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Slim Your Wallet – Leather Wallets Without The Excess | Bellroy
I'd like one of these wallets, but closing in on $100 isn't where I am at right now.
27 days ago by daguti
The Origin Of 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Milton Friedman
This was the jackass who turned America into an endless cycle of "rich get richer, poor get poorer" - He reminds me of the same lack of social responsibility seen in Libertarians.

But there are heroes... Make sure you get down to the section, "Peter Drucker got it right..."

The one thing I keep getting conked over the head with is Rob's "It's not a positive or a negative, it's an attribute.", because earlier in the article it talks about the "magic moment" (my words) when Friedman's argument converges with the pressures of globalization to help usher in this era of maximizing shareholder value to the detriment of everything else...

But then later on it mentions "Peter Drucker’s argument about the primacy of the customer didn’t have much effect until globalization and the Internet changed everything. Customers suddenly had real choices, access to instant reliable information and the ability to communicate with each other. Power in the marketplace shifted from seller to buyer."

So globalization helped usher in this anti-consumer (anti-employee, anti-etc) era, but it also helped consumers find and communicate with each other.

capitalism-done-right = You have to get down to the section on Peter Drucker and after that "The primacy of the consumer...", but it lists out the companies that are doing it right. I will say that it mentions Amazon, even though we know they treat their delivery people shittily (no benefits, low pay, uncertain hours, tons of delivery in a short amount of time), but that's in a world where the competition is squeezing them (i.e. Walmart) -- if everyone were to up their game, we might have a positive situation all around.
economics  people-milton-friedman  analysis  anti-something  me-stuff  capitalism-done-right 
6 weeks ago by daguti
Traffic And Copy - Vin Clancy
"Y-Combinator's Sam Altman's (useful) new years musings:

On mindspace:

We have a limited amount of cognitive output every day and should be conscious that we’re utilizing it for our most important tasks.

Altman recommends regularly taking a step back and asking - Am I doing the right thing? - to gauge whether you’re dedicating your time to the things that matter most to you.

Deciding what to commit to and when is an essential skill and requires being radically honest about what is and isn’t working in your life.

Other helpful questions include…

Am I being maximally useful?

“Am I desperately trying to convince myself that this is working or is this actually working?”

The goal is to focus on the one or two things that are really working and cut out the rest.

On taking time off:

When possible, Altman recommends taking time off between jobs to explore new things, learn, study, travel, help others, spend time with loved ones, etc.

It affords you time to be in “explore mode” where you can try new things, accepting that many won’t work.

He cites it as one of his best career decisions which planted seeds that continue sprouting in his life today.

On productivity:

Sleep, exercise, and nutrition are the foundation of productivity.

Determine which hours are your best and ‘don’t sell them for anything other than what you want to work on’ - Craig Cannon

“My system is three key pillars, make sure to get the important shit done, don’t waste time on stupid shit, and make lots of lists.”

On risk:

“What risk actually looks like is that you look back at the end of your career, and you’re like, “Fuck I wasted it.””

Altman suggests we aren’t programmed to think about risk the right way. We focus on short-term catastrophic risks (i.e. a nuclear plant exploding) rather than long-term chronic risks (i.e. inhaling smoke), which are more impactful in our lives.

On mental flexibility:

Altman advocates the importance of holding onto your mental flexibility, willingness to view things from new angles and change your perspective as you get older.

On community and ambition:

Altman recommends surrounding yourself with people who make you more ambitious, inquisitive, and shift your perspective. Most of the world will tell you your ideas are too ambitious. Find the people who push you to strive for more.

On accountability groups:

Form a group of a few like-minded friends/colleagues who can help you stay accountable. Create a check-in system, such as weekly emails and quarterly calls/meetings, to ensure everyone is staying on track.

On finding the balance of random stuff:

“He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions. But he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is, and what might be important.” - Richard Hamming

Altman acknowledges its challenging to balance creating space for randomness and not wasting your time.

At some point, you may be able to hire people to screen things for you.

If you aren’t there yet, you can take a lot of meetings and accept that 90% will not be a productive use of your time but will be worth it for the one that is.

Altman used to spend ~10 - 15 hours a week exploring random stuff.

This requires you to put in extra hours so you can complete your regular work. If you aren’t willing to do that you may need to scale back on exploring.

However, he says that cutting it off entirely - the flow of new ideas and people - is disastrous.

On urgency:

Don’t abide by the idea of the deferred life plan. People usually end up not achieving either of the goals. If you want to do something, start doing it right now.

Be honest about your ambitions and focus on fulfilling them rather than on external markers of success like titles or life plans. (i.e. You don’t have to start a rocket company if you want to work on rockets. You can join one and go from there. Or, if you want to make money, focus on that.)

Being authentic about what you want is not solely beneficial for you but will help you build a community who wants to support you and see you win. People can sense when you’re being real.

Accept that fulfilling your ambitions will take a long time but that your journey will feel meaningful when you’re doing what you truly want."
personal-development  frameworks  frameworks-for-business  lifehacks  me-stuff  people-vincent-dignan 
7 weeks ago by daguti
The Financial Copywriting Academy - Jake Hoffberg
"Personal finance tools...

I've been using quickbooks for a long time to manage my business P&L and want to get some discipline around my personal finance stuff as well.

Currently, I just track all my spending in an excel spreadsheet and scan my receipts (you'd be amazed at what a difference tracking your spending each day makes).

But I'd like to move to a more efficient system or otherwise get a strategy in place for personal finance that doesn't create a bunch of unnecessary paperwork.


I used Mint once upon a time and might go back to it."
money  personal-development  me-stuff 
11 weeks ago by daguti
Bosch 300 Washing Machine
This is the washing machine at 103 S Gay St.
documentation  me-stuff 
november 2018 by daguti
This PR Hacker's 10 Tips Will Probably Get Your Brand Mentioned on CNN
Really good tips. I like #2 on the list, about pitching the same idea using diffferent angles to reporters on different types of beats: a health angle for health reporters, a finance angle for finance reporters, etc
public-relations  marketing-tactics--hacks  me-stuff 
october 2018 by daguti
How helpful would a economics minor be in Marketing? : marketing
"Learn how to measure marketing performance. Learn Tableau. Be great at excel. A marketer who can set up KPIs, analyze the results, draw conclusions and refine strategy/tactics based on those conclusions is a valuable marketer."
marketing  Reference  me-stuff 
july 2018 by daguti
Medical Mysteries: A condition worse than migraine was causing woman's pain
I feel like this could be what I have when I get my migraines. Luckily, I can control it with cranio-sacral massage.

Also see the bookmark right after this one regarding some new breakthrough for diseases that have to do with intracranial pressure.

migraine, intracranial pressure , intraocular pressure
disease-migraines  me-stuff 
june 2018 by daguti
PERFORMING ARTS - The Washington Post
I always think about the time I went with Matt and Sarah (Steve's ex) to see the performance of Morimur in Washington DC. I don't remember why Steve wasn't with us - I am pretty sure he was with us in DC, but he had to attend something for medical school.

I decided to look it up and the concert was at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington DC on Saturday, April 27, 2002.

I added this to Google Calendar.

"Hilliard Ensemble

In 1720, Johann Sebastian Bach arrived at his home in Kothen after a long sojourn with his patron and learned that his wife, Maria Barbara, was dead and buried. Bach then wrote the Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, which ends with the famous Chaconne. Musicologist Helga Thoene argues that the Chaconne is an epitaph and that Bach encoded it with references to specific Lutheran chorales referring to death as a passage to eternal life.

Violinist Christoph Poppen and the Hilliard Ensemble (singers Monika Mauch, David James, Steven Harrold and Gordon Jones) demonstrated these cryptic relationships in an astonishing concert Saturday night at St. Columba's Episcopal Church. As Poppen played the partita, the singers introduced each movement with thematic material from the chorales. Then they sang eight chorales. When Poppen reappeared to replay the Chaconne, the singers joined him in the Chaconne for Violin and Four Voices -- a brilliant, disturbing, wondrous interweaving of thorny instrumental abstraction and luminous vocal interjections.

As sheer performance, the singing was gorgeous, and Poppen dug deeply into the music's fiery core. As thesis, who can say? Thoene altered the rhythms and caesuras of the chorales, but contends that Bach intended to conceal his references by manipulating them with characteristic freedom and subtlety. Saturday's concert is replicated on "Morimur," a recording Poppen and the Hilliard Ensemble released last year on the ECM label; it contains extensive essays.

-- Ronald Broun Melissa Ferrick"
music  music-classical  me-stuff  me-memories 
june 2018 by daguti
Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They Want – RyanHoliday.net
Really interesting series of stories of people showing up to interviews as active participants, rather than interviewees waiting to answer questions.

I really like this technique a lot.
personal-development  jobs-interviewing  me-stuff 
may 2018 by daguti
The Cult of Copy
This is something I realized early on: "everything you write is advertising" - from a handwritten note I leave someone to a set of typed instructions I paste onto the box at AnySystem to an email I send someone, everything has to be written in a way that engages the reader so they A) READ THE WHOLE THING B) KNOW WHAT TO DO and C) KNOW WHY THEY SHOULD WANT TO DO IT.

The key word in that last one is WANT.

I remember I once wrote a note on a box in the warehouse at AnySystem. I asked people not to move the box, but it was in a prominent area and most people would have read "Please do not move this box" and promptly moved it if it was in their way.

Instead, I wrote "Please do not move this box. John needs to trip over this box when he comes in so he remembers to take it to Sonny." or something like that.

""The public doesn't particularly care for advertisements." - John C. Malone, Born Mar. 7, 1941.

They don't. It's true. Unless it's the Super Bowl, normal people don't really want to be subjected to ads.

For some marketers, they try to solve this problem by having a certain ratio of content to ads. 22 minutes of show for 8 minutes of ads. Five content emails for every one promotional one.

For me, it's just a lot easier if you create content in such a way that the reader doesn't realize it's an ad. Stealth-like.

Here is a realization you need to have as a writer/marketer/guru superstar in training:

Everything you publish is an ad.

Even if all the readers are spending is attention, you should have the goal of leaving them with something valuable for what they paid. Even if it's just a chuckle. Chuckles are endorphins. Endorphins are addicting.

But you can do more than that.

Think about what you sell. Think about the problems those products and services will solve. Start and advance conversations about those issues and concerns. Symptoms. Causes. Side effects. Complications.

Give them the fuel to make their own problems more complex, threatening, and urgent. You don't have to yell or push. Just discuss. Share. Educate.

That's it. People don't care for ads. But they love reading and griping about their problems. The online expression of these exchanges happens to be very fertile soil to plant seeds, which you can later harvest as crops of cash.

So crass, I know.

But look around you. Here. Other "places" you visit online. Shows you like on TV. Publications you subscribe to. Do you see it?

The kind of content I am describing is the kind of thing your prospects post and read and share among themselves WITHOUT you being there.

Beat them to the punch, release it yourself. You create the discussions. You define the problems. You plant the desire for an ideal solution...

Which you, of course, just happen to sell. And they'll be happy to buy it despite believing that they've never seen a single ad for it."
marketing-tactics--writing-copy  me-stuff 
march 2018 by daguti
How To Succeed In Your First Month As A Freelancer - Traffic And Copy
"How To Succeed In Your First Month As A Freelancer

When you first get started freelancing

Money won’t guarantee your success

Instead, it might do the opposite

Most new freelancers think making a lot of money from the start is a good thing

But that’s not always the case

If you don’t have the right structures in place

It could be harmful to your reputation

By taking on too many clients you’ll under deliver to all of them

And your business could struggle…

The age old fact remains true

That houses are built on foundations for a reason

And freelancers should be no different

So the way you structure your growth is crucial

Money is great

But it won’t secure your lifeline

Credibility, connections and amazing social proof will

You can get all 3 by reaching out to large companies that need what you have to offer

In 7 simple steps:

1. Go through their website
2. Find something that you can improve
3. Offer to work for free or very cheap
4. Treat them as a customer you will work with for the next
5 years
5. Don’t rush
6. Over deliver on quality work
7. Become the go-to freelancer for that client

If you did a good job

Then you now have a worthy connection, credibility and your foot in the door

Your chances of repeat business are good

Very good

Even if this doesn’t happen immediately

Remember to ask for a testimonial

Because once you have it,

You can use it as social proof and credibility to leverage getting paid more

For a very long time… ;)

Plus, their company logo is a nice addition to your website

And it’ll impress your future clients

These are the foundations that will charm both new and old clients

And the more clients you have that respect your work

The more likely they are to come knocking

Time and time again

Paying you higher rates each time round
Did you like this post?

Let me know what your biggest struggle is as a freelancer"
frameworks-for-business  me-stuff  Entrepreneurship  getting-started  freelancing 
february 2018 by daguti
Seth's Blog: What do you see?
The difference between just about everyone in my life... and me:
"Some people are willingly blind to metaphor, viewing each example as a special case. Others manage to connect the dots and find what they need just about anywhere."
people-seth-godin  perception  communication  me-stuff 
february 2018 by daguti
Jordan Peterson Why Nice Guys Finish Last - YouTube
personal-development, me-stuff = Being agreeable sounds like a good thing (it's been my inadvertent/ingrained guiding principle in life), but it doesn't do you any good when you're trying to build a career. @1:46 "One of the things you have to be careful of if you're agreeable is not to be exploited - because you'll line up to be exploited. And I think the reason for that is you're wired to be exploited by infants."

@2:02 "One of the things that happens in psychotherapy, when people come because they're too agreeable. They come for assertiveness training - and though it's not exactly assertiveness that's being trained. What it is is the ability to learn to negotiate on their own behalf. And one of the things I tell agreeable people, especially if they're e conscientious is 'Say what you think. Tell the truth about what you think. There's going to be things you think that you think are nasty and harsh - and they probably are nasty and harsh, but they're also probably true. And you need to bring those up to the forefront and deliver the message and it's not straightforward at all, because agreeable people do not like conflict. Not at all. They smooth the water. You know - and you can see why that is in accordance with the hypothesis that I've been putting forward: You don't want conflict around infants. It's too damn dangerous. You don't want fights to break out. You don't want anything to disturb the relative peace. If you're also more prone to being hurt physically, and perhaps emotionally, you're also maybe loathe to engage in the high intensity conflict that will solve problems in the short-term. Because it takes a lot of conflict to solve problems in the short-term."

children, childrearing = "The advantage to having a well-socialized disagreeable person is that they don't let much get in their way. So if you can get a kid who's disagreeable socialized, that person can be quite the preacher, because they're very forward moving in their nature and very difficult to stop. But if you don't get them successfully domesticated - tamed, roughly speaking by the time they're 4, their peers reject them. And that's a big problem because your job as a parent is to make your child socially desirable by the age of 4. You want to burn that into your brain, because people don't know that. That's your job. Here's why: It's easy if you think about it carefully. So you imagine you've got a 3 year old child, so sort of halfway through that initial period of socialization and you take that child out in public. What do you want for the child? You want the child to both be able to interact with children and adults so that the children are welcoming and smile and want to play with him or her and so that the adults are happy to see the child and treat him or her properly. And if your child is a horrible little monster because you're afraid to discipline them or oyou don't know how to do that properly, then what they're going to do is experience nothing but rejection from other children and false smiles from other parents and adults. So then you're throwing the child out there into the world so that every single face that they see is either hostile or lying. And that's not something that's going to be very conducive to the mental-health or well-being of your child. Your child can learn a couple simple rules of behavior like 'Don't interrupt adults when they're talking' and 'Pay attention and try not to hit the other kids over the head with a truck' and 'Share and play properly', then when they meet the other kids, the kids are going to try a few play routines and it's going to go well and they'll go off and socialize each other for the rest of their lives. Because that's what happens is that from 4 years old onwards, the primary socialization of children takes place among other children and so if the kids don't get in on that early, they don't move into that developmental spiral upwards and they're left behind. And you can imagine how terrible that is, because a 4 year old will not play with another 4 year old who's 2. But a 5 year old will not play with another 5 year old who's 2, because the gap is just starting to get unbelievably large and so the kids start out behind and then the peers leave them behind and then those kids are alienated and outside the peer group for the rest of their lives. And those are the ones that grow up to be long-term anti-social. They're already aggressive. It doesn't dip down. And what happens to normal boys, roughly speaking, imagine the aggressive 2-year-old types, they get socialized, so their level of aggression goes down, and then they hit puberty and testosterone kicks in and BAM, levels of aggression go up. And that's why males are criminals between the ages of 16 and 25."

statistics = Said in a podcast either with Joe Rogan or Jocko Willink: "60% of men are disagreeable and 40% of women are disagreeable. Not much difference - it's not 90/10. But the edges are what matter. Said in this video @ 0:38. "Even though men and women on average aren't very different in terms of their level of agreeableness by the group, if you go out and look at their extremes, they're very different. So all of the most agreeable people are women and all of the most disagreeable people are men. And the thing is: The extremes are often what matter, rather than what is in the middle. And so one of the ways that's reflected in society is there's way more men in prison."
people-jordan-peterson  personal-development  me-stuff  statistics  childrearing  children 
february 2018 by daguti
How The Traditional Nylon Toothbrush May Be Causing Your Gums To Disappear
2018-05-05: I was looking for something else and came across this. Wow! This is me exactly.

So I looked up contact information for the doctor who wrote the article and came across this: https://twitter.com/ThePeriClean

He invented a toothbrush called the PeriClean which has super soft bristles that hardly feel like they're doing anything.

Trying to buy, but my computer is being funky (uploading to YouTube and Dropbox right now), so I will try again later.

Also see his other articles on the site:
teeth  toothbrush  warnings  health  meetup-movnat  me-stuff 
july 2016 by daguti
Ted Kaczynski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Just reading the summaries on his philosophies and I am shocked that this guy was so far ahead of the curve with regard modern societal ills. He went to shocking, unnecessary and completely illogical and useless means to get his message out, but the basis of his philosophy is correct. The problem lies in the fact that he wants to go backward whereas the only way out of this is forward.
people-unabomber  reference  biography  me-stuff 
may 2016 by daguti
The Invisible Problem Wrecking Your Productivity And How To Stop It - Trello Blog
This is precisely my problem. I have long said that I love long, uninterrupted stretches of thinking (or doing) time. Now I know I'm not just a weirdo.
productivity  me-stuff 
may 2016 by daguti
Move over, paleo eaters and raw foodists
change this to me stuff reconciling something something... (doing this from mobile and its not picking up the new tag)
diet-paleo  evolvify-topics  me-stuff 
february 2016 by daguti
BBC - Future - The man who studies the spread of ignorance
"Proctor found that ignorance spreads when firstly, many people do not understand a concept or fact and secondly, when special interest groups – like a commercial firm or a political group – then work hard to create confusion about an issue. In the case of ignorance about tobacco and climate change, a scientifically illiterate society will probably be more susceptible to the tactics used by those wishing to confuse and cloud the truth. Consider climate change as an example. “The fight is not just over the existence of climate change, it’s over whether God has created the Earth for us to exploit, whether government has the right to regulate industry, whether environmentalists should be empowered, and so on. It’s not just about the facts, it’s about what is imagined to flow from and into such facts,” says Proctor."
politics  motivation-for-me-david-vs-goliath-fighting-big-money-lobbyists  health-smoking  me-stuff  corruption-disinformation  capitalism-greed  climate-global-warming  psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  psychology 
january 2016 by daguti
Diana Young - WTF Not labeling the source of meat is not going...
What the hell is the point of ending country of origin labeling? It could only be moneyed interests buying this vote. Yet another reason to buy from a local farmshare... meat as well as vegetables. .............. home-stuff = Buy a freezer big enough to keep frozen meat from the farmshare. Figure out how to store vegetables for the long term. This might mean having a cool, dark basement area.
food-meat  legal-or-law  capitalism-greed  corruption  meetup-movnat  me-stuff  to-do-before-you-die  home-stuff  health  food 
december 2015 by daguti
(2) Diana Young - EPIGENETICS: TRAUMA SHAPES US "The terrible effects...
I've said for the longest time that if we want to fix crime, we have to do the hard work of helping families stick together. The Aryan Nation, inner-city gangs, Mexican drug cartels and ISIS all recruit from the same pool of children raised by poorly equipped (or totally absent) parents.
genetics  genetics-epigenetics-(or-how-grandmas-traumas-affect-me)  crime-child-abuse  children  crime-violence  me-stuff 
december 2015 by daguti
FACT CHECK: Simpler Isn't Always Better When It Comes To Taxes : It's All Politics : NPR
(Im making this mention of tithing into a huge thing. The article is 99% not about this.) "Carson denied that his plan for a flat tax of 10 percent, based on the biblical principle of tithing, would cost the government more than $1 trillion." This quote demonstrates a problem with religion. People put so much credence in it that now it it makes its way into an idea for redoing the tax code. Why not base it on actual scientific principles? The tax code is thousands+ pages long. It's too complicated. Simplify it. See the bookmark from 2015-09-29 "Lots Of Candidates Want To Simplify Tax Code..." Some would say that this is what Carson is doing.. and yes, I'll concede that, but the fact that he has to bring it under the cloak of religion is troubling. It reminds me of people who start businesses and promote it as "A fashion line based on Christian principles" or "A Christian-centered financial advisor" It's irrelevant and quite possibly dangerous to tinge your investing with Christianity.
religion  analysis  me-stuff  taxes-as-a-concept 
october 2015 by daguti
(4) Tim Ferriss - Politics = theater. Pay attention to how they've...
"Politics = theater. Pay attention to how they've voted in the past and their large contributors, not how well they perform on TV." ................. doing-more-w-less = Unlike the Mets example I bookmarked right before or after this, this link bears this tag because it is an example of optimizing your analysis using less information. I might need to come up with a different tag (or a sub-tag) for this because down the line it'll be tough to separate "doing" items (like the Mets example) from "analysis" examples like this one.
politics  analysis-related-to  election  people-tim-ferriss  quotes  me-stuff  counterintuitive-doing-more-w-less  counterintuitive-doing-more-w-less-analyzing  election-voting 
october 2015 by daguti
Seth's Blog: The other element of guerilla marketing
Most of the time when I use the ideas-stolen tag, I'm saying it in a disparaging way. However, this time I'm the one that stole the idea, although unconsciously, because I had already had this mentality (give more than take) before I ever read any of this stuff.
people-seth-godin  marketing  marketing-tactics--hacks  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  ideas-stolen  me-stuff 
october 2015 by daguti
Can someone explain why it tends to be young, white men who have libertarian beliefs.
me-stuff = I never realized this. It's completely mind blowing and makes total sense. To be fair, I had flirted with this kind of "idea", but it was not even close to fully formed.
politics-philosophies-libertarian  race  politics  me-stuff 
october 2015 by daguti
The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think — Cuepoint — Medium
#2: "...I mean music the sonic art form — imaginative, conceptual composition and improvisation rooted in harmonic and rhythmic ideas. In other words, music as it was defined and regarded four or five decades ago, when art music (incompletely but generally called “classical” and “jazz”) had a seat at the table." ................. capitalism-greed = All of these things are what happen when corporations suddenly "wake up" and realize that they can make more money by manipulating than by putting out honest, heartfelt, GOOD product... this goes for the musicians, for the writers (see #3 about the media picking stories based on name recognition), etc... me-stuff= "This is rarely remarked on, but I believe that thousands of cumulative impressions of background music assigned to “romance” and “grief” and “heroism” have laid down layers of scar tissue on our ability to feel something when tonal symphonic music is made or written in the 21st century." (Not just for music, but everything.)
music-industry  analysis  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  capitalism-greed  me-stuff 
october 2015 by daguti
Integrated Movement Practice
me-stuff = Not sure, but this is long and I can't read the whole thing right now.
meetup-movnat-natural-movement  meetup-movnat  philosophy  me-stuff 
october 2015 by daguti
The psychology behind successful Web design
me-stuff = neurodesign (in my terminology, the language of the brain)
webdesign  psychology  user-interface  me-stuff 
september 2015 by daguti
People are sharing this online as "haha, look at the cute angry baby", but this shit is seriously distressing. THIS IS EXACTLY how men grow up to be man-babies, unable to communicate, unable to control their violent impulses, abusive towards women and violent towards other men. This kid needs a serious change of environment. I can't imagine the things he's seen to be acting in this way. (BACKED UP to YouTube-Internet backups as "angry toddler hits mother; beginnings of a man-baby")
man-babies  video  me-stuff 
september 2015 by daguti
Diana Young - Helga Vierich's lucid introduction, and the article...
This is so important, I backed up both Diana's comments and the article itself to Google Drive "Archived/Backed Up Webpages" - Truth be told, the article itself is (while deep, emotional and sad), not why I bookmarked this. Diana's comments spoke to me in a way few people ever do. She mentioned things that I believe strongly in and perhaps thought I was the only one. Her comments are why I bookmarked this.
childrearing  me-stuff  evolvify-topics  meetup-movnat  health-mental  crime-child-abuse 
september 2015 by daguti
Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests -- ScienceDaily
"Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame." ...... "Studies show that responding to a baby's needs (not letting a baby "cry it out") has been shown to influence the development of conscience; positive touch affects stress reactivity, impulse control and empathy; free play in nature influences social capacities and aggression; and a set of supportive caregivers (beyond the mother alone) predicts IQ and ego resilience as well as empathy."
childrearing  meetup-movnat  evolvify-topics  me-stuff  play-as-a-concept 
september 2015 by daguti
The Golden Rule - Radiolab
The "Golden Balls" game - where the guy got his opponent to split the money instead of stealing all of it by using the most counterintuitive technique you could imagine. I think this part is at the very end of the show.
counterintuitive  radio-shows-radiolab  psychology  me-stuff 
august 2015 by daguti
/u/darthrevan explaining the idea of evil and how it is within all of us. : bestof
The explanation on the best of page (click the link at the top, comment highlighted in yellow) is dead on. It's not a magical thing out there - it's right here.
philosophy  me-stuff 
april 2015 by daguti
The biggest scam bankrupting business and the middle class - Nick Hanauer
Just a LITTLE more money they need, then it'll all start trickling down. "Our crisis of income inequality wasn’t principally caused by the rich not paying enough tax, even though we don’t. it's largely the product of the $1T/yr that once went to wages, but now goes to corporate profits. And this demand and investment-killing trillion-dollar-a-year transfer of wealth from the bottom 80 percent of households to the top 1 percent is the direct result of the economic and regulatory policies both Republicans and Democrats have imposed since the dawn of the trickle down era. As policy shifted economic power from workers to owners over the past 40 years, corporate profits’ take of the U.S. economy has doubled — from an average of 6 percent of GDP during America’s post-war economic heyday to more than 12 percent today. despite this extra $1 trillion a year in corporate profits, job growth remains anemic, wages are flat, and our nation no longer seems able to afford even its most basic needs."
corruption-corporate  capitalism-greed  wealth-income-distribution  politics-philosophies-republicans  politics-philosophies-liberals-or-democrats  me-stuff  people-nick-hanauer  economics-trickle-down 
march 2015 by daguti
Natural Training - Connective tissue conditioning for natural training.
"Connective tissue conditioning for natural training." ----- So many people think about muscles, but forget about joints, tendons & ligaments. This reminds me of the John Wood email* where he talks about the book by the rock climber that has a chart showing how long it takes each type of tissue to adapt. Muscle is the quickest and tendons/ligaments lag far behind. *Search Gmail for "Building Tendon and Ligament Strength in Your Hands" .............. IMPORTANT: This is just an "ad" for what is going to happen at this seminar he's giving. There is no real info here, but I bookmarked it as a placeholder to remind me about the John Wood email and the importance of taking things slow, so your connective tissues can catch up with your training and you don't end up injuring yourself and being out of commission unnecessarily.
meetup-movnat  me-stuff 
december 2014 by daguti
How the GOP stopped caring about you - The Washington Post
wealth-income-distribution = Not strictly speaking, but in terms of how the rich are played against the poor. .............. Also see comment by Penny Saved: "It's an old-fashioned idea that history moves in cycles. The column above is pretty glib. One big note -- The biggest champion of 'deregulation' in the 1970s was a fellow named Jimmy Carter, a Democrat. But the column is, with all those faults, correct. Organized Money has represented the biggest anti-social force in American history since before the nation's founding. And what the author of the column has found is not 'cycles' of history of the Republican Party, but that Organized Money moves it nest. Sometimes, its at home in the Republican Party, and sometimes it hangs out at its summer place in the Democratic Party. The 'cycle' shifts when conditions become intolerable, and the political will arises to (and its always 'finally,' isn't it?) set things correctly, and have a country that is actually..."
politics-philosophies-republicans  me-stuff  me-stuff-foundational-influence  large-systems  politics  wealth-income-distribution  politics-money-in  countries-united-states-america  taxes-as-a-concept 
november 2014 by daguti
api comments on Walmart proving once again that they are the worst company in the world.
Very interesting breakdown of coastal vs middle American business styles. .............. "Wal Mart is really a product of the mid-American conservative business culture from which it came -- and is still headquartered. That business culture is all about... well... thrift. You make everything as cheap as you can: wages, supplies, operations, and so on, and you do volume. You go for areas like commodity retail and you dominate them and do lots and lots of volume. It's the complete opposite of the bicoastal business culture of places like New York, Massachusetts, and California. That business culture is about leverage and growth. You pay high salaries, spend a lot on technology, and you do margin. You go for areas like high tech or finance where the margins are high, do equity plays, etc. Think Silicon Valley and Manhattan-- "profit, not thrift, is the engine of business" as John Maynard Keynes said."
walmart  corruption-corporate  history-business  reference  me-stuff  business-culture 
november 2014 by daguti
Economists Say We Should Tax The Rich At 90 Percent: "A 90 percent top marginal tax rate doesn’t mean that if you make $450,000, you are going to pay $405,000 in federal income taxes. Americans have a well-documented trouble understanding the notion of
INSIGHT: And this is how the rich & rich apologists take advantage to spread their retarded message: They take advantage of the fact that people don't understand marginal tax rates, estate taxes, other things and they make it sound like everyone pays those taxes. It's the only way they can get non-wealthy (i.e. the majority) to side with them. Grimy bastards. .............. "Economists Say We Should Tax The Rich At 90 Percent: "A 90 percent top marginal tax rate doesn’t mean that if you make $450,000, you are going to pay $405,000 in federal income taxes. Americans have a well-documented trouble understanding the notion of marginal tax rates."" ............................... poverty = Lots of the top comments discussing poverty. ............... One of the best explanations of marginal tax rate & deductions: http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/2k05zr/economists_say_we_should_tax_the_rich_at_90/clh6cgz
explanation-simplification  wealth-income-distribution  poverty  me-stuff  me-stuff-foundational-influence  taxes-as-a-concept 
october 2014 by daguti
15 Foods A Nutritionist Refuses To Eat
Two interesting things here: The parts on the salt and the one on the vegetable oil. .................................................. health-cholesterol = I would like to change out the oils in my diet and see how LDL cholesterol improves. ------------- Less interesting, but worthy of note is the last item on the list about unfermented soy products being bad for you.
food-processed  health  food-salt  me-stuff  health-cholesterol 
october 2014 by daguti
Steve Paxton about dancing - YouTube
This video is on the same level as the first Ido Portal video I saw (and I've tagged it with the same tags)
me-stuff  meetup-movnat  fitness  exercise-movnat  philosophy  exercise  fitness-apocalypse-marketing-material  fitness-branded  video 
october 2014 by daguti
What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege | A Little More Sauce
I thought I was going to hate this, but the analogy is particularly well suited to the purpose. Perhaps because I've ridden in traffic and know just how dangerous "good, well intentioned drivers" can be - never mind the ones high out of their mind or the ones who actively hate you. --------------------- wealth-income-distribution = Although this guy is talking about race, I think the analogy is perfectly suited to discussing middle class privilege and how anyone middle class or above sees the poor. It's not just about "trying harder" or "working longer", there are active issues that keep you down, unable to work longer, get places you need to go, etc.
race  bicycle  explanation-simplification  wealth-income-distribution  me-stuff 
september 2014 by daguti
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power | Talk Video | TED.com
This very much fits into the paradigm of improving your city. I don't have a tag for "civics" and I can't think of a related tag that I do have... Keep it in mind and if you think of something, add it later. ............................ Not 100% related, but also see "The 48 Laws Of Power" by Robert Greene (I have the PDF)
video  power  tedtalks  government  me-stuff  projects-save-linden  conspiracy-related-to  videos-to-watch 
september 2014 by daguti
US Fiscal Debate Could Learn From Norway | The Progressive Press
"Contrary to the myth of job creators, high rates have not crippled Norwegian entrepreneurs. In fact, Norway produces more successful business start-ups than the US." ----------- The whole article is mind-blowing. US corporate taxes are the 2nd lowest in the world, yet the rhetoric is that we have to lower corporate taxes more, in fear of corporations leaving. This Randism taken to the extreme is killing the country.
counterintuitive  europe  economics  politics-philosophies-republicans  me-stuff 
september 2014 by daguti
Anyone else's knees crack/click when they squat? : Fitness
Also see the comment by /u/GrimFuture where he says it's called "benign crepitus"
me-stuff  fitness  health 
august 2014 by daguti
Democrats Organizing For America -- An Open Letter To American Secessionists
Original/mirror: http://meisky.com/soapbox/2012/11/17/an-open-letter-regarding-american-secessionists/ .......................... It started as a few muttered complaints the day after the election, but the foot-stomping tantrum chorus of folks threatening to take their ball and go home if we don't agree to play by their rules is growiing. "This is not my America" you lament! "This is no longer the same country I know and love!" Huh. You may be right. Because frankly, if you believe that America in the 21st century should function under the same assumptions and with the same values as America did in the 18th century- then no, this actually isn't your America any more. If you believe that "Freedom of religion" means that you have the right to make decisions about health care, family planning, equal rights, evolution and education for people who do not share your religion- you're in the wrong place.
politics  me-stuff  politics-philosophies-liberals-or-democrats  politics-philosophies-republicans  anti-something  hypocricy 
august 2014 by daguti
Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System - The Donella Meadows Institute
2nd of 2 resources on systems. 1st was "Systemantics"/CoolTools bookmarked 2014-03-01 ............ 2015-09-29: I've found myself coming back to this time and again --> "The systems analysis community has a lot of lore about leverage points. Those of us who were trained by the great Jay Forrester at MIT have all absorbed one of his favorite stories. “People know intuitively where leverage points are,” he says. “Time after time I’ve done an analysis of a company, and I’ve figured out a leverage point — in inventory policy, maybe, or in the relationship between sales force and productive force, or in personnel policy. Then I’ve gone to the company and discovered that there’s already a lot of attention to that point. Everyone is trying very hard to push it IN THE WRONG DIRECTION!”" ....... "Counterintuitive. ... Leverage points are not intuitive. Or if they are, we intuitively use them backward, systematically worsening whatever problems we are ..." (saved as PDF in \media\text..\business)
large-systems  hacking  books-to-buy  explanation-simplification  me-stuff  large-systems-pushing-the-wrong-levers  counterintuitive  people-donella-meadows 
april 2014 by daguti
▶ The Science of Productivity - YouTube
Lots of great tips. Not fluff. Specifically discusses the fact that willpower is exhaustible, so don't rely on it.
psychology  productivity  me-stuff  video  videos-to-watch  personal-development  discipline-or-willpower 
march 2014 by daguti
Online Marketing Guides for SaaS and eCommerce Businesses
Marketing guides for various platforms: Tumblr, Quora, Digg, Twitter, etc
howto  marketing  tips-n-tricks  frameworks-for-marketing  me-stuff 
march 2014 by daguti
CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response: Zombies
"Wonder why Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse, and Zombie Preparedness continue to live or walk dead on a CDC web site? As it turns out what first began as a tongue in cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform. We continue to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all hazards preparedness via Zombie Preparedness; and as our own director, Dr. Ali Khan, notes, "If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." So please log on, get a kit, make a plan, and be prepared!"
disaster-preparation  zombie-apocalypse  reference  marketing-tactics--shocking-or-weird  marketing-social-media-campaigns  me-stuff 
march 2014 by daguti
From Ideas to Traffic results: How we run a blog with 700,000 readers per month - The Buffer Blog
"Content marketing’s goal is not: to convert customers directly, to acquire leads directly, to make sales directly ======================= Content marketing exists to: build familiarity, build likability, build trust"
blogging  frameworks  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  me-stuff 
march 2014 by daguti
Cool Tools – Systemantics
1st of 2 resources, the other is a blog post bookmarked 4/25/2014 with these same tags minus "gifts" ---------------------------------------------- hacking = Taking something apart, understanding it and putting it back together again. .................................. This would be a great gift for someone like Rob. --------------------------- Avail on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AK1BIDM/cooltools-20 --------------- http://www.amazon.com/dp/0961825170/cooltools-20
large-systems  hacking  books-to-buy  explanation-simplification  gifts  me-stuff 
march 2014 by daguti
Habits of the World's Wealthiest People (Infographic) | Entrepreneur.com
Habits of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey compared to the poor. ................... If you read the paragraphs before the infographic, it says that this was produced by a social media marketing company. In the infographic, it mentions it's based on the research of some person or other. How simple to create content... find research data of a relevant or interesting topic, turn it into an infographic and BAM! Instant content.
wealth  power  visualization  frameworks  success  projects-strong-women  standing-out-or-differentiating-by-content  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  marketing-tactics--hacks  me-stuff  projects-computech  discipline-or-willpower 
february 2014 by daguti
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