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The core of humanity is to help each other. We simply forget about that sometimes.

@JulesHanna "The core of humanity is to help each other. We simply forget about that sometimes." #ONEF12
4:16 PM May 10 2012

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This week I attended the executive forum of the @OmidyarNetwork (#ONEF12).

Among the people I met there were @nancylublin, @heif, and Refugees United (Chris and David).

Here are 48 notes I pulled from my Twitter...

1. “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

2. When telling a story remember Einstein: "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted, counts." #onef12 -- Alvaro Rodriguez A. ‏ @alvarodrigueza

3. When people tell you "you're crazy" keep doing it. ~ @pierre omidyar #onef12 -- tweeted 8 May by julie hanna ‏@JulesHanna

4. The Network is @OmidyarNetwork's greatest value.

5. If you want to know what truly matters in life, listen to the kind of things that are said about people when they die. ~ @juleshanna

6. There's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. The other is good.

7. Talent is universal. Opportunity is not. @juleshanna

8. "The core of humanity is to help each other. We simply forget about that sometimes." ~ @JulesHanna -- Alvaro Rodriguez A. ‏ @alvarodrigueza

9. @gustavp and @jwishnie dropping mobile knowledge at #onef12. Most lucrative mobile app? MPesa - NOT angry birds! -- amyklement ‏ @amyklement

10. First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

11. Whatever affects one, affects all indirectly.

12. The pain of yesterday is the strength of today. ~ @paulocoelho

13. I've never lost a game. I've just run out of time. ~ attributed to Vince Lombardi

14. What's the difference between an introverted and extroverted engineer? The extroverted one looks at YOUR shoes. ~ attributed to @johnolilly

15. We need other people. That's what gives me hope. ~ @Pierre

16. No human being survives without the care of other human beings. ~ @Pierre

17. We're all just human beings regardless of our station in life... Everything that happens is the result of our actions and actions of others. ~ @Pierre

18. Politicians spend more than half their time fundraising. ~ @Pierre

19. Only 1 in 400 Americans has ever made a contribution of over $200 to a political candidate. That's one quarter of one percent. ~ @Pierre

20. We are all interconnected in a real communication network. Leaders must respond intelligently and instantly. ~ @Pierre

21. It's not where you're going. It's who you're on the journey with. ~ @Pierre

22. "... @Pierre is in permanent beta..." ~ Matt Bannick

23. Wow. 62 non-profit investees, 60 for profit investees, over $500 million in capital committed by @OmidyarNetwork -- WOW!!

24. Stand up. Move. Right now.

25. There are no mistakes, @BornArtistic. Just opportunities to learn.

26. @OmidyarNetwork Exec Forum Unites Biz Leaders Investing In Social Change:

27. If you have a bank account, you're in the minority globally. ~ Aria Finger ‏@AriaIrene

28. Wikipedia is 5th largest website, 88,500 monthly contributors. 2 Billion pageviews. Goal = 7B, says @bazanews -- Alex Goldmark ‏ @alexgoldmark

29. Half of public schools in America have at least one teacher who has posted on @DonorsChoose, says @charlesbest .... (MT @alexgoldmark #ONEF12)

30. Kiva has enabled $300 million in loan volume since 2005. Over 1 million loans.

31. Inculcate curiosity into organization. Ask questions daily. Help find answers. Do projects outside comfort zones. ~ Reid Hoffman -- Susan Davis ‏ @SusanDavisBRAC

32. To stay adaptable, always have employees take on tasks they aren't completely comfortable with. ~ @OmidyarNetwork

33. Email is for old people. Mobile is for action. ~ @Arialrene of @DoSomething

34. Crowdfunding: $1.5 billion in 2011. $3 billion in 2012?!

35. Enjoy life and all the things you have at the moment because you can't have everything at once.

36. The biggest opportunities have risk. That's why they're the biggest opportunities. ~ Reid Hoffman aka @quixotic

37. Board: 15 minutes if governance, via dashboard. Here's trends and risks. Then 1-3 strategic topics. Problems to solve. Then CEO-only session. Then Board-only session: Are we managing the organization the way we want? ~ @quixotic

38. Social is really just beginning. ~ @quixotic

39. We have to get away from saying "It's just business." That's like saying "It's just sociopathic behavior." Ethics ALWAYS matter. ~ @quixotic

40. Don't stop reference checking until you find a negative reference. Everyone has someone who will give them a negative reference. ~ @quixotic

41. When networking your lead question should be: What's the most surprising thing you've learned in the last month? ~ @quixotic

42. Exchange of information and increasing network density lead to more opportunities: resources, trends, and knowledge. ~ @quixotic

43. Everyone knows something useful to each person they meet. The key is to figure out what that is for any given person. ~ @quixotic

44. What should you pay attention to? What should you learn? There's too much information out there. Networks are the solution. ~ @quixotic

45. In the beginning your problem is relevance: Can you rise above the noise? ~ @quixotic

46. Focus on the key problem in front of you. Don't pre-solve. ~ @quixotic

47. You learn from the challenges in front of you. ~ @quixotic

48. The most important thing an organization can do is intensely learn. In an interview ask if this person is an "infinite learner". ~ @quixotic

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