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New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman visited Stanford Graduate School of Business to share the biggest lessons he learned writing a column over the last 20 years: “Ownership is everything. When people have a sense of ownership, they’ll do so much more than you could ever ask them.”

It’s basically prime-time now, and in the next five years, to think about every business, every industry and every field and say, how can we reinvent it?
The Internet, it seems, is contributing to the polarization of America, as people surround themselves with people who think like them and hesitate to say anything different. Internet companies magnify the effect, by tweaking their algorithms to show us more content from people who are similar to us
Ryan, tweet that they’re arresting me, tweet that they’re arresting me
According to a 2011 study, on a typical day, we take in the equivalent of about 174 newspapers’ worth of information, five times as much as we did in 1986. As the world’s 21,274 television stations produce some 85,000 hours of original programming every day (by 2003 figures), we watch an average of five hours of television per day. For every hour of YouTube video you watch, there are 5,999 hours of new video just posted!
humans need face-to-face contact, as they need air and water. We have evolved for it, to the extent that those surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends who regularly gather to eat—and, crucially, gossip—live an average of 15 years longer than loners. Quality face-to-face contact is essential for a social species
The Internet Own’s Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. Available on itunes, Amazon,Vimeo

The Internet Own’s Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. Available on itunes, Amazon,Vimeo

The Internet is not racist, or misogynistic, or homophobic, or violent, or super disgusting, or mean-spirited, or scary, or infatuated with gruesome skateboarding accidents and junk-punch videos. Real, living people are. And that realization may just be too much for The Internet to handle right now.
I’m envious of my friends who are creating their own gigs and I feel like a sellout because I’m not. I feel stuck, like my talents aren’t utilized in my corporate job.