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- Paige Saez
Followers: How can I assist you or enliven your day? – Response from OneMikey: Just be yourself my man
If you ask a dead man what he’s learned from dying he’d say, “Give and give and give. That’s how you live.”
Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
“In my normal life I’m a very unadventurous person,” Mr. Eno said. “I take the same walk every day and I eat in the same restaurants, and often eat exactly the same things in the same restaurants. I don’t adventure much except when I’m in the studio, and then I only want to adventure. I cannot bear doing something again, or thinking that I’m doing something again.” – Brian Eno
That’s what abstraction means to me: the visual demonstration of philosophical nuance. – Jeremy Blake
A teach-in is similar to a general educational forum on any complicated issue, usually an issue involving current political affairs. The main difference between a teach-in and a seminar is the refusal to limit the discussion to a specific frame of time or an academic scope of the topic. Teach-ins are meant to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward action.
Open Source Democracy
Signal to the east, strike to the west; Avoid an opponent’s strong points, strike the weak ones; Trick an opponent into advancing without success, Then strike decisively with just one blow; If an opponent is strong, enter from the side; If he is weak, enter from the front; Use minimum force to neutralize maximum strength.
never underestimate your opponent
use your opponent’s strengths against them
prepare yourself, don’t let others to surprise you
create a long-term and short-term plan/strategy
Movie to watch : Poliwood – Tiny Furniture
I think to be an artist, on one side, you have to be a space cadet. Then on the other side, you’re basically running a small business, so you have to somehow muster the brainpower against your own instincts. – cory arcangel
“I always like a plaza where there are benches—but I like it more when people decide to sit on the steps, which is sort of like the first radical act. The first act of revolution: a bench has told me to sit down, so I’m not going to sit there, I’m going to sit where I will bother people walking up the stairs.”
- Vito Acconci
Like the internet, Zuccotti Park offers the potential to assume any identity with knowledge and curiosity. Anyone can be anything in the occupied space — cooks, janitors, nurses, librarians, dreamers.
If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them
– Henry David Thoreau
Here’s an experiment for you. Pull together your company’s latest annual report, its mission statement, and your CEO’s last few blog posts. Read through these documents and note the key phrases. Make a list of oft-repeated words. Now do a little content analysis. What are the goals and ideas that get a lot of airtime in your company? It’s probably notions like superiority, advantage, leadership, differentiation, value, focus, discipline, accountability, and efficiency. Nothing wrong with this, but do these goals quicken your pulse? Do they speak to your heart? Are they “good” in any cosmic sense?
I believe that long-lasting success, both personal and corporate, stems from an allegiance to the sublime and the majestic.
Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist, held a similar view, which he expressed forcefully in “Man’s Search for Meaning”: “For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended consequence of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself . . ..”
Manifesto – Daniel Eatock
Begin with ideas
Ad-lib and make things up
Eliminate superfluous elements
Make something difficult look easy
Be first or last
Believe complex ideas can produce simple things
Trust the process
Allow concepts to determine form
Reduce material and production to their essence
Sustain the integrity of an idea
Propose honesty as a solution