Further Inspiration…

… for our New Year ruminations; a great cartoon from Gaping Void’s Hugh MacLeod.

Further Inspiration…

… for our New Year ruminations; a great cartoon from Gaping Void’s Hugh MacLeod.

Resolution or Revolution? – Nicholas Bate

Sound advice from Nicholas Bate as we all ruminate over our goals, targets and resolutions (or not) for 2013.

Top 5 Career Regrets – Don’t let it be you

The HBR blog has a great post from tech entrepreneur Daniel Gulati outlining the findings of his research into career regrets.  I’m sure we all recognise them, even if we haven’t ever  fallen prey to any: I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money I wish I had quit earlier I wish I […]

Top 5 Career Regrets – Don’t let it be you

The HBR blog has a great post from tech entrepreneur Daniel Gulati outlining the findings of his research into career regrets.  I’m sure we all recognise them, even if we haven’t ever  fallen prey to any: I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money I wish I had quit earlier I wish I […]

Paradoxical Productivity 35 – Nicholas Bate

I’ve been enjoying Nicholas Bate’s latest mini-book, Paradoxical Productivity 35, in the run-up to the traditional Christmas/New Year period of planning, contemplation and rumination.  35 thought-provoking tips for a more effective year ahead that centre on doing the right things, at the right time, with the right degree of attention: 8.    Put the work in […]

Technology, Employment and Capital – Nicholas Carr

Great article on Nicholas Carr’s Rough Type blog. Carr revisits the early twentieth century, utopian view that technology will render us all blissfully idle and suggests that the vision may be only half true. Technorati Tags: Nicholas Carr,Rough Type,Keynes,Andrew McAfee,Technological unemployment

Born without imagination – James Robertson on Independence

Novelist James Robertson exhorts both sides of the Scottish Independence argument to greater vision in this essay published by the Scotsman (and taken from the book, Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence, available from Word Power Books). He’s right, of course.  Both sides of the argument have so far fought pitifully small-minded campaigns.  Unionists have taken […]

Oscar Niemeyer

Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer died yesterday at 104.  The BBC has an article and video here, an obituary here and a set of pictures (from which the above is borrowed) here. Some of his work is the sort of “future as seen from the 1960s” that Star Trek fans would find comfortably alien.  Other examples […]

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