"Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided," the authors of the study wrote. "If anything, pure happiness is linked to not helping others in need.” While being happy is about feeling good, meaning is derived from contributing to others or to society in a bigger way. As Roy Baumeister, one of the researchers, told me, "Partly what we do as human beings is to take care of others and contribute to others. This makes life meaningful but it does not necessarily make us happy."
"You came to expect a certain amount of disruption around him because that’s how business was done at Apple – it was well-managed internal warfare. Innovation is not born out out of a committee; innovation is a fight. It’s messy, people die, but when the battle is over, something unimaginably significant has been achieved."
"We would never design a system like this if we were starting from scratch.
If technology involves doing more with less, than US health care (like US education) is the core of “anti-technology” in this country: For the last four decades, we have been spending more and more for the same (or even for less)."
"Very smart, very charismatic, and incredibly driven — a very rare combination, since most people who have one of these traits learn to coast on the other two."
"The only sure disaster is someone clearly trying too hard to look, sound, act and be like people who are already in the business. It’s a tricky Catch-22 in that you have to prove you’re legitimate but you can’t use other people’s work as your template. And if you come into a place and express that—whether it’s funny or earnest—as long as it’s unique and true to you, it’s about how you demonstrate or express it. Here, I don’t think we’ve ever been overly concerned with the quality or finish of the work, but we’re very sensitive to seeing that independent spirit and voice."
"In advertising there’s a lot of flattery and hyperbole about fancy job titles,” says Fitzloff. “But it’s important to have a healthy dose of insecurity or inferiority to have the ability to withstand a lot of those temptations. Because a lot of them are bullshit. Over time you start to realize your job is more about what you’re actually doing every day than it is about the title you happen to have."
The reason why many complex IT projects either fail or are delayed at great expense is that different members of the project team fail to come to a unified understanding of what the requirements of the project are, at what stage the project has reached and what now needs to be done. (via Some notes on storytelling and sensemaking | Transition Consciousness)
"Mullenweg said the following about the traditional workplace: “We have this factory model, and we think someone’s working if they show up in the morning and they’re not drunk, they don’t sleep at their desks, they leave at the right time. But that has so little to do with what you create. And we all know people who create a lot without fitting into those norms.”"
Suara label boss and one of Spain’s leading house producers, Coyu, has joined forces with LA club songstress, Cari Golden, to deliver this seductive house number on Defected Records. ‘Profound Pleasure’ opens with a bass heavy kick and cracking wood drum followed by some heaving bass frequencies. The white noise storms in and out to introduce the vocal, a seductively spoken rendition by the classically trained vocalist Cari Golden. As the lyrics allude to the dark joys of revenge and broken love, the track breaks into a cascading and emotional cacophony. With its thumping energy and irresistible decadence, ‘Profound Pleasure’ is a pleasure for those who favour the darker side of the dance floor.
‘Profound Pleasure’ is out now.
Ok so a while back i said i was remixing TODD TERRY’s classic track BOUNCE TO THE BEAT
this is such an important track for me when i first heard the original, it was kind of one of those tracks that helped define my style back in the day
so when i was doing my sankeys 20th anniversary album, and was given the oppertunity to remix it i jumped at the chance
it features on my sankeys 20th anniversary album, and thanks to you guys that album reached number 1 in beatport albums chart. but this was only available as ALBUM ONLY on that project.
Now you can finally get hold of it as a full single
this is the beatport link > http://www.beatport.com/track/bounce-to-the-beat-darius-syrossian-remix/5732232
there will also be a vinyl press of this and the Hard Times label are sorting that out now, but a very limited press..