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Nochmal zum Mitschreiben: Es gibt keine Verschwörungs"theorie". Es gibt nur Interessenabgleich. Passiert sogar schon auf Betriebsrats- und Firmenführungsebene. Ist es da eine Verschwörung? Nein. Eine Absprache. Zum beabsichtigen Nutzen aller. Klappt zwar nie, aber gute Absichten pflastern den Weg zur Hölle. Klingt komisch, ist aber so. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/germanwings-absturz-der-kalte-hass-des-narzissten-13534146-p2.html
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I love that spirit. The late Steve Jobs might have loved them, too. (And would have tried to buy them off the market - to no avail... 3:) ). Read the entire manifesto by one of #ello 's co-founders and multiple times over successful entrepreneur Paul Budnitz:

"FUCK THE STATUS QUO

Not all stupid ideas are good ideas, but all new ideas sound stupid at the start.

In 2002 I spent the summer pitching a business plan to rooms full of professional investors in Northern California. I’d just founded a company called Kidrobot, making toys for adults. The toys weren’t licensed from TV shows or movies — they were designed by me and my hoodlum graffiti artist friends, most of whom were living in New York City. Our toys were limited edition, collectable, and relatively expensive.

In my enthusiasm for such an obvious idea (grown-ups were into cartoons like The Simpsons, why wouldn’t they buy toys too?), I couldn’t understand why I was being rejected over and over. In retrospect I totally get why one prominent Silicon Valley investor (whose name I won’t repeat) cut me off mid-pitch and told me that my business plan was by far the most entertaining, and also the stupidest that he’d ever heard — and then abruptly left the room.

I ended up bootstrapping Kidrobot for the first three years of its life — maxing credit cards, mortgaging my home, and begging small investments from friends who ended up making a hell of a lot of money a few years later when Kidrobot became a global brand. When I sold Kidrobot (it was time for me to move on and do something new), we had retail stores on three continents, millions of toys all over the world, and a feature film contract in Hollywood. A dozen toys I designed are now in the permanent collection at MoMA.

I heard the same kind of things recently when we started working on Ello, our ad-free social network that commits to never manipulate users’ streams and never sell user data to third parties.

“A new social network... It’ll never work. Do you know how much money Facebook has?”

“No ads. No selling user data. Everyone knows that’s the only way to make money on the Internet. Are you insane?”

We launched Ello just 7 months ago with 90 artists and friends. Today there are millions of people on Ello (and growing) with some of the most compelling visual content on the Internet.

Ello doesn’t have ads because we can build a better social network if our community are our customers, not advertisers. On Ello, the social network is truly free: you never have to read (or pay for) boosted posts, and there’s no algorithm controlling what you see. That makes Ello a better platform for artists, designers, small businesses, and nonprofits — who can reach every person who chooses to follow them without paying the network. And those are the groups that have flocked to Ello.

Ello is a Public Benefit Corporation, a special kind of for-profit business legally required to adhere to our mission to never sell ads or users data — forever. We’ve raised $11 million on that plan, in a bidding war where I got to choose my investors (and we got the best ones in the world — good, smart people that agreed to let us keep control of our company).

Ello remains a largely positive network where people tend to be helpful, supportive, and actually nice to each other. I’ve talked with many other social media executives from Tumblr, Twitter, and even Facebook, and nobody can believe how few people-doing-really-bad-things problems we’re having on Ello. Most customer support needs are handled by a team of just three people.

This is just conjecture — but I think the negativity that many of us experience on ad-based networks is result of “casino mentality.” Casinos look fun from the outside, with lots of people playing fun games (some even have circuses), but once you’re inside, you become aware of a kind of negative energy— because everyone there is slowly, steadily losing to the house. It’s one reason casinos (and ad-based social networks) hire armies of cops and make tons of rules to keep order, and why you don’t find that at a free concert in a park — or on Ello.

And still, there are some “experts” that keep proclaiming that Ello must never, ever succeed. And they’re really, really mad that we keep thriving and growing. No, we’re never going to be as big as Facebook. Fuck that, we don’t want to be.

So, here’s the problem with experts.

Most of them read the same blogs, live in the same tech ghettos, eat at the same restaurants, go to the same trade shows, read the same blogs & books, and repeat the same facts to one another. After a while there’s a tendency to think the same way too, because that’s what an expert is: someone that other experts agree knows what’s she’s talking about.

Statements like “you can’t build a profitable network on the Internet without selling ads” and “nobody can compete with Facebook” become memes that dismiss new ideas that have the potential to actually change the world for the better. Doing what everyone else is doing is not innovation, it’s iteration.

This is why experts also create market opportunities for those of us that are willing to give them the finger and walk in the opposite direction from the rest of the crowd.

When we look at the world and see that something is truly broken (and from my perspective, social networking became broken when people started hating it, even while they keep using it), and when everyone else is too “smart” to do anything about it — that’s usually a good time to start making something different.

When I opened the NYC Kidrobot store in SoHo in 2005, a Hasbro executive walked in, introduced himself, then pointed to toys behind museum cases and asked, “What TV show are these from?”

I replied that they weren’t from anything — they were works of art we’d invented ourselves.

“Yeah OK,” he responded, “but what are they from?”.

Several years later that same executive called me up, trying to buy my company from me — because we owned all of our own IP.

Being an expert with loads of experience has its limitations. The more you are sure about what you know, the less you’re open to what you don’t. Innovation emerges from the willingness to throw everything you know to be true out the window and be a beginner again — over and over — no matter how much experience you have.

So here’s my advice if you have a brilliant idea that seems obvious to you, terrifies everyone else, and you’re wondering how to get started because it goes completely against the status quo.

Fuck the status quo.

Whether you’re writing your first novel, or hanging your first solo show, or starting your first (or tenth) business, just remember that stepping out in a radical direction requires the willingness to be a beginner and the courage look stupid some of the time. And that when you stick your neck out, there’s going to be an expert with an opinion and an ax ready to cut your head off.

They’re going to be mean, they’re going to be cynical, and they’re going to do their best to shut you down. Not 100 percent of the time, but it’ll happen. I guarantee.

You have to be a certain kind of stupid to look that kind of resistance in the face and charge straight ahead anyway. That’s me. It’s also why when people criticize my ideas, I usually agree with them. After all, they’re probably right, and I’m probably wrong — but as a Zen master once said to me, “being right is the booby prize.” Being right is what you get at the very end of your life when you look back at the things you didn’t create, the places you didn’t go, and the interesting stuff you didn’t do — and know the very good reasons why.

It’s much more interesting to get out there and just do things. Even if I’m not sure my next brilliant idea is a going to work out, it’s much more fun to at least give it a try.

What’s the worst that can happen? I may look like an idiot for a while. I may go broke (again). At this point, I’m used to it.

And so, I’ve come to consider this my secret weapon:

To be willing to start from the beginning, knowing nothing (no matter how smart I think I am), to look at everything with a fresh eye (no matter how experienced I might be), and to ask myself what could be done differently to make things better (even though its hopeless from the start).

And move ahead anyway.

In the face of resistance, in the face of fear, and in the face of criticism that tells me I’m on the right track.

[Illustration by @jeremyville, used by permission of the artist. Check out Paul Budnitz' post on Medium, too.]"

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Eine ganze Ortschaft - zufälligerweise die, in der ich geboren und aufgewachsen bin - zeigt Gesicht und Engagement für #integration . Seit Monaten setzt sich Abschiebung? Krumbach zeigt Gesicht.​ dafür ein, dass die Abschiebung von Gloria und Benedict Yosores verhindert wird. Der Ex-Ehemann, der für eine reichlich chauvinistische Einstellung seinen Lebenspartnerinnen gegenüber bekannt ist, hat sich von ihr zwei Monate vor Erhalt des dauerhaften Bleiberechts scheiden lassen und sie höchstselbst bei den Behörden zur Überprüfung ihres Status' angezeigt. Prompt wurde das Abschiebungsverfahren eingeleitet.

Wird die Politik zuhören und EINMAL dem Willen der Bürger Geltung verschaffen? Oder werden wir auch hier erleben, dass die sog. "Volksvertreter" gekaufte Statisten sind, die - einmal im Amt - einfach Weisungen umsetzen bar jeglicher Ermessenskompetenz? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=w-MItSvop34
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Die "alte Garde" an Journalisten, zu der ich Prantl mal zähle, wird lauter. Das muss sie auch, weil sie ansonsten im Getöse des "Bürgerjournalismus" und der lobby-finanzierten Studien und Medienkampagnen übertönt werden.
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400 Tote an einem Tag. Die EU hätte Mittel und Möglichkeiten, die Flüchtlinge im Mittelmeer zu retten. Aber man lässt sie lieber ertrinken.
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Naja, dass habe ich gerade mal als gegeben vorausgesetzt. :-) Wir sind Ressourcen. Wobei der Umgang mit der Ressource Mensch hier, im Vergleich mit anderen Ecken der Welt und da  muss man nicht sehr weit fahren um es zu erleben,  noch vergleichweise zivilisiert ist. Das Ganze wird noch viel "lustiger" werden, wenn die Pläne von Industrie 4.0 und Ähnliche umgesetzt werden. Dann haben wir nämlich in einigen Jahren sehr sehr viele Menschen ohne Aufgabe. Das aufzufangen würde bedingen, dass man die Gesellschaft kräftig umkrempeln müsste. Ich befürchte allerdings, dass die dann eigentlich notwenidige Umverteilung nicht funktionieren wird.
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Was für ein elendes Zähneziehen!!! Seit Ende letzten Jahres nimmt der behördliche Spießrutenlauf für Gloria Yosores und ihren Sohn kein Ende nachdem der saubere Ex-Ehemann sie noch höchstselbst bei den Behörden zur Prüfung der Aufenthaltsgenehmigung meldete.... Seither gab es auf der Positiv-Seite breiteste Unterstützung für den Verbleib der beiden bestens integrierten Mitbürger, sogar bis hinauf auf die politische und mediale Bundesebene. Auf der Negativseite dieser unsägliche Behördenapparat, der nur Paragraphen zu kennen scheint und vergessen hat, das er eigentlich seine Daseinsberechtigung nur daraus bezieht den Menschen zu dienen, die er "verwaltet". "Vorübergehendes Bleiberecht" ist die Vokabel, der es Fr. Yosores und ihr Sohn bislang verdanken, dass sie nicht in ihr Herkunftsland abgeschoben wurden - wo sie beide vor dem Nichts stünden. Noch ganze zwei Monate hätten gefehlt, um dauerhaftes Bleiberecht zu erhalten. "Kulanz" würde man das im Warenverkehr nennen. Sowas scheint das Immigrationsrecht aber bei Menschen nicht zu kennen.... Hoffen wir, dass der Härtefallausschuss sich seines Auftrags erinnert, menschliche Härten abzuwenden... (Zur Petition geht's hinter dem Link unten) Petition · Keine Abschiebung! Bitte erteilen Sie Gloria Yosores und ihrem 9jährigen Sohn Joseph eine dauerhafte Aufenthaltserlaubnis! · Change.org | http://goo.gl/JxFyX8 | https://www.change.org/p/hubert-hafner-keine-abschiebung-bitte-erteilen-sie-gloria-yosores-und-ihrem-9j%C3%A4hrigen-sohn-joseph-eine-dauerhafte-aufenthaltserlaubnis?recruiter=47120049&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=petition_update&utm_term=des-lg-share_update-custom_msg
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Glorian Yosores und ihr neunjähriger Sohn Joseph Benedict sollen abgeschoben werden. Acht Wochen bevor sie für sich und ihren Sohn ein eigenständiges Aufenthaltsrecht erwirkt hätte, trennte sich ihr Mann von ihr.  Ständig drohte Glorias Noch-Ehemann den beiden mit der Abschiebung in die Philippinen.  Acht Wochen vor Ablauf der Dreijahresfrist trennte er sich wegen einer anderen Frau von Gloria. Sie nimmt an, dass er das nur getan hat, um se...
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Leider, ja. Sehr üble Geschichte...
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The sidechain-autotune trick was really cool! Really cool! All of this was massive info! Thanks for generously sharing! I had a blast watching this!
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Gute Weiterreise, Günter Grass. R.I.P.
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Man braucht Vorbilder. Hier ist einer, der für mich das Zeug dazu hat. In jeder Hinsicht. https://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/pepe-der-pflanzer
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José Mujica führte Uruguay als linker Präsident in eine hoffnungsvolle Zukunft. Nach fünf Jahren im Amt zieht er sich nun auf seinen kleinen Bauernhof zurück
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Je böser, desto besser. Anders bekommt man ja keine Aufmerksamkeit...

P.S. Das G36 ist wirklich ein krummer Hund. Weiß ich noch vom Bund. (Achtung! Reimalarm!)
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Oberndorf am Neckar (dpo) - Es ist wie verhext. Bereits seit mehreren Tagen versucht Waffenkonstrukteur Markus F. verzweifelt, sich das Leben zu nehmen, weil er die Kritik an dem von ihm entworfenen Sturmgewehr HK G36 nicht e...
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How come I've never known about this wonderful artist and his work? Funny, how things work some time. I've been friends with one of their Germany-based friends for the some past 20 years or so - and they've been friends for at least as long. But paths never crossed (technically, still haven't). And now I've been under a total F8te spell for the past few days. Huh! :) Hope, you'll enjoy this!
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" “We wanted to go, ‘If we’re going to do an album, it better be fucking good ideas – just to dispel the myth that old guys don’t have fresh ideas.’ We didn’t try to say, ‘Let’s get some rappers in; let’s find some new artist and be relevant.’

“Fuck that shit. We just wanted to be us. If you like us, then you’re probably going to dig this.”

I certainly do! And for the record: I was thinking the entire time when listening: "How come they can come up with great ideas, great music after having been out there for THIS long?" (Booze or not)
Toto’s Steve Lukather says he enjoyed a recent gathering with fellow guitarists Slash, Billy Gibbons, Richie Sambora and Orianthi – even though none of the former party animals were drinking.
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... oder per privater Mesage, also einer Nachricht auf mein Profil, in der nur ich als weiterer Leser eingetragen bin.
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