‘Abolish Silicon Valley’ Author Urges ‘Expropriating’ Platforms, Making them Open-Source Public Services – Slashdot

The Bay Area Newsgroup just interviewed the author of “Abolish Silicon Valley: How to liberate technology from capitalism”.

Q: How do you fix this broken system?

A: Overall the goal that I’m thinking about is that you have the private sector so overfunded and glorified that it seems like the on…
— Read on it.slashdot.org/story/20/04/12/2352200/abolish-silicon-valley-author-urges-expropriating-platforms-making-them-open-source-public-services

How Coach Pete Carroll is Changing NFL Culture – Mindful

To give you a taste of what Carroll is about, here are 3 Big Ideas that molded his philosophy: The Peak Experience—Carroll wants to help his players find moments of intense clarity that give them access to parts of themselves usually hidden (his source: the psychologist Abraham Maslow) The Inner Game—Carroll wants to help players quiet the mind by shifting their attention to what’s actually going on as opposed to what they’re imaging in their heads, and he believes the whole team can have a quiet mind. (

Source: How Coach Pete Carroll is Changing NFL Culture – Mindful

Bosses Don’t Encourage Curiosity as Much as They Think They Do

There’s a good reason curiosity is having a moment in the workplace: It makes people better at their jobs. When you’re curious about a subject, you learn and remember more, thanks to the fact that your brain treats the new knowledge as a reward instead of a requirement. A curious mindset also makes you less prone to bias and stereotyping because, according to Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino, it leads you to look for alternative theories for what you think you know. That helps you make smarter decisions.
— Read on curiosity.com/topics/bosses-dont-encourage-curiosity-as-much-as-they-think-they-do-curiosity

Being Winston Wolfe: 9 Reasons Why ‘Pulp Fiction’ is the Management Guide Every Indie Filmmaker Needs – IndieWire

Vincent: A “please” would be nice.

The Wolf: Come again?

Vincent: I said a “please” would be nice.

The Wolf: Get it straight, Buster. I’m not here to say “please”. I’m here to tell you what to do. And if self-preservation is an instinct you possess, you better ****ing do it and do it quick. I’m here to help. If my help’s not appreciated, lots of luck, gentlemen.

Jules: No no, Mr. Wolfe, it’s not like that. Your help is definitely appreciated.

Vincent: Look, Mr. Wolfe, I respect you. I just don’t like people barking orders at me, that’s all.

The Wolf: If I’m curt with you, it’s because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you two guys to act fast if you want to get out of this. So pretty please, with sugar on top, clean the ****ing car.

Being Winston Wolfe: 9 Reasons Why ‘Pulp Fiction’ is the Management Guide Every Indie Filmmaker Needs – IndieWire
— Read on www.indiewire.com/2012/03/being-winston-wolfe-9-reasons-why-pulp-fiction-is-the-management-guide-every-indie-filmmaker-needs-48445/amp/

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