“To make real change, you have to be well anchored – not only in the belief that it can be done, but also in some pretty real ways about who you are and what you can do.”
– Twyla Tharp
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This Be Optimistic Needlepoint Kit looks like a soothing, meditative way to spend ones time….
Next time I have to break down a problem, I will remember George Heilmeier’s method for solving research challenges:
– What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.
– How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?
– What is new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?
– Who cares? If you are successful, what difference will it make?
– What are the risks?
– How much will it cost?
– How long will it take?
– What are the mid-term and final “exams” to check for success?
(via John Maeda)
My daughter E (11 y/o) keeps showing me fun stuff she finds on the internets, so I decided to make her a guest curator. Going forward, you can find all of her post suggestions in the Found-by-E category.
“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
– Donald Kaberuka
“In 2018, how about cultivating an attitude of optimism? Not as a judgement, or a reaction to the world around you, but as a choice, by which you navigate and affect the world around you. In our own experience, the personal benefits of waking up every day and deliberately making that choice are profound.”
“Most importantly, it’s a collective optimism, one that recognises that progress doesn’t happen by magic, but is the result of sustained, committed efforts by millions of people over decades, who keep on showing up and insisting that it’s possible to create a vibrant, life sustaining global society that works for everyone.”
(Thank you Marc)
This limited edition notebook by Debbie Millman made me smile. Every single line is hand drawn. For reals.
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I just remembered this brief talk my friend Maria Popova she gave during our 5 year CreativeMornings Birthday in 2013. So many gems!