Attention to choice architecture has become increasingly important over the years because plans have greatly increased the number of options they offer, making it even harder for people to choose well.
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Venture capitalists have remarkably uniform opinions on what makes a start-up suitable for investment. Ask venture capitalists what they look for and you’ll get some combination of three major things: 1. Team 2. Technology and markets 3. Time horizon for success
"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads," Hammerbacher told Bloomberg Businessweek last year. "That sucks."
The only way to discover your strengths is through feedback analysis. Whenever you make a key decision or take a key action, write down what you expect will happen. Nine or 12 months later, compare the actual results with your expectations.
The more I read about AA, the more I realized that its entire gospel is one of “poor me”—the antithesis of personal responsibility.
hormone - A substance that is produced in one of the body's tissues and transported through the blood to a target tissue, where it acts to produce a specific response.
Foursquare’s SXSW buzz in 2009 was entirely a surprise, Dennis Crowley admitted on stage last week. He and co-founder Naveen Selvadurai took separate flights so they could tag-team coding on the app up until the very last minute. They had no shirts, stickers, street team, or promotional plan whatsoever. They decided to launch at SXSW as a way of giving themselves a deadline. That it took off at all was part luck, part market fit, and part lack of competition.
That’s one way to put it. Another way is that 92 percent of U.S. tablet buyers considered an iPad, and 89 percent bought an iPad, which means 97 percent of tablet buyers who merely considered an iPad bought an iPad, and if not for the 8 percent of tablet buyers who for whatever reason did not consider an iPad, none of these companies would have sold even 100,000 tablets over the first nine months of 2011.
I found fracturedcity.org, the main discussion site for the kooks of dopplurbanology, Ul-Qoma-and-Besźel obsession (the site’s approach of conjoining the two as a single object of study would outrage polite opinion in both cities, but judging by comments on the forum it was commonly if mildly illegally accessed from both, too).
ICanHasCheezburger.com has more than three thousand lolcat images—“i have bad day,” “im steelin som ur foodz k thx bai,” “BANDIT CAT JUST ATED UR BURRITOZ”—each of which garners dozens or hundreds of comments, also written in lolspeak. We are far from Ushahidi now.
Heating the filters yielded a good deal of powdered crank that had been absorbed by the paper. The problem was that the powdered crank also spread over the inside of the microwave, where Bob and Major cooked Buck and Caroline’s food, thereby permitting the children to ingest untold amounts of the drug.
“Most of you are too young to remember the term future shock. Back in the seventies, some people felt that technological progress was so rapid that people, normal people, couldn’t cope with it; that they wouldn’t have time to get used to the present before the future was upon them. A man named Toffler coined the term future shock to describe this situation.” The Commodore could get pretty academic.