Everyone is better than you are…

(at something). Which makes it imperative that you connect and ask for help. At the same time that we encounter this humbling idea, we also need to acknowledge that you are better at something than anyone you meet. Everyone you meet needs something you can do better than they can.

via Everyone is better than you are… — Seth Godin’s Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

The Great Unbundling — Stratechery

To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, ranging from this site to The Walt Disney Company, with a multitude of formats, categories, and business models in between. And, it turns out that the impact of the Internet…

via The Great Unbundling — Stratechery by Ben Thompson

How long is now? — Seth Godin

Yes, that dog is moving, but not that tree. Plants don’t move. Well, yes, they actually do. Trees grow and then they decay. It’s just that we can’t see it happening now. It happens over a longer span. Which means it is happening now, just not in a way that matches our frame. Getting our…

via How long is now? — Seth Godin’s Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

Are You Working In Your Career or On Your Career?

As you may know, over the past four years Scott Young and I developed an online course about career mastery called Top Performer. It teaches you how to apply the rules of deliberate practice and depth to systematically get ahead in your professional life. We’re planning on opening the course to new students next week. In anticipation for…

via Are You Working In Your Career or On Your Career? — Blog – Cal Newport

Economics is messy

We still teach a lot of myths in the intro to economics course, myths that spill over to conventional wisdom. Human beings make rational decisions in our considered long-term best interest. Actually, behavioral economics shows us that people almost never do this. Our decision-making systems are unpredictable, buggy and often wrong. We are easily distracted, and even…

via Economics is messy — Seth Godin’s Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

The price of monetizing schemes – @dhh

When people talk about monetizing, they’re usually talking about some sort of scheme. Because anything that needs to be monetized can’t just be simple. If it was simple, you wouldn’t need a word like monetize. You’d just be making money selling a service or product.No, monetizing is that word we need to explain how Facebook makes…

via The price of monetizing schemes — Signal v. Noise – Medium

The Decade of Gen X Wish Fulfillment — Psychohistory

At 9:54am this morning in California, a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX blasted off the launchpad to deliver 10 new Iridium satellites into orbit. 9 minutes later, the jettisoned first stage of that rocket ship self-navigated back down, landing perfectly and without damage. The dream of self-landing, reusable rockets, abandoned 50 years ago, […]

via The Decade of Gen X Wish Fulfillment — Psychohistory