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Freshly Ground, "I'd like" lyrics

I'd like to call you sometime
I'd like you to need me one time

What would you do if you knew the truth?
Oh what would you do if I told you the story of my life?
Would you find me overly familiar towards you?
Would you call me crude, fling me aside to the birds?

What do I do with all these feelings warming me up inside?
What do I do with all these precious hours dreaming of you and I?
Would you recognize it's a need I've been fighting for so long?
Would you recognize it's a hunger only you can fill?

I'd like to call you sometime
Oh I would like to call you

I'd like to call you sometime
I'd like you to need me one time

Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism

My father resigned from his men-only business club because he didn't want to belong to a club that would welcome his son one day, but not his daughterMy mom started the longest running feminist film festival in the USI claimed the feminist label because a feminist delivered a lecture in fishnet stockings - acknowledging that beauty is relevantFeministing the most widely read feminist text everFeministing has political cloutYou should never judge women who fail to reach their really lofty goalsFeminists are working in really difficult environments and their own measure of success is 'daily acts of caring'ACT in the face of overwhelm

Unicorns

strengthuntamableagilityChristtamed by a virgin (Mary)can only be mounted by virginswill sleep in a virgin's lap, makes it vulnerable to hunters (like, what's she doing... leading it to slaughter, get off your arse woman! Woman are so passive in old texts... %$%$#%$#^#)chaste lovefaithful marriageneutralize poisonshown in heraldry with broken collar, that it has been taken, but will not be again

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

Bosses who think that social networking keeps people from their work are wrongThis isn't China. Facebook is the modern smoke-break Bosses are afraid that if they can't see their employees working at home are wrongM&Ms interrupt - managers interrupt, meetings interruptYou can Quit Skype, Quit Facebook, Quit Twitter - you can't Quit your manager At home you can take a walk later, record the program you want to watch later, or work later.How about no talk Thursday afternoons. Silence in the office. Work will be done.How about managers leaving people to get some work done.

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement

A leader needs the guts to stand out and be ridiculed
He has to be doing something easy
Then someone will join him
The first follower transforms the leader from a lone nut into a leader
The first follower is also a leader, it takes guts to be the first follower
Will show the others how to follow
The leader embraces the follower
Nurture your followers if you are the first leader
The next followers emulate the follower not the leader
Three is a crowd and a crowd is news, the third one starts the tipping point
As more people join in it's less risky
Those that join in quickly will be part of the in-crowd
Those that are too slow will be ridiculed because they don't recognise the leader

Leadership is overglorified
The first follower is the real leader
Have the courage to follow, have the courage to be the first one to follow the lone nut

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

The water wasn't safe, so the English used drink beerBy 1650 they had started drinking tea and coffee and since before they were drunk, the Enlightenment started when tea and coffee spread. From pub to coffeehouseThe architecture of the space allowed ideas to have sexBeen studying what environments breed ideas, patternsChaotic environmentsImportant ideas have long incubation periods, they fade into viewBuilding barricades around ideas - copyright, patenting - which stifles many of themNoodling around, hackingChance favors the connected mind - ideas that pop into your head by chance because people suggest reasons and uses for your ideas, stimulating your imagination

Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch

Martin Luther King - I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to beMother Theresa - The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of the family to smallWe give too much voice to the most divisive amongst usBook titles reflect this - Pinheads and patriots; Arguing with idiotsNegative otherizing morphs into violent extremismCounteracting otherizing A strategy: Take the other to lunchAgree on some ground rules - ahead of timeBe conversational, don't persuade, interrupt, be curious, listen, be real, don't try to change the other side, acknowledge that it's a first stepWhat issues concern you, what have you always wanted to ask someone from the other sideTwo people dropping the pretence of being know it allsTwo people practicing ubuntu

Noreen Hertz - How to use experts - and when not to

Data deluge, complexity - experts can process the info better and can come to better conclusions than we canWe give them parental-like authorityBig problemExperts divide themselves into rigid camps, worshiping their own gurus, eschewing dissentWe have to take them on and persist in the face of their annoyanceWe have to ask questions about their methodologiesGoogle CEO actively looks for the arms-crossed disassociated person in the roomDemocratized expertise - shop girls get a say with the forecasting team for the companyBest Buy introduced a gambling chip - employees could bet on stuff and they discovered important flaws in projects