Beautiful work by Hadi Partovi from code.org for creating a pretty remarkable video about ideas, coding, and awesomeness from the leaders of today.
Steve Jobs – Apple
Bill Gates – Microsoft
Jack Dorsey – Twitter
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
Vanessa Hurst – Girl Develop It
Ruchi Sangvi – Dropbox
Drew Houston – Dropbox
Elena Silenok – Clothia.com
Gabe Newell – Valve
Chris Bosh – Miami Heat
Makinde – Facebook
Tony Hsieh – Zappos
Bronwen Grimes – Valve
will.i.am – The Black Eyed Peas
I intentionally left my iCommunicationWithTheOutsideWorldDevice at home for a two day snowmobiling trip somewhere outside of Nowhere, Colorado.
No internet – No texts – No calls.
I was forced to focus on the relationships of who was actually there.
Never felt so good in my entire life.
Need proof of what is becoming of our brains ability to function in social overload…?
“Trying to drink from a firehose of information has harmful cognitive effects. And nowhere are those effects clearer, and more worrying, than in our ability to make smart, creative, successful decisions.”
“The research should give pause to anyone addicted to incoming texts and tweets. The booming science of decision making has shown that more information can lead to objectively poorer choices, and to choices that people come to regret.”
“If you think you’re a maximizer, the best prescription for you might be the “off” switch on your smart phone.”
Always fun to look back at where we came from – only to predict where we are going. As you can see here though – we are still trying to get people caught up on the thinking of how powerful this engine is going to become.