Best 38 Quotes & Tweets on Nature / humans

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Old status symbol: wearing a suit to work New status symbol: wearing jeans and a t-shirt Old status symbol: working 80 hours a week New status symbol: sleeping 8 hours a day Humans are mimetic. Updating our status symbols may be the best way to create sustained systemic change.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

My only prediction for humanity is massive de-urbanization. Cities will be for learning and meeting, not for living.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Mathematics is the language of nature. Perhaps we can teach and learn it more easily as such.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Communicating with humans is much harder than communicating with computers. Learning English is much harder than learning Python. So if you can learn to speak, you can definitely learn to code.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

Babies and animals are interesting to watch because they aren’t self conscious at all.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Too many people want all the answers before they begin. You won’t even know all the questions years after you begin!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

The most irrational way to think is to assume people are rational.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

8

Software is just an idea that can do work outside of the human brain. Ideas are impossible to ban or effectively regulate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

Humans are the only animals clever enough to outsmart themselves out of the gene pool.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Everything written by a human is an opinion piece.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

11

Technology complements us, not replaces us. There will always be a need for human creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

12

The key to all consumer is to understand a human need well and then reduce the number of steps it takes to deliver the dopamine.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

13

Law of nature: No matter how much time you have for a project, you’ll be cramming at the end

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

It's not "cool" to be optimistic about the human species these days.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

The smartest people in our industry are routinely wrong about people, companies and trends. Factor that into your decision making process.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

16

The most successful marketers don’t know more about the latest hack or tool. The know more about... people.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

17

Broke: Humans learn by lectures. Woke: Humans learn by imitation. Lectures are an outdated way of transmitting knowledge, and future of education should reflect this. Humans are mimetic.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

The combinatorics of human DNA and experience are staggering. You will never meet any two humans who are substitutable for each other.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

The best marketers don’t just know more about the latest channel, tool or tactic. They know more about: people.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

20

History doesn’t repeat itself but human behavior always does

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Humans aren’t rational Humans are rationalizers

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

Understanding human nature is the foundation necessary for understanding most things Human nature hasn’t changed for 100,000 years, and won’t change for the next 100,000 years either

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

Better understand human nature Better understand human motives Better understand human communication And you’ll better understand how to leverage social media

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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To be a great marketer you don't need to be the smartest person in the room. Or even the most creative. You just need to: 1. Deeply understand your customers 2. Convert customer insights into words and visuals that evoke action If you skip step 1, step 2 is infinitely harder

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

25

Want to get better at marketing? Be curious about people. Be willing to dig deep and explore how customers think. The best ideas are rarely obvious. They’re in your customer’s head just waiting to be discovered.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

26

More than a billion people live on less than $1/day, but do keep telling yourself that the terrible people are the ones one level above you.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

27

It’s not B2B or B2C... It’s B2H. Wanna grow faster? Invest in learning about the actual *humans* who buy from you—not just their titles, industries or demographics.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

28

The best marketers don’t know more about channels or tactics than their peers. They know more about people.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

29

While on the topic of working for tips or app ratings, I frequently get this horror reel running in my mind with all the workers I've dealt with who had to put on that fake, cheery, appearance in service of these nasty carrots and brutal sticks. The quivering of their humanity.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

Humans have a basic need to belong to communities If you create a community on social media you create an audience that’s eager to listen to what you have to say

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

31

Monotonous tasks are nature’s gift to creative people.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

32

Humans can acclimate to almost any terrible circumstances and come out with a “really, it’s actually not that bad if you just…”. Amazing.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

33

The best books about social media are really just books about human nature

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

34

Keep in mind that your audience is mostly made up of people. Like, the human being kind of people. Post accordingly.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

35

The best marketers don’t know more about the latest tactic, tool or channel. They know more about... people. Invest accordingly.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

36

Human brains are wired to make emotional decisions, which we justify with logic. If your team says they’re data driven, but only look at the numbers—the clicks, shares, time on site, demographics—and are not talking to customers then you’re missing 98% of the stuff that matters.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

37

Teenagers repeatedly WOW me with their their creativity. Observations: 1) They know if they make something great, the entire world can see it. 2) They are multi-modal. They paint, write, draw. You name it. 3) Creative software accelerates the learning curve. Very inspiring.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

38

Like they say, mortality is a feature not a bug. Not only for civilization at large, but as a personal liberation as well. Scarcity = focus.

DHH

DHH

@dhh