Want Students to Succeed? Let Them Fail. →
In our success entranced society that’s clearly not declaring dividends anymore, perhaps its a better idea to trophy progress over success and failure? Talking about success and failure - they are such subjective concepts - why is it still used to compare children who are unique!? Researchers find out how the right attitude towards failure helped a couple of 6th graders do better than...
Why is there something instead of nothing? →
Yoga - the Technology of Consciousness
I’ve been reading about how Yoga is the ancient technology of consciousness - that there is so much more in the body of knowledge that it came from, that today’s science can use to jump insurmountable barriers in the study of consciousness. Today, we seem to be using yoga to keep our mind and body in balance. Searching deeper into how the asans that we use today came about could lead...
Lucid dreaming to solve complex problems
Excerpt from the Wikipedia article on Lucid Dreaming. In a later study in Barrett’s book, The Committee of Sleep, she describes how some experienced lucid dreamers have learned to remember specific practical goals such as artists looking for inspiration seeking a show of their own work once they become lucid or computer programmers looking for a screen with their desired code. However,...
Don't think twice, its alright.
When you think twice about something, go with the first option! Try doing this the next time you write an email/text and edit it because of “thinking twice”. Honesty happens when you are not thinking. The worst that can happen is that you’ll die. Don’t be a wuss, put your most honest self out there. You never know - your original thought might be getting secret...
Boom boom for Edutech! →
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by...– Carl Jung. (Note to reader - emphasis is on “stronger than myself”. Not on “God”.)
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we...– Carl Jung
It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.– Carl Jung
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances;...– Carl Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of...– Carl Jung
The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in...– Albert Einstein
Are Jobs obsolete in the future? →
Oh, this world is definitely coming. One where you have your food, clothing and shelter thanks to the awesomeness of technology producing whatever basics we need without humans needing to work for it. With all that free time, you’ll need to figure out what else you’ll do to earn money and kill boredom. Growing digital farms online probably won’t get you on that Virgin...
Mr. FM, why don't you ever think of entrepreneurs? →
In our vision, the profile of every individual will not be just a CV, but his or...– Excerpt from the Stanford Uni Venture Class Technology Entrepreneurship mailing list - email sent on March 18, 2012.
We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet. It's... →
Peter Thiel - “Parents see kids moving back home after college and they’re thinking, ‘Something is not working. This was not part of the deal.’” —- Excellent, excellent article! I whole heartedly agree too. Some of my predictions for the future of education - we will see many more being self taught, the erosion of degree value and elitist positions, the increase of online...
The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon →
Excerpt: Baader-Meinhof is the phenomenon where one happens upon some obscure piece of information– often an unfamiliar word or name– and soon afterwards encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly. Anytime the phrase “That’s so weird, I just heard about that the other day” would be appropriate, the utterer is hip-deep in Baader-Meinhof. —- via @Sahilriz
Why Entrepreneurs Fail And Most Startups Are DOA →
Don't be the next Hitler, Mr. Startup. →
Interesting article on how Danah Boyd thinks that Social Media makes the world more fearful. I partially agree. I particularly like the bigger issue raised here - all of us create things with an intention to make the world better. But that isn’t always the outcome. If you zoom out and look at the bigger picture, what looks world-bettering up close, might be harmful in the long run. ...
Free their minds, and the rest will follow. →
Excerpt: “Last month I met a Berkeley scientist, head of a typically multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, psychologists, engineers and statisticians that has converted brain waves into videos. Just back from his first visit to India and an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) — I won’t name him or the IIT, so he won’t be embarrassed — he was perplexed by the intellectual atmosphere. “It...
Ever heard of this Republic called Srpska? →
I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have...– Margaret Thatcher
Q: What’s the number-one quality one needs to have or choice one needs to make...– Derek Sivers on the secrets of entrepreneurship (via explore-blog)
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows...– Pablo Picasso
FOMO - The fear of missing out. →
Teaching Children how to Code - Young Rewired... →
I can’t stress enough how life changing it will be if your child knows how to create something, anything, as early as possible in his life. Forget math and science and history books. Get him to build a tree house, blow up the ground, take and edit a video, write a story or… teach him how to code - easy to do, and its a major tool that he can use to fix a real world problem today. ...
This too will pass.
At times of change, the learners are the ones who will inherit the world, while...– Alistair Smith
Once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous...– Isaac Asimov on Learning