The Great Discontent: Merlin Mann
The fact is that most of us are wandering around, scared shitless, wondering what the fuck’s going to happen next. That’s as true when you’re 11 as it is when you’re in your 40s. It’s one reason that people feel very discouraged or disinclined to try new things—they feel like it’s not for them. I […]
Children’s language development: Talk and listen to them from birth.
Six years ago, Suskind noticed a disturbing trend among her patients at the University of Chicago Medicine: While children from affluent families were starting to speak after implant surgery, those from low-income families lagged behind.Why? The question ate at Suskind, who co-founded the hospital’s cochlear implant unit in 2006. She believes she discovered her answer […]
Unwelcome tasks and burdens
…Town notables, as town autonomy vanished, found they had become subordinate implements of the imperial bureaucracy, and the life went out of their public functions, which grew every decade more disagreeable, more profitless and more oppressive. They had to be driven to their unwelcome tasks and burdens, which brought no real honor and gratified no […]
Explore – “Withdrawn from Circulation,” a gorgeous book…
“Withdrawn from Circulation,” a gorgeous book sculpture by artist Wendy Kawabata from this great New Yorker piece on book fetishists vs. anti-fetishists – a fine addition to this omnibus of extraordinary book sculptures. via Explore – “Withdrawn from Circulation,” a gorgeous book….
Do not tell them how to do it. – how we montessori
Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves. – Maria Montessori. via Do not tell them how to do it. – how […]
The Art of Living: A 1924 Guide | Brain Pickings
via The Art of Living: A 1924 Guide | Brain Pickings.
Good to Great — Jim Collins
Seven characteristics of companies that went “from good to great” Level 5 Leadership: Leaders who are humble, but driven to do what’s best for the company. First Who, Then What: Get the right people on the bus, then figure out where to go. Finding the right people and trying them out in different positions. Confront […]
Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception
Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception.
Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep and Success | Brain Pickings
‘You lay down rather severe rules for one who wishes to succeed in life,’ I ventured, ‘working eighteen hours a day.’‘ Not at all,’ he said. ‘You do something all day long, don’t you? Every one does. If you get up at seven o’clock and go to bed at eleven, you have put in sixteen […]
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