Shipwrecked

Ed finally decides to take a vacation. He books himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeds to have the time of his life --until the boat sank. He found himself swept up on the shore of an island with no other people, no supplies...nothing... only bananas and coconuts. After about four months, he is lying... Continue Reading →

A spell checker poem

Eye halve a spelling checker It came with my pea sea It plainly marks four my revue Miss steaks eye kin knot sea Eye strike a key and type a word And weight four it two say Weather eye is wrong oar write It shows me strait a weigh As soon as a mist ache... Continue Reading →

Lessons from a Starfish World

I found a very interesting document over at ChangeThis, Lessons from a Starfish World written by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom. Summary: Such seemingly dissimilar groups as the Apache Indians, music swapping programs, Wikipedia, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Queda have one thing in common: they are all starfish. According to Brafman and Beckstrom, each of... Continue Reading →

Turning the pages

Turning the Pages at the British Library is a fascinating service that lets you access some rare books in a new way. Among the books you will find the Diamond Sutra, Jane Austen’s History of England, the Leonardo Notebook, the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Mercator Atlas of Europe. This was originally posted at another (now... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Poverty

At TED talks is a very interesting speak by Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen Fund. Jacqueline Novogratz persuasively argues for a new approach to foreign aid: “The question isn’t ‘how do we fix this?’ The question is ‘How can we help Africans to do this for themselves?’” Watch more: Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to... Continue Reading →

Creativity and education

At TED talks is an interesting and entertaining speech by Sir Ken Robinson, author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, and a leading expert on innovation and human resources. In this talk, he makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. This was originally posted... Continue Reading →

The Medici Effect

The Medici Effect is a book about creativity and innovation written by Frans Johansson. The name alludes to The Medici family that helped to spur the beginning of the Italian Renaissance. The Medici Effect is about what happens at intersections, crossroads between different and often unrelated knowledge areas. Frans Johansson argues that innovations occur when... Continue Reading →

Dolphin Stress Test

READ THE FULL TEXT BEFORE LOOKING AT THE PICTURE! The picture posted here has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at Loma Linda Medical Center. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study of a group... Continue Reading →

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