About asking the past, self-deceit and change, part 1

März 16th, 2014
  1. “We’ve always done things this way.”
  2. “We’ve always used/bought this.”
  3. “We’ve always thought this way.”
  4. “Always” is of course a lie, what we actually mean is “for as long as we choose to remember”.
  5. Nevertheless, we’ve become attached to what’s “always” been around and find it difficult to let go.
  6. “We’ve always liked this”, i.e. we’ve been conditioned to accept and defend the status quo.

Do schools kill creativity?

Februar 23rd, 2014

Classic, wonderful TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson.

Does your dog bite?

Februar 11th, 2014

Questions are important, just make sure to ask the right ones!

Obstacles

Februar 7th, 2014

Molehill

Confucius:

“Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.”

Responsibility

Januar 31st, 2014

Avalanche

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec:

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”

Why?

Januar 30th, 2014

Bucket of apples

Bernard Baruch:

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”

Sharing

Januar 29th, 2014

Dusche 1

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.”

Apple – Mac 30 – Thirty years of innovation

Januar 25th, 2014

Apple 1984

Januar 23rd, 2014

Wow, that was 30 years ago!

Street fighting man

Januar 16th, 2014

“Hey! Think the time is right for palace revolution!
‘Cuz where I live the game to play is compromise solution”

The song “Street Fighting Man” was released by the Rolling Stones in 1968 and is featured on their album “Beggars Banquet.