- Volcano! The incredible rise of Iceland’s national football team | Football | The Guardian
Quote: “You know how in the United States, you say ‘good job’ or ‘good boy’?’” Rafnsson says. “In Iceland, we say, ‘Hard work! That was some hard work you did there.’” Need more duglegur in the United States.
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- Fan-In | codahale.com
So many good observations in here, one in particular that stood out is the fact that email gives you the ability to filter and pay attention to what you want to pay attention to while Twitter / Facebook / etc. give no such filtering ability and require you to consume every notification.
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- The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership – William Deresiewicz
Amazing, quote: "Your own reality—for yourself, not for others.” Thinking for yourself means finding yourself, finding your own reality. Here’s the other problem with Facebook and Twitter and even The New York Times. When you expose yourself to those things, especially in the constant way that people do now—older people as well as younger people—you are continuously bombarding yourself with a stream of other people’s thoughts. You are marinating yourself in the conventional wisdom. In other peop…
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Behind my goals of 3 books per month already… here’s what I read in January:
- The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen NOTES: visited his statue in Oslo a year or so ago and somehow this ended up on my list of books to read. Fun read if you’re into exploration, adventure, planning, leadership and history.
- Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety NOTES: Great story telling, lots to think about wrt systems, safety, human error and design.
All books are on the reading page.