Jakob Reiter

Entrepreneur, Chief Nerd and digital humanist

Food for thought

Here are some Quotes that make me think, inspire me and make me always find something new:

I love working with intelligences – silicon and carbon based

Jakob Reiter

He who controls the spicy code controls the universe.

Jakob Reiter based on Frank Herbert, Dune

Until we make the unconscious conscious, we will be dictated by it and call it fate.

Jerry Colonna

Don’t move information to authority, move authority to the information.

L. David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around

Strong back and open heart. This is warrior stance, I tell him. The strong back of fiscal discipline. The strong back of clarity and vision, of drive and direction. The strong back of delegating responsibility and holding people accountable. The strong back of knowing right from wrong.
But it’s also the open heart.
It’s giving a shit about people, purpose, meaning. It’s working toward something greater than merely boosting your ego, greater than just soothing your worries and chasing your demons away. It’s leading from within, drawing on the core of your being, on all that has shaped you.

Jerry Colonna

Control, we discovered, only works with a competent workforce that understands the organization’s purpose. Hence, as control is divested, both technical competence and organizational clarity need to be strengthened

L. David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around

Work is difficulty and drama, a high-stakes game in which our identity, our self-esteem and our ability to provide are mixed inside us in volatile, sometimes explosive ways…

Work is where we can make ourselves; work is where we can break ourselves.

David Whyte, Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

Für die Gefühle gelten nicht die vom Verstand gemachten Vorschriften. Die Logik lässt uns in unseren Wünschen nicht wählen. Sie ist der Terror des Verstandes gegen unsere Empfindungen, denn sie sind unsere gelebte Wahrheit. Sie sind die Boten unserer Freiheit.

Durch sie wissen wir, dass wir wählen können.

Uwe Timm, Ikarien

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

L.R. Knost