Fast Company linked over to this Tufts University transcript of Pierre and Pam Omidyar’s commencement speeches to the Class of 2002. Some key lessons from Pierre and Pam’s speeches: • Prepare for the unexpected – prepare lots and learn lots but don’t feel that you have to connect all the dots at the same time; […] Read More⇒
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I love Craig Venter for his long view, his burning curiousity, and his adventurous spirit. And probably because he pisses so many people off in the scientific community for being a dilletante. And yet, he has done more for the development of the various *omics (genomics, proteomics) than almost all others to date. This article […] Read More⇒
Here is a wonderful article on Laurance Rockefeller, philanthropist, philosopher, mediator, venture capitalist, conservationist. It is inspiring to say the least. Read More⇒
The rise and fall and rise of the U.S. space program. Would you like the $1million valve? No, we’ll take that $5,000 one over there in the corner.
I love this article on Bob Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace, who along with others is competing in the X Prize competition for $10 million to build a private space ship. The space station will cost approximately $200 MILLION when it’s completed, versus the current International Space Station which has cost $50 BILLION – 250x more. […] Read More⇒
Social software, web-friends, blogs, human connection, gender-swapping, breach of trust, deceit – just another day on the internet folks, nothing to see here, move along.
I’m attracted to this weird piece for so many reasons. It contains social networking, human connection, breach of trust, and one man’s story about how he is managing to handle (or not handle?) his life. It is the story of a man named Odin Soli who created an online persona named Layne Johnson and wrote […] Read More⇒
The author of this blog-post comments on how this seems intuitively sensible, which I agree with. The more people I meet, the more different they are, the wider their world-views, and the more we interact, the more I feel that I can think “between the cracks” of the different knowledge domains. So the lesson here […] Read More⇒
If you have not read anything about Burning Man, the anarchist art and culture festival held every year in the desert of Nevada, then you have been living under a rock. Here is a short but interesting article on the ongoing evolution of the Burning Man urban planning methodology. Picture building a city for 30-40,000 […] Read More⇒