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Blog Archive for the ‘Long-term Quotes’ Category

Edge Question 02018

by Ahmed Kabil on February 7th, 02018

John Brockman. For the last twenty years, literary agent John Brockman has presented the members of his online salon Edge with a question that elicits discussion about some of the biggest intellectual and scientific issues of our time.(Previous prompts include “What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” or “What should we be worried about?”). The essay responses — in…  Read More

Last Day of the Interval Brickstarter: Put Your Name on Our Wall

by Mikl Em on October 1st, 02014

Tonight is your last chance to become an Interval Charter Donor all donors by 9pm Pacific on 10/1/02014 will be listed on our Donor Wall at The Interval in San Francisco. Please help us reach our goal! Today culminates two years of raising funds to build and open The Interval at Long Now. We have had…  Read More

Long Quotes: Larry Lessig

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 30th, 02012

Larry’s Lessig’s very last remark at his SALT talk, ending the Q & A, was this: “When you feel the impossibility of really thinking about the ten thousand year horizon, you’ve got to access that part in each of us which knows that the rational calculation is not the only reason we do things.  We…  Read More

Long Quotes: Lenin

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 21st, 02011

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”.  – Lenin (thanks to @JPBarlow for this one)

Long Quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Tyler Emerson on February 4th, 02011

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Long Quotes: Peter Thiel

by Tyler Emerson on December 6th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “We’ve had a loss of the sense of the frontier. We have to reclaim that.” – Peter Thiel

Long Quotes: Mae West

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 29th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly” – Mae West

Long Quotes: John Kao

by Tyler Emerson on November 23rd, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “We need to see our work on innovation as involving disciplined practice, not the quest for short-term wins. This is an obvious problem in our instant-gratification, quarterly-earnings-based culture in which corporate managers (and politicians) are evaluated and rewarded based on…  Read More

Long Quotes: Michael Cronin

by Tyler Emerson on November 8th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “It is often said that what people strive for is the greatest happiness of the greatest number, but it is worth bearing in mind that the greatest number have not yet been born. Therefore, when we speak about the greatest…  Read More

Long Quotes: Ted Turner

by Tyler Emerson on October 13th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. A new series. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “We’ve got to start planning for the future and doing intelligent things, not the dumb things we’ve been doing. We are already in real trouble, but I like to liken it to a baseball game. Young people…  Read More