latest podcast I've listened to...
4.3 stars

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"
  • "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:

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.

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