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The Future We Want

The Future We Want

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How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation? This is the third part in a series by Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation. It sounds so seductive: a “culture of innovation.” The three words immediately conjure up images of innovation savants like 3M, Pixar, Apple, and Google--the sorts of places where innovation isn’t an unnatural act, but part of the very fabric of a company. It seems a panacea to many companies that struggle with innovation.

Hot Tips for Breaking Habits that Limit Your Potential Do you know which habits don’t serve you? It may surprise you to learn that when it comes to living a live by design and establishing a mindset that is firmly rooted in peace, joy and abundance, that our biggest limitation is our own habits. The definition of a habit is a behavior pattern that is regularly followed until it becomes almost involuntary. Vincent Callebaut Architecte FLAVOURSORCHARD TYPE : Architectural & Engineering CommissionCLIENT : Private Developer, KunmingPROGRAM : Construction of 45 Plus-Energy (BEPOS) VillasPROJECT TITLE : Flavours OrchardCONTRACT PERFORMANCE LOCATION : Dianchi Lake, Kunming, Southwest China CitySURFACE AREA : 90.000 m²YEAR : 2014VCA’S TEAM: Jiaoyang Huang, Benoit Patterlini, Maguy Delrieu, Olivier Sylvain, Vincent Callebaut Stepping out of your plus-energy house regulating the light and the temperature cleverly and automatically according to the sun’s path. Catch the vital energies of the nature by training ourselves Tai Chi Chuan or Qi Gong under a snow of cherry tree petals. Cultivate together with our neighbors the community vegetable garden. Harvest the organic vegetables for the family dinner. Wander between the marshes of rainwater harvesting and the recycling lagoons where the sky of koï carps is covered of lotus flowers.

Interplay of generic dimensions "union of international associations" 3rd June 2007 | Draft Interplay of generic dimensions of any "union of international associations" Development of the argument in Dynamic Reframing of "Union": implications for the coherence of knowledge, social organization and personal identity (2007) Commentary The following table is a (very tentative) exercise in generalizing the significance of "union", "international" and "associations".

First man-made biological leaf will generate oxygen If there was a blue-ocean-strategy kind of way to fight climate change and the bunch of related problems, the creation of an artificial leaf capable of performing photosynthesis on its own would be it. Especially in our age, when the two interrelated processes – urbanization and carbon emission go hand in hand literally doubling the damage each of them would be causing separately. And guess what, this thing is real, the artificial leaf already exists, and will probably soon make its way to our homes. At least, I hope so. Flourishing as a Goal of International Policy The discipline of positive psychology studies what free people choose when they are not oppressed. I call these desiderata the elements of “well-being,” and when an individual or nation has them in abundance I say it is “flourishing.” Governments continue to organize their politics and economics around the relief of suffering, and I cannot confidently predict that the planet’s future will be bright with nonoppressed peoples freely choosing the elements of well-being. But if there is to be a “positive human future,” and not just a “nonnegative human future,” it is necessary to discover what the elements of well-being are and how to build them.

Transformational Thought: Passing Through the Bottleneck By Jason F. McLennan, CEO, International Living Future InstituteThis article was originall published in Trim Tab v.25 - Place + Community. Read the issue here. Like most people, I have good days and bad days. When it comes to looking at the future and thinking about the pressing social and environmental issues before us, it is easy to vacillate between hopefulness and hopelessness, optimism and pessimism. If you are paying attention, it is impossible not to feel agonizing despair when looking at the convergence of global challenges such as population growth and consumption levels, habitat and species decline, and the multiple negative impacts underway with global climate change.

DIF Biomimicry Challenge - Think Dif - Disruptive Innovation Festival DIF Biomimicry Challenge Use biomimicry to radically improve an aspect of the food system to fit within a circular economy. During this challenge, participants are asked to: "Use biomimicry to radically improve an aspect of the food system (e.g. production, packaging, nutrient recovery) to fit within a circular economy." So, how do you get started on a challenge as large and complex as the food system? First of all, you’ll need to become familiar with the various parts of the food system and how they are related.

The 10 Happiest Cities In The World The U.S. is a pretty unhappy place compared to Europe, Australia, and South America. That’s according to a survey of 10,000 people in 29 countries from market research company GfK Custom Research. Conducted in 2009, the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index, claims that San Francisco is the only U.S. city to crack the list of the 10 happiest cities in the world. Freedom Cove, B.C. Float Home, Is A Whole New Level Of Off-Grid Living Home is where the heart is, and for one Canadian couple, it's also where the boat docks. Wayne Adams and Catherine King live on a massive float home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, just northeast of Tofino, B.C. The couple appropriately named their vibrant creation "Freedom Cove." The abode is completely off-grid, off-land, and off-the-chain as far as float homes go.

A Beginner's Guide to Mind Mapping Meetings Mind Map is for sure a great tool, but there are some rules you have to know, otherwise it will work not as well as it could for you. Never use a template! Because this template will force you to have ideas.