You’ll just have to take my word for it on the date cause I’m not on Twitter anymore. If you know of a way to have two blog pages on one WordPress site, please send me instructions.
Jar of marbles with one marble per week of rest of life.
“What are we working for? Is the purpose of work to solve problems or to creatively express oneself?” Zen and the Art of Making a Living
Are people only speaking up about Harvey Weinstein and Travis Kalanick? Or about other guys too? It’s not helpful enough or much of a movement or progress if it’s only the two of them.
Business idea. Organic buildings. Maybe based off of insect exoskeletons?
In reference to the bacteria that is protected from radiation. Is crispr better than mage? How are they different? What other superpowers could we get that would be useful? Especially in space.
The question that I desperately need to answer: What if everyone on the world was an entrepreneur? Had access to being entrepreneurial? Not just starting businesses, but all of the other characteristics of an entrepreneur like holistic and systems thinking, empathy, vision, opportunism, grit, conviction, enrollment, inspiration, etc. I need to know what this will look like. The vision is fuzzy, but it brought tears to my eyes. Which is how I know I need to answer it. I couldn’t even imagine or predict what that would look like.
App for entertaining you on the toilet. Can choose time length of activities based on your average poop time.
Maybe can sell business plans to companies like licensing ideas. Way better than market research reports.
App that makes TV one volume for people with housemates that are highly sensitive people.
I love how the 1% like to spend money on raising awareness for issues that the 99% are already well aware of so that the 99% can help pay to never solve it while the 1% have the resources to just solve it in the first place
Do first world citizens not realize that we are the cause for the continued suffering in the world? That we are responsible for capitalism? That each one of us extracts an amount of resources I can’t fathom, and employs thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people? And that all of this is rooted in white supremacy?
What happens when you tell the ending at the beginning? Of a presentation, story, movie. Is the journey and story there more or less riveting?
Tv show about 10’s, like the women that are 10’s. But true 10’s in every way, not just appearance.
The anti reality tv show. People do challenges that help and make a difference. We see examples of great teams. We provide coaching. We see innovation, collaboration, and impact in real time.
Can I do a reality tv show about something that’s as interesting and impactful as Catfish?
Nonprofits are a cop-out and distraction for companies, governments, and people from making themselves from being responsible, accountable, regenerative, and even more useful.
Business idea. AI for predicting food palate and new recipes?
“The best option is the one that creates more options.” Derek Sivers
“Don’t get angry. Get smart.”
Did DUI’s drop with Uber?
If I say, “I wrote about that” instead of “I wrote a blog post about that”, would that be better?
With all the colleges closing, does that mean that most education will move online and demand for colleges will go toward zero? My guess is that VR…
Business idea. Site where you upload your photo and get the 80 year old version of yourself. Then, for a modest fee, you can get a copy mailed to you in a tube with a collapsible frame that fits in the tube. Based on a tferriss podcast where AJ Jacobs says that he has a picture of his 82 year old self on his wall and it is incredibly motivating for all sorts of things.
It takes courage to change your convictions. ~paraphrased from AJ Jacobs
Story about someone who paid for college by being a psychic.
What if one being got to travel through/see it all? Just cause of tech and immortality? Not cause it created it the universe or whatever.
What’s on the other side of the universe?
I admire anyone who isn’t afraid of heights.
One of the most beautiful people I’d ever met said, “I think I just eat when I want sex.”
What’s up with guys saying they look young for their age, but they really look their age?
It’s easier to say I can’t choose rather than “no one’s going to choose me”.
What do I need to stop trying to prove?
Is it too late for my career to be Explorer?
I want a friend to go in the wilderness with me.
Book idea. Everybody cums.
Can another person ruin something for you? I think we all know that that means.
Why isn’t the whole tent made out of tarp?
CRISPR idea. Grass that only grows to a short height.
Find rural places, like mini planned housing developments, and offer to build community amenities on the empty lots of whatever.
New York City – where people go to be single forever.
Product idea. A rake where the rake’s head tips go crooked to get the leaves and go straight to scoop the leaves up?
“Well done is better than well said.” ~God Dammit Ben Franklin
New York City: Where the trees are your garbage can.
Nobody’s ugly when they smile with joy.
Is muse just a nice way of saying lover?
Don’t be a Donkey. I can do everything I want to do. I need foresight and patience. ~Inspired by Derek Sivers.
“If you let your learning lead to action, you become wealthy.”
PhD’s are desperately needed but also BS at the same time. No one cares about R&D (comment on pg 101, Makers & Takers).
How can you be a contract research organization (CRO) and not get corrupt? Who pays? Same for any research organization, including academia.
Do a series of talks asking participants to be the experiment. Have them not hire MBA as CEO – someone else instead because your business will fail with an MBA. So gamble on a better bet. Pg 97, 98 scariest trends (not sure from what book, probably Makers and Takers, found this on a post-in, but could confirm if someone asked).
Study the great. They are outside of this country – countries that used to suck, went through a period of turmoil, and them got their shit together – Germany.
Make business case for an education in sustainability. Education is broken, business is broken, complex systems are getting more complex.
The Big Short failed to educate or piss anyone off enough for change because Americans prefer to dream about being successful and admired rather than acknowledging how much it fucked them (prevents success).
My systems diagrams are circular because I only focus on one possibility at a time.
It’s never enough to just do the research. Information is never enough!
“Don’t run because you have to. Run because you can.” ~Casey Neistat
Train for car shipping like the VA-> FL Amtrak train except SF->NY.
It’s sad that shower ideas waste water. I’ve just got to come up with ideas that balance the water.
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” ~Thomas Edison
“Diversification reduces stress.”
“Losers have goals. Winners have systems.”
Etymology of Entrepreneur – “between taking”??? Well, this is alarming.
Interview Wikipedia contributors.
The times for astounding innovation were Egypt. Were they peaceful times?
All these scares about vaporizer pens blowing up in people’s faces! Are there signs that a pen is about to blow up?
I think that I have handbag shoulders.
What if the whole world’s just batshit crazy cause of VOC’s and endocrine disruptors? What if it starts with the air?!
Apply design thinking to life.
We already have human -> machine cyborgs. When will we have machine -> human cyborgs? Like Ghost in the Shell.
“Failure is always simply a strategy. How do I become less competitive in order that I can become more successful?”
“Either do things worth the writing, or write things worth the reading.” ~Thomas Fuller
How can we have fair labor, fair resources, and Life Cycle Analysis in our businesses with prices that are still accessible? It seems that in reality, producing goods sustainably costs more, thereby increasing price and making the good inaccessible. How can sustainable goods be accessible? Is there a market now? Pricing products accessibly shrinks shareholder profits and for young businesses, shrinks margins. What if the way to achieve price accessibility is to be free for the poor (presumably to help them have more money and ideally get richer) and ultra premium for the rich – and for when poor get richer? This year, I’ve been purchasing products that seem sustainable, and it’s been costing me 3-5x. I think that the most important part of this process is learning and accepting what the “true cost” is of a product.
“Where’s the one place in the world that you cannot lose?” ~Jack Donaghy
Welp. Looks like Beme is going to do exactly what Pewdiepie had started doing about a year ago. Only took them a year to figure it out. For the record, I have denounced Pewdiepie. Partially because of how he’d bought a service just like Beme did, and it didn’t work out.
Too many superheroes became superhuman by accident. And no one tries to just redo it. If you could get bitten by a radioactive spider and turn into spiderman, there’d be a whole industry built around it with all sorts of animals and god knows what. I think that in reality, “superhero” things will be more alien (realistic but unimaginable) and intentional. Speaking of DNA, when we learn language, we connect abstractions, the physical universe, and neural patterns with sounds. But DNA didn’t have to learn its language from anywhere other than trial and error, and a bit of luck. Cause it works physically, like molecularly. It’s mostly shapes fitting into other shapes in response to stimuli. And the stimuli work for physical reasons too! The properties of physics! It’s so weird!
Is “fellas” a nonthreatening way of saying man? This is a Seattle and queer-based curiosity.
I’m one of those wackadoodles who believes that if we play our cards right, telekinesis is on the table.
It can’t be a coincidence that so many Chinese words and names are synonyms for dick in America. What’s the history here?
Is it true that we evolved to crave fat and carbs? Or are they really just drugs? Like the chemicals in our food? And is this just another widely accepted, impossible to prove, and reasonable sounding theory now become fact? That conveniently enough, contributes to a worldwide and profitable epidemic? “I can’t help it because I evolved this way.”
Did the prostitution industry in the US experience a dip with Tinder?
Is it just me or is the hottest time of day getting later and later? I feel like almost 10 years ago until recently, it was hottest 3:30-4:30pm. Now it’s like 5/6.
Would trickle down work if it came from the middle class? Cause we know it is complete bullshit when said to come from the top (or tippity top, or tippity tippity top).
Does satire work? The people being made fun of generally love it (finance guys in Wolf on Wall Street, tech folks in Silicon Valley, office drones in Office Space and The Office). But it’s supposed to be a cringey mirror. It seems like it instead hypernormalizes the behavior/culture/lifestyle. It also helps people who are doing bad/unworkable things feel seen (and therefore get a therapeutic benefit). So, what is the intention of satire and does it work? Let me see some metrics!
Book idea. Series of books that have beautiful pictures of nature or the backyard with captions like, “where’s the bird?” and maybe bonus “what kind of bird is it?” Like the nature version of Where’s Waldo? At the very least, it would teach your kids some survival skills haha.
I’m totally prepared with a bugout bag, but what would be the signs that I need to jet?
“Find ways to say yes.” Laszlo Bock
“People who stand near the holes in a social structure are at a higher risk of having good ideas.” Ronald Burt
No matter how small the chance, if you could get exposed to radioactive material and get superpowers, people would line up.
Tim Ferriss has gotten better at podcasting over time through intentional refinement. Tools of the Titans is a distillation of those podcasts. It’s like a hundred million lifetimes of wisdom. You could easily spend the rest of your life reading it over and over again and have a great life.
Tinder is so awful because of seemingly limitless choices. You don’t have to choose anyone (which is how love and marriage work, continuously choosing the other person) because as soon as you discard them, you get the instant gratification of potential replacements. As a result, you have the luxury of cutting off others instead of having difficult conversations and growing together. In fact, part of the fun in rejecting someone is the dopamine! You are also rewarded when you get bored of someone or “reject them before they reject us” because you can just find someone new. The problem with getting bored with people is that it’s a symptom of the chronic illness of being bored with yourselves. In the end, what’s the best way to a six pack? Probably just fucking.
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” ~Richard Bach
“If you set a crazy, ambitious goal and miss it, you’ll still achieve something remarkable.” ~Larry Page
Be your own experiment.
Name of VC Fund: More Gravy Please
Is there a market for nonirradiated foods?
“People overinvest in the headline issues”
“Raise the salience of issues that people do not currently care about”
Is hr ever a competitive advantage? (yes, if it’s great, always)
Early last school year (September/October 2016), I shared with a budding startup that I thought that they should focus on developing sustainable packaging for the cosmetics industry instead of trying to develop a health & beauty product that had sustainable packaging (super crowded space, too many things, etc.). After 9 months of struggling, they finally realized they should just focus on packaging. I was a bit peeved, so discussed it with them. They shared that it was actually better in the end because now they understood how the products worked inside of the containers, so they’d be better at designing the packaging. Even though some would say they learned the hard way, they actually learned what they needed to be better at the easier way. It reminds me of when angel investors and others give advice to startups. I wonder if the startups would be better off just learning the hard way – it may save more time in the long-term.
Why are we stupid enough to be fat?
Write fiction about what I would do if I were a Silicon Valley escort.
When your best is total garbage.
What’s better? Kefir or pill probiotics?
What if obesity’s biggest ally was parasites? How to get rid of them?
“The Ancient Greeks defined happiness as the joy of moving towards our potential” (Achor, 2010).
Negotiation Therapy. The ultimate business mediator.
“The people who don’t matter mind, and the people who do matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Suess. Great example is Thor. It means that I also don’t matter because I often do mind, but I’m working on it.
“Come to Work, On Purpose.”
Find the gateway person to all of my heroes.
Importance. What’s more important? Feeling important? Being important? Doing important? What’s important?
Don’t just hire people you like. Hire people you like AND admire.
“Create change, choose balance.”
Seeing blog posts from a year ago and dealing with the same shit is a sure way to change.
If I move overseas, I will always be different.
All animal drug studies are flawed. Most rat studies with drugs have the rats in isolation. If they are socialized with other rats, they don’t do the drugs. Like people. Hint Hint.
Sequel to Frozen. About the sisters running the castle and land. The business and government side.
Self actualization is inaccessible.
“I ALWAYS WANT TO ARGUE. But I’m in a library.”
App idea. Mom dating. Okc for single moms who need help. Answer q about child rearing. Can do community events. Teaching each other how to cook, maybe ethnic cuisine, etc.
Do scientific literature reviews treat published literature as fact or do they also validate, especially the materials and methods?
App idea. To introduce neighbors who are down with sharing wifi to other neighbors who want to share via text. Maybe they split the bill. You go into search for wifi. And get a temporary wifi passcode. You have an account that withdraws money, maybe? Like you can borrow someone’s wifi by the minute? Maybe you target places where wifi is stupidly going to be privatized for a while, or at least the foreseeable future. I mean, can wifi become like electricity and water in domesticated countries, already?
Why do entrepreneurs with successful exits become investors? Why don’t they use their exit money to start something new? And if they do, why do they fundraise again instead of using their own money?
“You write the way you breathe.” Soman Chainani
Get to the point where you’re not editing as you’re writing. You get there by trusting yourself and that’s when the great stuff happens, when you’ve gotten into a rhythm. Soman Chainani
Life – “It’s just about doing all the bad stuff to get to the good stuff.” Soman Chainani
The worst part of shopping: all the packaging!
Buffets: Let’s be entertained by food for a while.
Wouldn’t it be funny if certifications were driven by the packaging industry? So that companies had to pay way more money for over 3 colors of ink? Cause of the certification logos that have to be added.
I’m glad that #grabyourwallet has had so much success in boycotting Trump products. But we can assume that they are not made sustainably (because pretty much nothing is). How can we get a list like this for sustainability?
I was at a Seattle Girl Geek Dinner last night. We were talking about Uber, and four of us had deleted the app from our phones. An older woman said, “I can’t just stop using a company because I don’t like them. I wouldn’t be able to buy anything.” This was a big trigger for me. I said that now, we as consumers, have more power than ever before. If we pick up the phone and make one quick call asking about sustainability, the company listens. Juno is trolling Uber with everything from stock ownership, fair pay, and mimicking Uber’s interface on the app. They’ve had 6 million rides in the last year with only word-of-mouth advertising. All of their drivers have a 4.8 minimum rating. Uber lost 20,000 drivers in Manhattan when the Medium posts went up. Uber is struggling so much to keep consumers and drivers, that they have to subsidize driver pay if a minimum threshold isn’t met. We have more power now as consumers than ever before. One woman said, “I’m just afraid that I’ll be in a city where Uber’s wiped out all of the cabs, and only Uber’s left. Then I’ll have to use it.” I responded, “If we continue to act now (she was one of the three who had deleted it), we won’t get to that point.” Before I knew it, six women were listening intently to this. I hope it made a difference.
I was talking with someone who used to work for Facebook the other day. They said that when the SpaceX rocket crashed and took the internet satellite with it, Africa as a continent lost internet that was coming to them. Why isn’t anyone talking about that? Holy shit. Africa could have had internet right now. The whole continent. For free. What would the world have looked like?
I’m pretty sure whoever got wearing different earrings started was a sustainability genius. Cause now we don’t have to get rid of our favorite earrings if we lose one.
Man, Elsa’s parents were terrible at listening. They completely misinterpreted what the trolls said to do.
What if there was a correlation between obesity and using Sensodyne toothpaste?
Sometimes when I’m on Google, I wish my mouse cursor would change to the middle finger. Instead, it turns into a stupid pointy finger.
What if there was a company for emergency texting? For people who want to go off the grid, but need to know if shit goes down.
What if you could ride a train with your car from SF to NY, just like the Amtrak train that goes from VA to FL?
What if there was an app for sexual compatibility? But how to ensure a diverse group of users, and not just the adventurous?
What if there was a way for Americans to crowdfund Canadian lands?
When we are adults, do we have fewer tantrums because we better understand why not great things happen (like airplane sickness) or do we just learn to deal with the suffering?
#1 Thing to look for in a cofounder: Liking each other. You have to like each other as people. You have to like being with each other, even in silence. You have to like each other, even at their worst. You have to like each other, even when you’re not getting along.