Category Leadership

Designing the future

There’s so much wisdom in this short interview with Bill Buxton! Extracted key quotes below. Technology is not good, it’s not bad, but nor is it neutral. ‒ Melvin Kranzberg The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ‒ Marcel Proust Where is the life we’ve lost […]

Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age Electric propulsion: the future by Airbus and Siemens Automatic Motorist (1911) Faraday and Electromagnetism Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age ECE Distinguished Lectureby Bernard S. MeyersonConversation with Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at […]

Why is life the way it is?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Why is life the way it is? Is Epigenetics Inherited? The Elegant Simplicity of the Electric Universe Beyond: Our Future in Space Mistrust of Science Why is life the way it is? Dr Nick Lane ‒ The Royal Society Life is the harnessing of […]

Teaching machines to see

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Teaching machines to see Controlling Flight Maneuvers in Flies Semiconductors for an Energy Efficient Future Ask Absurd Questions and Stop Fetishizing Failure How to Play Like a Polar Bears! Teaching machines to see Cambridge UniversityTraining Driverless Cars to “See” Two technologies which use deep […]

How I find and why I share information

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. ‒ Maximilien Robespierre Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. ‒ Samuel Johnson I have been asked by many to share the secret of […]

Four Lessons for Silicon Valley from Its First Startup

Reprinted from MIT Technology Reviewby Peter Burrows A new book on Hewlett-Packard’s management history offers cautionary tales for today’s leading tech companies. In business as in life, nothing lasts forever — including the growth that high-tech juggernauts such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook have enjoyed in recent years. So when the growth inevitably slows, […]

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Reprinted from Brain Pickingsby Maria Popova Life, like the universe itself, tolerates no stasis — in the absence of growth, decay usurps the order. Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center. I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his […]

H.L. Mencken on Reclaiming Democracy from the Mob Mentality That Masquerades for It

Reprinted from Brain Pickingsby Maria Popova This fear of ideas is a peculiarly democratic phenomenon… nowhere so horribly apparent as in the United States, perhaps the nearest approach to an actual democracy yet seen in the world. In a recent conversation with the smartest person I know, she suggested that society might have a certain […]

Let Your Workers Rebel

Reprinted from HBRby Francesca Gino Let Your Workers Rebel Employee engagement is a problem. To fix it, encourage your workers to break rules and be themselves. We’ll show you who does it right and how you can too. Understanding why people so often conform to the behavior of others has been a topic of interest […]

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

Reprinted from Barking Up The Wrong Treeby Eric People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the classics section than the self-help aisle. So how do we get the skinny on what one group of brilliant dead guys […]