Category Archives: culture

Code, Laws, Norms, Markets | Larry Lessig’s Theory of Regulation

These are the forces / constraints that regulate individuals in a society. Code: What is technologically possible. Laws: What is legally permissible. Norms: What is morally acceptable. Markets: What is financially profitable.

Code, Laws, Norms, Markets | Larry Lessig’s Theory of Regulation

These are the forces / constraints that regulate individuals in a society. Code: What is technologically possible. Laws: What is legally permissible. Norms: What is morally acceptable. Markets: What is financially profitable.

Grow by the collective. Govern like a company.

Another paradox of expansion and growth, illuminated by this quote by Kevin Kelly, The dream of many companies is to graduate from making products to creating a platform. But when they do succeed (like Facebook), they are often not ready

Grow by the collective. Govern like a company.

Another paradox of expansion and growth, illuminated by this quote by Kevin Kelly, The dream of many companies is to graduate from making products to creating a platform. But when they do succeed (like Facebook), they are often not ready

Leadership is not about stating the facts. Leadership is responsible for shaping the conversation around facts.

Facts are not beliefs. Facts are merely objective data points that reflect reality. It is a common misconception that people in positions of power have a responsibility to report the facts. In reality, everyone has a responsibility to report the

Leadership is not about stating the facts. Leadership is responsible for shaping the conversation around facts.

Facts are not beliefs. Facts are merely objective data points that reflect reality. It is a common misconception that people in positions of power have a responsibility to report the facts. In reality, everyone has a responsibility to report the

Spend more time introducing change than implementing change.

Everybody loves and hates change. Instinctively, people know that change is good. Change means growth, development, innovation, and adventure. Change means improvement, and challenge. Emotionally, however, change is threatening. Change also means the loss of familiarity and the uncertainty of

Spend more time introducing change than implementing change.

Everybody loves and hates change. Instinctively, people know that change is good. Change means growth, development, innovation, and adventure. Change means improvement, and challenge. Emotionally, however, change is threatening. Change also means the loss of familiarity and the uncertainty of

Dictionaries do not make definitions. Definitions make dictionaries.

A dictionary is not the standard for definitions. A dictionary is a compiled catalog of cultural meanings. When someone tells you to “look it up in the dictionary,” it is merely as a reference point so that you can have

Dictionaries do not make definitions. Definitions make dictionaries.

A dictionary is not the standard for definitions. A dictionary is a compiled catalog of cultural meanings. When someone tells you to “look it up in the dictionary,” it is merely as a reference point so that you can have

Technological amnesia and our absent identity.

Have you ever said something like, “I don’t even remember how we operated without computers?” Or, “What did we ever do before the Internet?” Or, “I’d be a wreck without my smart phone.” If you have said anything like this,

Technological amnesia and our absent identity.

Have you ever said something like, “I don’t even remember how we operated without computers?” Or, “What did we ever do before the Internet?” Or, “I’d be a wreck without my smart phone.” If you have said anything like this,