Sapid findings 1 Jan12

01/01/2012

The Myth of Work-Life Balance – Is well known that work and personal life is overlapping more and more, but you really need those great moments of relaxation so that you can keep doing it.

Say goodbye to the two-week vacation with the family. That’s history in most organizations. Instead, seek to find those activities that allow you to relax — even if only for 15 minutes a day. One CEO races performance sports cars on weekends. Another works out vigorously early every morning and adds a walk around Central Park on weekends. Yet another would end a grueling day of work listening to jazz on a professional quality sound system installed in the basement. Such executives recognize that these moments of relaxation are critical to maintaining resilience.

Guardians of the Apocalypse – I am a pro-tech guy and not into “humans are horrible demons that only know evil” type of talk, but I am a believer of the pandora box we’re opening.

With some people predicting the Singularity’s arrival as early as the next decade, the race is on for man to defend himself from his own creations.

 The Truth About Facebook Privacy—if Zuckerberg Got Real – Funny letter about the illusion of privacy on Facebook. Remembered me this post of Seth Godin: Do you actually care about privacy?

If you cared about privacy you wouldn’t have a credit card, because, after all, they know everything you spend money on. And you wouldn’t use the phone, because somewhere, there’s a computer scanning what you say.

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