My Tweets of the Winter 2011-2012: Interviews With and Writings By Me, Quotes, and Books I've Read

By Marten Mickos | May 13, 2012

Here is a summary of my tweets about interviews with and writings by me, quotes, and books I've read from the previous months.

This is my previous tweet summary for Fall 2011. And, of course, feel free to follow my tweets in real time at!/martenmickos

Interviews With and Writings By Me


Open source values and Eucalyptus - my conversation with @TheTechScribe

The social network of computers - Sunday morning at #SXSW

Looking fwd to Tue at #gdc - Eucalyptus clouds power some cool online games


Thanks, @dottavi, for blogging on Forbes about my Stanford talk "Startups Are Belief Systems"

speaking at Cloud Expo New York in June

Clouds Are All About APIs - my talk at Cloud Expo Europe (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

got a new hairstyle

RT @benberg: Would you get your head shaved by your team if they shipped on time? @martenmickos did!

An interview with me in Finnish student magazine T-Lehti

Jetzt auch auf Deutsch: das buch Digital Cowboys (mit einem Abschnitt von mir) #NoFearBook


Keynote by me at CloudFair2012 in April 2012 in Seattle

What's driving the cloud? My Astricon keynote (30min video): & feel free to ask me for my slide deck

Mobile social cloud - my latest blog posting

A self-retweet: 2011 - A Year of Work and Growth for Eucalyptus


Holy mackerel! Over 15,000 have listened to or viewed my long Nov 2011 Stanford talk

Eucalyptus users, contributors, customers and partners, my greeting to you - 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

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


Brash, funny, insightful #book about life in Finland

Resonate by Nancy Duarte (2010). Impressive and extensive #book on how to present visual stories that transform audiences.

Mårten Mickos

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