Popper says that collaboration among cultures leads to innovation, because, to collaborate, people must communicate via abstraction. I wonder the same is true of popular music groups: the excellent ones are that way, in part, because the group develops interesting abstractions.
An idea from my late father for dealing with totalitarian governments: Let them be, but with a single condition: there must be a safe, simple, easy and obvious way to leave.
“Billions of items transacted through a global supply chain are being replaced by software; and those digital replacements move through a completely different chain, which is dominated by companies that understand its control points.” — Robert Tercek
Bust one of someone’s world-views: you’re a pro; bust two: you’re a profit; bust all of them: you’re a prick.
The movie Forbidden Planet showed us the horror’s of one man’s “monsters of the id” brought forth through technology. I need a sequel, but realizing a mob’s monsters, or all of society’s.
Write down your grievances: from re-reading at a later date, you’ll realize how much strong feeling in the moment gets forgotten, alongside how much that is legitimate and important but is later forgotten, too.
Offense is taboo fighting against criticism.
New word: Postelism or Robustism — something comfortingly reciprocal/balanced, often but not always in the form, “be conservative in x and liberal in y.”
E.g. “Be conservative in your breaking, be liberal in your stopping distance.”
E.g. “Be conservative in your use of language, be liberal in your reading and acceptance of new terms.”
“We made too many wrong mistakes.”—Yogi Berra. What is a “wrong mistake?” One resulting from a risk taken without the expectation of a surprising/exponential/interesting payoff if things don’t go your way.
“Thought leadership” is a phrase describing the moment when the reader identifies that there is another human being behind the “content,” via the fragments of personality not smoothed out by their employer.