2014 words to live by. 

2014 words to live by. 

I love airports. The wood between the worlds. The possibilities are endless
Early birthday surprise! My soon-to-be subway stop, Belmont. (Taken with Instagram)

Early birthday surprise! My soon-to-be subway stop, Belmont. (Taken with Instagram)

The waiting game at Midway.

The waiting game at Midway.

newsweek-paris-france:

PARIS, FRANCE: 10:00 last night in front of the Grand Palais. This time of year the twilights are long and the colors delicious.

newsweek-paris-france:

PARIS, FRANCE: 10:00 last night in front of the Grand Palais. This time of year the twilights are long and the colors delicious.

People really don’t like to hear success explained away as luck — especially successful people. As they age, and succeed, people feel their success was somehow inevitable. They don’t want to acknowledge the role played by accident in their lives. There is a reason for this: the world does not want to acknowledge it either.

Life’s outcomes, while not entirely random, have a huge amount of luck baked into them. Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck — and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your Gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky.

When people ask me how do you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them — and I’ve said it many years and nobody ever takes note of it because it’s not the answer they wanted to hear. What they want to hear is: here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script, here’s how you do this — But I always say, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” And, I just think that if somebody’s thinking, “How can I be really good?” people are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.
joelzimmer:

say something

joelzimmer:

say something

fastcompany:

Instead of giving its annual award to one person, TED announced that it will be giving small grants to 10 user-submitted projects on the city of the future.

The 2012 TED Prize Will Fund Ways To Remake Our Cities 


Big thumbs up to this. 

fastcompany:

Instead of giving its annual award to one person, TED announced that it will be giving small grants to 10 user-submitted projects on the city of the future.

The 2012 TED Prize Will Fund Ways To Remake Our Cities 

Big thumbs up to this.