Ahh Seth Godin! Marketer, influencer and word magician. He is a crowd favourite in our office and we have recently got our hands on his newest limited edition 800 page book, “What does it sound like when you change your mind”? It has become like a bible at Data Nerds. Every morning at our standup meeting we choose one post from the book to read aloud. If you don’t know Seth Godin, you should. Check out his blog and read our favourite Godin quotes below:
At Data Nerds we aren’t just inspired by our peers in tech and entrepreneurship. We leave our minds open to bring in knowledge and lessons from any unique or brilliant minds around the world. This week we’re featuring our favourite quotes from acclaimed novelist J.K. Rowling.
Rowling was the creator of the Harry Potter series which shot her into the spotlight in 1997. Rowling’s life story is heartwarming one, she started the Harry Potter series writing in local cafes on an old typewriter. At the time she had been living on welfare. Harry Potter has now become of the most beloved children’s novels of all time and Rowling gained abundant success from the books. Her rags to riches story and devotion of personal time to social justice issues is nothing short of inspirational.
Ada Lovelace is remembered as being a technological and mathematical badass of the 1800’s. Her brilliance is so recognized that she even has a day named after her. We can thank Lovelace for being a technological pioneer who helped build the worlds first general computer, known as the Analytical Engine. She has been named one of the worlds first computer programmers. If you would like to take a look into her brilliant mind here are our favourite Ada Lovelace Quotes.
Lao Tzu (also known as Laozi “old master”) was a Chinese philosopher with an extraordinary mind. Tzu was a distinguished writer and author of the Tao Te Ching, the basis for many Chinese philosophers. Our 20 quotes from this legendary figure will no doubt give you a different outlook on life. Take a moment from your busy day and use these wise words to put a positive spin on your vision.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Often known as ‘Seneca the Younger’, Lucius was a Roman philosopher and statesman. During his lifetime he was a spirited essayist and an advisor to Roman emperor Nero. Although his life was controversial and his death a popular subject for historians and artists alike, he left us with some great knowledge. Here are 15 inspirational quotes from Lucius Annaeus Seneca:
Set Goals Constantly:
If your mind is in a million places all the time goal setting is key. Making notes of key items and goals to achieve whether it’s today or in 6 months gives you a clear path to your vision. Practice writing a few goals for each day, it’s good practice and feels awesome to cross the items off.
Google is full of little gems.
We’ve found 9 things we bet you didn’t know you could do with Google Search and we’re guessing you will soon be wondering how you ever lived without them.