"Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again.
It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge”."
- Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work
RIP Madiba. A very sad day. Died today aged 95
1. Nothing in this world is impossible and Mandela makes sure to remind us of that.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
2. A lot of people find it easy to be pessimistic and think of the negatives that can arise out of a situation. But in this quote, Mandela shows us that thinking positive is the only way to go. The more positive you think, the more positive the outcome will probably be.
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
3. Living isn’t just about doing for yourself, but what you do for others as well.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
4. An ode to the fact that racism is not passed on genetically, but passed on through teachings.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
5. Life is a course with endless obstacles to hurdle.
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
6. We are too quick to give up and refuse to get up from our failures. If we don’t fight to get up, we are giving up on something bigger — life.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
7. Sometimes you can leave a place and find that the only thing that has changed after all the years is yourself.
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
8. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
9. Be brave!
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
10. From the poorest of countries to the richest of nations, education is the key to moving forward in any society.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Credit: I didn’t write this article - but re-posted it from NewsOne. #inspired
Since I wrote Sex, Brands & Rock’n’Roll in 2010 (more as a creative challenge to myself than anything), I’ve wanted to write a real book. A grown up book, full of useful stuff that even non-marketing people might actually find interesting…
The thing is everyone is writing a books. Especially about social media… so who am I to think I can write something that the likes of Gary Vee, Hugh, Olivier, Mr. Solis or Brogan haven’t written already? It’s the reason I haven’t written anything sooner, even though I almost finished one earlier this year called, “Follow Me, I’m Right Behind You ~ Leading From the Middle of the Pack”. (Good title, no?).
As it turns out, a blog post I wrote completely by accident (advice for a bunch of people from Google campus), has ended up taking on a life of it’s own. What started off the 10 rules of social media ended up being 80. It was a middle of the night Jerry Maguire thing. And since I wrote it, it’s somehow managed to get millions of views. It’s even been turned into an infographic, exhibition stands and a poster by my good friends @Adobe.
Since then, feedback has been so good that I’ve been asked to turn it into a book. The content will be finished just after Christmas, proofing and edits early ‘14, ready for a release in March. Maybe @SXSW. Who knows. Not that you’ll see me on one of those raised desks signing copies ~ I’ll more likely be at the back of the bloggers lounge giving them away for free! Probably means I won’t be tweeting as much in the meantime, but that’s no bad thing…
"A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it". Mark Twain
And yes, it will be a real book. One with a hard cover and nice pages. The publisher has ever agreed to use heavy-weight cream stock for the pages, which I am very excited about, even though it may push the production costs up slightly.
So there we have it. Big thanks and much love if you are one of the people who have seen and shared the 80 rules post ~ and if you haven’t, you can read the original version here.
Anyway ~ hit me up @jeremywaite if you’d like to talk about it, debate the rules, or offer constructive critisim and abuse. All welcome. Thanks again…