Exploring ideas about art, science, and innovation through short essays.
The availability of useful and novel encyclopedic information made the Dutch one of the most literate and intellectual societies in the 17th century. This intellectual flourishing caused innovations in painting, economics, and politics. But most importantly, it changed the way we think with the power of books.
Using genetic toolkits and fate maps, we discover the underlying similarities between organisms. By examining nature's parts individually, we uncover simple rules that explain complex biological phenomena. There is order to the architecture of animals.
Everywhere I look, there are decisions to make, opportunities to evaluate, and problems to solve. But how do you know you are making the right choice? It's a question I've contemplated for a while and concluded that there is no single answer. There are infinite.
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” –– Steve Jobs