Glow in the dark trees to replace streetlights

Very cool science.  Dezeen.com features a brief interview with Dutch designer-scientist Daan Roosegarde who plans to replace streetlights with trees.      

Let us have integrity – @execupundit

Michael Wade at Execupundit gives a great quote from John Adams: “Let us have integrity and not write checks with our tongues which our conduct cannot cash.” Fantastic words to live by and a great use of rhetoric: “not write checks with our tongues which our conduct cannot cash.”  Absolutely beautiful.    

Casual sexism (part 2)

Author Derek Landy has a wee rant about the portrayal of Black Widow. Spot the difference… Pensive.  

Beautiful blend of old and new architecture

Contemporist features the Kooyong House in Melbourne, Australia.  It’s designed by Matt Gibson Architecture and I love the blend of original Victorian and modern architecture, as shown in the doors here…

What's not here? – @thisissethsblog

Essential insight on creating a business plan from Seth Godin: “Tell us what you’re choosing not to do, what you’re not supporting, who you’re not interested in working with.” This is critical to clarity; understanding what you are not doing so that we can better see what you are doing. The same is true for […]

What’s not here? – @thisissethsblog

Essential insight on creating a business plan from Seth Godin: “Tell us what you’re choosing not to do, what you’re not supporting, who you’re not interested in working with.” This is critical to clarity; understanding what you are not doing so that we can better see what you are doing. The same is true for […]

Working from home infographic

Here’s an interesting infographic from telecommuting recruitment specialists staff.com:

Write your white whale – @SPressfield

Inspiration for all writers, artists and dreamers from Steven Pressfield. Sometimes he gets it so right, it sends a shiver down my spine. “Each incarnation is an apprenticeship, if you live it that way.”

Are we not plankton? – Seth Godin

The infamous Ellen DeGeneres selfie is not flattering to anyone involved. Seth’s post is spot-on: “You are not plankton.  Neither are your customers.” Read the rest here.

@CostaCoffee: 99 per cent average?

I love Costa’s coffee – darker, richer, stronger in my opinion than Starbuck’s sweet and insipid brews.  However, I struggled all through my cappuccino and croissant with this sign: “Our unique blend perfected over 40 years uses only 1% of the world’s finest beans.” By a strictly grammatical reading, this can only be a proudly conservationist […]

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