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A Million More Reasons to Make It

Over the last two years, we’ve been built a company we’re really proud of. We raised an initial seed of $500K in 2013, after leaving our comfortable jobs to make our dreams come true and work on projects that really inspire us. 306 more words

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Как не дать правительству совать нос в дела биткойна

В ходе недавней сессии вопрос-ответ (AMA) на форуме Reddit руководитель междисциплинарной исследовательской лаборатории Массачусетского технологического института MIT Media Lab Джой Ито (Joi Ito) рассказал о том, как не допустить “чрезмерного вмешательства” правительства в сферу виртуальной валюты. 25 more words


I am highly uncertain about certainty.

Ideologues bother me. I don’t trust them.

Ideologues in education are the worst. How can people be so sure of themselves that they claim to have all of the answers? 473 more words


How innovation is done?

Joi Ito is a Japanese-American activist, entrepreneur, VC, Director of the MIT Media Lab, and one of the smartest people on the planet. In this fascinating TED talk, he explains how innovation is done nowadays. 14 more words


Chinese Gardens: Education vs. Learning in Chinese Schools

Unlike my previous two trips to China in which I was part of large groups of Americans who managed to transplant as many of our customs and comforts as possible to our temporary home and treated our programs’ language pledge like it were bottom-shelf 白酒,interning at my Guangzhou-based smartphone-marketing company encouraged me to imbibe as much Chinese language and culture as my protein-deprived system could handle. 2,351 more words

Be Now-ist, Not Futurist

A great TED video about how to function effectively in the internet age. Joi Ito also has some interesting things to say in this video about learning, education and what schools should be doing: