A talk with Merlin Mann about finding what you’re best at—or rather obsessed with—and building identity in this long tail world. (Source)
A great FORA.tv program with Bill Joy that includes some gems on disruption in the marketplace, passion replacing greed (in the Gordon Gekko sense), lateral thinking and techniques for online research he uses at Kleiner Perkins. (Source)
This caught my eye considering how often these elements crop up in my Fortune 500 existence. Here are the 12, but the details in each are worth reading in the article… (Source)
All ideas compete on equal footing. Contribution counts for more than credentials. Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed. Leaders serve rather than preside. Tasks are chosen, not assigned. Groups are self-defining and -organizing. Resources get attracted, not allocated. Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it. Opinions compound and decision are peer-reviewed. Users can veto most policy decisions. Intrinsic rewards matter most. Hackers are heros.
Great blog post on how software deals with a life situation, and how the domain language used creates a space of possibilities for the user. (Source)
What Bruce Sterling Actually Said About Web 2.0 at Webstock 09 from this Wired piece. (Source)
Excellent Stanford podcast by Tom Kelly of IDEO about five practices to develop creativity and innovative thinking: Think like a traveller, treat life like an experiment, nurture an attitude of wisdom, use your whole brian and tortoise mind, and follow your passion. Great advice for work and life. (Source)