A rather telling look at food spending as a percentage of household spending around the world.
Extremely interesting map
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.
Book Geek Quotes #488
Leadership is all about alpha behavior, right? Focused, aggressive, territorial. Ruthless, yet effective. Or so goes conventional wisdom…
The thing about conventional wisdom is that it’s often lowest common denominator.
The reality is that the best leadership behavior is a little counter intuitive. It requires more introspection and emotional connection . It’s less about beating your chest and forcing your will on people.
It’s about bringing out the best in people, the best in your organization.
If you can do that, you can lead a team anywhere you need to go.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw (via alexanderpf)
This growth trend in smartphone penetration does not seem ready to abate any time soon. An 11-point growth in 12 months is rather impressive as well.
Danish writer/artist duo Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler create comedy cartoons and graphs depicting the everyday struggles, irritations, and insights of their fellow Westerners. Official-looking graphs show unofficial statistics from our dai…
Hmmm… I started fiddling with Internet technologies (UNIX and TCP/IP) at university in maybe 1986, started to work and spread it to Volvo in 1988, started the first web server at Volvo i april 1994 and initiated the work that resulted in volvo.com in 1995. It has been an interesting journey!
The Valley might not actually make much in the way of tangible goods, but like industrial centers before it, it’s the place where the astounding success of the very few has been held out to the youth in exchange for their time, their energy, and—well, their youth.
countries with cities of more than 3.5 million inhabitants
Source: dimitrit94 (reddit)
brief comment: Data taken from this site.
Most populated cities are:
Tokyo, Japan (37,126,000)
Jakarta, Indonesia (26,063,000)
Seoul, South Korea (22,547,000)
Delhi, India (22,242,000)
Shanghai, China (20,860,000)
Manila, Philippines (20,767,000)
Karachi, Pakistan (20,711,000)
New York, USA (20,464,000)
Sao Paulo, Brazil (20,186,000)
Mexico City, Mexico (19,463,000)
NOTE: Numbers shown include population within the recognized metro area of the city, and they also include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city, (the immediate suburbs). NOTE that some population numbers shown are accumulated at-best estimates, as consistent (2012 census) information is not yet unavailable in some parts of Africa and Asia