Tag Archives: idea

Ideas in science

In science the primary duty of ideas is to be useful and interesting even more than to be true…

Wilfred Trotter

Sharing ideas

The only bad idea is the one not shared with others.

Aristotelis Grammatikakis

Dying young

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu

Simple ideas, complex words

Any simple idea will be worded in the most complicated way.


Ideas and believers

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.

Anonymous idealist

Zuckerberg opinion on Facebook fail and the ability to say “sorry”

Ryan Singel at Wired reports an interview with Facebook founder and owner Mark Zuckerberg, where “[…] 

Monday’s statement, Zuckerberg refrained from such bragging and pledged to add more privacy controls. But he did not back off his company’s seemingly perpetual push toward making users share more information publicly.

We have heard the feedback. There needs to be a simpler way to control your information. In the coming weeks, we will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you an easy way to turn off all third-party services. We are working hard to make these changes available as soon as possible.

Note that Zuckerberg is not saying that Facebook will get user permission before it shares user information with third parties — as Senator Chuck Schumer and Facebook’s original privacy officer called for — only that it will make it easier to opt-out.

Perhaps designing a better way for users to set how public or private of a person they are will quiet the latest furor — as we’ve mostly seen this show with Facebook before. Launch audacious feature, wait for outrage, sort-of apologize but not, and then mostly continue on as planned. […]”
(full article at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/zuckerberg-speaks).

I think that all was said (also by me) on this situation. What really makes me think is the complete absence of good sense (and the total being immature on a business point of view) in Zuckerberg words.

Being an entrepeneur and having a good idea, together with being capable of a commercial development of the idea is not enough to be a respected and trusted business counterpart.

Sometimes, when a mistake occurs, saying sorry and pay for the consequences is the most honest way to deal.

But omitting to say “the little magic word” is something that the owner of such a big business is not allowed to do.

This post as a comment also at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/zuckerberg-speaks/comment-page-1/#comment-47711

Controversy on great ideas

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.


Thinking and acting

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.


Real geniuses thoughts

The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.


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