By Marten Mickos | May 13, 2012
Interviews With and Writings By Me
Open source values and Eucalyptus - my conversation with @TheTechScribe http://ow.ly/9FSyV
The social network of computers http://bit.ly/AqPxrE - Sunday morning at #SXSW
Looking fwd to Tue at #gdc http://www.gdconf.com - Eucalyptus clouds power some cool online games
Thanks, @dottavi, for blogging on Forbes about my Stanford talk "Startups Are Belief Systems" http://onforb.es/wrNFRn
speaking at Cloud Expo New York in June http://bit.ly/yL7Nni
Clouds Are All About APIs - my talk at Cloud Expo Europe http://ow.ly/98pBQ (25min video)
Hybrid cloud: what runs on Amazon Web Services runs on Eucalyptus, and vice versa.
I am keynoting in April on the topic of LAMP and cloud http://bit.ly/yHk3KE
got a new hairstyle http://on.fb.me/xGqCeD
RT @benberg: Would you get your head shaved by your team if they shipped on time? @martenmickos did! http://bit.ly/woH2eY
An interview with me in Finnish student magazine T-Lehti http://bit.ly/warP73
Jetzt auch auf Deutsch: das buch Digital Cowboys http://amzn.to/ABubTn (mit einem Abschnitt von mir) #NoFearBook
Keynote by me at CloudFair2012 in April 2012 in Seattle http://cloudfairconference.com
What's driving the cloud? My Astricon keynote (30min video): http://ow.ly/8LIlr & feel free to ask me for my slide deck
Mobile social cloud - my latest blog posting http://bit.ly/wlcz4t
A self-retweet: 2011 - A Year of Work and Growth for Eucalyptus http://www.eucalyptus.com/blog/2011/12/20/2011-year-work-and-growth
Eucalyptus users, contributors, customers and partners, my greeting to you http://t.co/Fw3pY4FT - 2011: A Year of Work and Growth
Just did an all-company conference call. Great discussion! Our employees span 16 hours of timezone so we had to do it 5am California time.
The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance. - Peter Drucker #quote
Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. - Stephen Covey #quote
Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. - Wayne Dyer #quote
Life without an education is like a book with blank pieces of paper. -15 year old Nepalese girl via @JulesHanna
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. - Benjamin Disraeli #quote
Information is worthless unless it has the power to change a decision. @Sheridan_H at #GDC
You are as young as your ambitions, as old as your suspicions. - Rolf Haikkola #quote
Only those who can see the invisible can accomplish the impossible. - Patrick Snow #quote
RT @pankaj "Put your best people on the biggest opportunities, not your biggest problems" - Jim Collins, in "Good to Great".
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say, and then don't say it. - Sam Levenson #quote
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. - Walter Elliott #quote
Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete. - Zuckerberg via @dcancel
I am my remembering self. The experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me. - Daniel Kahneman #quote
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell #quote
RT @johnmaeda People who can focus, get things done. People who can prioritize, get the right things done.
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time. - W. S. Gilbert #quote
RT @martinamickos: "No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently." - Agnes de Mille
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. - Tenzin Gyatso #quote
RT @neilpatel: Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.
In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. - Kristian Kan #quote
RT @gappy3000 "In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief."
RT @msuster: Life is short. Memories are long. The world is transparent. Don't try to screw other people. It always comes back to you
An unbiased appreciation of uncertainty is a cornerstone of rationality. - Daniel Kahneman #quote
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson #quote
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx #quote
Truth and love must prevail over lies and hate. - Vaclav Havel #quote http://gu.com/p/3477h/tw
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. - Alan K Simpson #quote
Action expresses priorities. - Mohandas Gandhi #quote
Maintaining one’s vigilance against biases is a chore — a chance to avoid a costly mistake. - adapted from D Kahneman
A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition. - Daniel Kahneman #quote
Books I've Read
Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography is captivating and educational. Loved it. (And I am not a user of Apple's products.)
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Profound book; needs to be read slowly. 3 Feb 2012
Great new book: Tape Sucks - inside Data Domain, by Frank Slootman. Quick and impressive read. Kindle edition $5.
Incognito - remarkable book about the brain (and a fun read) by @davideagleman http://eagleman.com/incognito
Brash, funny, insightful #book about life in Finland http://www.howtomarryafinnishgirl.com
Resonate by Nancy Duarte (2010). Impressive and extensive #book on how to present visual stories that transform audiences.