Kevin Kelly Quotes (78 Quotes)

    Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design.

    It's great business. And when products just sit in buildings, it's not very exciting.

    Technological advances could allow us to see more clearly into our own lives.

    Houmas House , 40136 La. 942, Darrow, east bank Once the largest sugar plantation in the South, Houmas House is one of the most spectacular antebellum homes on River Road. New Orleans businessman Kevin Kelly acquired the property in 2003 and restored it to the golden era the early 1800s. Many people seem to think everything east of Baton Rouge is gone, ... We need to let the world know we are still here. We need to let New Orleans people know we have a great restaurant, Latil's Landing. Our wine cellar has a 500-label collection. Water cisterns were converted to wine cellars. We placed dining tables in them and people can now have romantic dining there.

    It's hard to tell where we are as a team. But I think we'll be fine in the next few weeks, if we can get some weather on our side.

    I think Republicans are going to make it a major campaign issue.

    Traditionally, Nokia is recognized as a leader and innovator in mobile technologies, ... Today's announcement with TELUS demonstrates our broader networking capabilities spanning both fixed and mobile arenas, as well as a strong commitment to the Canadian telecommunications market.

    Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.

    The hard part is keeping it simple. Says Farmer, 'The more complex the problem is, the simpler the models that you end up having to use. It's easy to fit the data perfectly, but if you do that, you invariably end up just fitting to the flukes. The key is.

    It's more along the lines of raising a child: we train the system to a certain range of behaviors that we find most useful. But then we let it go, because we don't want to have to be babysitting it the whole time.

    We had some roof damage in three warehouses, but moved the nearby coffee to dry areas in those buildings. We have no odors, no unusual humidity or toxicology problems, and suffered no losses in our seven coffee warehouses.

    The organization and the environment are in concert.

    I think you're going to start seeing guys running in their main events. The performances should start moving up a bit, that's the plan. Hopefully in the next few weeks we see what this team can really do.

    To think about how many yards he put up in such a short time this season, it's truly remarkable. I think that kind of shows those schools that were looking at him only on defense that he had the right idea.

    Managing bottom-up change is its own art.

    One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time.

    We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.

    But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down.

    Many of us have this neo-Amish pattern in our use of technology, and it's our own way to exert some sort of power over it. These gadgets are supposed to be serving us, but we have so many of them that we feel like we're enslaved to our servants. So we create restrictions to show who's boss. Like, I may be a slave to e-mail, but I don't text-message, therefore I really have the upper hand.

    Everything that we are making, we are making more and more complex.

    This is a great opportunity and I'm excited to take over as the Georgetown head coach. There is a tremendous amount of potential in Washington and we're confident that we can guide the Hoya program to the top of the Patriot League.

    We just shut down (in the past). The intimidation factor is huge against this team. But today we just played our hearts out.

    The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it.

    Charlene Gentile keeps the front of the house under control, and is also responsible for the fine wine list. We are all family here, ... On some days when the restaurant is closed Charlene and I have the whole staff over to our house. It is a crazy business. It's like an amusement park with the biggest, most incredible roller coaster. We look forward to every day as a special event and the satisfaction we get from experimenting with new ideas, like having the choice of anything in a candy store.

    This is the fair that, for whatever reason, has the most buzz to it. It's where you'll find the biggest concentration of clients and dealers. What happens is that that booksellers tend to save up their best material to showcase in New York.

    Being a private school and having a player like this helps. It can't be anything but a positive influence on your program.

    Changing things from the top down works when things are stable.

    I'm not aware of having to deal with schools that have lost accreditation. Sometimes we deal with schools so new they haven't gone through accreditation process, so you just do best you can with the limited information you have.

    An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.

    When a system is in turbulence, the turbulence is not just out there in the environment, but is a part of the organization or organism that you are looking at.

    The way to build a complex system that works is to build it from very simple systems that work.

    An organization is a set of relationships that are persistent over time.

    But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions.

    The system continually has to make this choice: it can either continue to exploit a known process and make it more productive, or it can explore a new process at the cost of being less efficient.

    What disturbed me the most was Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, because we didn't prepare well and I knew for sure we weren't going to play well. I was correct. Now did I think we would lose like this No, I didn't, but they're a very good team that beat us in every phase of the game.

    It has become evident that the primary lesson of the study of evolution is that all evolution is coevolution: every organism is evolving in tandem with the organisms around it.

    Research shows that many people are seeking wellness and balance in their lives. They want to live in a community that promotes and shares their values. One of our goals has been to support people on that quest by finding unique, stimulating environments for our Canyon Ranch living communities.

    In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment is indistinguishable from the organism itself.

    It's really cool, ... It's like you have control over them for the whole play.

    For any coach in any sport, winning your first game of the season is big because it means the work you put in was worth it and at the same time, the kids listen to you a lot more now.

    (McDowell) made up his mind to vote 'No' before he heard one piece of evidence.

    Each organism's environment, for the most part, consists of other organisms.

    Complexity that works is built up out of modules that work perfectly, layered one over the other.

    We're a company that, historically, has done work on the Toll Road. We are not concerned about a private entity having control of the Toll Road.

    Those were personal records for everyone except Aldrich. We thought wed be able to run under 18 minutes, so it was a pretty good effort.

    A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness.

    We are entitled to an impartial panel to vote on our application. A great deal of additional evidence has come out that shows Mr. McDowell's partiality, and we're going to call it to the attention of the court now.

    There's a lot of room for education. Most people, when they understand it, think that it's not such a bad thing.

    Their story resonated with me, because it wasn't that long ago that I had dreams of getting ahead in life. These kids may have made mistakes, but they were robbed of their dreams.

    An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other, to be able to deal with change in the environment.

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