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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

October 23, 2010 – 11:11 am | No Comment | 222 views
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

You have heard about how a musician loses herself in her music, how a painter becomes one with the process of painting. In work, sport, conversation or hobby, you have experienced, yourself, the suspension of …

Jeff Hawkins: What is the Source of Intelligence?

October 13, 2010 – 4:08 am | No Comment | 379 views
Jeff Hawkins: What is the Source of Intelligence?

While Jeff Hawkins was creating the Palm Pilot, launching the era of handheld computing and amassing hundreds of millions of dollars, a big part of his mind was somewhere else: His true passion is something …

Where Good Ideas Come From

September 27, 2010 – 12:45 pm | No Comment | 1,291 views
Where Good Ideas Come From

Here’s a great video teaser (4min) for Steven Johnson’s book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation:
Watch this video on YouTube
In this book Johnson provides the complete, exciting, …

Born To Run

July 29, 2010 – 7:32 am | No Comment | 1,685 views
Born To Run

A while ago I got myself a pair of Vibram Five Fingers Shoes (the KSO model) to try the new trend of barefoot (or nearly barefoot) running. After a week or so …

Put First Things First

April 11, 2009 – 2:14 pm | One Comment | 3,442 views
Put First Things First

Having a to-do list is an important step towards the goal of getting most out of your time. It is very important to break things down into small steps and to assign priorities to your …

The Penguin Story

March 8, 2009 – 3:55 pm | 6 Comments | 18,026 views
The Penguin Story

The following true story happened to Eckart von Hirschhausen, a German doctor who became a comedian:

Many years ago after an unpleasant engagement on a cruise liner I visited a zoo. I looked at a …