Snap Inc. claims to be a camera company, but their main product is not a camera. Right?
Perspective is super important. It shapes the way we think, learn, and understand. It prevents wars and fights. It aides us when we are building the world’s most important projects.
I thought that this was a super interesting article.
For years, innovation and building new things has largely been an individual or per company mission. Communities in SF, Boston, and New York are the only ones producing outliers.
Ambition has a funny place in society. I’m not quite sure if “having some sort of ambition” is looked down upon or veered upon with respect. I think aiming high is really important.
The world is far from fair and perfect. There are so many things that get in the way of whatever you want to do. One of those things that is often obstructed because of unfair disadvantages is getting a job. Whether its because of who you are or who you are not, often times things get in the way. And that sucks. And there are lots of people fighting agains these biases in an incredible way.
We are moving closer and closer to a world of complete connectedness. Every interaction we have is in some way affected by the technologies at our disposal.
You come and pay an exorbitant amount of money to go to college and start using fancy words (like exorbitant). What do you reasonably expect to get out of it? What is the return on your investment going to be?
For most, if not every decision, there is a cost incurred as a result of an action. As I’ve learned in accounting, there are many different types of costs: opportunity, differential, etc. An interesting type is called a sunk cost. It can be defined as “a cost that has already been incurred and thus cannot be recovered.” Sunk costs are things that happened in the past that you can no longer control. You did something. It’s done. There is nothing you can really do about it.