Anything real begins with the fiction of what could be

“Anything real begins with the fiction of what could be. Imagination is therefore the most potent force in the universe, and a skill you can get better at. It’s the one skill in life that benefits from ignoring what everyone else knows.”

Via the great Kevin Kelly https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/

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Separate the processes of creation from improving

“Separate the processes of creation from improving. You can’t write and edit, or sculpt and polish, or make and analyze at the same time. If you do, the editor stops the creator. While you invent, don’t select. While you sketch, don’t inspect. While you write the first draft, don’t reflect. At the start, the creator mind must be unleashed from judgement.”

Via the great Kevin Kelly https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/

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To make something good, just do it. To make something great, just re-do it, re-do it, re-do it

“To make something good, just do it. To make something great, just re-do it, re-do it, re-do it. The secret to making fine things is in remaking them.”

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By the great Kevin Kelly

https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/

 

Making the future real

“A Tesla creates the future in the sense of both the Alan Kay and William Gibson quotes. It makes the future real in a deep way that is like making time itself real. And you know this because the feel of the present feels different, like you’re heading down a dead-end, a lame-duck future. You’ll have to either abandon it as soon as you can, or end up dying with it.”

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https://breakingsmart.substack.com/p/inventing-time

The inevitable future

“Riding in a Tesla made the electric vehicle future seem utterly inevitable in a way that kinda killed the present for me. Suddenly I could no longer look at gasoline cars the same way. Driving in my own car felt different, like I was stuck in the past, waiting for the price of the future to come down to the point where I could afford to live in it.”

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https://breakingsmart.substack.com/p/inventing-time

In defense of experience

“It might take you by surprise to hear that market capitalization peaked for Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and their likes, when these founders were middle-aged. For instance, Apple’s most profitable innovation, the iPhone, was first launched when Steve Jobs was 52 years of age. Likewise, Amazon’s future market cap growth rate was highest when Bezos turned 45 and Amazon had moved far beyond selling books online.”

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via The Average Age Of A Successful Startup Founder Is 45