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@johnmaeda There are people around you who quietly move in the periphery on your behalf while navigating your toughest moments …

@johnmaeda "Listen for what makes the world better, and be the best prepared person in the room." —@km

@johnmaeda "Facts are largely statements about the past and present, but startups are about the future." —@hunterwalk

@johnmaeda Pinboard by @CarlyAyres -- "Things That Make Me Uncomfortable" -- is successful.

@johnmaeda "Meditation isn't a solitary activity -- it's social: 'Neurons that fire together, wire together.'" —@VincentHorn

@johnmaeda Newtonian-HR: When you don't treat someone a certain way, they don't act like a certain way.

@johnmaeda Spirited "Unicorns versus Dinosaurs" discourse by @DaveMcClure is my weekend treat:

@JShoee Luxury car brands following in @TeslaMotors's footsteps. @astonmartin plans to release an electric car in 2 yrs.

@msquinn Yet another article on how best to manage teams - but this one by Brian Grazer is actually *really* good

@johnmaeda "…the idea we'll all revert back to the comfortable, simple model of the web is increasingly remote." —@BenedictEvans

@johnmaeda "If you focus, you can get whatever you want if it's meant to be." —@Nas

@johnmaeda "The best teachers aren't just there to lecture, they're there to listen." via @jessicamforce

@algore Q1 2015: hottest on record. March 2015: hottest March ever recorded. We need #ClimateAction now.

@johnmaeda Long-form interview on my Silicon Valley ad-venture with Tania Ketenjian on @arksf:

@johnmaeda "The main challenge is the tension between innovation and buildability." —Dr. Neri Oxman

@johnmaeda "3. Befriend your support team." —@sourjayne, on her 4-step #DesignInTech process

@johnmaeda The term "philanthropy" is being redesigned by a new generation of *curious* capitalists:

@JulietdeB1 RT @nanea: I just published “Work/Life Balance and What That Means When Things Fall Apart”

@mabb0tt RT @abdur: 99% of the failures come the people who have the habit of making excuses.

@mmurph Thanks @nanea for sharing at such a difficult time. Valuable lessons for living a full life: “You get what you give”

@johndoerr RT @dudenelson: Utility fault droped 138,000V feed, fuel cells worked flawlessly. NO IMPACT. Thank you @Bloom_Energy! #ebayinnovation http:…

@msquinn I've taken 1,275 @Uber Rides (5,150.96 Miles). Fun hackathon project. Smart not to include how much $$. #ubertotals

@algore Must read open letter from 43 of the world’s top CEOs to call for #ClimateAction in today’s @FT #ClimateCEOs

@JShoee RT @Marketplace: What we're reading about today: Etsy's IPO, 10 billion hours of Netflix and why some restaurants are ditching tips. http:/…

@johnmaeda 2-minute podcast on "What's a 'Design-y Product Manager'?" with @hungrycandice @michelleskimo

@kpcb Be a minimally invasive manager: @RandyKomisar @HarvardBiz

@kpcb Smile! @Affectiva is analyzing your emotional data via video. @kairyssdal @Marketplace

@algore In May, I’m hosting a @ClimateReality Leadership Corps training in Iowa, apply today: #ClimateAction

@johnmaeda Design by survey or committee results in a scatterplot solution. Design with data while iterating results in a *living* solution.

@johnmaeda "You don't need to give up your day job to change the world. Just get started and you'll find a way." —@mabb0tt

@msquinn Great interview with the Game of Thrones music composer, who claims to watch each scene 1000x to perfect the score

@JShoee Useful advice: Listen more;ask questions;don't jump to provide soln. @wef: "how good leaders can be better listeners"

@algore It is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the reality that the days of coal as a source of energy are numbered:

@msquinn RT @Square: The calm before the #Coachella.

@johnmaeda Design Clinic @UMich brings @GoogleVentures-style design support to business: via @Conundraa

@johnmaeda "We set out to build an operating system for commercial drones …" —@jbdowney83 via @mabb0tt @jshoee

@moodrowghani This day in history, 4-17-70 #Apollo13 safely returned to earth after suffering major malfunction

@msquinn Very cool to see Sphero in the upcoming Star Wars movie. Nice, @arobodude!

@johnmaeda "Design can solve problems that are *way* beyond just 'how it looks.'" —@KurtVarner #DesignInTech