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This is it. It works. http://nickgrossman.is/post/91947494474/the-freedom-to-innovate
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"We believe it borders on insanity to train intelligent and motivated people in our universities — often subsidizing their education — and then to deport them when they graduate. Many of these people, of course, want to return to their home country — and that’s fine. But for those who wish to stay and work in computer science or technology, fields badly in need of their services, let’s roll out the welcome mat."

Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Immigration Reform (via johnborthwick)

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"The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities.

I got a call from someone who wanted me to lead a workshop on creativity. He needed to tell his management exactly what tools people would come away with. I told him I didn’t know. I couldn’t give him a promise, because then I’d become attached to an outcome — which would defeat the purpose of any creative workshop.’

It’s hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It’s about experimenting and discovering."

Gordon MacKenzie (via kenyatta)

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stanfordbusiness:

People with courage simply will not stop; they are absolutely determined to succeed. Cofounder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz Marc Andreessen explains why he looks to invest in courageous entrepreneurs: http://stnfd.biz/yHB1d

stanfordbusiness:

People with courage simply will not stop; they are absolutely determined to succeed. Cofounder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz Marc Andreessen explains why he looks to invest in courageous entrepreneurs: http://stnfd.biz/yHB1d

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fastcompany:

The Nest Thermostat Is Now Much More Than Just A Thermostat

By opening up its Nest thermostat to developers, Google just branded the Internet of Things for itself.

We’ve been told that an Internet of Things (IoT) is coming, and our salt shakers will soon be speaking to our light bulbs. But how? There’s no decided way for all of these devices to talk to one another.

That was, until this week, when Nest, the smart thermostat company owned by Google, opened its platform to other devices and developers. Now, anyone can design their device to interface with Nest.

That means, when your Jawbone Up sees that you’ve woken up in the morning, it can tell Nest to warm your apartment. Or when the Nest sees that you’ve left the house, it can tell your Whirlpool dryer to keep cycling your clothes to keep them wrinkle free. Into the future, countless cause and effect relationships can be built into Nest in this way.

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Henry Miller on growing old, the perils of success, and how to be young at heart
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"Based on reduced accidents, relieved congestion, increased productivity and other factors, Morgan Stanley estimated late last year that self-driving cars would save the world $5.6 trillion per year, and that fully autonomous cars will be available before the end of the decade."

— Morgan Stanley (via davemorin)

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Just saw this great band @oldsaltunion

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"When I look back over the last 20 years, you have this sense that, you’re working on something that’s incredibly hard, when you’re working on it, you don’t know whether it’s going to work out or not"

Jonathan Ive on Apple’s Design Process and Product Philosophy - NYTimes.com (via bijan)

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"Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds."

— Orison Swett Marden