“There is absolutely no benefit for someone in such a position to propose something simple: when you are rewarded for perception, not results, you need to show sophistication.”

Nassim Nicholas TalebNassim Nicholas Taleb

“Most of the work I’ve done in the last ten years didn’t exist when I was in high school. In such a world it’s not a good idea to have fixed plans.”

Paul GrahamPaul Graham

“Modern capitalist societies, however richly endowed, dedicate themselves to the proposition of scarcity. Inadequacy of economic means is the first principle of the world’s wealthiest people. The shortage is due not to how much material wealth there actually is, but to the way in which it is exchanged or circulated. The market system artificially creates scarcity by blocking the flow between the source and the consumer. Grain may rot in the warehouse while hungry people starve because they cannot pay for it. The result is famine for some, and diseases of excess for others. The very earth that sustains us is being destroyed to fuel injustice. An economy that grants personhood to corporations but denies it to the more than human beings.”

Robin Wall KimmererRobin Wall Kimmerer

“The very term profit cries out for redefinition, for the stock market defines as profitable every kind of destruction and lacks terms for valuing cultures, diversities, or long-term well-being, let alone happiness, beauty, freedom, or justice.”

Rebecca SolnitRebecca Solnit

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Farrah GrayFarrah Gray