Winnaar van eenideeperdag vindt gat in de markt van het tuinaanleggen. Deirdre N. McCloskey: Happyism. The creepy new economics of pleasure.
Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. 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.
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.
Errors and omissions are mine. Bruce Gibney, partner at Founders Fund, gave the lecture these notes are based on. 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. It was a neck-and-neck race… Don’t miss the Final Pitch in Brussels this Wednesday. 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.
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.
What should I be measuring? A: We have all heard the adage that "you can't change what you don't measure. " 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.
When used to line your shirt — or even your pillowcase or office chair — it converts subtle differences in temperature across the span of the clothing (say, from your cuff to your armpit) into electricity. 3-D Copying Makes Michelangelos of the Masses. When Cosmo Wenman went to the J.
Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in late May, he did what many people do. He took photos of some of his favorite sculptures. But instead of a few snapshots, Wenman took hundreds of pictures, documenting busts and reliefs from every accessible angle. In South Korea, in-hotel spa offers ‘anti-aging’ tourist packages. The Creative Class Meets New Urbanism. By James A.
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. He has devoted much of his energy over the past 10 years to illuminating the importance of a community’s tolerance for cultural diversity and its openness to newcomers as a trait valued by the creative class. But there has always been as sub-theme in his writing. Tech_spec. Creativity Talk 14052012 Boot Camps. Danktipgenerator. The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012. "Beijing was such a different city," says Ma Jun, China's preeminent environmental watchdog, remembering the capital as it was during his childhood.
"There were so few cars, I could walk in the middle of the road. In the summer, the streetlamps attracted swirling bugs. Validating Ourselves as Practitioners. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” ―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.
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 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. " Well-intentioned planners and preservationists drive up prices when they stand in the way of taller and taller buildings, he argues. 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). To deepen the picture of the economy created by Porter, Richard Florida and I decided to explore the patterns of wages by job content across clustered and dispersed industries. De sector van creatieve en culturele bedrijven in het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. 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.)
Last month marked the release of The Mind, the first volume in The Best of Edge Series, presenting eighteen provocative, landmark pieces — essays, interviews, transcribed talks — from the Edge archive. The anthology reads like a who’s who of Brain Pickings favorites across psychology, evolutionary biology, social science, technology and more. How The Happiest People In The World Spend Their Money. Just Little Things. The serious business of creating a happier world. 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. The 2020 Project: Visions of the Connected Future. 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.