The Gospel of Philip is one of the Gnostic Gospels, a text of New Testament apocrypha, dated to around the 3rd century but lost in modern times until an Egyptian man rediscovered it by accident, buried in a cave near Nag Hammadi, in 1945. I didn't know that, did you?
Well, philosopher Costica Bradatan has given these 3rd century Gospels some thought. And he asks: "Why do anything? Why multiply the cosmic failure, the “infamy of creation”?"
"Procrastination and mourning are tied tightly together: for to procrastinate is to mourn the precariousness of your creation even before you bring it into the world." - Costica Bradatan
"We should perhaps spend more time dwelling on the rich virtuality that precedes the fall into existence." However, it's not a thing if it remains just an idea. Eventually, you should just ship it!
Still pondering the beauty of things before they become things? Here is a countering idea on why being on a downer can really help to get things done. Wanna procrastinate more? Look inside the mind of a master procrastinator. ; )
As always, thanks for reading!
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It’s a cycling event like no other. Amazing photos Leon!
Wanna see 6 Day action first hand in Amsterdam?
"Unlike helmet laws, bike lanes do not require behavioral change on the part of the cyclist, and they come with other benefits," says the study. "For example, they ‘normalize’ exercise behaviors, reduce pollution and may help address the obesity epidemic in the USA."
Dubbed the EcoHelmet, the cheap to produce design uses layers of recycled papers that concertina from flat to adapt to the rider’s head when unfolded.
There are five major types of network effects.
- Direct (LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Facebook)
- two-sided (eBay, Craigslist, Microsoft, iOS)
- data (Google Maps, Waze)
- tech performance (BitTorrent, Skype)
- interpersonal (Slack, Apple).
Each of these makes your business hard to catch once it gets going.
They make it defensible.
Company culture is shaped through your daily work rituals. Improving your company culture requires regular work.
Notes from a writer’s visit to Europe's largest tech conference.
My latest blog post, thanks for publishing Rafi!
Through my experience and interactions with many different companies over the past few years, I’ve noticed that there is one category that is consistently highly relevant to everyone: Follow Up Tools.
“You’re a thought leader – you can influence people with anything that you share. That’s super critical to understand. You don’t need 1,000,000 followers or 100,000 followers, you just need enough followers in your space and by sharing things that they like, you’re going to get them.”
In Hiten’s words…
- 1. Share what you love
- 2. Share what you know
- 3. Don’t take it too seriously
whether it's just a little insight into your sales emails or social selling strategies, take a few moments and get your modern sales statistics fix.
Sundays used to be sacred, reserved for prayer, family or sightseeing. Today, a third of busy Americans let work seep into their weekends, according to a 2014 National Bureau of Economic Research study. But Christoph Niemann, the hyper-prolific illustrator behind many memorable New Yorker, WIRED and the New York Times covers attests to the benefits of keeping Sundays free from any paid work assignments.