Book Giveaway #76: A Whole New Mind

The author says that your ability to survive and thrive in new the worlds depends on six “essential aptitudes”:

1. Design (beyond function)
2. Story (beyond argument)
3. Symphony (beyond focus)
4. Empathy (beyond logic)
5. Play (beyond seriousness)
6. Meaning (beyond accumulation) Continue reading Book Giveaway #76: A Whole New Mind

TED Talk of the Day #010: Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #010: Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture

TED Talk of the Day #008: A monkey economy as irrational as ours

Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in “monkeynomics” shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too.
OK, this is embarrassing. The speaker REVEALS how we THINK that we are supersmart (and vain about it) but, in reality, using her words, “we can also be incredibly, incredibly dumb when it comes to some aspects of our decision making.” Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #008: A monkey economy as irrational as ours

TED Talk of the Day #002: Turning Trash into Toys

One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous quotes is:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

If you agree, have you found out for yourself? Need clues on what you should be REALLY DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? One set of clues is in how deeply and clearly are you able to read the contemporary world around you. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #002: Turning Trash into Toys