Nikos Moraitakis on being wrong- embrace the testing process and know when to move on from a wrong idea (an intellectual dead-end).
Branding agencyALambie-Nairn partnered withAilovedust to create "an iconic illustration style for each letter of the alphabet, representing the authentic global influences and flavours of each product. For example, within the soup range, T is for ‘Toulouse Sausage and Bean’ and M stands for ‘Malaysian Chicken’."
"If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there." -Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
Juan Alcacer, Harvard Business School and New York University, on mapping innovation clusters.
Click here to see this snapshot of an interactive chart that tracks the number, growth, and diversity of patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office from 1997 to 2006, defining clusters based on the location of each of the inventors.
Innovation clusters around the world can be classified based on their growth and diversity dynamics: ‘hot springs’ are small, fast-growing hubs on track to become world players; ‘dynamic oceans’ consist of large and vibrant ecosystems with contonuous creation and destruction of new businesses; ‘silent lakes’ are older, slower-growing hubs with a narrow range of large established companies; ‘shrinking pools’ have been unable, so far, to expand beyond their start-up core and so find themselves slowly migrating down the value chain.
Noah Webster, the father of royalties, introduced more than 12,000 words into the American vocabulary and changed the endings of common words like honour, to fit a more distinct cultural American appreciation. He also under the new American constitution passed in 1789, was able to pass a new national copyright law, which was to serve the people’s interests against the large publishing houses of the time.
Frederick Engels, the social scientist and communist theorist, saw residual issues beyond immediate gain when it came to deforestation:
"Let us not flatter ourselves on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, in the first place brings about the results we expected, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only too often cancel the first."
Why do humans prefer to be a part of unreal worlds?
One solution to this puzzle is that the pleasures of the imagination exist because they hijack mental systems that have evolved for real-world pleasure. We enjoy imaginative experiences because at some level we don’t distinguish them from real ones. This is a powerful idea, one that I think is basicallyathough not entirelyaright. (Certain phenomena, including horror movies and masochistic daydreams, require a different type of explanation.)
The unfortunate look at the life of a company:
…while you can have a cat looking at other cats to prevent them from dying, a human still has to look at that supervisor cat, or else it dies, leading to the eventual demise of the others.
If you don't look at a program, it rots. If you open a box, there's a dead cat in it. And if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, it sucks.