Maybe my last blog post ever:

•July 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I’ve done nearly 300 posts in 5 years, but I haven’t blogged anything of my own in nearly a year and a half. That being said, this TEDtalk is so on point that it might be the last post I make. Nearly all my content summed up in one TEDtalk 5 years later haha. Enjoy! 

 

Learning > Education

“It feels like they’re trying to make you memorize the whole Encyclopedia before they let you go out and play. And to me, I’ve got the Wikipedia on my cellphone and it feels like they assume you’re going to be on top of some mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil trying to figure out what to do when in fact you’re always going to be connected, you’re always going to have friends, and you can pull the Wikipedia up whenever you need it. What you need to learn is how to learn.” Joi Ito

Click, View, Learn – Adam Maikkula

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

•October 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable.

For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Some studies suggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, but others show that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with some studies showing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, but others arguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people…

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

•August 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

 

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. Enjoy!

 

1. Where Google Street View is Available

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Map by Google

 

 

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

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What Most Schools Don’t Teach…

•February 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Great short film!

•February 25, 2013 • 1 Comment

•February 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Tomorrow is the 10th annual “Safer Internet Day” celebration in more than 100 countries on six continents. The idea is that you’re supposed to take a step back and think about how you can do a better job of keeping your private information more secure and keep yourself and your loved ones safe while surfing the web.

Google is participating again, and has updated its “Good To Know” site to fit in with its latest “Googly” design choices, along with some updated information on how you can leverage Google products for safety.

This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is “Connect with respect.” Its purpose is to teach people about their online rights and responsibilities and Google has been a leader in the initiative. Its Director of Privacy of Product and Engineering, Alma Whitten, had this to say:

Protecting our users is one of our top priorities…

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My WordPress 2012 In Review

•January 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 
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