Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence
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" I am not a champion of lost causes, but of causes not yet won "


- Norman Thomas, 1930

The above quote was selected by Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, as her college yearbook quote some thirty years ago. Because of its author, a few have attacked Justice Sotomayor as having “socialistic tendencies”. But, if you consider the content of the quote rather than its author, does it really suggest a socialist world view? 

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" Mobile phones are the most widely used technology in the world. At the end of this year, there will be 5.8 billion people with mobile devices, meaning there are twice as many mobile users as Internet users. "

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" Until recently, memory problems indicated a deficiency in personal character, a shortage of “ethics or humanity.” This outlook was a sign of the times: Informational scarcity fueled an ethos of individualism. Today, advances in technology and technique enable vast quantities of networked information to be stored and retrieved cheaply, simply, and reliably. Information abundance fuels its own ethos where interdependency and mediation take center stage. Go to a party and brag about your ability to recall contact information. Nobody will toast your commitment to swimming against the tide of memory depletion. Instead, folks will tell you and your antiquated sensibilities to get a life and a smartphone. "

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Startup Lessons From 17 Hard-Hitting Quotes In “Moneyball”

“But whatever you do, don’t sit on the fence. Commit to something. Don’t hedge. Give it all you have. Make it your life’s first occupation. If you can’t get excited about it — find something else.”

(Source: amexopenforum)

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" The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. "

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" "We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours. You people are amazing! But it’s not over yet. The number keeps going up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We’re getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself." - Tim Schafer "

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" I want to learn something. That’s the real pleasure, when you understand an idea or you answer a question. When I was a little boy I used to think you could get all the answers to all the questions. I thought that you could learn who God is and will he answer why he made me. You think you are going to get those answers but you don’t. (Laughs) "

- Francis Ford Coppola on what interests him, happiness, money, and creative purpose.

(via curiositycounts)

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" Student loan debt now stands around $1 trillion. Education is often a great investment – but the proposition is more in question every day. Higher education prices increased 440% over the last 25 years – four times the rate of inflation, and twice as bad as health care. Elementary and secondary ed prices have skyrocketed, too, with not even adequate outcomes. On the other side of the ledger is the Moore’s law ecosystem, the most ruthless force in technology and the world economy. Last quarter Netflix streamed two billion hours worth of video – or 228,000 years worth in three months. In just the last week of December, smartphone and tablet owners gobbled up 1.2 billion apps – 43% by Americans. Twenty years ago, a terabyte hard drive, if such a thing had existed, might have cost $5 million. Today, you can pick one up for $69. The price of information plummets. Yet the price of education soars. These two trends cannot both continue. Guess which will crack first. "

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