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A feeling I got from working at Google was that technology could solve any problem. Yes it’s fantastic, but what I realized later was there’s technology and there’s people. Google had its list ordered: Technology. People. And I think the right order is: People. Technology. You have to think about people first and technology second. Hopefully technology gets out of the way.
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Nov 2013

Phaidon Design Classics

Nov 2013
skate-of-curse:

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skate-of-curse:

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Oct 2013
official-nhl:

Amazing through the legs goal by Tomas Hertl for his 4th goal of the night

official-nhl:

Amazing through the legs goal by Tomas Hertl for his 4th goal of the night

Oct 2013
Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica, CA

Sep 2013

(Source: officerserpico)

Sep 2013
Yesterday, in a conversation with some of our corporate folks, one of them suggested they “leverage” me. It was meant to be complimentary, as in lets use this unique asset to our collective benefit. But still.
Wet Doorknobs
Sep 2013
Those moments of giving in to convenience — the schedule is already in place, it’s too late to make a change, we’ve already announced the product (or worse, released it!), the ad is already running — gradually wear away at a company’s greatness.

How I failed - O’Reilly Radar

And, the following paragraph: 

At the same time, you can’t have random drive-by corrections by management. There needs to be a culture that aspires to greatness, but also understands that that is the result of a disciplined process of setting and achieving expectations, not just waiting for inspiration to strike.

Sep 2013
dbreunig:

The last century of Western culture in one chart.

dbreunig:

The last century of Western culture in one chart.

Sep 2013
jayparkinsonmd:

I’m out in Phoenix for Google’s Zeitgeist 2013. It’s kind of like google’s internal TED conference. I spoke here 2 years ago so it’s always nice to be back as a participant rather than a speaker. At the time, Larry and Sergey were really talking up the car and I ate it up. I’d love to see a world that significantly reduces the nearly 40,000 people who are killed every year in America from car crashes. 

And today I got to ride in that glorious machine. There were two googlers in the front. One acting as the real life human if need be. And the other with his laptop open showing us everything the car sees. And that blew me away. It sees everything around it up to about 200 meters. It was a bit like riding in a car with a 16 year old newly licensed driver. It follows the book perfectly. Never strays out of its lane. Always comes to a complete stop. Turns are kind of harsh because it wants to turn like a robot, not give you a super smooth ride like experienced drivers do. 

But all in all, I felt like I just experienced something revolutionary. We’ll soon look back and wonder why it took so long to make our roads safe. 40,000 lives is tragic. I want to see it down to zero. 

Go get ‘em Google.

jayparkinsonmd:

I’m out in Phoenix for Google’s Zeitgeist 2013. It’s kind of like google’s internal TED conference. I spoke here 2 years ago so it’s always nice to be back as a participant rather than a speaker. At the time, Larry and Sergey were really talking up the car and I ate it up. I’d love to see a world that significantly reduces the nearly 40,000 people who are killed every year in America from car crashes.

And today I got to ride in that glorious machine. There were two googlers in the front. One acting as the real life human if need be. And the other with his laptop open showing us everything the car sees. And that blew me away. It sees everything around it up to about 200 meters. It was a bit like riding in a car with a 16 year old newly licensed driver. It follows the book perfectly. Never strays out of its lane. Always comes to a complete stop. Turns are kind of harsh because it wants to turn like a robot, not give you a super smooth ride like experienced drivers do.

But all in all, I felt like I just experienced something revolutionary. We’ll soon look back and wonder why it took so long to make our roads safe. 40,000 lives is tragic. I want to see it down to zero.

Go get ‘em Google.

Sep 2013
(via Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines)

(via Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines)

Sep 2013

Data literacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia »

… the ability to: formulate and answer questions using data as part of evidence-based thinking; use appropriate data, tools, and representations to support this thinking;interpret information from data; develop and evaluate data-based inferences and explanations;and use data to solve real problems and communicate their solutions.

Sep 2013
(via Drawing Water | David Wicks)

(via Drawing Water | David Wicks)

Sep 2013
Brands always demand metrics," said John Manoogian, co-founder of 140 Proof, a social-advertising service. "As it becomes a real advertising platform, they will be held to traditional standards, brands will want to see how these photos and videos tie back to their sales objectives.
Instagram Pictures Itself Making Money - WSJ.com
Sep 2013
What is more, the attention surrounding Cyrus goes beyond the music video itself. She jumped from being the fourth most popular artist on Instagram in terms of new followers one week, to number one the next, snagging close to 6% of the total number of new follows. She just snuck past Macklemore to be the second most viewed artist on Wikipedia with more 350,000 views in just seven days. She added close to half a million new followers on Twitter this month, a 170% increase from the previous, and counts more than 2 million mentions during that time, which is second only to Justin Bieber. All told, Cyrus jumped 22 spots on the Social 50 chart, landing at number 10.

Attention-Grabbing, Viral Music Videos: Miley Cyrus Is Right, ‘We Can’t Stop’ - Forbes

The numbers don’t lie, social responds to captive audiences. What are the stats on the video itself? How many people watched it on the VMAs vs on TV? 

Aug 2013