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[Video] Seth Goding on Blogging

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Ted Lin今天一早在他的部落格分享了一小段 Seth GodinTom Peters 談 blogging 的視訊,反覆看(聽)了好幾遍,我真該改改這三天打漁五天曬網的性子才好。

[詩戀] If You Forget Me

前些天,譯言翻譯了聶魯達(Pablo Neruda)的詩《如果你把我忘記》,非常美的一首詩:

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day …

三歲看大,五歲看老

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Pokin Yeung 在 TechCrunch 的客座文章,分析創業者的出生序和相關背景,圖型(infographic)做的蠻有意思,不過我想他的分析和所謂的 conventional wisdon 應該相去不遠吧:
長子(女)佔創業者最大比例,高達 46%學歷越高,創業的比例越低創業者中會玩樂器或者喜愛運動的比例都接近五成三歲看大,五歲看老,在學生時代曾經做過小生意或是打工的創業者,比從來沒打工過或是做過小生意的創業者多六倍

當咖啡廳變成辦公室

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或許是愛咖啡的人太多,也可能是大家對辦公室的冷肅氣氛過於反感,還有一種說法是十年之內,我們都會變成沒有辦公室的自由工作者,越來越多人開始期待,未來的辦公室應該變成像咖啡廳那樣,或者換一種說法,咖啡廳可以提供所謂正正經經辦公室空間所能提供的任何功能。 人的愛憎焦慮和大腦運作,對絕大多數人而言都是神秘難解的謎團,咖啡廳的噪音為什麼對我們的創造力乃至於生產力有什麼神奇效果,為什麼一點點分心,可以讓我們的創造力表現更勝平常?the Atlantic 專欄作家 Conor Friedersdorf 努力想分析出緣由來,他也列出四種可能的理由(更學術一點:假說),這四種假說,都不完美,但各自有其言之成理值得相信的亮點。 但我寧可相信一個更簡單的理由:因為辦公室不是咖啡廳。到了 office = coffee shop 的那一天,我個人的偏見是人類會繼續想辦法找到和辦公室不一樣的地方,在那個地方表現的比在 coffee office 更耀眼。 不過,目下我還是喜歡咖啡廳勝過辦公室啦,哈哈。