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Disagreeable givers talk



Interesting talk from Adam Grant @AdamMGrant    Especially liked the idea about Disagreeable givers symbolised by Dr House tv personality on the image above.

Would add a important quote to his:

E.O.Wilson and David S.Wilson “Selfishness beats altruism within groups.Altruistic groups beat selfish groups.Everything else is commentary”

Linkk to this Ted Talk:


Cesar Hidalgo quote

​Quote from “Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies” by César Hidalgo –
“This is an interpretation of the economy as a knowledge and knowhow amplifier, or a knowledge and knowhow amplification engine: a complex sociotechnical system able to produce physical packages containing the information needed to augment the humans who participate in it.1 Ultimately, the economy is the collective system by which humans make information grow.”
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From Bee-l The bullshit asimmetry

Peter Loring Borst
Subject: Brandoliniʼs law

Brandoliniʼs law, attributed to Alberto Brandolini, an Italian independent software development consultant. Unless someone else claims paternity of this absolutely brilliant statement, it seems that he actually is the original author:

The bullshit asimmetry: the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. — ziobrando (@ziobrando) 11 Janvier 2013

To be sure, a number of people have made similar statements. Ironically, it seems that the “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” quote isn’t from Mark Twain but a slightly modified version of Charles Spurgeonʼs “a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on” (1859) which, in turn, might be inspired by Jonathan Swiftʼs “falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it” (1710).