Friday Links 09-05-01

From Twitter

Caving to peer pressure, I decided to give Twitter a try. I’ve been using the service for over a week, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I only post 2-3 times per week to this blog, so any ideas that aren’t large enough to justify a 1000-word article simply aren’t published. Twitter helps fill that gap.

You can follow me as ScottHYoung.

From the Web

You Can’t Please Everyone – Just in case you thought you were the only person who has ever been criticized. (Hat Tip: Tim Ferriss)

Succeed… Or Else! – Tagline: “The key to success? Punishment.

From the Archives

You Can’t Always Separate Wins from Losses -Double your success rate by doubling your failure rate.

From the Shelf

The Botany of Desire – Michael Pollan shares the story of a relationship between humankind and plants. Although people tend to see themselves as the active force in domesticating apples, flowers and food, Pollan offers another perspective: that the plants are shaping us.

Coincidentally, I read the chapter on cannabis on the evening of 4/20. My part in the celebration, I suppose.

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  • zenez

    Scott, time to read John Tylor Gatto on Open Ed.

  • Spencer

    Scott — I always enjoy your articles and decide to follow you on See you there.

  • John

    Way to join the rest of the world on Twitter. I know you’re new to it, but you are supposed to actually follow other people though (that’s kind of the idea).