Eastern Europe, from Ljubljana to Tallinn and everywhere in between, contains a...– Fred Wilson Amen.
I read like an animal. I read under the covers, I read lying in the grass, I...– nicole krauss on her experiences with literature as a child, from this interview. (via paperbackgirl) Awesome. Wish she’d write more. History of Love is in my top 5, easy.
While the internet makes it easier than ever to spread ideas, it makes it far...– Seth’s Blog: The power of sync (via heyamberrae)
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and...– Paulo Coelho (via yearslater)
NWC 2.0: Support NWC on Kickstarter! →
It’s go time! NWC is raising money to pay for its gorgeous, amazing, big huge beautiful new coworking space, and now is the time for everyone to step up and help make it all possible. To make this happen, we need to pull out all the stops. To that end, we’re looking to raise at least $15,000 on…
Responses to Sneezing →
youmightfindyourself: In Albanian, one says Shëndet (shuhn-det), to which typical responses are Faleminderit, meaning “Thank you”, or Shëndet paç, meaning literally “May you have health”. In American Sign Language, it would be appropriate to do the Excuse-Me sign. In Arabic , a response is صحة (Sahha), which likely evolved from the word صحة (Sihha), meaning “health”, or نشوة (Nashweh) which...
Sara Chipps is Starting A Program to Help Women...
likesandlaunch: caterpillarcowboy: tonybgoode: I’ve known Sara for a little over a year now. The branding for her personal site, GirlDeveloper.com, is poetic in its simplicity: She’s a girl, and she’s a developer. And she’s not shy about it. Her very existence sets an example for others. She’s taking that to a new level now. Starting next week, Sara will be hosting a series of classes for...
Maybe I value my time more than my net worth. Maybe my fear of boredom outweighs...– -Prerna Gupta From “An Entrepreneur Who Took a Chance on Herself” - NYTimes.com (via likesandlaunch) Oh hell yes.
What many people forget is that letting go and doing what’s natural is exactly...– Holiday Matinee – A Blog For Creative Inspiration » How To Be Creative # 04: Take Time To Be A Kid #notetoself #iheartplaytime (via heyamberrae) Yes!
The low-quality material that comes with increased freedom accompanies the...– Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus Touches on the heart of my politics and the value of freedom. I love this book.
Nobody would argue that Torrance’s tasks, which have become the gold standard in...– The Creativity Crisis (Newsweek)
Clay Shirky talking about Cognitive Surplus at TED.
Down With Doom →
When I was a student, in the 1970s, the world was coming to an end. The adults told me so. They said the population explosion was unstoppable, mass famine was imminent, a cancer epidemic caused by chemicals in the environment was beginning, the Sahara desert was advancing by a mile a year, the ice age was retuning, oil was running out, air pollution was choking us and nuclear winter would...