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Paradoxos Durham, NC's SXSW Is Next Weekend!

Paradoxos Durham, NC's SXSW Is Next Weekend! | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Paradoxos is a festival that celebrates ideas and innovation in Durham, NC.
This year's festival will be held on April 10-12, 2014.
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Take a Break: 5 Ways Freelance Creatives Make Unpaid Time Off Work

Vacations are a minefield for independent creatives. While the full-time, salaried workforce can take holidays and still get paid, freelancers have to tread carefully—taking time off means not making money. And it’s not just a day here and a day there. Add up national holidays and the typical 15 vacation and personal days per year, and you get about five weeks of unrealized earnings per year.
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The Decay of our Language is Happening

The Decay of our Language is Happening | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Something is clearly rotten in the state of language.
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The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt

The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?
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List of the world's top female futurists (Updated) -

List of the world's top female futurists (Updated) - | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
There are many outstanding female futurists. AHT provides an ongoing list of the world's best talent in the futures field, focusing on women futurists.
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The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It

The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee and other computer scientists are pondering newer technologies to create a web with more privacy and less government control.
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Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The tragedy of the commons, a concept described by ecologist Garrett Hardin, paints a grim view of human nature. The theory goes that, if a resource is shared, individuals will act in their own self-interest, but against the interest of the group, by depleting that resource.
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En route to the 'next internet'

Jeremy Howard was on a train late last year to Glen Park, a neighbourhood of San Francisco that borders a canyon full of eucalyptus trees, when someone asked him for a photograph. The 42-year-old digital entrepreneur, who grew up in Melbourne, was heading home after catching up with a friend who had teased him about being a ‘ ‘rock star’’.   And now this stranger was saying he was upset he couldn’t attend a talk which Howard was giving.
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The Countries Where Smiling Makes You Look Dumb

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Here’s something that has always puzzled me, growing up in the U.S. as a child of Russian parents. Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile. But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, they were stone-faced. So were my Russian relatives. This does not mean we are all unhappy! Quite the opposite...

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can freely choose between right and wrong.

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13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know — Life Learning — Medium

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know - Life Learning - Medium
Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make…
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The insults of age

The insults of age | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The insults of age had been piling up for so long that I was almost numb to them.
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What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump

What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is tasked with outwitting the human equivalent of a four-line computer program.
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The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

As editor of 99U, my inbox is (thankfully) filled with pitches of all kinds. Mainly, writers who’d like to contribute to this site and speakers who’d like to throw their hat in the ring for our yearly 99U Conference. And most times, when we dig deeper into a specific person’s pitch, his or her purported authority is more of a facade to make them appear authoritative — and any ideas are actually a mosaic of people also trying to appear authoritative in a disconcerting house of cards.

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Innovation, Empathy and Introspection

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When companies think about innovating new products and services (or just testing their existing ones), they know that the task before them is to find out what their customers are really looking for. How do you discover this? Generally, companies do one very plausible, but in fact very problematic thing. They go and ask the customer. However, strangely, if you really want to know what your customer wants, the last thing you should do is to go out and ask them. And for a simple reason: they won’t know.
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Time-lapse captures fast-changing Singapore skyline over three years

Time-lapse captures fast-changing Singapore skyline over three years | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Time-lapse and tilt-shift specialist Keith Loutit's latest project has been years in the making. The Lion City II - Majulah is a follow-up to another impressive feature, documenting the rise and fall (but mostly rise) of skyscrapers on Singapore's skyline over the course of three years.
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AmazonFresh to launch grocery delivery in Australia | The New Daily

AmazonFresh to launch grocery delivery in Australia | The New Daily | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: An insider reveals that Amazon has set its sights on the Australian grocery market.
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Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness

Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
"You’re playing the game according to somebody else’s rules, and you can’t win until you understand the rules and step out of that particular game, which is not
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The Difference Between “Money Work” and “Busy Work”

Are you doing everything you can to generate new income? The more effective you are with "money work," the more time you'll have for "creative work."
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It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it

It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

There’s a colloquialism that hedge fund managers are “masters of the universe. These investors take big risks betting on the market, but the reward has usually been pretty significant. Let’s not forget, five hedge fund managers made over $1 billion in 2015. Based on recent outlooks, however, the reign of these “masters” may be coming to an end.

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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research

Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
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For Workplace Creativity, Find the Right Dose of Competition

For Workplace Creativity, Find the Right Dose of Competition | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Too much or too little competition can inhibit creativity, according to a study by a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Business School.
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David Bowie on why you should never play to the gallery

Amazing advice on being authentic and never playing to the gallery for artists by David Bowie.
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We’ve never had it so good … nor felt so fearful | Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna

We’ve never had it so good … nor felt so fearful | Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In a landmark new book Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna argue that the dizzying pace of change in every aspect of life, from health to education to technology, can provide for a golden age, as long as the gains are evenly spread
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