Seth Godin on AI in business, apparantly

    If you won’t, your competition will.

    1. This could be about anything.
    2. This could be about anything.
    3. If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
    4. This could be about anything.

    Your competition will do a lot of things you won’t.

    You don’t have to do what they do.

    That is what sets you apart from them.

    I came across this quote while perusing my RSS feeds this morning. I like it. I think I will try to incorporate this into my daily routine.

    If you feel irritated by the absurd remarks of two people whose conversation you happen to overhear, you should imagine that you are listening to a dialogue of two fools in a comedy.

    The website attributed it as,

    Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims

    I’m not sure if that is accurate, but I’m not going to spend my time to verify either.

    It just sounds like something that we should do. A bit of “Let it Go” advice, kind of.

    Your expectations do not make my reality.

    You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.

    • Richard P. Feynman


    It's the GOP, stupid

    Paul Krugman writing at The New York Times

    Right now America is a superpower without a fully functioning government. Specifically, the House of Representatives has no speaker, so it can’t pass legislation, including bills funding the government and providing aid to U.S. allies. The House is paralyzed because Republican extremists, who have refused to acknowledge Biden’s legitimacy and promoted chaos rather than participating in governance, have turned these tactics on their own party. At this point it’s hard to see how anyone can become speaker without Democratic votes — but even less extreme Republicans refuse to reach across the aisle.

    Any decline in America’s perceived status on the world stage is at the hands of Republicans who have gleefully throw their support to full blown chaos in response to Obama’s presidency.

    Tarthang Tulku

    Instead of running after patience, relax and let it come to you. Loosen the tension in your body; open your concentration and allow your emotional energy to flow. Let the warm, soothing energy of patience arise within you and flow through your body easily and freely. This practice is the act of patience.

    Good thing to remember that you can’t get patience by chasing after patience.

    Mike Masonic writing at Techdirt

    I feel like I keep needing to write this, but once again, no matter who does it and no matter which company they’re targeting, it’s wrong for politicians to promise to punish companies for their speech. For some reason, many people’s position on this point changes based on whether or not they like or dislike the politician, and whether or not they like or dislike the company. But it’s wrong.

    Completely agree.

    You are the person you are

    Quote by Toni Morrison

    When you are young they assume you know nothing.

    Taylor Swift from her new album folklore 🎵

    Christopher Nolan as quoted in this The Royal Ocean Film Society video

    I’ve seen many things that’ve been influenced by it and so I am, in turn, influenced by it.


    Shawn Blanc provides 2 reasons to plan your week:

    1. Clarity cures busywork.
    1. Your to-do list should exist on your calendar.

    I’m sorry. But, no, your to-do list should not exist on your calendar. Your calendar is for events that can not be moved, not for tasks.

    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

    When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

    • Maya Angelou