Michael Sandel: I think the reason we have such an impoverished public debate is that we are too reluctant to take on hard controversial, but important moral questions that really go to the heart of the question of what kind of society do we want to live in.
The golden rule of investor partnership: I want to communicate to my investors as I would wish they would communicate to me.
It’s your puzzle. Do it any way you like.
That first click is a door opener for people and makes them want to do more and more stuff.
Clay Shirky: If we end up forestalling or shutting down one way or another the open Internet in the name of you keeping Hollywood safe, or fighting off viruses, I think it will be a huge loss for humankind.
I would argue that probably there are more people like me who learn through interest-driven learning or through building things than young people who can kind of plan their future and execute against it.
The magic of an orchestra is when everybody suddenly gets the same thing at the same moment.
You cannot prevent weapons by preventing technologies. We just have to use them carefully, particularly the power of genetics.
People often conflate the conditions of happiness with material wellbeing. There’s lots of evidence that there’s no connection at all.
Fixing the water mess in India is all about managing demand and not about building new infrastructure at the moment.
Affective computing is really about instruments helping us understand what a person is feeling or what’s going on inside of a person and in a very un-invasive way.
We are searching for the medium that allows people to both learn and teach.
Providing an insight that helped me to solve a problem that I didn't know was there - that, in effect, is a form of serendipity.
Crises are fundamentally psychological phenomena, they’re not driven by rational decision-making necessarily, they are driven by fear and somewhat driven by greed.
There is a lot of value in consistency, fluency, regularity. What’s especially tricky, though, is you also need to keep a brand vibrant.