“Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don’t show up. They want to be missed when they’re gone.”

In another excellent episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, Seth Godin dispenses some of his signature wisdom in discussing what makes a great leader. (David Foster Wallace had similar ideas.)

Pair with Godin on vulnerability, creative courage, and how to dance with the fear.

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“If Apple were turned over to an ace team of pundits, analysts & journalists to run, it would be bankrupt by the spring of next year.”

Harry McCracken. 

So true. If they knew how to run a company then they would be doing it. 

See Also: Apple journalism as entertainment

“Books always had this very powerful effect on me because of some communication, somebody seeming even in a very symbolic or displaced way to understand what I was feeling. And I think that is the miracle of literature, is this private communication between one intelligence and another.”

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Science!!!

These points hold true for all walks of life and professions.  

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“You must do good, but you must not talk about it. If you talk about it you’re taking advantage of others misfortunes’ for your own gain.”

Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

This is such an inspirational story about a very noble soul.

“The basis for human advancement hinges on the dissatisfaction that comes of knowing so much about how little we know.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Bad luck either destroys you or makes you the man you really are.”

From the TV Show, The Killing.

Episode: The Killing Season 2 Episode 5: “Ghosts of the Past.”

Bingo! It is what you learn and what you’re passionate that matters but sadly in my part of the world Grades take precedence over everything else. 

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“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)

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“I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored.”
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“We didn’t give women the right to vote (in the U.S.) until 1920. …That means American Democracy is 94 years old. There are three people in my building older than American democracy. Women have had a rough time. It was so okay to beat your wife until so recently, that today we have a kind of shirt named after it. There’s a piece of clothing in our culture affectionately nicknamed after beating the crap out of your wife, and for some reason this is offensive to nobody.”
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