Tuesday, March 31, 2009

alan watts and the journey

I have always admired Alan Watts and used his books way in the distant past to help me understand life's journey. Here in a brief (2min) video Alan narrates a cartoon titled Music and Life. enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Michael Jordan - on Failure

This puts another twist on the old proverb:
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Simplicity Cycle by Dan Ward

Most cliches find their origin in truth, and 'less is more' is one that rings true to me.

Dan Ward succinctly shows us that increased complexity does not inherently equal increased goodness and instructs us on how to walk that fine line while still innovating.

Thoughts Illustrated: The Simplicity Cycle - A manifesto

Now the manifesto has been published as an ebook( free)and a paperback($9.95)

Dan's version 1.0 is shown here

And version 2.0 was in the manifesto.

I have downloaded the ebook and will also buy the paperback for my library and I encourage you to do the same. To get the book link below:

The Simplicity Cycle by Dan Ward (Book) in Engineering:


Armano again - This time on the Passion Files.

This slideshare audiocast illustrates the use of SlideShare audio casting and David's unique ability to use his Library of visuals to support his responses to interviewer Sean's questions.

I will be subscribing to both David's blog and Sean Howard's Passion Files to keep my passion for visual thinking up to speed and up to date.

Take a look - 11 minutes and worth it.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Concept Workers - Visual Thinkers?

From Tony Karrer's blog:

"That's why I'm liking the idea of referring to work that involves figuring out unknowns as concept work and the people doing this work as concept workers."
Concept Worker : eLearning Technology

Concept workers need visuality. ( a term coined by Kevin Kelly here Thoughts Illustrated: Kevin Kelley on Visuality ( NYT)


Monday, March 02, 2009

A new take on a famous optical illusion

Here's a new way to visualize this famous optical illusion - Youtube it!



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