Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with. And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes. And the changes are what you become. Change the outcome by changing your circle. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/10/association.html

… The real trick to producing great work isn’t to find ways to eliminate the edgy, nervous feeling that you might be swimming out of your depth. Instead, it’s to remember that everyone else is feeling it, too. We’re all in deep water. Which is fine: it’s by far the most exciting place to be. […]

Design [is] the emerging ethos formulating and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now, in the face of the chaos that we have created? John Hockenberry (via shoutsandmumbles)

What you make is what you stand for. -David Hieatt (via rachelmercer)

Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life. Gabriel García Márquez (via vanityfair)

In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of being to which, if one were lucky, one might find access; in his maturity he had decided it was the heaven of a false religion, toward which one ought to gaze with an amused disbelief, a gently familiar contempt, and an […]

Intelligence leaks are inevitable. The U.S. used to have a policy of Smokey the Bear—zero tolerance for fire. And so fire was bad. There were no good fires, and you were scolded into preventing forest fires. Well, what that did was it suppressed the wildfires and built up this huge bank of flammable material, so […]

Show the world what you really do. Be open, visual and honest. Justin McMurray (via thinkprocessnotproduct)

Ask not what the crowd can do for you, but what you can do for the crowd. Cracking conclusion to @crowdsourcing’s book. Get it here.

There is no formula to life.