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March 05 2015

Reform Judaism Magazine - So Human

SO HUMAN They admired me as "Spock." But how would the Germans perceive me as a Jew? And could I ever forgive them? by I have avoided Germany for almost fifteen years.

The art of more: a strategist's manifesto | Advertising news | Campaign

At its simplest, I believe in brands. I have spent most of my career sitting at the feet of Messrs Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty. So baked into my thinking from an early age was an unwavering belief in the power of brands and advertising’s unique role in building them.

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy - HBR

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.

February 26 2015

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January 13 2015


Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry.

January 12 2015

Charlie Hebdo: the danger of polarised debate | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

In times of crisis, those who would like us to keep just one idea in our heads at any one time are quick to the megaphones. By framing events in Manichean terms – dark versus light; good versus evil – an imposed binary morality seeks to coral us into crude camps.

January 11 2015

Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor review – bold, fluent and sharply intelligent | Books | The Guardian

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, an event followed more quickly than anyone expected by German reunification. The fears about a resurgent Germany expressed at the time in Moscow and Warsaw and by Margaret Thatcher turned out to be groundless.

Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour

Long walled off from world trade and modern technology, Cuba has developed a robust culture of DIY engineers who turn household items into useful inventions. Water pump motors propel bicycles, clothes dryers are repurposed into coconut shredders.

How communism turned Cuba into an island of hackers and DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour

Just outside Havana, in the childhood bedroom of illustrator Edel Rodriguez, a washing machine engine welded to a boat propeller has become a makeshift fan. This kind of cobbled-together contraption is common in Cuba.

Wehrhaft gegen Twitter, wehrlos gegen Kugeln - Deus ex Machina

Wie immer die Jagd nach den Brüdern Chérif (32) und Said K.

Today’s key fact: you are probably wrong about almost everything | UK news | The Guardian

Britons overstate the proportion of Muslims in their country by a factor of four, according to a new survey by Ipsos Mori that reveals public understanding of the numbers behind the daily news in 14 countries.

December 15 2014

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'Just had my day brightened up. Big Caribbean army bloke in front of me on the DLR knitting. Old lady turns to him and says “I didn't know men could knit”. He turns to her and in his best Caribbean accent says “No ma'am, the only thing men can't do is have babies. And there's nothing women can't do.” '

DLR= Docklands Light Railway, London

My kind of man!

Great words!

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November 26 2014

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The whole compiled list of useful links. More is to come! Follow today!

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lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.

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November 17 2014

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A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it! 

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November 12 2014

Peter Drucker: The consultant as “Master Questioner” - A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

Why was Drucker—“the man who invented management”—so in demand as an advisor? My research recently brought me in contact with The Drucker Institute, a social enterprise named after the legendary business guru Peter Drucker (who died in 2005).

November 10 2014

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How many times can you wear it between washes?


Huh. I think this is the most important thing I’ve ever reblogged.

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