apr 5 - good colin marshall podcast with seth godin on Linchpin, a book about art, life and making a difference
- "my favorite creators and personal icons are all a little bit insane"
- "our economy's new message is that if you are in the herd, you're going to fail"
- "do you deserve to be paid more than the cheapest person I can find to do your job?"
- "what is a resume but a brand-name filled chronicle of compliance: hey, look at this evidence that I can comply with the system"
- "you can be excellent, but excellence is not so much the deal, you should be remarkable"
- "being slightly more competent doesn't work, what we are looking for are incompetent people who are incompetent in interesting ways"
- "I haven't checked the reviews of my book on Amazon for months because they didn't improve my writing"
- "Bob Dylan gets booed off the stage every 10 years, the Monkeys never get booed, but they don't do anything interesting"
- "when people say they hate marketers they mean they hate people who promote average stuff to the average mass"
- BOOK: LinchPin:a book about art, life and making a difference
- "authorship: the ability to get into a reader's head and speak to them calmly at his own pace"
- "the book industry is about to collapse completely, ebooks are just skimming up the little bit that still makes money"
- "I don't write books to make money, but if I did, it wouldn't make sense"
- "when you are in the business to make money, you very quickly become an oldies act"
- "we can't trick people anymore into eating any more potato chips"
- "the company's receptionist improvised, did things for genuine reasons, and changed people for the better, that's my definition of an artist, I have no other word for it"
Notes on other podcasts:
- apr 5 - good colin marshall podcast with seth godin on Linchpin, a book about art, life and making a difference
- mar 10 - awesome podcast: david siegel talking on the semantic web in a way that finally makes sense
- mar 10 - good podcast interview with Michael Steinbecker on decline of french cuisine
- mar 9 - good colin marshall podcast interviewing Ian Ayres on coming importance of supercrunching and statistics
- mar 8 - nice Colin Marshall interview with Edward Champion on interviewing, authenticity and the cultural/intellectual scene
- mar 5 - very informative podcast on copyright law in software/music business, brad frazer eloquent and knowledgable on topic
- mar 2 - very interesting podcast on the ZBS Foundation, makers of quality radio fiction, never heard of them before
- feb 28 - entertaining dan carlin history podcast on the age of discovery: globalization 1.0
- feb 27 - interesting podcast on ways to deal with large amount of info, feeds, tweets in our lives, lots of ideas
- feb 27 - good dotnet rocks podcast on the #vs2010 launch in april and what's new in .NET 4
- feb 27 - good podcast on the role of a chief cultural officer and why companies need one
- feb 26 - good colin marshall podcast with author of book on why time moves forward
- feb 12 - good stackoverflow podcast mostly on why email is bad. insightful, funny conversation
- feb 11 - good herding code podcast on IOC, Git vs. mercurial, clojure's relationship to lisp
- feb 9 - good podcast on how to approach philosophy and the big questions from the standpoint of math and physics
- feb 1 - good herdingcode podcast with rob conery, part1: nosql, part2: asp.net mvc good / webforms bad
- feb 3 - very interesting podcast on reactive extensions for .NET (Rx) aka linq to events, i.e. event-based programs using observable collections
- jan 28 - another podcast on the ipad aftermath, nice conversation, also on the mobile space (Phil Windley, Scott Lemon)
- feb 8 - good philosophy podcast discussion on the relationship between hume and rousseau, good conversation, lucid
- feb 8 - good stackoverflow podcast, lots on apple, generally positive toward the ipad
Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.
I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.