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  • #1
    Clay Shirky
    “When we change the way we communicate, we change society”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #2
    Clay Shirky
    “Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #3
    Clay Shirky
    “[T]he ways in which the information we give off about our selves, in photos and e-mails and MySpace pages and all the rest of it, has dramatically increased our social visibility and made it easier for us to find each other but also to be scrutinized in public.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #4
    Clay Shirky
    “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.”
    Clay Shirky

  • #5
    Clay Shirky
    “We have lived in this world where little things are done for love and big things for money. Now we have Wikipedia. Suddenly big things can be done for love.”
    Clay Shirky

  • #6
    Clay Shirky
    “A Wikipedia article is a process, not a product.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #7
    Clay Shirky
    “This linking together in turn lets us tap our cognitive surplus, the trillion hours a year of free time the educated population of the planet has to spend doing things they care about. In the 20th century, the bulk of that time was spent watching television, but our cognitive surplus is so enormous that diverting even a tiny fraction of time from consumption to participation can create enormous positive effects.”
    Clay Shirky

  • #8
    Clay Shirky
    “Wikipedia took the idea of peer review and applied it to volunteers on a global scale, becoming the most important English reference work in less than 10 years. Yet the cumulative time devoted to creating Wikipedia, something like 100 million hours of human thought, is expended by Americans every weekend, just watching ads.”
    Clay Shirky

  • #9
    Clay Shirky
    “The more people are involved in a given task, the more potential agreements need to be negotiated to do anything, and the greater the transaction costs.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #10
    Clay Shirky
    “A firm is successful when the costs of directing employee effort are lower than the potential gain from directing.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #11
    Clay Shirky
    “Tragedy of the Commons: while each person can agree that all would benefit from common restraint, the incentives of the individuals are arrayed against that outcome.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #12
    Clay Shirky
    “Any system described by a power law [...] has several curious effects. The first is that, by definition, most participants are below average.”
    Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

  • #13
    Tim O'Reilly
    “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”
    Tim O'Reilly

  • #14
    Tim O'Reilly
    “The nice thing about twitter is the architecture of visibility. Email is invisible unless you reach out to someone directly. With Twitter, anyone can follow you and this is one of the big changes that was really introduced by Flickr, was this wonderful idea that you can follow somebody without their permission. Recognizing that relationships are asymmetrical, unlike facebook where we have to acknowledge each other otherwise we can’t see each other.”
    Tim O'Reilly

  • #15
    Stephen R. Covey
    “We are free to choose our actions, . . . but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.”
    Stephen R. Covey

  • #16
    Stephen R. Covey
    “to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #17
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.”
    Stephen Covey

  • #18
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
    Stephen R. Covey

  • #19
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic”
    Stephen Covey

  • #20
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Words are like eggs dropped from great heights. You could no more call them back then ignore the mess they left when they fell.”
    Stephen Covey

  • #21
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #22
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”
    Stephen Covey

  • #23
    Stephen R. Covey
    “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #24
    Stephen R. Covey
    “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #25
    Stephen R. Covey
    “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #26
    Stephen R. Covey
    “People simply feel better about themselves when they’re good at something.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

  • #27
    Stephen R. Covey
    “It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.”
    Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • #28
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It's not logical; it's psychological.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #29
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
    Stephen R. Covey

  • #30
    Stephen R. Covey
    “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
    Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People



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