Mantia knocked this one out of the park. Having worked with him, i know this issue is dear to his heart, and it’s awesome to see him put those opinions into such clever visual humor. As someone who’s had “UX” in his title and now won’t allow it, I couldn’t agree more.
"The results suggest large gender differences in how men and women experience opposite-sex friendships. Men were much more attracted to their female friends than vice versa. Men were also more likely than women to think that their opposite-sex friends were attracted to them—a clearly misguided belief. In fact, men’s estimates of how attractive they were to their female friends had virtually nothing to do with how these women actually felt, and almost everything to do with how the men themselves felt—basically, males assumed that any romantic attraction they experienced was mutual, and were blind to the actual level of romantic interest felt by their female friends. Women, too, were blind to the mindset of their opposite-sex friends; because females generally were not attracted to their male friends, they assumed that this lack of attraction was mutual. As a result, men consistently overestimated the level of attraction felt by their female friends and women consistently underestimated the level of attraction felt by their male friends."
file under: “Duh”
I came up with rules to de-clutter my training and nutrition and hence, life. Simple small rules that will help declutter my fitness-life. Here are the rules.
Push, pull, squat, hinge and run. Waste no time on fluff.
Forget equipment. Forget muscles. Focus on movements.
Train hard. Keep total volume low.
Do some form of rehab work everyday.
Stop being a brat and sleep.
Eat protein with every meal.
Keep starch to a minimum on rest days.
Eat more organic produce.
As an immediate response, say no to junk. You can reconsider later.
"Everyone loves to say that Silicon Valley’s great strength is an acceptance of failure. But the truth is we’ve become a place so incestuous, where the system is so rigged with the familiar players who control the bulk of the money that no one actually allows anyone to fail outright anymore. If they fail, they fail slowly and painfully. (I’m looking at you, Digg.) Or they pivot and raise more money over and over again. (I’m looking at you, Seesmic.)"
Tweet I’ve had sitting in my drafts for awhile now: “The defining feature of Silicon Valley today isn’t so much a tolerance for failure as a shallow definition of success.”(via buzz)
My talk on design process for Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies on May 4, 2012.