Video: Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

Based on a true story set in Maine. Wilhelm Reich 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of medicine and a psychoanalyst, along with being a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud. It was shortly after he arrived in New York in 1939 that Reich first said he had discovered a biological…

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Digital Workplace: How HR Will Change In 2017

Excerpt from CactusSoft Analytics — December 2016 20th century organizational structures (classical hierarchies and top-down management and decision making) are dying – giving rise to devolved decision making by cross functional teams who work in sprints of activity, are funded via micro-budgets and able to deliver at unheard of speeds.   Digital transformation is not…

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Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers

Excerpt from The Atlantic — October 2014 The U.S. has its own tradition of apprenticeship going back many years. But like most kinds of vocational education, it fell out of fashion in recent decades—a victim of our obsession with college and concern to avoid anything that resembles tracking. Today in America, fewer than 5 percent…

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The Minecraft Generation

Mastering [Minecraft] requires rigorously logical thinking, as well as a great deal of debugging: When your device isn’t working, you have to carefully go over its circuitry to figure out what’s wrong. One fifth ­grader I visited, Natalie, was assembling a redstone door on her iPad while I watched. But nothing happened when she flicked…

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Video: We’ll grow up to blow you away

  From TED on YouTube The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather better adults than you have been, which may be a little challenging considering your guys credentials. But the way progress happens is because new generations and new eras grow and develop and become better than the…

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Video: Africa From The Sky

Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to visit Cameroon, you’ve probably never seen it like this before. William Thielicke, a Ph.D. student in biomimetics, built an MM6 Hexacopter (yes, that has six rotors) and attached a video camera to it, and the results are absolutely stunning. Fly down Cameroon’s coast and up its rivers, above…

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Video: Sparks – How Youth Thrive – Peter Benson

No one has ever said, oh this child of mine, my fondest wish is they will ace statewide benchmark math and science tests when they’re 16… When you actually listen to people’s statements about their dreams for our kids, you hear a very different language. Kids who experience joy. Kids who are connected and engaged.…

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Video: An Idea is a Curious Thing…

An idea is a curious thing. It can be hard to find, and then suddenly appear. It can be simple or complex, big or small. An idea can come from anywhere, and go anywhere. And once you have an idea, the real fun begins. By 90˚W. Video and Bad Dog Pictures. Original composition by Mark…

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Disruptive innovation in higher education

From Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, and Louis Soares: Disruptive innovation is the process by which a sector that has previously served only a limited few, because its products and services were complicated, expensive, and inaccessible, is transformed into one whose products and services are simple, affordable, and convenient and serves many…

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Video: Thought of You

“Thought of You” video from YouTube From Open Culture Ryan Woodward has worked on the art direction of many big name Hollywood films – Ironman 2, Spiderman 2 & 3, The Iron Giant, the list goes on. But he had an idea for a short animated film, a love story expressed through dance, and it…

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Video: Derek Sivers – How to Start a Movement

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) “Leadership is overglorified…. It was really the first follower that transformed the lone nut into a leader. So, as we’re all told that we should be leaders, that would be really ineffective. If you really care about…

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In Small Towns, We Get to Know People in a Fuller Way

By Julia Alvarez Dr. Collier represented for me what living in a small town is all about: we don’t just make quick, specialized appearances in each other’s lives. For better or worse, we get to know people in a fuller way. The owner of the orchard where we pick apples is also our doctor, and…

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Video: Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

From YouTube and Song Meanings: There is a house built out of stone / Wooden floors, walls and window sills / Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust This is a place where I don’t feel alone / This is a place where I feel at home Video embedded from YouTube Lyrics (excerpts)…

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The Engagement Pyramid

The most effective social change organizations understand how to wield their portfolio of engagement tactics in Zen-like fashion; knowing just what kind of touch is called for to influence the outcomes of a particular decision. They also know how to meet people where they are at, and craft their calls to action appropriately so as…

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Organizing Genius

In a society as complex and technologically sophisticated as ours, the most urgent projects require the coordinated contributions of many talented people. Whether the task is building a global business or discovering the mysteries of the human brain, one person can’t hope to accomplish it, however gifted or energetic he or she may be. There…

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Old Peter’s Russian Tales retold by Arthur Ransome

The stories in this book are those that Russian peasants tell their children and each other. In Russia hardly anybody is too old for fairy stories, and I have even heard soldiers on their way to the war talking of very wise and very beautiful princesses as they drank their tea by the side of…

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Video: Kate Bush – Man with the Child in His Eyes

From Daily Motion I hear him before I go to sleep And focus on the day that’s been I realise he’s there when I turn the light off And turn over Nobody knows about my man They think he’s lost on some horizon And suddenly I find myself Listening to a man I’ve never known…

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