“Are you shocked when the level of social media discourse reported by CNN or Nightline amounts to the same uninformed, knee-jerk reactions we already ignore when we scan through blog comments, but which the mainstream media somehow thinks represents America’s profound and timely wisdom?”—Justin Kownacki, I Tweet, Therefore I am Empty.
“I started charity: water hoping to address a couple things. I saw a disenchanted group of people (my friends and co-workers) who weren’t giving to charity. They felt disconnected … they didn’t know what good their money would do, and felt most charities were inefficient and opaque. I wanted to reinvent charity and bring this group back to the table.”—Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water in Fast Company
“Four people tell you that there was a typo on the third slide in your presentation. A generous and useful editor, though, points out that you shouldn’t be doing presentations at all, and your time would be better spent meeting in small groups with your best clients.”—Seth Godin on Wednesday, May 12th 2010
“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”—Alexis de Tocqueville