I suddenly heard a noise and looked up to find Robert Hughes, the art critic of Time magazine, staring at me in disbelief. ‘But you’re Philip Glass! What are you doing here?’ It was obvious that I was installing his dishwasher and I told him that I would soon be finished. ‘But you are an artist,’ he protested. I explained that I was an artist but that I was sometimes a plumber as well and that he should go away and let me finish. From The Guardian #AuthorYossiSheriff #Quotati
Food, tasty and good, is the basis for health and good feeling, it takes time, good advice and luck until we eat right. Books are nourishment too. Short paragraphs, on a digital platform or in the newspaper, are like sprinting to catch the bus, necessary, but not the same as running for an hour in the mountains. Learning to read right is a bit like learning to run long distances, we need a reading fitness plan, we can read longer and longer sections, make it a habit. What doe
“Draw the target and hit its center,” says the master of the house. In meters yes, but not in years. The arrow has to fly, fly, not just hit a target, and the view it sees when flying for a long time is not the landscape it sees in one moment. The target is not there, it’s beautiful. We did not know we thought about it.
The landlord says in his sleep: “I am the dream owner. Do not worry, it’s a way that has been walked before” and “the target is in the Centre. Pull as much a
The Pac-Man Rule: When standing as a group of people, always leave room for 1 person to join your group.
Leaving room for new people when standing in a group is a physical way to show an inclusive and welcoming environment. It reduces the feeling of there being cliques, and allows people to integrate themselves into the community. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to try and build the largest Pac-Man in the room. Invite new people into your groups, make new friend
I was not nervous, but mainly task oriented. When I drove to the emergency room (I drove for about fifteen minutes from the road and then hitchhiked), I sang a song from Mashina. I was not afraid of the consequences of the sting, because I assume that people always exaggerate the lethal potential of external harms that are not under our control (such as terror attacks, snake bites, etc.), and underestimate the lethal potential of external harms that are actually under our con
Interestingly, the study suggests that the battle was lost by the greater army, because of its excessive zeal for combat leading to sections of it pushing through the ranks of the weaker army only to be surrounded and isolated.
From: Mathematical modelling of a mediaeval battle: the Battle of Agincourt, 1415 #AuthorYossiSheriff #Quotation
Initially, the web was not designed for capturing data: it was a space for publication, whose success was related to the opportunity to participate in public life through publication. In the Renaissance, printing opened out the public space that we call the letters’ republic. The web potentially opens a new space that one can call the Digital Republic. The is what happened at the beginning but quickly, and especially in the ten years since the introduction of social networks,
The internet is defective, it has been broken for a long time and now, on many levels, it is plainly dangerous. learn to open a book and sit with it for several hours, learn to open your window and see what the weather is, learn to sharpen a pencil and write something that is not hyper-linked, learn to walk to a friend’s house and call him, walk with him, talk, and remember the whole thing without taking pictures, learn to listen again to people, learn to be silent. From Wasi
let me explain something to you. You might be president of PepsiCo. You might be on the board of directors. But when you enter this house, you’re the wife, you’re the daughter, you’re the daughter-in-law, you’re the mother. You’re all of that. Nobody else can take that place. So leave that damned crown in the garage. And don’t bring it into the house. You know I’ve never seen that crown. #AuthorYossiSheriff #Quotation
I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two — because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. #AuthorYossiSheriff #Quotation
Without our genetic heritage, cultural traditions, and previous experiences, we do not possess an implicit repertoire of psychophysical skills shaped by environments and changes that have been previously experienced. #AuthorYossiSheriff #Quotation