Top Quotes of the Week

June 3, 2011
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Working for rich people to make them richer isn’t all that fulfilling.” David Gilboa, the co-founder of the New York-based startup eyewear companyWarby Parker, describing why he walked away from  a lucrative career in finance.

Working for rich people to make them richer isn’t all that fulfilling.” David Gilboa, the co-founder of the New York-based startup eyewear companyWarby Parker, describing why he walked away from  a lucrative career in finance.

gilscott Top Quotes of the WeekThe revolution will not star Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia. The revolution will not make you look five pounds thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, brother.” Lyrics to a song written by Gil Scott-Heron. The poet, recording artist and a voice of black culture died last week at the age of 62.

Our reading habits online encompass everything we’re thinking about, political and religious views, health and relationship problems. Do you want to have an invisible person peering over your shoulder as you walk through the library?” Peter Eckersley, a senior technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, describing tracking data that is made available to Facebook and Twitter when users click “Like” and “Tweet” buttons to share content.

The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine. These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs). We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place. None of them were (virgins).” A senior Egyptian general, admitting to CNN that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this atul 109x150 Top Quotes of the Weekspring.

The public’s experience is that we have amazing clinicians and technologies but little consistent sense that they come together to provide an actual system of care, from start to finish, for people. It’s like no one’s in charge—because no one is.” Atul Gawande, in a commencement address to Harvard Medical School.