Monthly Post Archive: July 2010

July 31 2010

From Paul Grahama's "Hackers and Painters" comes a wonderfully insightful essay about contribution and reward. In describing a startup as a place where individuals can be rewarded for their contribution, he identifies the biggest impediment to smart and/or ambitious people in bigger companies: that their contribution is averaged out with all the other dumb or unambitious folks.

According to Graham: to get rich you need to get yourself in a situation with two things, measurement and leverage.

July 17 2010
Tags: politics

One more commentator dancing around Otto Von Bismark's famous aphorism.

Poltics is stlll just the art of the possible, but the 'possible' has changed a bit in a world of Entertainment Tonight and Larry King Live

July 01 2010
Tags: social

Clay Shirky on people power and "cognitive surplus"