella wants to take the social strife out of bad weather.
solving the right problem is far more important than solving the problem right: If you’re not focusing on the right thing, a great solution to a problem that nobody really cares about creates little value. But even an imperfect solution to a problem people really care about can create a lot of value. — What We’ve Learned at PARC About the Business of Innovation (via soxiam)
Things that are easy to use survive, regardless of what is fashionable, and people want to use them forever. But if things are created merely for a passing vogue and not for a purpose, people soon get bored with them and throw them away. The fundamental problem is that many products are created to be sold, not used. — The Best - Medium
Whenever bold new technologies are created, the poor bastards who create them find out the market isn’t ready or the technology isn’t refined enough. The innovator rarely makes money. Then some clever company comes in and sees what went wrong, corrects the bone-headed mistakes, and makes it all work. In general, it is always better to be a clever company than a poor bastard.
So why would any company ever introduce a new technology knowing that the odds are stacked against them? They do it because they have just the right mix of stupidity and stock options. Thank goodness for that. Otherwise, civilization would never advance. We’d be sitting around in leaf beds picking bugs out of each other’s fur. And frankly, I don’t want to touch your fur. — Scott Adams - The Dilbert Future
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. — Mike Murdock (via zenhabits)
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. —
Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995