Francisco Costa Barreto

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If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

the art of being weird enough (+ the success secret of the “rule of thirds”)

1<p>I was in France for a wedding. A famous American actor served as best man.<p>“I’m very honored to be here today,” he said in his speech, “even though …

Comment on Startup Tools by Rambabu Thapa

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Startups

Make it real

Ideas are cheap. Make a prototype, sketch a CLI session, draw a wireframe. Discuss around concrete examples, not hand-waving abstractions. Don't say …

The Four Freedoms

Eleven months before the U.S. declared war on Japan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “As men do not live by bread alone, they do not fight by …

How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

<b>If you want to write a bestselling book, don’t reinvent the wheel.</b><p>I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books.<p>After …

Thirty Things I’ve Learned

• <b>Remember you will die.</b> Maybe even today. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to be thankful for your health. For the ability to walk. For the time you …

Dare to disagree

<i>Margaret Heffernan is the author of “Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril.” Previously, she served as the CEO of InfoMation</i> …

Don't Learn to Code

“So what are you going to do?” My friend asked.<p>“Not sure. I’m exploring opportunities and investing in myself.” I replied.<p>“Have you thought about …

Five Successful Startups That Started As Blogs

Is it worth building out a functioning prototype to validate your startup idea? Here are five successful startups that began life as blogs, and why the blog-first approach might be right for you.<p>You have a great startup idea. Enthusiastically, you exercise your technical chops and begin coding. …

Engineering Spirals: 10 Philosophies to Facilitate Innovation

<i>Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.</i><p>“Get busy living, or get busy dying” – Shawshank …

Why People Don’t Buy Products–They Buy Better Versions Of Themselves

Examining some of the best–and most human–marketing strategies and products, that make you think about, well, you.<p>There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head a little. MP3 players had been …

Problem Solved: Unfriendly AI - h+ Media

• authors Monica Anderson<p><i>This is the first in a series of articles by Monica Anderson.</i><p>Imagine a stage, perhaps a few years from now, in a large …

Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning

It’s no longer a given that if a child spends twelve years in school, he or she will learn enough to succeed in higher education or a career. To …

Pedagogy

Live like a Mighty River: Ted Hughes' Advice to His Son.

{Ted Hughes}<p>In 1986, acclaimed English poet, Ted Hughes, writes one of the most beautiful letters to his 24-year-old son, Nicholas, in which he …

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Shortly after turning fifty, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia …

Market & Competitive Intelligence Tools

Crayon market and competitive intelligence tools provide a 360 degree view of your competitors' activities on a single dashboard with analysis and …

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

Self Control

Hunter S. Thompson, Existentialist Life Coach, Gives Tips for Finding Meaning in Life

At first blush, Hunter S. Thompson might be the last person you would want to ask for advice. After all, his daily routine involved copious amounts …

Sleep inertia

<b>Sleep inertia</b> is a physiological state of impaired cognitive and sensory-motor performance that is present immediately after awakening. It persists …

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling For a version with no text overlay please follow this link: http://imgur.com/a/MRfTb<p>#1: You admire a character for …

You don’t want a better life.

If you did, you’d have it.<p>You say you want more money. You want more time. You want to lose weight. You want to travel. You want to cook. You want to …

Important Life Lessons: What’s The Most Important Life Lesson Older People Feel You Must Know?

<b>Yes, older people are agreed on the most important life lessons they want to pass on.</b><p>Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1500 …

The Emerging Global Web

The web was first conceived 25 years ago, by an Englishman. Fifteen years later, as the first crop of dot.coms were going bust, close to 60% of its users (and all Alexa "top 20" sites) came from developed nations. Fast forward to today, and the picture is strikingly different. Almost half the Alexa …

Globalization

I Am Learning How To Fall Out Of Love With You

I can lie to myself as I twist the story in my mind, exploiting the ambiguity of the details. I can’t lie to the pages anymore. It feels wrong, like …