1. Do not think dishonestly.
2. The Way is in training.
3. Become acquainted with every art.
4. Know the Ways of all professions.
5. Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
6. Develop intuitive judgment and understanding for everything.
7. Percieve those things which cannot be seen/
8. Pay attention even to trifles.
9. Do nothing which is of no use.
Very inspiring documentary by one of the most innovative architects of his generation. Makes me think about how software products are so disposable. I’d like to build something that will be around and useful for decades.
He designed one of my favorite buildings in NYC, Hearst Tower. I never get tired of visiting it.
An interview from 2010 where Norman Foster talks about the design and creative process.
We now know vastly more about online commerce than when Amazon.com was founded, but we still have so much to learn. Though we are optimistic, we must remain vigilant and maintain a sense of urgency. The challenges and hurdles we will face to make our long-term vision for Amazon.com a reality are several: aggressive, capable, well-funded competition; considerable growth challenges and execution risk; the risks of
product and geographic expansion; and the need for large continuing investments to meet an expanding market opportunity. However, as we’ve long said, online bookselling, and online commerce in general, should prove to be a very large market, and it’s likely that a number of companies will see significant benefit. We feel good about what we’ve done, and even more excited about what we want to do.
One of the things that I find most interesting about where the technology industry will go in the next 10-20 years is how people interface with technology. Whether it’s tablets, wearable computers, etc., we’ve really accelerated the innovation in the last few years and I can’t wait to see how we interact with information and people in the future.
2012 and 2013 seems to have been the years that the world woke up to ‘big data’. In my book though, the interaction and human interface design is equally as important. With all the new formats, we’re going to be able to do things that we’ve never done before. Some will be good and some will suck. But I believe that the net outcome is going to be extremely positive for humanity.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how these new platforms can be utilized in the creative process, all the way from developing an idea to communicating and collaborating on it to bringing it life. I believe that someday we’ll look back at our dependence on applications like PowerPoint and laugh.
I finally finished reading the Steve Jobs biography last night. The books ends with a few paragraphs of Steve just speaking about his point of view of business and what’s driven him at Apple.
I love this.
I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on. They’re unwilling to do the work it takes to build a real company, which is the hardest work in business. That’s how you really make a contribution and add to the legacy of those who went before. You build a company that will still stand for something a generation or two from now. That’s what Walt Disney did, and Hewlett and Packard, and the people who built Intel. They created a company to last, not just to make money. That’s what I want Apple to be.