It’s notoriously difficult to determine what motivates the strategic choices and polices of North Korea’s leaders, but among the factors that has been evident for some time is Kim Jong Un’s fear of ending up like Muammar al-Qaddafi.
~ Uri Friedman via The Atlantic
The act of telling a story is 10,000 years old. It’s in our DNA as humans. We want stories that engage us—make us laugh, cry, think, dream, love and every human emotion in-between. We want to be entertained. But the advertising industry isn’t creating enough compelling stories that people actively seek out. Hollywood is brilliant at it.
~ Jason Zada
Technology is a great connector but also a great isolator.
~ Roger Cohen
If math and science are the pure academic research branches of STEM, tech and engineering are its practical heart.
~ Aaron Timms
Art changes all the time, and when it changes, so does its history.
~ Jacob Mikanowski
The art of handling university students is to make oneself appear, and this almost ostentatiously, to be treating them as adults.
~ Arnold Joseph Toynbee
How to win a bid to host the Olympics
via The Economist
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
~ Henry David Thoreau