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Frog Design’s Jan Chipchase on how the poor can least afford bad design

Frog Design’s Jan Chipchase on how the poor can least afford bad design | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
As Chipchase describes it, illiterate BOP people can learn anything but they need to be sufficiently motivated. The dating etiquette in Afghanistan involves buying airtime, and possibly a mobile phone, for your beloved. “The mobile phone makes love marriages possible” said one young Afghan. There’s nothing more motivating than love.


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The Believer - Interview with David Foster Wallace

The Believer - Interview with David Foster Wallace | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Questions were emailed to Wallace, who then took them home, answered them on his home computer—which is not connected to the Internet—printed those answers, and put them in the mail. As you can see, the interview could have and maybe should have gone on much longer. Wallace and his interviewer were traveling a lot in the weeks before this issue went to press, so we did our best. I guess it is six thousand words or so. That’s a good length.
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Twitter's Biz Stone On Starting A Revolution : NPR

The co-founder of Twitter talks about how the service was used in Egypt to help organize the protests, and about the rumors that the popular microblogging service could be purchased by Google or Facebook.
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Stephen Fry Live At The Sydney Opera House: 2010 (Part One)

A great English icon visited an Aussie one when Stephen Fry came to the Sydney Opera House to discuss travel, language, the three W's (Wilde, Waugh and Wodeh...
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YouTube - The King's (Real) Speech

Rare footage and audio of King George VI speaking in public. His stammer becomes quite pronounced midway through.
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Cherchez La Femme Fatale - What killed the queen of film noir?

Cherchez La Femme Fatale - What killed the queen of film noir? | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
She’s in trouble, she says, and needs his help. He hesitates a second while his brain tries to work. Whatever her problem is — something about her husband working her over, the sick bastard — she can take care of herself, from the looks of her. But hello, the looks of her: those long legs, those tremulous lips, those wounded eyes
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How Steve Jobs 'out-Japanned' Japan

How Steve Jobs 'out-Japanned' Japan | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Jobs's immersion in Zen and passion for design almost certainly exposed him to the concept of ma, a central pillar of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Like many idioms relating to the intimate aspects of how a culture sees the world, it's nearly impossible to accurately explain -- it's variously translated as "void," "space" or "interval" -- but it essentially describes how emptiness interacts with form, and how absence shapes substance. If someone were to ask you what makes a ring a meaningful object -- the circle of metal it consists of, or the emptiness that that metal encompasses? -- and you were to respond "both," you've gotten as close to ma as the clumsy instrument of English allows.

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
James Kaplan’s Frank: The Voice is authentically a page-turner, a strident tabloid epic constructed out of facts—or more precisely out of the disparate and sometimes contradictory testimony of scores of participants in Frank Sinatra’s early life. There is certainly enough testimony to choose from; pieces of Sinatra, variously skewed and distorted, are scattered all over the latter part of the twentieth century. But they hardly converge into a unified portrait: confronted with the multitude of Sinatras that one must attempt to resolve into a single plausible person, there is a gathering sense of unsettling dissonance quite at odds with the perfected harmonies of his greatest recording
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Charlie Rose - Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter

Charlie Rose - 	Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter and Square
"I also think my biggest strength
is simplification. That’s what I love doing. I love making something
complex. I love taking everything away, taking all the debris, the
conceptual debris from a technology away so that you can just focus on
what’s most important.

So I see myself as a really good editor. That’s what I like to be. When I
edit a technology, I want to edit a team, I want to edit a story so that we
have one cohesive product that we tell the world. "
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The Blair Hitch Project

The Blair Hitch Project | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Scripture warns gloomily that prophets are not honored in their own countries, and given the record of many prophets, that's very probably a good thing. Blair could also join the club of wandering ex-statesmen, including at different times Mikhail Gorbachev and Richard Nixon, who are given respect and recognition only when they visit other peoples' countries. As we said good-bye, he was being taken straight to the airport, staying one jet-lag stage ahead of his demons, and heading back to Jerusalem—that birthplace of all our dreams and graveyard of all our hopes.
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Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Why did you choose not to teach a master class?
For me in cinema there are few masters. I have met some masters – Kurosawa, Polanski – but I am a student.

I just finished a film a few days ago, and I came home and said I learned so much today.
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Step-by-step guide to dance: Yvonne Rainer

Step-by-step guide to dance: Yvonne Rainer | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Sanjoy Roy: Yvonne Rainer and her works are uncompromising, challenging and highly influential. But she won't be guesting on X Factor
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The Smart Set: The Doctors and the Divine

The Smart Set: The Doctors and the Divine | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
In its romantic form, genius is irrational and beyond our control. In fact, true genius requires a loss of control. In a way, the romantics shift genius away from what we do and toward what we feel, from what we create to what we are experiencing. Thought of this way, genius is really a state of being, closer to a state of ecstasy.
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Baochi's comment, February 25, 2011 3:46 PM
Call me romantic then because I agree that true genius requires a loss of control. I'd add one additional component: ideally, the genius can then rope it in enough to communicate (in whatever form: theorem, art, poem, etc.) the genius idea.
axelletess's comment, February 25, 2011 4:39 PM
I agree, that's the definition I embrace as well
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The Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors List | GenJuice

The Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors List | GenJuice | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Only talented people ...But is it really a "mentors"'s list? Do you believe Steve Jobs or Kanye West would be the best persons to mentor a project?
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Chris Anderson talks TED on Charlie Rose

Chris Anderson talks TED on Charlie Rose | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
On Friday’s Charlie Rose, TED curator Chris Anderson sat down to talk about spreading ideas and the rise of TEDx — and shares the secret of the legendary 18-minute time limit.
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Jack Nicholson: 'I used to feel irresistible to women. Not any more'

Jack Nicholson: 'I used to feel irresistible to women. Not any more' | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Has Hollywood's party animal and oldest rogue really called time on his wild ways? Here he talks about everything from mortality to drugs to heartbreak.
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The Wave-Maker

The Wave-Maker | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Ken Bradshaw, 58, may be the greatest big-wave surfer ever, but as William Langewiesche learns, he's not interested in money or fame. Just don't steal his waves.
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The Genius Dilemma - Newsweek

The Genius Dilemma - Newsweek | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Just how essential is a company’s visionary founder? Apple and Google are about to find out.
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Intel Teams with will.i.am, Black Eyed Peas Front Man

Intel Teams with will.i.am, Black Eyed Peas Front Man | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 – He’s best known for being a multi-platinum music artist, producer and front man for The Black Eyed Peas, but will.i.am is also an innovator, technology fan, entrepreneur and philanthropist. With today’s announcement at the Anaheim Convention Center, the seven-time Grammy winner has added another title to his multi-faceted resume: “director of creative innovation.”
 
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Ricky Gervais on the Principles of Comedy | Ricky Gervais | Big Think

Ricky Gervais on the Principles of Comedy | Ricky Gervais | Big Think | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
The comedian on the values that drive his work.
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Top ten brains of the digital future

Top ten brains of the digital future | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
Who are the world's leading thinkers on technology? Prospect has convened an expert panel to select the top ten minds whose ideas are helping to shape our future
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John Malkovich: 'I don't need to be liked'

John Malkovich: 'I don't need to be liked' | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
John Malkovich is speaking in a tone so low and languorous it seems deliberately pitched at a single, straining pair of ears. As an actor who has used his voice to great menacing effect, it now becomes lighter and more lilting, the more exercised he gets. "Look," he enunciates softly, sitting forward in his chair like an uncoiled snake ready to strike. "I don't need to be liked."
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Pete Postlethwaite: a career in clips

Pete Postlethwaite: a career in clips | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
It's difficult to know which is the more telling statement about Pete Postlethwaite, who died yesterday. That Steven Spielberg called him "the best actor in the world", after working with him on Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World. Or that Postlethwaite reacted to the praise with such dry deprecation: "I'm sure what Spielberg actually said was, 'The thing about Pete is that he thinks he's the best actor in the world.'"
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Patti Smith Remembers Life With Mapplethorpe

Patti Smith Remembers Life With Mapplethorpe | Inspiring Stories | Scoop.it
The iconic rock singer has written a book called Just Kids about her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The two met when they were young artists just starting out in New York in the late 1960s.
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