Part 1 of an interview of Tim Cook by Charlie Rose.
Listening to Tim Cook speak at length is very enlightening. A couple of his comments I scribbled down, paraphrased:
—‘We release products when we think it’s time; not first, but best.’
—‘We make great products that enrich people’s lives; neither alone will do.’
—‘Our portfolio of products would fit on this table, and yet we have $180 billion in sales. No other company can claim that. It’s easy to add, it’s hard to edit.’
—‘We invest in things that have tentacles for decades.’
—‘R&D is about curiosity, and tugging at a string to see where it leads. Sometimes we call a stop, sometimes we shelve to use another day, and sometimes we release.’
“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess,
we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ.”Francis Drake, an English sea captain who in 1577-80 sailed around the world..
Beautiful, both words and waves.
I enjoy playing sports, but found this funny anyways. ;)
Available where quality apparel is sold, online that is.
"I’m pretty sure…" This SNL sketch does a laugh-out-loud job parodying this saying. :)
I know this is a kid’s song, but it’s so important even as an adult.
After coming across PovertyCure's moving video trailer some weeks back, I began a process of researching and learning more. My internet bread crumb trail led me to Zidisha, a website with a new approach to microfinance they call: “peer-to-peer microlending without borders.”
"Zidisha" is the Swahili word for "grow" or "expand", as in a business or a quality such as freedom or prosperity.
To find out why Julia Kurnia founded it, and how it differs from other microlending platforms, check out their story.
I’ve made four micro-loans so far, and if you think you’d might be interested, here’s $25 from Zidisha to get you started.
But beware the false break. Make sure you have a real one.The New York Times: Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain (via davemorin)
This is a great article that brings together many of the anecdotal experiences I’ve had over the years - highly recommend.
History, and personal life, is messy, and rarely, if ever, proceeds by a straight line. It’s an admixture of wheat and chaff, while straining towards that vision.reflection while reading American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll
Killer Whale versus Great White Shark: who wins?
Really interesting 50m video that goes into the why’s, and provides some neat information.
Orcas rock! :)
I see a difference between: ‘the dignity of each person demands care for their basic health needs’, and: ‘human rights include life, liberty, and health insurance policies paid for by your employer.’