Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds — no more, no less — to write down the most important points. If youalways do just this, said his grandfather, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay.
More of this wisdom over at Medium.
"If I have two things or three things or four things or five things, they inform one another. It’s like: I have a dog, and I was just watching a second dog for the holidays while someone is traveling. It’s a little more challenging to have two dogs physically. But the dogs entertain one another. Just like two kids entertain one another. It’s this way with ideas and projects. All the burden is on you and that one thing to generate all those ideas. Where are all those ideas going to come from? If you put another project next to it and another project next to that and even better if none of the projects have anything to do one another, they actually inform the other thing. It actually makes every single one of the ideas stronger and richer as a result."
— Liz Danzico, NPR’s first-ever creative director, talks to Fast Company., echoing Steven Johnson’s notion of the "adjacent possible" and his assertion that "chance favors the connected mind." (via explore-blog)
"I used to think heavy metal music sounded angry. Then I read web comments."
— Dave Pell
"…That light of super-ness changes us. We no longer want mere presentations, we want the best, greatest, the most extraordinary presenters alive, as in TED. We don’t want to watch people playing games, we want to watch the highlights of the highlights, the most amazing moves, catches, runs, shots, and kicks, each one more remarkable and improbable than the other…
…there is an intimacy about watching these extremities on video on our phones while we wait at the dentist. They are now much realer, and they fill our heads.
Kevin Kelly - The impropable is the new normal"