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Pinckney Cookie Cafe, Seattle

Pinckney Cookie Cafe, Seattle | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

http://www.lovethesecookies.com/aboutus.asp

 

"During his youth in Great Neck, New York, Michael Pinckney discovered the magic and power of baking fresh cookies. While adulthood led him through several career stages (finance, sales, consulting, technology and management), his pursuit of the perfect chocolate chip cookie remained constant, and his personal recipes kept evolving."

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Michael Pinckney makes a very good cookie. Mail order delivery available. It's possible that he has discovered the perfect chocolate chip cookie. His exploration is ongoing, of course. I've just put him in touch with Taza Chocolate (stone ground) and they are sending samples.

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Seeds Community Cafe, Colorado Springs

Seeds Community Cafe, Colorado Springs | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

"Motivated to end hunger and provide a wholesome meal to all regardless of ability to pay, Denise Cerreta pioneered the “pay as you can,” non-profit restaurant model in 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Denise then went on to lead the One World Everybody Eats Foundation, an offspring of that first café. This non-profit model now boasts 30 community café’s nationwide, with many more in the startup stage." http://seedscommunitycafe.org/2013/07/29/where-did-this-idea-come-from/

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Command driven solutions to social problems are destined to be replaced by entrepreneur inspired community network solutions. Seeds is a good model, and Lyn Harwell, founder, is an inspiring an instructive speaker. I heard him speak on 10 December 2015 at the Accounting for Success holiday party, catered superbly by Seeds.

 

 

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About Us

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Our Mission: At Imagine Childhood, the goal is simple: to protect and honor the magic of childhood. In a world so keenly focused on preparing children to be suc
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There is an intention here to bring children into active contact with the real world that underlies all words. It's about exploring physically, and with active mind, about touching, listening, tasting, pushing, pulling, and making things. Good preparation for dealing with floods of all-knowing verbal illusions that they will be offered in the future.

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Jackson's Honest

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Good potato chips. Interesting company.

 

"We Are a Family On a Mission - Jackson’s Honest: A Manifesto for Nutrient Dense Food": http://jacksonshonest.com/pages/mission

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September tickets on sale

September tickets on sale | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

 

"Season Four, here we come!  We'll be playing some great favorites and fabulous new arrangements:  Jennifer Higdon's Fanfare Overture, Mendelssohn Sinfonia No.7, our take on the Etta James classic At Last and Nina Simone's Feeling Good, a few great silent movie tunes, and more!"

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Wonderful group! Thanks to the Studios at Overland Crossing, where I first heard Sphere Ensemble. They will be playing there again soon.

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Static Minds vs. Dynamic Minds

Static Minds vs. Dynamic Minds | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
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The path of the explorer, well described in a single picture.

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Leif Smith's curator insight, May 25, 2014 12:35 PM

The mind of the explorer, the freeordered mind, in a single picture.

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Motion Trumps Perfection - The Virtue of the Very Bad Draft

Motion Trumps Perfection - The Virtue of the Very Bad Draft | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

A little girl learns to run - Motion Trumps Perfection![/caption]

 

It's 11pm on the day before my deadline on an article for a major broadsheet. What am I doing? I'm trying to watch a movie of course ..."

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Good insights into getting results through freeordered process rather than only through either comprehensive design or, on the other hand, ungovernable chaos, neither of which works well. -thanks to Dan Haygeman for leading me to Ed Lamont's blog

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Leif Smith's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:28 PM

Good insights into getting results through freeordered process rather than only through either comprehensive design or, on the other hand, ungovernable chaos, neither of which works well. -thanks to Dan Haygeman for leading me to Ed Lamont's blog

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Unintended Consequences « Interaction Institute for Social Change Blog

Unintended Consequences « Interaction Institute for Social Change Blog | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

HJe'

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He'll never keep that block from standing upright.

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Anatomy in Clay® Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops Using the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System

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Kinetics based learning. Workshops held at the Formative Haptics Center, Denver, Colorado.

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If a doctor's opinion isn't enough, MetaMed will sell you a team of personal medical researchers

If a doctor's opinion isn't enough, MetaMed will sell you a team of personal medical researchers | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
MetaMed, backed by Peter Thiel and chaired by a co-founder of Skype, wants to replace the doctor's opinion with personalized medical research.
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Article about MetaMed, and founder, Michael Vassar. "His startup, MetaMed, enlists doctors, researchers and statisticians to perform those functions through what it calls “personalized medical research.” The company provides on-demand medical research to patients with complex conditions."

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Peter McLaughlin — Helping People & Companies Perform Better.

Peter McLaughlin — Helping People & Companies Perform Better. | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

"Peter McLaughlin is a reporter of new and cutting edge information to help you improve your personal life and business performance."

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Peter's work goes to the heart of the reason for the existence of our Patterns Network. -leif

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Emergenetics - a team assembly tool

Emergenetics - a team assembly tool | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

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Emergenetics is being used by Peter McLaughlin in his Catch Fire and Feedbacks Revolution programs. It plays a central role in his forthcoming book on the thinking and action patterns of a remarkably different group of innovators who have earned great wealth by effectively implementing the improbable.

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Executive Smarts: 25 Quick Reads on Managing for Results

Executive Smarts: 25 Quick Reads on Managing for Results | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

 

Free download for a short time.

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Good book, by good friends, Denver residents not long ago --- I hope for their return.

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Leif Smith's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:40 AM

Take effective action without waiting for a Ph.D.'s worth of instruction.

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Khabele + Strong Incubator, Austin, Texas

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A school for explorers. Michael Strong's work in education is worth knowing about, especially his development of Socratic practice in the classroom.

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Leif Smith's curator insight, December 14, 2015 11:06 PM


A school for explorers. Michael Strong's work in education is worth knowing about, especially his development of Socratic practice in the classroom.

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Tanksounds | THE TANK

Tanksounds | THE TANK | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
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'The “Taj Mahal of acoustics” is an abandoned water tank in the desert of Colorado. For decades, musicians from around the country have gathered in secret to play inside the 10 story steel structure, sneaking in and out under the cover of darkness and recording sounds like no others.  Now the new owners of the historic landmark at the edge of town, these musicians are taking their project out of the shadows and finding their place in the local community.' 

 

http://tanksounds.org/media/documentary

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The American Kitchen SPICES Print Series

The American Kitchen SPICES Print Series | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
Get your copy of the full color prints that depict spices, herbs, capsicums and seeds here. American Kitchen SPICES print series published by American Image
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“Not only [are the SPICES prints] beautiful and stylish; they keep me mindful of the simple beauty and interconnectedness that is the world of taste.” – Chef Mick (Michaelangelo) Rosacci, Tony’s Market in Denver

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Puppy Adventures | Denver dog excursions!

Puppy Adventures | Denver dog excursions! | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
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Denver Post article: 

http://www.denverpost.com/homegarden/ci_28499228/beyond-dog-parks-dog-adventures-take-canines-out

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Denver Botanic Gardens to host exhibit by superstar glass artist Dale Chihuly

Denver Botanic Gardens to host exhibit by superstar glass artist Dale Chihuly | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

 

The Denver Botanic Gardens announced its major exhibition for the summer of 2014: a show by superstar glass artist Dale Chihuly.

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About DaVinci Coders

http://www.davincicoders.com/about_us

 

"When you become part of the DaVinci Coders Ruby on Rails Training Program you become part of a community of innovative, creative and forward thinking individuals. You may attend any of the DaVinci Institute events at no charge and throughout the course you can use the coworking facilities to work on projects or homework. Find out what it’s like to learn in a think tank environment!"

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A new generation of makers fills their own toolbox with skills. Here's a way to do that. No college (enormous debt) needed. Learn here. Save money and time, then use it to learn great things. Read Paul Johnson's "Birth of the Modern," and meet people there who did just what you are now doing and launched the industrial revolution.

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This week: Glenn Beck talks Bitcoin with Tucker

This week: Glenn Beck talks Bitcoin with Tucker | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
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Jeffrey Tucker writes: "We think we know but then, it turns out, we don’t know. That’s the main lesson I’ve gained from watching the extraordinary rise of Bitcoin. I thought I knew all about money, where it came from, how it worked, how it must be reformed. But I never could have predicted Bitcoin. It’s just too implausible. So I dug in and learned, was amazed, enthused, and then in awe. The world can change. It’s not just about Bitcoin; it’s about how technology can change the world and even free the world."

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Evaluating Informal Learning in the Workplace

Evaluating Informal Learning in the Workplace | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

"Learning and Development organizations within a company need to find out what resources are being used by employees to learn... The tools to evaluate informal learning include self-assessments, process portfolios in which individuals reflect on each item to identify strengths and weaknesses, and coaching/inventory sessions." 


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Naida Culshaw - developmental coach + facilitator + business skills trainer's curator insight, August 4, 2013 2:15 PM

Brown bag lunches, coffee chats and more are all ways to share knowledge among team members. Sit around a table, share a story and learn from each other.

Pat Wagner's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:02 PM

Keep wondering if supervisors, managers, and co-workers are attune to the accomplishments of their peers and employees.  I wonder sometimes if workplace test-taking if it is a substitute for a supervisor who doesn't know how to evaluate employees as they do their work.

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Official Website of Tony Stiles

Official Website of Tony Stiles | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it
Tony Stiles - Award winning award winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political commentator. Host of The Tony Stiles Show and The Stiles Initiative.
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On this page, today, is an interview with Jeffrey Tucker, one of the fine minds and entrepreneurs in the freeorder business. This is a few minutes of real intelligence. I met Tony last night and have decided to promote his show in any way I can. And, I signed up for a year with Tucker's new venture, Liberty.me.

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Meet Josie "The Outlaw" Wales TONIGHT!

Meet Josie "The Outlaw" Wales TONIGHT! | Patterns Network Denver | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

When: Tuesday, April 29 (TONIGHT) 7-9PM
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street, Denver

no charge

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Josie has become an outlaw by steadfastly remaining calm and rational in the face of outrageous provocations. This kind of outlaw is the hope of humanity.

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WELA

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“Pourquoi Bill N’achète-t-il Pas Mon Fromage” - Comment faire du business avec les US” - Editions Vuibert, Collection Vuibert Pratique, Paris, France,  March 2012.

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I always wondered about this strange behavior with cheese. Author, Windham Loopesko, is a Denver based consultant on French, Swiss, and Polish business. He is a dual citizen, France and USA. Since 2011, he has served as an adjunct professor teaching globalization and international business at the University of Colorado Denver

 

http://loopesko.com

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TinkerMill: The Longmont Hackerspace

TinkerMill: The Longmont Hackerspace

Longmont, CO
245 Makers & Hackers

Every want a place where you can find the tools you need and, maybe, a group of people that know how to do interesting stuff and have amazing madskills that you can collaborat...

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Work from TinkerMill Day

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014, 9:00 AM
9 Attending

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Every want a place where you can find the tools you need and, maybe, a group of people that know how to do interesting stuff and have amazing madskills that you can collaborate with to create new and
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A bit of the future of manufacturing in America 3.0 (see the book by that name by Bennett & Lotus).

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