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I love Kino. Such a great story. This is my favorite opening to a paragraph.

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finished 1Q84. It was heartwarming to see Tengo and Aomame meet up finally. They entered the new world to find each other and left with each other. A master piece
i truly enjoyed.

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Introduced the Metaverse. This idea that you pay rent and buy land and whatnot in this Metaverse is pretty cool. Kinda insane.

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Snow crash.

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Pixar’s success brought a smile to my face. I loved Toy Story and I loved reading about how it’s creation. Ultimately, it comes down to creating an environment of psychological safety. Enabling people to listen and debate freely. Creativity strikes. My favorite line “He and Lassiter paired a child’s curiosity with an obsessive attention to detail”

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Steve Jobs buys Pixar. He tries to make a consumer hardware product. Lassiter instead designs an Oscar-winning short film. Enter the Pixar content era.

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SJ gets kicked from Apple. He visited PARC, saw the beginning of the GUI, developed the Mac. It was a visionary success but lacked the performance it needed. Steve was demoted and then resigned. He took time to reflect and travel. We all need that.

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“One important thing that he didn’t yet understand was most breakthrough products result from the long cycle of hit-or-miss prototypes, steady accumulation of features, and a timely synthesis of existing technologies”

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Marketing is the promise you make. The product is the fulfillment of that promise.

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Steve was a conundrum. He was a Buddhist but deeply capitalist. He thought he knew everything (in the beginning) but was a lifelong learner. So much of his life is defined by these conundrums.

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I’ve read the other Jobs biography but can already tell this one is going to be a different roller coaster 🔥🔥👏👏🤞🤞😁

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Ushikawa is getting close!!

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1Q84. Tengo has seena real Air Chrysalis.

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Reading 1Q84. Aomame has just read Air Chyrsalis and is narrating the story. We are introduced to the idea of the Dohta and the Maza. The Maza is a real person. The dohta is the shadow of the heart and mind of the Maza.