Thought, Said, Heard

Thought, Said, Heard

When something becomes pervasive it's no longer thought of as technology.

One example - language itself.

When we try to communicate something, resonance depends solely on the listeners ability to decode whatever it is we're saying.

Words are not the thing being communicated, they are merely an attempt to map to the thing being communicated.

What feels like a coherent thought to us has to then go through the filter of our speech and vocabulary, then through the ears and mind of the listener.

Just because you said it, doesn't mean they heard it.

Leverage is as much about where you are standing as how much force you are applying.

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

The constraint we apply to package our idea determines their reach & resonance. "Make 1 decision to eliminate 1,000 decisions."

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.