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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

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Orloev.com Do not follow the steps of your predecessors but do look for what they have been looking for. "I may not be cleverer than the others but I have a method" Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) I first heard the name of Rene Descartes, one of the greatest minds and founder of the new philosophy during the first semesters of my university studies. The charisma of his personality, which has outlived his century, struck my mind with his impressive project - the creation of Regulaе ad directionen ingenii (Rules for guiding one's mind).

Out of the Closet: 10 Kitchens with Tools on Display: Remodelista Older Out of the Closet: 10 Kitchens with Tools on Display by Julie Carlson Issue 96 · The Urban Kitchen · November 1, 2013 Newer Jad Abumrad: Why “Gut Churn” Is an Essential Part of the Creative Process What’s gut churn? Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad describes it as the radical uncertainty that’s a core part of any creative process that really pushes the envelope. You’re entering unknown territory, and working without a map.

2013 Puzzle - Activities - teachmathematics.net 'Be creative and find how many ways you can put together 2,0,1 & 4 to make different numbers.' 2014 is the year and this brings a new challenge. This activity is the 2014 puzzle. Using ALL the digits in the year 2014 once and only once (you may not use any other numbers except 2, 0, 1, and 4) write down as many different mathematical expressions that give results for the numbers 1 to 100. The Law of Accelerating Returns An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The “returns,” such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There’s even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity — technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light.

Crowdsourcing vs Collective Intelligence. What's the diff? Thanks to intrepid design blogger, oyster fiend, and “bro”, John DiPalma and his solid blog at DesignRising, I’ve been coerced into writing much richer blog posts about the topics that I’m exploring. So, here goes the first in a series of attempts to share some meatier topics and the findings that I’m uncovering. As the title of this blog suggests (and if you’ve ventured as far as reading the “Project” section) I’m exploring the role of collective intelligence in design. When I describe my research to people, I usually start with the description of collective intelligence, and then quickly find myself falling back on the more commonly known crowdsourcing. If that doesn’t work, I run through others like open innovation and wisdom of crowds to try and paint a clearer picture for those that are unfamiliar with the concepts; all of which revolve around mass, open innovation. Collective Intelligence

The Power of Play: A Two-Hour Work-Cycle — Maria Montessori The work-cycle is the time, everyday, the children have to work/play at school. Once a child has adapted to the routine of school, he moves from one activity to the next, with very little adult interaction. He sometimes will choose to be in a group activity, or check-in with the teacher through conversation. Generally, he plans his day and proceeds with his “auto-education”. The children’s ability to do this is what allows each child the specific education they need, and each teacher the ability to observation each child and their growth.

Jessica Lahey’s ‘The Gift of Failure’: A Fear of Risk-Taking Has Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning I’ve known the mother sitting in front of me at this parent-teacher conference for years, and we have been through a lot together. I have taught three of her children, and I like to think we’ve even become friends during our time together. She’s a conscientious mother who obviously loves her children with all of her heart. I’ve always been honest with her about their strengths and weaknesses, and I think she trusts me to tell her the truth.

2013 Mathematics Puzzle Rules Welcome to the Math Forum Year Game for 2014! For many years mathematicians, scientists, engineers and others interested in mathematics have played "year games" via e-mail and in newsgroups. We don't always know whether it is possible to write expressions for all the numbers from 1 to 100 using only the digits in the current year, but it is fun to try to see how many you can find.

Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem - Scott Anthony by Scott Anthony | 9:00 AM February 13, 2013 When Karl Ronn recently said, “Companies that think they have an innovation problem don’t have an innovation problem. They have a leadership problem,” I listened carefully. Why Creative Thinking is Inclusive Thinking, by Michael Michalko Albert Einstein was once asked what the difference was between him and the average person. He said that if you asked the average person to find a needle in the haystack, the person would stop when he or she found a needle. He, on the other hand, would tear through the entire haystack looking for all the possible needles. With creative thinking, one generates as many alternative approaches as one can. Creative thinking is inclusive thinking.

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