April 29, 2014
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What Is Self-Actualization?

What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization…It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.

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What Is Self-Actualization?

http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/hierarchyneeds_2.htm

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April 29, 2014
"The Internet has co-opted the word “browse” for its own purposes, but it’s worth pointing out the difference between browsing in a virtual realm and browsing in the actual world. Depending on the terms entered, an Internet search engine will usually come up with hundreds, thousands, or millions of hits, which a person can then skate through, clicking when she sees something that most closely echoes her interest. It is a curious quality of the Internet that it can be composed of an unfathomable multitude and, at the same time, almost always deliver to the user the bits that feed her already-held interests and confirm her already-held beliefs. It points to a paradox that is, perhaps, one of the most critical of our time: To have access to everything may be to have nothing in particular. After all, what good does this access do if we can only find our way back to ourselves, the same selves, the same interests, the same beliefs over and over? Is what we really want to be solidified, or changed? If solidified, then the Internet is well-designed for that need. But, if we wish to be changed, to be challenged and undone, then we need a means of placing ourselves in the path of an accident. For this reason, the plenitude may narrow the mind. Amazon may curate the world for you, but only by sifting through your interests and delivering back to you variations on your well-rehearsed themes: Yes, I do love Handke! Yes, I had been meaning to read that obscure play by Thomas Bernhard! A bookstore, by contrast, asks you to scan the shelves on your way to looking for the thing you had in mind. You go in meaning to buy Hemingway, but you end up with Homer instead. What you think you like or want is not always what you need. A bookstore search inspires serendipity and surprise."

— Nicole Krauss, The End of Bookstores (via sunrec)

(Source: tnr.com, via bookmania)

April 28, 2014

(Source: antichrony)

April 28, 2014
"If your strategy is making forward progress, the market is showing interest, and yet the world is going against you, use determination. But when it’s clear that the target market doesn’t care, pivot."

http://www.growtheverywhere.com/marketer-startup-founder/

April 27, 2014
"The winners from here on out will be the ones who make the Web functional and simple. Find me the answer, sort it for me, find me my community, entertain me."

Why Hipmunk Is The World’s Best Travel Site

April 25, 2014
How Facebook Uses UX Research To Personalize The Way We See Each Other

excellent story, and trending—> How Facebook Uses UX Research To Personalize The Way We See Each Other by @johnpaul http://t.co/f4rcNRx3AF — chris dannen (@chrisdannen) April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014
"It’s pretty easy to get enough money to get in over your head and pretty hard to get enough money to stay afloat."

No Exit | Business | WIRED

April 21, 2014
"Smooth seas do not make good sailors"

Why Entrepreneurs Are Obsessed With Failures

April 21, 2014
"There is nothing you can learn from failure; failure only peels your character layer by layer to unleash the more enlightened version of you, which was always there."

Why Entrepreneurs Are Obsessed With Failures

April 20, 2014
the WAR of ART and the Unlived Life

April 20, 2014
"Have you heard this story: Woman learns she has cancer, six months to live. Within days she quits her job, resumes the dream of writing Tex-Mex songs she gave up to raise a family (or starts studying classical Greek, or moves to the inner city and devotes herself to tending babies with AIDS). Woman’s friends think she’s crazy; she herself has never been happier. There’s a postscript. Woman’s cancer goes into remission."

the WAR of ART and the Unlived Life

April 16, 2014
"Better ideas make your work increasingly valuable. But the ideas are worthless until you execute. If you spend forever coming up with ideas, you never unlock the value."

Thinking isn’t work | by @robfitz | Figuring out early stage startups

April 15, 2014
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If, like me, you’re an avid world traveler who just doesn’t like to rehash their trips and finds travel planning to be a bit tedious or you’re less of a jerk than I am and just want a way to easily share your experiences with friends and family, pop on over to TravelDiary and get on their list.

http://traveldiary.me

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http://www.killerstartups.com/startup-spotlight/traveldiary/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

April 11, 2014
"Keep your emotions in check. When something’s hard, remember that’s part of the deal."

Hyper-Growth Done Right - Lessons From the Man Who Scaled Engineering at Dropbox and Facebook

April 6, 2014
"Shipping something is the most important thing. If I delay that because I need to refactor my stylesheets, my priorities are in the wrong place. This is an example of when craftsmanship gets in the way of productivity, in my opinion."

Why I Chose Zurb Foundation

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