Tim Cook On Apple’s Future: Everything Can Change Except Values | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change things a lot. I think he would probably call that a limited life. And more than anybody I’ve ever met, Steve never accepted that.

He got each of us [his top executives] to reject that philosophy. If you can do that, then you can change things. If you embrace that the things that you can do are limitless, you can put your ding in the universe. You can change the world. — Tim Cook

via Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper

An interesting view of the Ivys, from the inside.

Ivy League admissions are a complete racket, rigged in favor of the privileged and completely impervious to change. So I’m quitting the business.

And because I’m quitting, that means I can tell you, the reader, all the secrets of being a Harvard admissions representative, and what it really takes to get in.

via Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper.

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

One more project to add to OmniFocus under Better Emory:

Now that you know what you’re up against, it’s time to start changing the way you think. Before you can stop buying crap you don’t need, you need to identify what that crap is. The first step is to make a list of every single thing you own. Every. Single. Thing. This might sound extreme, but you need to gather your data so you can start reprogramming your mind.

what a compulsive buyer might look like

via How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need.