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Losing Serendipity (Bitnorth 2010)

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We are danger of losing opportunities for life changing serendipitous events, and that is bad news.

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Losing Serendipity (Bitnorth 2010)

  1. 1. Losing
Serendipity by
Lenny
Rachitsky
  2. 2. Serendipity
=
Good
  3. 3. Losing
Serendipity
=
Bad
  4. 4. Source: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/movies/images/44843/title/serendipity-wallpaper
  5. 5. Serendipity ser‐en‐dip‐i‐ty
(noun):
The
effect
by
which
 one
accidentally
stumbles
upon
 something
fortunate,
especially
while
 looking
for
something
entirely
unrelated.
  6. 6. Good
News Serendipity Today Future
  7. 7. Good
News Serendipity Today Future
  8. 8. Good
News Serendipity Today Future
  9. 9. Bad
News Serendipity Today Future Life
Changing
Serendipity
  10. 10. Serendipity Today Future Life
Changing
Serendipity Source: http://bit.ly/9QRbuV
  11. 11. We
think
we’re
more
connected... Source: http://www.airlines3.com/
  12. 12. ...reality
is
that
we
are
not Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/2008/12/
  13. 13. We
read
about
the
same
kinds
of
places... Source: http://globalmatterspost.blogspot.com/2009/12/ebook-and-iran-vs- michael.html
  14. 14. We
make
friends
with
the
same
 kinds
of
people...
 Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroblossom/ 133933735/
  15. 15. Non-Mac Becoming
more
and
more
 similar... Source: http://philtered.com/timages/i/lots-of-apples.jpg
  16. 16. “Knowledge
that
takes
you
 not
beyond
yourself
is
far
 worse
than
ignorance” ‐
Sufi
saying Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/elif_shafak_the_politics_of_fiction.html
  17. 17. What
you
like
  18. 18. What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  19. 19. What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  20. 20. What
you’ll
miss What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  21. 21. What
you’ll
miss New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  22. 22. What
you’ll
miss New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
like Best
dessert ever
  23. 23. What
you’ll
miss New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
like Best
dessert ever Your
new
 passion
  24. 24. What
you’ll
miss Your
soul mate New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
like Best
dessert ever Your
new
 passion
  25. 25. Are
we
screwed?
  26. 26. Enable
Serendipity
  27. 27. Enable
Serendipity
  28. 28. Cluster
A Best
stuff Cluster
B
  29. 29. Source: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/movies/images/44843/title/serendipity-wallpaper

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