Bono on Jony Ive:
You cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money.
Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation.
Steven J. Harper:
The billable-hour system is the way most lawyers in big firms charge clients, but it serves no one. Well, almost no one. It brings most equity partners in those firms great wealth. Law firm leaders call it a leveraged pyramid. Most associates call it a living hell.
Always have one foot out the door. Be ready to go.
This isn't cynical or pessimistic: it's realistic, pragmatic, and responsible.
Challenge and hardship have become pathologized and monetized.
Only cash still has meaning to those who claim to represent us. And the cash will always be there, more with every election cycle. Unsatisfied with the profits that can be achieved within the context of actual representative government, capital has instead succeeded in buying the remnants of representative government at wholesale prices, so that profit can always be maximized and any other societal need or priority can be ignored.
We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press. If you think you can compensate with the strength of your own inner contemplation, you are wrong.