CNN More than 50 billion of 3M's Post-it notes are sold every yearHit product reached market 12 years after it was invented3M employee, Art Fry realized potential of Post-it Notes in churchOnce the product was released in 1980, it spread "like a virus," he recalls St Paul, Minnesota (CNN) -- It's been described as the solution to a problem nobody realized existed. But that hasn't stopped the humble Post-it Note from becoming a ubiquitous fixture of stationery cupboards worldwide, with manufacturers 3M producing 50 billion each year. The sticky yellow squares did not always look destined to set the office supply world alight.
The Problem of Economic Calculation - Ludwig von Mises Since recent events helped socialist parties to obtain power in Russia, Hungary, Germany and Austria, and have thus made the execution of a socialist nationalization program a topical issue, Marxist writers have themselves begun to deal more closely with the problems of the regulation of the socialist commonwealth. But even now they still cautiously avoid the crucial question, leaving it to be tackled by the despised "Utopians." They themselves prefer to confine their attention to what is to be done in the immediate future; they are forever drawing up programs of the path to Socialism and not of Socialism itself. The only possible conclusion from all these writings is that they are not even conscious of the larger problem of economic calculation in a socialist society. To Otto Bauer the nationalization of the banks appears the final and decisive step in the carrying through of the socialist nationalization program. "The socialist state," he says,
Path CEO Says The Mobile-Only Social Network Doesn't Spam Users Mobile-only social network Path became the subject of intense criticism last week. A U.K.-based user accused Path of spamming his entire address book, sending text messages to his friends and family inviting them to sign up for Path. That accusation raised questions about the source of Path's sudden growth. The private social network is growing by 1 million users a week, and has 12 million registered users. But Path CEO Dave Morin maintains that the app does not spam users.
7 Predictions For The Future Of Work Everything you thought you knew about the workplace is already outdated. Gone are the days when decisions were made from the top down and when all anyone was expected to do was simply “their job.” As a Corporate Anthropologist, I study the cultures of organizations—how they evolve and intersect with what’s happening right now, and how the people in them influence and shape their communities. The talent pool will grow As the use of robotics and automation technology increase, humans will no longer be asked to perform rote tasks. That means the nature of jobs will change.
EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages. The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
BBC News The UK government is trying to encourage more people to recycle their waste and reduce the UK's waste mountain. Figures suggest 60% of all household waste could be recycled or composted, but the largest nation in the UK, England, appears to be reusing only 17.7%. Here BBC correspondents provide a snapshot of how the UK's European neighbours and other countries approach recycling of everyday rubbish. SWITZERLAND: Imogen Foulkes Switzerland is proud of its recycling efforts, and with good reason. Glass and paper are just some of the things the average Swiss refuses to simply throw away. For Those Who Want to Lead, Read - John Coleman by John Coleman | 10:00 AM August 15, 2012 When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile. He’s increasingly an outlier.
Path: The New Social Mobile Network That’s Racking Up 1M Users a Week Path, a new social networking, photo-sharing and instant messaging service, aims to keep you closer to your friends and families, and from all accounts it seems to be doing a pretty damn good job of that. This week, it announced its hit the 10 million user mark, and is reportedly growing by a staggering one million new registered users per week. It’s quite surprising to hear of new social sites reaching such big user milestones, since they have Facebook and Twitter to compete with, but at the same time it’s also quite refreshing. But what else makes Path unique? What else convinced 10 million-odd users to sign up? According to Morin, Path first saw success in the Asian market, then the Spanish-speaking market, and now English-speaking markets are seeing the value of Path.
10 People Share The Mistakes That Cost Them A Job Offer When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates. In fact, a recent survey of 1,000 job seekers found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they’d be able to answer questions correctly—and even if they’d make it to the meeting on time. Frankly, this stat should come as no surprise. After all, you’re trying to build rapport with strangers in an unfamiliar place, you’re being put on the spot—and there’s a lot at stake from this one encounter.
The $1 Survival Knife The guys over at M40 Project came up with a super simple, and cheap, way to make a very cool survival knife. First you start out with a Sawzall Blade, this one is a rather wide blade rated for cutting metal. Next, you draw out the basic design on the blade with a sharpie marker… Then, grind out the metal to fit the design… Next, clean it up with a wire wheel and drill holes for handle scales. After that, find some material to make your handle.
Sleep deprivation has genetic consequences WASHINGTON – Hey, you, yawning at 2 in the afternoon. Your genes feel it, too. A new study, paid for by the U.S.