Monthly Archive: August 2010

Billions Of Dollars Will Be Made From The Cognitive Surplus

Cover via Amazon If you want to understand where wealth creation will come from in the coming years then you should read Clay Shirky‘s latest book called Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. His argument is so simple but so profound and that concept is this: “A trillion hours a year of participatory value are up for grabs. That will be true year in and …

Learning From Experience

School is mostly bullshit. The only way you learn things is by doing things. Real things. Things that have consequences and things that have rewards. A “C” on some school paper isn’t really a consequence, and an “A” isn’t really a reward. A consequence is losing money on a sunk venture. A consequence is damaging a good relationship on a failed project. A reward is …