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Almost 50,000 projects have sought financing on Kickstarter since the site began on April 28, 2009. About half successfully reached their fund-raising goals. Each dot represents how much a project raised by its deadline.

(Follow the link for great *useful* data visualizations)

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"Worldview changes three things: attention, bias and vernacular. Attention, because we choose to pay attention to those things that we’ve decided matter. Bias, because our worldview alters the way we filter and interpret what we hear. And vernacular, because words and images resonate with people differently based on their worldview."

Seth’s Blog: Selling nuts to squirrels

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"The lottery is great, because it’s easy. Not certain, but easy. If you win, the belief goes, you’re done. Medical school is great because it’s certain. Not easy, but certain. If you graduate, the belief goes, you’re done. Most people are searching for a path to success that is both easy and certain. Most paths are neither."

Seth’s Blog: Easy and certain

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Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and entrepreneur, discusses the concept of payment as a form of communication and how it led to the blueprint for the Square. The key innovation of Square, as I see it, is Dorsey’s concept of applying to payment systems the types of tools more commonly found in web analytics. Full talk may be found here.

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Guy Kawasaki speaking at Stanford. Simply one of the best tech/entrepreneurship speakers around. Entire speech here.

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How Small Businesses Use Social Media

How small businesses use social media

(via Soshable)

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Cut from the same cloth as Twitterations. The Daily Dot intends to become the community newspaper of the Internet. Massively multiple + Hyperlocal = ?

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kuwahara:

No you can’t scan this :D

YEAH! Pretty inspiring stuff.
This brings to mind a concept I’ve been mulling over for a while. QR code games: mobile apps that scan QR codes to access new characters and levels. Codes could be displayed in public or in business establishments, with or without ads and other promotions.
Uh-oh, might be business model time.

kuwahara:

No you can’t scan this :D

YEAH! Pretty inspiring stuff.

This brings to mind a concept I’ve been mulling over for a while. QR code games: mobile apps that scan QR codes to access new characters and levels. Codes could be displayed in public or in business establishments, with or without ads and other promotions.

Uh-oh, might be business model time.