Monthly Archives: February 2006

Links for the Week – Feb. 18/06

The Music I Love: After complaining about Pandora’s music recommendations last Saturday (some readers find Pandora works just fine for them, BTW), I decided to try another tool called Last.fm recommended by reader Ed Dowding. It’s a lot more work, … Continue reading

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Health, Education, and Learned Helplessness

Model of an influenza virusOne of the greatest revelations that has come out of my research for my book The Natural Enterprise is something that should have been obvious, and should be obvious to all of us: Our education systems … Continue reading

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“That’s Not What I Meant”

Wired News has a report on research that suggests the tone, and often the intent, of half of all e-mail is misconstrued by readers. Part of this is the general imprecision of language itself (and our lack of skill in … Continue reading

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Three Things to Teach Your Children

When I say “your” children I don’t mean just your biological children, but rather all the young people that you have contact with — students, recruits, the children of friends. I believe that part of the reason for the dissociation … Continue reading

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Who We Are

If we had any real idea how utterly alone and separate each of us is, it would likely drive us mad. When we talk with someone, we think we understand what they are saying, what they mean, what they are … Continue reading

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Eight Ways Your Innovation Program Can Go Wrong

Innovation & Creativity Model ©2006 Dave Pollard & Meeting of Minds(see explanation at end of this article) The Doblin Group, whose model of the Ten Types of Innovation I’ve described before, has written an interesting article on eight ways innovation … Continue reading

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Sustainability, Cradle to Cradle

I‘ve written before about the need to merge Bill McDonough’s cradle-to-cradle, zero-waste approach to the design of buildings, communities and systems, with a grassroots, bottom-up reinvention of business as natural enterprise, and cited his wonderful Hanover Principles for sustainable urban … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – Feb. 11/06

Photo: Melina Mara, Washington Post Canada’s Dirty Oil: If you want to know the real reason that incoming Canadian prime minister Harper plans to renege on Canada’s commitment to Kyoto, the answer can be found in the Pembina Institute’s report … Continue reading

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Anomie Society: Disengagement, Dissociation and Attention Deficit

Yesterday’s article on the disengagement of half of the US population has me wondering, again, whether the cause of this, and some of the other strange manifestations of our time, is stress — too many people jammed unnaturally close together … Continue reading

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Why Both Conservatives and Progressives Are Out of Touch With Mainstream Americans

Trust a Canadian to unearth the reason why both conservatives and liberals feel angry and under siege in America. Pollster Michael Adams, whose last book Fire & Ice explained the growing divergence of values between Americans and Canadians, now dissects … Continue reading

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