Sunday, April 11, 2021

book: The Innovation Stack

great interview with co-founder of Square and author or a new interesting book
+ references on some other books about innovation 

Hanselminutes Technology Podcast - Fresh Air and Fresh Perspectives for Developers - Outside In: The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey

transcript: Podcast transcripts, sponsors, and audience data - Podscribe

the book: The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time (9780593086735): McKelvey, Jim: Books

"In 2009, a St. Louis glassblowing artist and recovering computer scientist named Jim McKelvey lost a sale because he couldn't accept American Express cards. Frustrated by the high costs and difficulty of accepting credit card payments, McKelvey joined his friend Jack Dorsey (the cofounder of Twitter) to launch Square, a startup that would enable small merchants to accept credit card payments on their mobile phones. With no expertise or experience in the world of payments, they approached the problem of credit cards with a new perspective, questioning the industry's assumptions, experimenting and innovating their way through early challenges, and achieving widespread adoption from merchants small and large..."


more interviews

quote: "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed."
William Gibson - Wikiquote

related books: 

another good article with the same title, while unrelated, from another well known entrepreneur: 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Heroic Optimize with Brian Johnson

How to Discover Your Purpose in Less than 5 Seconds. :) - YouTube

asking myself the question:

"what with the highest version of me do in this moment"

moment the next moment the next month 

when you're feeling fear you're feeling anxiety or feeling stress
maybe you go over here and you you practice the gratitude and the grateful flow...

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Strangest Secret

The Strangest Secret: Nightingale, Earl: 9781603865579: Books

SUCCESS: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

GOALS: People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going




The Strangest Secret Earl Nightingale Conant 1950's Original FULL - YouTube

PNTV: The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale (#174) - YouTube

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Strangest Secret - Wikipedia

The Strangest Secret was a 1956 spoken word record by Earl Nightingale which sold over one million copies and received the first Gold Record for the spoken word,[1] which helped launch the fields of business motivation and audio publishing. It was later adapted into print and video forms.[2][3]

Saturday, November 7, 2020

book: Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Audible Audio Edition): Viktor E. Frankl, Simon Vance, Blackstone Audio, Inc.: Audible Audiobooks

Man's Search for Meaning - Wikipedia

"Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. According to Frankl, the way a prisoner imagined the future affected his longevity. The book intends to answer the question "How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?" Part One constitutes Frankl's analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, while Part Two introduces his ideas of meaning and his theory called logotherapy.

According to a survey conducted by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress, Man's Search for Meaning belongs to a list of "the ten most influential books in the United States."

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”

“Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.”

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”