Wit & Wisdom

October 2011

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Charlie Rose: The Creative Brain

"Inspiration is for amateurs. Painter Chuck Close: "The rest of us just show up and get to work. Because everything grows out of work. You do something and it kicks open a door . . . " Read more
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Ending the Dinosaur Era?

Global is not a test score. Two thought-leaders. Fred Wilson interviews Carlota Perez in this illuminating and inspiring video about our global future Read more
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"My screwed, coddled, self-absorbed, mocked, surprisingly resilient generation."

" . . we had a PC education - people tried to hide from us as long as possible that not everyone is equal we were told we all have a fair chance of making it that's just not so and we're starting to realize that . . ." Read more
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12 Angry Teachers

The Video By Teachers Depicting a Clever Debate About Teaching and Learning Read more
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Entrepreneurs: Pirates in the Arena

In honor of Steve Jobs - the quintessential role model for entrepreneurs everywhere. Read more
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The Great Disruption

"Two master narratives - one threat-based, one opportunity-based, but both involving seismic changes." Read more
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Occupy Wall Street explained in a NY minute on Bill Maher's "Real Time"

Bongo drums, disorganization, and incoherence? Maybe not so fast . . . Read more
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John Sculley on Genius

Former CEO of Apple riffs about Steve Jobs, what makes the best innovators & the nature of genius in this essay tribute to mentor - his "Oxford Don" - Alan Kay Read more
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Steve Jobs: Liberal Arts Essential for Innovation

"We need to revolutionize education to encourage creativity and need to teach our kids to play, take a chance and create. By not teaching our children liberal arts we will hinder their capacity to innovate." Read more
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College Drop-Out Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech: "Three Stories From My Life"

Followed His Curiosity & Intuition Which "Turned Out To Be Priceless Later On" VIDEO Read more
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Steve Jobs: Why don't schools get rid of the crappy stuff?

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. . . ." Read more
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Modern Manhood: Bill Bennett on Morning Joe

William Bennett promoting his new book, "The Book of Man," below, which prompted an interesting discussion on MSNBC's Morning Joe today. Read more
In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
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