The Narcissism of small differences is a term coined by Sigmund Freud in 1917....– Narcissism of small differences - Wikipedia (via kevintwohy)
Which means they don’t surprise us. They don’t take us out of our comfort zone....– Facebook, Pandora Lead Rise of Recommendation Engines (via iamdanw)
Ira Glass on Being Wrong →
jratlee: One of the reasons I was interested in doing this interview is because I feel like being wrong is really important to doing decent work. To do any kind of creative work well, you have to run at stuff knowing that it’s usually going to fail. You have to take that into account and you have to make peace with it. We spend a lot of money and time on stuff that goes nowhere. It’s not unusual...
Brands: Please Pay Attention to This →
jratlee: mikehudack: “A charismatic brand can be defined as any product, service or company for which people believe there is no substitute … Among the hallmarks of a charismatic brand are a clear competitive stance, a sense of rectitude, and a dedication to aesthetics. Why aesthetics? Because it’s the language of feeling, and, in a society that is information-rich and time-poor, people value...
If you want to make the right decision for the future, fear is not a very good...– Markus Dohle (via chrbutler)
When my sister-in-law asks me in a worried voice if she needs to care about...– Get Over Your Gigahertz: Don’t Turn Smartphones Into PCs. We have an opportunity to remake the computing experience but feature shock is ruining it. Tech companies seemingly know one way, and this outdated mindset is infecting smartphones — the pace of feature development is causing user anxiety....
Most companies are looking to “wow” with their products, when in reality what...– Christian Lindholm UX Lx Wrap Up | UX Booth (via iamboz)
A well-trained man knows how to answer questions; an educated man knows what...– E. Digby Baltzell (via chrbutler)
A reformist website later wrote that the Iranian government had planted the...– Misreading Tehran: The Twitter Devolution - By Golnaz Esfandiari | Foreign Policy
You gotta be careful too, because there are a lot of these research methods,...– “Design thinking is a nonsensical phrase that deserves to die” – Don Norman- 90 Percent of Everything
There are only two industries that call their customers users.– Noisy Decent Graphics: Edward Tufte As It Happens Notes
But the point is, the web kinda hates bounded, holistic work. The web likes bits...– Robin Sloan on Snarkmarket. (via spaceminer)
You agree a domain name that has expired shall be subject first to a grace...– godaddy domain backorder agreement (via ftta)
At some point, the Club was mentioned. The professional thieves laughed and...– What Car Thieves Think of the Club - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com