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Nelson Mandela's death last year saw the whole world celebrate his achievements. He changed the lives of millions of South Africans through his stance against apartheid, serving 27 years in jail before emerging to unite his country. Be inspired by Nelson Mandela's story, and find out how he made history happen.
Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School who has been teaching product design courses for 25 years, has a massively open online course (MOOC) to thank for his newest design:Belle-V, the newest addition to the long line of ice cream scoop evolutions. Designed in collaboration with Lunar, Ulrich has developed a scoop that's righty/lefty friendly—and easy on the eyes. So far it raised $138,134 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/belle-v/belle-v-ice-cream-scoop
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
"Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” The one thing greater is clinging to the wrong story—whether in your book or in your life. I’m glad Keats let his art roll to where it emerged instead of forcing it where he thought he wanted to be."
"The human voice can convey much more meaning through tone and inflection than the printed word ever can. It’s why millions of Americans sat, fixated, during the Golden Age of Radio – listening to everything from adventure, comedy and drama to classical music concerts, news and farm reports."
This is an interview I did with Richard Sheridan, the founder and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this brief video, he shares some of the great things they’ve done to make Menlo a very happy workplace.
Among other things Rich talks about:
How leaders can pump fear out of the roomNever working more than 40 hours a weekEliminating meetingsEliminating internal emailCreating a physical space that’s conducive to happiness at work
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
Joseph McCaleb's insight:
Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist and professor at UCLA, said the Internet trains our minds to have a “staccato” train of thought, jumping from idea to idea, like we do from Website to Website. Is that the most creative way to think? Do we have time to sit back and be thoughtful?