The world’s smartest people looking like complete idiots..

Seth Godin is an amazing thinker and writer of a thought provoking blog which you can check out here
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

Was reading his spring gadget/book list and ordered 2 that I found to be pretty intriguing.

 

End This Depression Now

What sold me was the quote taken from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

“Anyone who is willing to work and is serious about it will certainly find a job. Only you must not go to the man who tells you this, for he has no job to offer and doesn’t know anyone who knows of a vacancy. This is exactly the reason why he gives you such generous advice, out of brotherly love, and to demonstrate how little he knows the world.”

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0393088774/ref=sib_dp_pop_ex?ie=UTF8&p=S00G#reader-link

 

Mad Like Tesla

I got a kick out this quote pulled from Time magazine writer Lev Grossman, “There’s nothing like the passage of time to make the world’s smartest people look like complete idiots.”

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1770410082/ref=sib_dp_pop_ex?ie=UTF8&p=S00A#reader-link

I feel it’s important to remember conventional wisdom used to think the world was flat.

It’s funny to think that the things we know to be cold hard truths could and most likely will be proven false at some point in the future.

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