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A friend of mine went to college at MIT.

“One of my professors repeated himself,” she said. “Every lecture was the same.” The class was introductory physics.

“You mean he gave the same lecture year after year?” I said. “No. Every lecture.”

Seth’s Blog » Blog Archive » MIT Professor Reenacts the Movie Groundhog Day

Sens dessus dessous (Pris avec Instagram)

Vous avez mis les voiles sur un autre océan
sans étoile ni boussole
allant où mène la discussion
brisant les certitudes des siècles.

Janet Kalven

Je me suis désintoxiqué de Twitter chez les moines – Par Cyrille de Lasteyrie

Je me suis désintoxiqué de Twitter chez les moines – Par Cyrille de Lasteyrie

Quel genre de Bouddhiste était vraiment Steve Jobs ?

Je m’attendais au pire, mais c’est un très bel article faisant le lien entre la réalité et les apparences, les convictions et les actions, d’un homme qui aura marqué son époque : comment être dans le monde et être dans sa tête ?  

Quel genre de Bouddhiste était vraiment Steve Jobs ?

If you want to know what I think, just look at our products.

Steve Jobs – What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really? | NeuroTribes

Telfezion : pour revivre la télévision libanaise des années 90 !

Telfezion : pour revivre la télévision libanaise des années 90 !

You would wrap a tree trunk with ropes, and keep punching it. You throw 5000 punches day and night — do that for a month, the inside of your fist swells up until you can barely curl your fingers. Then you open a tin can and set it up on a stand. You keep punching the sharp part. When your hand turns into mush with blood and pus, you start punching a pile of salt. Repeat it, and your hands become like a stone.

L’entraînement des forces spéciales en Corée du Nord.

Ask a Korean!: Ask a Korean! News: North Korean Special Forces

Professions réglementées et protectionnismes

Faut-il vraiment une licence pour être coiffeur ? Jusqu’à récemment c’était le cas en Italie. C’est d’ailleurs toujours le cas dans bon nombre d’états des Etats-Unis… sous prétexte qu’un coiffeur inexpérimenté risquerait de couper quelqu’un s’il dérape avec son rasoir. 

Et pour être avocat ou comptable ? 

Professions réglementées et protectionnismes

Good post on kids, budgets, and relationships

Good post on kids, budgets, and relationships

It turns out that while large companies and organizations are phenomenally good at managing complexity, they’re actually quite bad at tackling ambiguity.

Eloge de la pensée hybride – Why Can’t Big Companies Solve Big Problems? | Co.Design: business innovation design

Sorrow comes in great waves—no one can know that better than you—but it rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us it leaves us on the spot and we know that if it is strong we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.

Letters of Note: Sorrow passes and we remain

I don’t know why we live—the gift of life comes to us from I don’t know what source or for what purpose; but I believe we can go on living for the reason that (always of course up to a certain point) life is the most valuable thing we know anything about and it is therefore presumptively a great mistake to surrender it while there is any yet left in the cup.

Letters of Note: Sorrow passes and we remain

When you’re president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then your job is not simply to maximize profits. Your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot… And so if your main argument for how to grow the economy is ‘I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,’ then you’re missing what this job is about.

President Obama on why Mitt Romney’s record in the private sector matters (via barackobama)


(via bijan)

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

– – How not to miss the next Kickstarter: My VC lesson learned

Maybe then the future of media is actually to be found in its past. Media companies need to stand for a point of view (…) They need to themselves become brands, again.

Media: What’s Past is Prologue

As you know, a prologue is written last but placed first to explain the book’s shortcomings and to ask the reader to be kind. But a prologue is also a note of farewell from the writer to his book. For years the writer and his book have been together—friends or bitter enemies but very close as only love and fighting can accomplish.

Then suddenly the book is done. It is a kind of death. This is the requiem.

John Steinbeck

Entrepreneurship is a self-actualizing and a self-transcending activity that—through responsiveness to the market—integrates the self, the entrepreneur, with society.

Unavoidably, therefore, entrepreneurship is an exercise in social responsibility. To suppress or constrain innovation and improvement—and their implementation—ignores a society’s needs and wants, holds it back, and diminishes its future. Entrepreneurship is the unique process that, by fusing innovation and implementation, allows individuals to bring new ideas into being for the benefit of themselves and others. It is sui generis, an irreducible form of freedom.

Reaction Wheel: On fixing VC ourselves

La seule chose pire qu’un pays avec une bureaucratie rigide, trop centralisée, malhonnete est un pays avec une bureaucratie rigide, trop centralisée, et honnete.

Samuel Huntington

Wow : On Monday, bank deposit withdrawals from Greece were about 700 million euros.

As I have been saying — Marginal Revolution

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