Italy is what happens when a country knows full well what its problems are but can’t summon the discipline and will to fix them.
Breaking Bad is The Godfather of television, and we’re going to be studying it for a long, long time.
Il più grande pericolo per noi non è che miriamo troppo in alto e non riusciamo a raggiungere il nostro obiettivo ma che miriamo troppo in basso e lo raggiungiamo.
The greatest people are self-managing [...] Once they know what to do, they’re going to figure out how to do it. What they need is a common vision, and that’s what leadership is.
When you’re afraid of looking dumb, the one guarantee that comes from that is that you are about to look dumb.
“Ma, bambino, perché la gente cerca di darci contro?”
“Vedi, mamma, è perché sono infelici. E la gente infelice ci ha voglia di sfasciare le cose.”
“Non ci sono persone felici?”
“Ce n’è tante che fanno finta di essere felici.”
“Perché si vergognano e hanno paura di confessare che non sono felici.”
If you’re not sure if you’re gonna do it, you’re destined to fail.
Those who can’t teach, teach gym and those who can’t teach gym, teach film.
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.
This is what design is. Design is culture, it’s understanding how people communicate, it’s understanding content, it’s all of it. It’s process, it’s research.
Twitter rimane lo spauracchio di tutti i mezzi di comunicazione, il più spaventoso media, pronto all’imperituro ricordo in caso di gaffe.
People aren’t mean, they’re just polite liars.
The time it takes to find the best of something is completely worth it. It’s better to have a few fantastic things designed for you than to have many untrustworthy things poorly designed to please everyone.
Un giorno passato a leggere di come fare una cosa è un giorno passato a non farla.
Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it’s an ad.
Apple’s products say, “You can’t do that because we think it would suck.” Microsoft’s products say, “We’ll let you try to do anything on anything if you really want to, even if it sucks.”
If, in our creative endeavors, we continually do work we are proud of, then that my friends is also success. We don’t make to get rich, we make to make. We build for the sake of building, create for the sake of creating. We do it because we have to.
Whether we’re filmmakers, designers, product managers, photographers, software engineers, or something much different, we should try to be aware of and cultivate most of the skills required to finish any project.
Here’s a metric that can help you determine if you’re on track for reaching your goals: are you spending your time, money, and attention differently than most people?
I think that a great thing about comedy is taking people to places that they have fear and foreboding and making them laugh at that place, and you help them.
And it seems to me that we talk a lot about the cloud, but every time we put something on the cloud, we give up some responsibility for it. We are less connected to it. We let other people worry about it. And that doesn’t seem right. There’s a great Neal Stephenson line where he says that “wired people should know something about wires”. We should know where our Internet comes from, and we should know what it is that physically connects us all.
We are in love with Apple and have a deep passion for Apple, but in a loving relationship you have to take the good with the bad. Sometimes we agree with Apple, sometimes we don’t. But the best way to get through these sorts of relationship disagreements is with humor! Sometimes you just have to poke fun at yourselves to keep the relationship peaceful.
With the iPhone 5, Apple is shifting from a “look at what’s new” mindset to a “look at how much better it is” approach. […] It’s about how the hardware allows for a better experience without having to do anything new. It’s about refining what is already good. […] Ultimately, the iPhone 5 is about making the overall experience better through advancements in mobile technology.
È per questo che amo il mio iPhone. Potrà non essere veloce come il nuovo Galaxy S MyTouch 4G LTE HD Maxx, ma so esattamente cosa ottengo quando ne compro uno: grande qualità strutturale, un bellissimo dispositivo, supporto clienti di prima qualità, applicazioni stupende in un ambiente sicuro, e le funzioni che mi interessano davvero.
Non si tratta della lista delle caratteristiche, ma dell’esperienza.
I film e le serie tv [...] costituiscono una traccia sempre più importante: un ricco repertorio di strutture narrative, ruoli e modelli con cui confrontarci e a cui ispirare la nostra lettura delle cose; e anche una grammatica, un insieme di regole, figure e valori da utilizzare nella vita quotidiana.