The Anatomy of Determination September 2009 Like all investors, we spend a lot of time trying to learn how to predict which startups will succeed. We probably spend more time thinking about it than most, because we invest the earliest. Prediction is usually all we have to rely on. We learned quickly that the most important predictor of success is determination. At first we thought it might be intelligence. In most domains, talent is overrated compared to determination—partly because it makes a better story, partly because it gives onlookers an excuse for being lazy, and partly because after a while determination starts to look like talent. I can't think of any field in which determination is overrated, but the relative importance of determination and talent probably do vary somewhat. I don't mean to suggest by this comparison that types of work that depend more on talent are always more admirable. If determination is so important, can we isolate its components? Being strong-willed is not enough, however. Notes
Why the 'no make-up selfies' campaign raised £2m The selfie has reached a new zenith this week, thanks to the No Make-Up Selfie for Cancer Awareness campaign which has seen £2m raised for Cancer Research UK in the space of just a few days. But how did it happen? The #nomakeupselfie started trending on Tuesday as women posted pictures of themselves without make-up on Twitter and Facebook, and urged their friends to do the same. Cancer awareness became the theme, selfie posters pledged donations to cancer charities and CRUK set up a text number to make donating even easier. But the cancer charity did not kick-start the trend - it grew organically, making a huge impact on social media and getting attention in national newspapers and on radio and TV news. So why did it go viral? No-one quite knows how the trend started. Or it may have been a reaction to the negative comments directed towards 81-year-old actress Kim Novak following the same event. "This campaign has captured the imagination. "You can lose the depth of message.
Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 Download the PDF of these ideas : Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 (2mb) [ New American Public Art ] Designing 20% Time in Education A.J. Juliani is a co-founder of Education Is My Life. He currently is a K-12 Technology Staff Developer overseeing a 1:1 initiative. There is a movement happening in education right now. Maybe you’ve heard about it, maybe you haven’t yet. It comes in various shapes and forms but the end result is the same: students learning what they want to learn. Yes, I said it, so let me repeat: Students are learning what they want in classrooms across the world. What is truly astounding is how interconnected this movement is with the social web. Right now (depending on who you are) there are three possible ways to deal with this type of news: 1. I’ve heard all three “viewpoints” since writing “20% Time (like Google) In My Class” last January. This article is meant to address the three points-of-view above. If you are a #1 above, this will give you the resources and connections to get started today. If you are a #3 above, this will explain the research and methodology behind 20% Time in education. 1.
1 Kor 13 - Biblija.net - Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap De liefde 1 Al sprak ik de talen van alle mensen en die van de engelen – had ik de liefde niet, ik zou niet meer zijn dan een dreunende gong of een schelle cimbaal. 2 Al had ik de gave om te profeteren en doorgrondde ik alle geheimen, al bezat ik alle kennis en had ik het geloof dat bergen kan verplaatsen – had ik de liefde niet, ik zou niets zijn. 3 Al verkocht ik mijn bezittingen omdat ik voedsel aan de armen wilde geven, al gaf ik mijn lichaam prijs en kon ik daar trots op zijn – had ik de liefde niet, het zou mij niet baten. 4 De liefde is geduldig en vol goedheid. De liefde kent geen afgunst, geen ijdel vertoon en geen zelfgenoegzaamheid. 5 Ze is niet grof en niet zelfzuchtig, ze laat zich niet boos maken en rekent het kwaad niet aan, 6 ze verheugt zich niet over het onrecht maar vindt vreugde in de waarheid. 7 Alles verdraagt ze, alles gelooft ze, alles hoopt ze, in alles volhardt ze. 8 De liefde zal nooit vergaan.
Bentley Ad Shot Using iPhone 5s, Assembled on iPad Air Bentley's newest ad, Intelligent Details, was filmed entirely with Apple's mobile devices. Photographers used the iPhone 5s to shoot video and then put it together using an iPad Air, according to details provided on the making of the ad at the end of the spot (via The Loop). Shot in New York, a quick behind the scenes look at the black and white film on the $300,000 Bentley Mulsanne reveals that it was filmed with an iPhone 5s, using specialized lenses, mounts, and cases to produce high-quality video on par with far more expensive camera equipment. The short video was then assembled using an iPad Air and the iMovie app with an attached custom keyboard case. Much of the editing was done on the go in the back of a Bentley, showing the mobile capabilities of Apple's devices. Bentley's ad is the newest spot to be filmed using Apple tools, but it's far from the first.
The magic button — Make Everything OK #BBCtrending: Tunisia’s rubbish selfie trend 27 May 2014Last updated at 14:04 ET BBC Trending What's popular and why Modernism vs. Zen Aesthetic by Zoe Y. Zheng Seattle-based graphic designer Zoe Y. Zheng has created this clever series of minimalist posters entitled “Modernism vs. Zen Aesthetic”… Zoe Y. Zheng «Modernism vs.
The Antidote to Apathy – From Indifference to Making a Difference | Cruxcatalyst: The Heart of Change One of the perennial questions for change agents is how to get people engaged. Often, it seems, people just don’t seem to care, or are unable to see either a self or collective interest in becoming active participants in change. In ‘The Antidote to Apathy’, Dave Meslin talks about how what is considered apathy, selfishness or laziness is in fact the result of actively discouraging engagement by creating obstacles and barriers to participation and involvement. He gives the example of how we treat changes to things like zoning applications which may be of great interest to a local community – yet they are announced in obscurely-located notices written in bureau-speak. To highlight the absurdity of what we’ve come to regard as ‘normal’, he contrasts this with what it would look like if the private sector took the same approach: Imagine if Nike wanted to sell a pair of shoes and put an ad in the paper like that: Knowledge/Skills The Wikipedia definition of apathy describes it as: Time Convenience
ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) was activated Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth. No Audio = Normal. There is no audio by design. Add your own soundtrack. For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here: The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. Analysis of this experiment will be conducted to assess the effects of the space environment on the equipment and video quality which may help decisions about cameras for future missions.