Reframing The Global Economy To Include Happiness. It’s always an honor to be invited to join a head of state to tackle global problems.
But it’s rare that anything comes of it. Last February I was surprised to receive an invitation from the Royal Government of Bhutan to join His Excellency, Jigmi Thinley, the Bhutanese Prime Minister and more than 600 leaders from civil society, business, governments, academic institutions and global experts for a high-level meeting at the United Nations on happiness and well-being. On April 2, as I arrived in New York, it was clear that the Bhutanese are competent, far more than typical UN functionaries. They excel at hospitality and I believe they’re serious about making the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) amount to something.
Learn From Unconventional Entrepreneurs: Help Others And Do What You Love. Some of us enjoy taking our cues from a boss in an office.
Others like Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, published on May 8th, favor a different approach. The 34-year-old high school drop out--he did manage to squeeze out a master’s in International Studies--just wasn’t a great employee. Why design cannot remain exclusive. Inthetreeswetrust. The Fun Theory. BCI-biomimicry - Resources. The Strength of Social Media's Weak Ties. In my meanderings yesterday, I happened across this interesting post on Noah Brier’s blog.
Here he mentioned "the strength of weak ties" in relation to social media (and a link to a PDF). I was fascinated immediately by the title and wanted to learn more. Interestingly enough, this must be a promiscuous idea, as I had already written a draft on this exact topic some weeks ago but didn’t realise it until I did a picture search for "granovetter diagrams". This article by Mark S Granovetter dates back to 1973 and was published by the American Journal of Sociology (vol 78, issue 6). RR 18. eBRC Research Report 18 Business Ecosystem - a Conceptual Model of an Organization Population from the Perspectives of Complexity and Evolution Mirva Peltoniemi This report investigates the modelling of an organisation population of which knowledge-intensive service organisations form an important part. A conceptual model of the behaviour and development of an organisation population is constructed based on three overlapping theoretical bases, namely complexity, evolutionary economics and business ecosystem.
This research is conducted in an explorative manner as a literature review and conceptual analysis. Il principio antropico - torinoscienza.it. Business. technology. design. John David Barrow. Teoria del tutto. Theosophy article: "The Life Principle" by Blavatsky. A FEW years back a very interesting controversy raged between several scientists of reputation.
Some of these held that spontaneous generation was a fact in nature, whilst others proved the contrary; to the effect that, as far as experiments went, there was found to be biogenesis, or generation of life from previously existing life, and never the production of any form of life from non-living matter. An erroneous assumption was made in the first instance that heat, equal to the boiling point of water, destroyed all life organisms; but by taking hermetically sealed vessels containing infusions, and subjecting them to such or a greater degree of heat, it was shown that living organisms did appear even after the application of so much heat.
Anthropic principle. In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle (from Greek anthropos, meaning "human") is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it.
Some proponents of the anthropic principle reason that it explains why the Universe has the age and the fundamental physical constants necessary to accommodate conscious life. As a result, they believe it is unremarkable that the universe's fundamental constants happen to fall within the narrow range thought to be compatible with life. The strong anthropic principle (SAP) as explained by Barrow and Tipler (see variants) states that this is all the case because the Universe is compelled, in some sense, for conscious life to eventually emerge. Definition and basis Anthropic coincidences Origin Nobel Peace Price. Why Curation? Maxima1. Biomimicry 3.8. Change&innovation. 7 Questions to Assess Your Business Model Design. Ultimately, customers are the only relevant judges of your business model.
However, even before you test your model in the market, you can assess its design with 7 questions that go well beyond the conventional focus on products and market segments. Connect. Inspire. Transform. BCI-biomimicry - About us. Future-proofing needs collaboration, innovation, education and inspiration. Make no mistake, the transformation from a firm of the past to a firm of the future is challenging, especially while operating amid of a perfect storm of social, economic and environmental volatility.
Successful transformation requires courage, not fear. Open Knowledge Foundation. Predictive Analytics Using Agent-based Modeling. Topologia. Smart Swarm by Peter Miller – 10 Lessons. I recently finished reading Peter Miller’s The Smart Swarm, and I highly recommend it.
In it, Miller provides a fascinating overview of how various types of animals – ants, honeybees, termites, sparrows – tackle complex problems by leveraging collective “intelligence.” Better yet, Miller points to the lessons that humans might learn from these animals. Pervasive Entertainment Times. The nature of technology: what it is ... - Google Libri. EduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Program and Resources Expanding Daily!
Crowdsource. InnoCentive. Il Nostro Approccio. Presentazione approfondita del Framework di The Natural Step.
Fractal Navigator. The Evolution of Consiousness. Knowing Knowledge - Google Libri. Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines, Kellert. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (/ˈmiːhaɪ ˌtʃiːksɛntməˈhaɪ.iː/ MEE-hy CHEEK-sent-mə-HY-ee; Hungarian: Csíkszentmihályi Mihály Hungarian: [ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] ( ); born (1934-09-29) 29 September 1934 (age 79), in Fiume, Italy – now Rijeka, Croatia, Europe) is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22.
Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College.  Work Personal background Finding flow: the psychology of ... The Nature of Emotions. Figure 2.