Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reid Walker

In many respects, worldsourcing is both a response to and the product of the forces of globalization – its catalysts – which are causing massive macro- and socio-economic shifts in the global business and consumer landscape. By catalysts, I’m referring to shifts in capital flows and investments, talent and intellectual property, energy and resource allocation, connectivity and information transparency, GDP and consumer purchase influence, and innovation, to name a few.
We’re witnessing no less than a paradigm shift in the global business and consumer landscape. The ability to interpret, navigate and respond to these catalysts will define the future success of every business aspiring to position itself for success in the post-globalization environment.

David Hale

The current business cycle will go down in the history books as one which confirmed that leadership in the global economy is now shifting from the old industrial countries to the emerging market countries. During 2007, the developing countries produced over 52% of global growth, compared to 37% during the late 1990s. China alone produced 17.8% of global GDP growth last year, compared to 14.6% for the U.S. economy. The developing countries’ share of total world output has risen to 29% this year from 18% in 1995. The World Bank is forecasting that the economies of developing countries will grow 7.4% this year, compared to 2.2% in the old industrial nations.

Mark Foster

To succeed in today's global environment, companies must understand the trends driving the bulti-polar world and continually adapt their positioning, operational models and culture accordingly.

Alexander Gelman


Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit (กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตน์ราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สัขขะทขัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์)


Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Ghost Busters

Do you believe in UFO's, astral projection, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full transmedium, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Atlantis?
Ah, if there is a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you tell me.


月の沙漠をはるばると 旅の駱駝が行きました
金と銀との鞍置いて 二つならんで行きました

金の鞍には銀の甕 銀の鞍には金の甕
二つの甕はそれぞれに 紐で結んでありました

さきの鞍には王子さま あとの鞍にはお姫さま
乗った二人はおそろいの 白い上着を着てました

曠い沙漠をひとすじに 二人はどこへいくのでしょう
朧にけぶる 月の夜を 対の駱駝でとぼとぼと
砂丘を越えて行きました 黙って越えて行きました

Monday, December 28, 2009


realistic and romantic
cold and passionate
serious and funny
sensitive and indifferent
old and young

mysterious and attractive
cute and sexy
fragile and strong
sensitive and daring
careful and naive
ambivalent and definite
hot and cold
pretty and beautiful
nice and good

almighty and eternal
guide and direction
past and future
light and darkness
sage and seeking
skeptic and saint
penultimate and multipresent
literal and limited
idealistic and pragmatic
shining and moving
omniwhere and omniwhen

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Augustine of Hippo

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

Tolman Geffs, Scott Peters

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Abraham Lincoln

1831 Failure in business
1832 Defeated in his bid as state legislator
1832 Unemployed
1833 Failure in business again
1834 Elected as state legislator
1835 His fiancee passed away
1836 Suffer a nervous breakdown
1838 Defeated for Speaker
1838 Defeated in his bid as chair of state legislation
1840 Defeated for Elector
1843 Defeated for Congressional Nomination
1845 Defeated in House Representative candidate nomination
1846 Elected as House Representative
1848 Defeated in his bidding for a second term in the house
1849 Sought a job in the state office of estates, but was refused
1854 Lost his bid for a seat in the Senate
1856 Defeated in Vice President candidate nomination
1858 Once against defeated in Senate elections
1860 Elected as the President of the United States

Monday, December 21, 2009

Trygve Gulbranssen

There are old customs and many matters wherein care must be taken; each thing must be begun on its proper day, with due regard to all upon and under the earth. There are so many forces at work around Christmas time.

Knut Hamsun

And the great spirit of darkness spread a shroud over me... everything was silent — everything. But up in the heights soughed the everlasting song, the voice of the air, the distant, toneless humming which is never silent. I listened so long to this ceaseless faint murmur that it began to bewilder me; it was surely a symphony from the rolling spheres above. Stars that intone a song. . . .

Alexander Lange Kielland

To the clerks the young Consul was a being of quite another sphere. Every head was bowed to him when- ever he passed through the office, and each one seemed to feel that the cold blue eyes penetrated everything and everywhere — books, accounts, and letters, even into their own private secrets. It was believed that he knew every page in the ledger, and that he could quote intricate accounts, column by column, and if there was even the slightest irregularity to be found anywhere, they would wager that it could not escape the young Consul's eye.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Abercrombie & Fitch Milano

George Carlin

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Global Information Industry Center

In 2008, Americans consumed information for about 1.3 trillion hours, an average of almost 12 hours per day. Consumption totaled 3.6 zettabytes and 10,845 trillion words, corresponding to 100,500 words and 34 gigabytes for an average person on an average day. A zettabyte is 10 to the 21st power bytes, a million million gigabytes. These estimates are from an analysis of more than 20 different sources of information, from very old (newspapers and books) to very new (portable computer games, satellite radio, and Internet video). Information at work is not included.

kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta, yotta, xona, weka, vunda, uda, treda, sorta, rinta, quexa, pepta, ocha, nena, minga, luma ...

John Parkinson

I have always believed that knowledge management wasn't something you did, but rather something you got when you did a whole slew of other things right.
I also believe that the key enablers are a subtle combination of culture, process and technology, which makes it just about impossible to build a KM "product" or even a KM "platform." Many places I have worked or consulted disagreed and spent lots of resources and dollars on KM efforts that delivered neither knowledge nor management to any appreciable degree.
In the few places that listened and believed, I saw some modest successes, but the culture factor is really hard to "engineer." And without that factor you tend to get better collaboration and isolated pockets of excellence, but not the Holy Grail.
And KM "success" is pretty hard to define and harder to measure. Plus, there are few instant wins, so you also have to be lucky early to get enough momentum going and last long enough to be merely good later. It's a tough problem.

... approach of building the right cultural context (share ideas freely), the right processes (modeled on small, collaborative, research teams and constant interactions) and a judicious investment in technology ...

Harvey Shapiro

I'm on Water Street in Brooklyn,
between the Brooklyn Bridge
and the Manhattan Bridge,
the high charge of their traffic
filling the empty street.
Abandoned warehouses
on either side.
In the shadowed doorways, shades
of Melville and Murder Incorporated.
Five o'clock October light.
Jets and gulls in the fleecy sky.
Climbing the hill to Columbia Heights,
I turn to see the cordage
of the Brooklyn Bridge, and behind it
the battle-gray Manhattan.

James Dickey

If you would run

If you would quicken the city with your pelting,
Then line up, be counted, and change
Your body into time and with me through the boxed maze flee
On soft hooves, saying all saying in flock breath.
Take me there.
I am against you
And with you: I am second
Wind and native muscle in the streets my image lost and discovered
Among yours: lost and found in the endless panes
Of a many-gestured bald-headed woman, caught between
One set of clothes and tomorrow's: naked, pleading in her wax
For the right, silent words to praise
The herd-hammering pulse of our sneakers,
And the time gone by when we paced
River-sided, close-packed in our jostled beginning,
O my multitudes.
We are streaming from the many to the one

Theodore Dreiser

The fact significant is that every scene possesses that vital instability which is the charm of existence. It is forever changing. The waters are running, the winds blowing, the light waxing and waning, and in the very ground such currents are at work as produce and modify all the visible life and color that we know. Great forces are at work, strong ones, and our own little lives are but a shadow of something that wills activity and enjoys it, that wills beauty and is beauty. The scenes that we see are purely representative of that.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Robert Burns

O, MY Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my Luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I,
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun!
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Pablo Neruda

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where
I love you simply, without problems or pride
I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving


Without warning
as a whirlwind
swoops on an oak
Love shakes my heart


Φιλία, έρωτας, αγάπη, sex. Άλλοτε υπερισχύει κάποιο από αυτά, άλλοτε μηδενίζεται και άλλοτε συνυπάρχουν όλα μαζί.
Το συναίσθημα που δημιουργείται από όλα μαζί είναι ένα.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

British Library

Most of us lie and get lied to every single day. We say we're fine when we're actually having a bad day. We lie to protect the feelings of others, to get out of trouble and to get what we want. Our newspapers lie, our politicians lie, our parents lie. Considering how surrounded we are by lies, we ought to be experts in telling fact from fiction: but are we?

Allen S. Weiss

Appearances do not dissimulate the truth: they are nothing but themselves, the ruins of Being. "Truth" is just a second order phenomenon, a distortion of distortion, a necessary illusion.

Pablo Colapinto

Imaginary Informations can be conceived then as comprising both expected and unexpected realities and unrealities. Imaginary Informations can easily be created and manipulated with words, cameras, computers, hapticinterfaces, and the internet, and are ultimately the components of a flexibletheoretical communication system that adapts to environmental pressures by modifying them in an open-loop. The concept can be applied to multimedia technologies, artistic practice, and political posturing. In a general sense, they represent the composition of a reformed reality: from the pseudo-anonymity of online social networks to audience interactivity and conspiratorial delusion. This consistent reformation of reality is nothing new, and has always resulted in an artistic fascination with deceit, secrets, and lies.

Yve Alain Bois

Just as there is no message entirely devoid of noise, no information can ever exist that does not have to rise above an ocean of noise.

U.S. State Department

If the sender intends to deceive, then the information is disinformation, whereas an innocent error may result in misinformation.

Martin Libicki

In the case of misinformation, the receiver believes what is not true, whereas with disinformation, the receiver is unable to believe what is true. It is not necessarily up to the sender to decide whether information is mis- or dis- and that it is a question of perception, rather than intent.


私、副島隆彦は、初めからずっと、 ... が勝つと予測していた。
私、副島隆彦は、すでに ... ごろに、... について書いたから ...
私、副島隆彦は、先に書いたとおり、... を、ずっと支持している。
私、副島隆彦は、ずっと今も彼らに嫌われているが、... を書いた。

Damian Thompson

This is counterknowledge: misinformation packaged to look like fact.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

George St. Clair

Many of these differences can be accounted for by the continuous operation of two processes, which may be called (1) the Choice of Mates ; and (2) the Law of Battle, of which the first bears some analogy to methodical selection in man, and the second to man's unconscious selection : or perhaps it would be truer to say that both correspond to man's unintentional selection. (More Strictly, both correspond to sexual selection in man. But sexual selection in man is partly methodical and partly unconscious.)

Stephen G. Alter

The interlinked origins of darwin's unconscious selection concept and the application of sexual selection to race

Alfred Vulpian

Les differences reelles qui existent entre l'encephale de l'homme et celui des singes superieurs, sont bien minimes. Il ne faut pas se faire d'illusions a cet egard. L'homme est bien plus pres des singes anthropomorphes par les caracteres anatomiques de son cerveau que ceux-ci ne le sont non seulement des autres mammiferes, mais meme de certains quadrumanes, des guenons et des macaques.

Author Unknown

My thoughts are free to go anywhere, but it's suprising how often they head in your direction.