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Winnaar van eenideeperdag vindt gat in de markt van het tuinaanleggen. Deirdre N. McCloskey: Happyism. The creepy new economics of pleasure.

Deirdre N. McCloskey: Happyism

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. The Listserve. User-driven Open Innovation ecosystems go really local ... across borders. Smart citizens in smart cities and communities co-creating future Internet-enabled services This interactive conference is the premier European event of this Spring on Open Innovation for Future Internet in Smart Cities and Communities.

User-driven Open Innovation ecosystems go really local ... across borders

It offers you as public organisation, SME, corporation, academic, and creative citizen a unique chance to get involved in shaping Europe's user-driven open innovation ecosystems. 5 European projects and organisations bring you an exciting range of world-class keynotes, concrete results and demos, and many interactive sessions: Class 8 Notes Essay. Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 8 Notes Essay Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 8 of CS183: Startup.

Class 8 Notes Essay

Errors and omissions are mine. Bruce Gibney, partner at Founders Fund, gave the lecture these notes are based on. Credit for good stuff goes to him and Founders Fund. PLAY & RECORD. The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies 2012. Last Wednesday, the teams with the best ideas of the SOCIAL INNOVATION LAB Belgium 2013 trajectory pitched to a jury of professionals in Brussels.

The jury announced that it wasn’t easy to choose a winner. 2011 Annual Question. There's a lot of stuff in the world: trees, cars, galaxies, benzene, the Baths of Caracalla, your pancreas, Ottawa, ennui, Walter Mondale.

2011 Annual Question

How does it all fit together? In a word… Supervenience. (Pronounced soo-per-VEEN-yence. The verb form is to supervene.) Supervenience is a shorthand abstraction, native to Anglo-American philosophy, that provides a general framework for thinking about how everything relates to everything else. Infographics and charts - interactive data visualization.

ProxMate Unblocks Region Specific YouTube, Grooveshark, and Hulu Content. Stad.nl: Virtuele winkelstad. Small-business Q&A: Measure your performance. Q: My banker recently asked me about my key performance measures, and I didn't have a good response.

Small-business Q&A: Measure your performance

Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature. Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet.

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature

3-D Copying Makes Michelangelos of the Masses. When Cosmo Wenman went to the J.

3-D Copying Makes Michelangelos of the Masses

Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in late May, he did what many people do. He took photos of some of his favorite sculptures. In South Korea, in-hotel spa offers ‘anti-aging’ tourist packages. The Creative Class Meets New Urbanism. By James A.

The Creative Class Meets New Urbanism

Bacon WEST PALM BEACH, FLA–Richard Florida, the author of the “Rise of the Creative Class,” has long remarked upon the creative class’ penchant for living in certain cities rather than others. Tech_spec. Creativity Talk 14052012 Boot Camps. Danktipgenerator. The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012. Validating Ourselves as Practitioners. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”

Validating Ourselves as Practitioners

―Confucius Recently, I was asked three separate questions by change practitioners (in three different settings) that I feel are linked. I’m sure many of you periodically address similar issues, so I thought it would be interesting to compare notes. As you’ll see, I didn’t go into lengthy responses, because none of the situations I was in called for that. Please consider adding to or offering alternatives on how I responded as a way of sharing your own experiences when answering questions of this nature. Managing Resistance to Change.

Checkthis. Global shipping network. Nicolas Rapp dives into the patterns and growth of worldwide shipping in a six-page spread for Fortune Magazine. Nearly 90% of all goods traded across borders travel, in part, by sea. Typically a ship will undertake six voyages a year. The fastest-growing routes are between ports in Asia, while goods moving out of that continent account for 43% of all maritime trade, according to IHS Global, an economic forecasting firm. Today the most heavily trafficked sea route is between China and the West Coast of the U.S. The total value of goods that travel from China to the U.S. is four times that of those on the return trip—a clear symbol of America's trade deficit. The Limits of Density - Neighborhoods. Density is all the rage these days. Urban economists, some of whom could be heard extolling the praises of "sun, skills, and sprawl" just a few years ago, now see increasing density as the key to improving productivity and driving economic growth.

In his story for The Atlantic, "How Skyscrapers Can Save the City," Harvard University’s Edward Glaeser put it this way: "As America struggles to regain its economic footing, we would do well to remember that dense cities are also far more productive than suburbs, and offer better-paying jobs ... tall buildings enable the human interactions that are at the heart of economic innovation, and of progress itself. " The U.S. Needs to Make More Jobs More Creative - Roger Martin. By Roger Martin | 10:26 AM February 27, 2012 In order to tackle its competitiveness challenges, America needs to harness the inherent creativity of its workforce.

It is making progress in the right direction but needs to push the pace. Michael Porter has done us all a service in identifying that the wealth of modern economies comes from the productivity, innovation and high wages found in their clustered industries — those industries that are found only in certain geographic areas and trade most of their output outside their home areas, both nationally and internationally.

Wages in these clustered industries (like pharmaceuticals or business services) are dramatically higher than in dispersed industries (like primary medical care or consumer services). De sector van creatieve en culturele bedrijven in het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. In opdracht van de Brusselse Kamer van de Middenstand, analyseerde Idea Consult de sector van creatieve en culturele bedrijven in Brussel. 48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself. 15 Years of Cutting-Edge Thinking on Understanding the Mind.

By Maria Popova What mirror neurons have to do with Abu Ghraib, the science of religion, and how happiness flourishes. For the past 15 years, literary-agent-turned-crusader-of-human-progress John Brockman has been a remarkable curator of curiosity, long before either “curator” or “curiosity” was a frivolously tossed around buzzword. His Edge.org has become an epicenter of bleeding-edge insight across science, technology and beyond, hosting conversations with some of our era’s greatest thinkers (and, once a year, asking them some big questions.)

How The Happiest People In The World Spend Their Money. Increasingly, the stories people tell me about their work and life choices break the conventional mold: A twentysomething entrepreneur starts a business while holding down another job and living on friend’s couch. Just Little Things. The serious business of creating a happier world. A historic event took place just before Easter, the first ever United Nations conference on happiness with more than 600 delegates including leaders and representatives from nations around the world. This was the first major step forward in a process which began last summer, when the resolution Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly. Art Brussels’ 30th edition - The Word Magazine.

Graphic Images of Empty Sports Courts. (ill)egal graffiti. The Modernist Nerd: Vintage Science Ads from the 1950s and 1960s. By Maria Popova. The 2020 Project: Visions of the Connected Future. By Maria Popova. Flanders DC – Inspiratie blog. SXSW 2012 Q&A: Max Linsky. Why Berlin is poised to be Europe’s new tech hub. Meet the future of consulting. Five European Startups To Watch. Gamers will save. De perfecte match. Managing Your Innovation Portfolio.

Brussels Design Market. The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare 2012. Full List - 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years. Analysis & Opinion. Social Architecture (a manifesto) The myth of the eight-hour sleep. Stéphanie Duval (stephanieduval) on Pinterest. WATERLIFE - NFB. BONJOUR. How to Curate Your Own Personal Job Feed - Lindsey Pollak. The Man of Numbers: How Fibonacci Changed the World. The Enduring Effect of Neighborhoods - Neighborhoods. Sonneville (Atenor): 'Torens zijn antwoord op bevolkingsgroei' Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses. 8 North American Cities Experiencing an Artistic Boom - Culture. 3 Steps To Pursuing Your Ideal Career. And Immaculate Infatuation's Guide to Austin, Texas: Travel Features.

Flow for Consultants. Elliphant, Haim and Faws - The Word Magazine. Toronto casino a cash cow? Not for City Hall. Instant Classic: The Rise of Nostalgia Branding. The Co.Create Virtual Panel: Brand Content. 14 Great Ads By The Real Mad Men, And What Drove All That Cleverness.