The Mission Newsletter, 11/20/18
“I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.” -Michael Crichton
Hot of the Press…
“This story illustrates what I call phantom rules. These are rules that you can’t see. They’re habits and behaviors that have unnecessarily rigidified into dogma. They’re unlike written rules, which are visible.”
“It’s not a coincidence that Amazon, who turned the book publishing industry upside down, has now started opening retail stores. As much we love getting packages in the mail, it’s hard to recreate the experience of wandering the aisles of a store. Websites are optimized for searching not browsing.”
“Many people are so immersed on their journey toward stardom and greatness that they’re losing the small battles along the way. Day-by-day and inch-by-inch, they’re losing encouragement and hope. The road to success for most people is a long one. Forget what our media and instant-gratification society try shovel-feeding you — you won’t become a star overnight.”
The Mission Daily, Episode 151
Chad and Stephanie answer a listener’s question on reading, talk about why you should be marking up your books, and how Chad remembers quotes.
News That Matters:
– Air quality in the Bay Area is as bad for your health as 11 cigarettes per day
– Facebook investors are fed up with Zuckerberg.
– Michael Crichton discusses the future.
– NASA says cities will need flying cars as soon as 2020.
– Apple is getting into the original movie business.
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