Make it better. Make it more specific. We often discuss art this way: the artist had something he wanted to express, and then he just,… Read More »Intuition plus Iteration: George Saunders on Writing as Editing
Art and Culture
Traditional notions of hell paled in comparison with the inventions of 20th-century totalitarian regimes: Hitler’s and Stalin’s concentration camps. And compared to technological miracles and… Read More »Tomáš Halík on Modernity, Optimism and Naked Hope
The way of the thing “Tao” refers to the inner nature or natural tendency of things. For example, water tends to flow downhill: that is… Read More »Boardroom: Lessons from Surfing (4) – Tao, Timing, Vectors
Less then five minutes long. Entertaining and true. (His Slaughtehouse-Five is the only successful anti-war novel I’ve read).
The answer [to avoiding dings] is easy: don’t surf. Degree33 Surfboards Equipment will get damaged and (eventually) break. You get tired and scared and hurt… Read More »Boardroom: Lessons from Surfing (3) – Dings and Scars
The Wretched Do you hear the people sing?Singing a song of angry men?It is the music of a peopleWho will not be slaves again!When the… Read More »Every Man Will Be a King; or, Sovereignty
I love it when people describe writing a blog, or writing on the internet, as “popularizing” economics or something similar. That is a sign they… Read More »Tyler Cowen on Writing on the Internet, and Network Value Creation
Your Own Fool There will be times while you’re learning to surf that you will feel like a fool: When you ask stupid questions. When… Read More »Boardroom: Lessons from Surfing (2) – Whose Fool?