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The most fascinating question I heard from my 2 girls at seaworld

When we saw the Pelicans, penguins and dolphins the first question was: “Are those real?” I heard it from other kids too! Kids are so used to robots and computers and technology that they think they are just human made. I stopped for a moment when they first said it and I could literally see them being not real. Animations are getting closer and closer to reality and virtual reality is very real. My first…

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Sharpen the Saw Round Up: Interesting articles and videos

Here are some interesting articles that I am reading or have read: How your experiences are effecting your genes and your families experiences have effected yours. http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes Quantity of ideas at the beginning is key over quality of ideas -> Then refine them. https://blog.intercom.io/two-product-principles-often-forgotten/ About the asana rebrand – https://medium.com/bridge-collection/circling-ourselves-the-story-behind-asana-s-rebrand-e8247516705a#.1f487aawh [Video] A whole chunk of solid leadership talks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPwXeg8ThWI&list=PLodenrxUeZpca7q7yHaLz0kSyyMqYxZm_ [Video] Leadership talk on Why leaders eat last – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReRcHdeUG9Y [Video] And this is how you be a…

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On Innovation

These are a collection of really powerful pieces and reads that I think a solid innovator needs to consume: Jeff Bezos about how he keeps Amazon innovating: http://www.geekwire.com/2011/amazons-bezos-innovation/ In a way, that is like the nicest compliment I’ve ever gotten. First of all, I think we have gotten pretty lucky recently. You should anticipate a certain amount of failure. Our two big initiatives, AWS and Kindle — two big, clean-sheet initiatives — have worked out…

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The trick to being truly creative

“The trick to being truly creative, I’ve always maintained, is to be completely unselfconscious. To resist the urge to self-censor. To not-give-a-shit what anybody thinks. That’s why children are so good at it. And why people with Volkswagens, and mortgages, Personal Equity Plans and matching Louis Vuitton luggage are not.” Stop giving a shit what other people think and you will actually start to actualise your dreams. hat tip to Linds.

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Fred Schebesta’s Values

I have been recently really inspired with what Kate Horman is doing over at her blog and the personal journey of growth she is going through and one of those parts was that of stating and aligning herself to a values based life. I got thinking and realised that I have needed to write these for quite some time and I just wanted to share them with you. My values Uniqueness – I love being…

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How to actually solve environmental problems

This is how you solve the carbon dioxide problem on the earth. These are the steps you need to take to solve any environmental problem on earth. Get a business to solve the problem and make money. Get the government to support the business. Tesla has had quite a bit of financial help from the US government. Let the free market commoditise it. Problem solved. Core insight about the government trying to solve problems If…

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