20 Years Under the Sun is the authorized history of the largest theatrical producer in the world and its founder, Guy Laliberte. Written by Tony Babinsky, the book features stunning color photographs and explains the rise from a humble performing group to a successful multinational. In hindsight, it is easier to answer questions like how that happened, and why. But, in one… View Post
TUESDAY LINKS ~ Reads on Writing & Better Living: Why experts reject creativity?
Quote of the day Science advances one funeral at a time ~Phisicist MAX PLANCK BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS The rival wears Prada: Is luxury consumption a female competition strategy?, NCBI CREATIVITY Why experts reject creativity?, The Atlantic NUTRITION 9 facts you didn’t know about pistachios (The Roman Cookery Book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking), Self SOCIAL SCIENCES How to make ideas survive with… View Post
How to make ideas survive with the principles of success
Chip Heath & Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick, are interested in how effective ideas are constructed—what make some ideas stick and others disappear. In this way, they tell us that what stick is systematic creativity. Highly creative ads are more predictable than uncreative ones. It’s like Tolstoy’s quote: ‘All happy families resemble each other, but each unhappy family is… View Post
Should prizes keep existing, give them to the young. Go, Malala, go!
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, she stated in her memoir. She won 2014 Nobel Peace Price. She is only seventeen years old. Therefore, she is the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Just saying upfront: I don’t believe in the Nobel Prize (nor in the majority… View Post
MONDAY LINKS ~ Reads on Writing & Better Living: The brain wants variation to better learn
Quote of the day You’re spending a lot of effort to just staying there, when there are other ways to make the learning more efficient, fun and interesting. The brain wants variation. ~BENEDICT CAREY FREEDOM Give Catalonia its freedom to vote, The Independent TECHNOLOGY Comedy club uses facial recognition to charge by the laugh, CNBC PSYCHOLOGY To better learn, the… View Post