Thinking that I’ll need to build my next home and blend it with my love for tree houses.
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody,” as the urbanist Jane Jacobs has written, “only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Interview with Elon Musk (founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Paypal) by Kevin Rose. I like his description towards the end of the video about reasoning by first principles rather than by analogy. It’s worth spending 24 minutes to get to that point.
For my teacher friends, this is a good resource for understanding trends in education technology. Investors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington Post Company, New Schools Venture Fund, and Paul Allen & Company.
Think about this for a second. In other parts of the country, people want to strip you down naked, pull every record and file you and your company have, meet your kids, and then, they still come back asking for more – this shit kills an early stage startup.Any community can build what Silicon Valley has built. The key though, is taking risks and trusting one another. People can say what they want, but Silicon Valley is built on the foundation of risk and trust.
The rejection of science has broad ramifications, and this idea — one might call it “the war on science” — applies to other matters on which Americans disagree. If there is a war on science, then Climate Change and the link between vaccinations and autism are surely some of its greatest battles.
- My talk at TEDxFargo City 2.0: See, Make, Play
- Networked problems
- Beauty Is Embarrassing
- My Wheelhouse Talk on Leadership
- Shipping containers and tree houses
- The Lifecycle of a ‘Cool’ Neighborhood
- Reasoning from First Principles v Analogy
- Education Technology
- Take risks and trust one another…Well said.
- Bill Nye and the “war on science”