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Why Cross-Pollinating Your Work, Works

Presently we call the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company 3M, and Dick Drew’s insight in the early 1920’s wasn’t an anomaly, it is the type of innovation that has defined 3M as a company. What made them so consistently creative and innovative? …3M has a “flexible attention” policy. In most companies, flexible attention means goofing off on the company dime. In 3M it means playing a game, taking a nap, or going for a walk across an extensive campus to admire the deer. 3M knows that creative ideas don

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Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald

Doubly so for my country.

One of the great achievements of free society in a stable democracy is that many people, for much of the time, need not think about politics at all. The president of a free country may dominate the news cycle many days — but he is not omnipresent — and because we live under the rule of law, we can afford to turn the news off at times. A free society means being free of those who rule over you — to do the things you care about, your passions, your pastimes, your loves — to exult in that blessed space where politics doesn’t intervene. In that sense, it seems to me, we already live in a country with markedly less freedom than we did a month ago. It’s less like living in a democracy than being a child trapped in a house where there is an abusive and unpredictable father, who will brook no reason, respect no counter-argument, admit no error, and always, always up the ante until catastrophe inevitably strikes. This is what I mean by the idea that we are living through an emergency.

Source: Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald

Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald

As the Polish dissident Adam Michnik once said: “In the life of every honorable man comes a difficult moment … when the simple statement that this is black and that is white requires paying a high price.” The price Michnik paid was years in prison. American journalists cannot risk a little access or a nasty tweet for the same essential civic duty?

Source: Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald

The Dark Side Of Jollibee’s Valentine’s Video ‘Vow’ | Celebs | Online Home Of Fun, Fearless Pinays | Cosmopolitan Magazine Philippines | Cosmo.ph

“An annoying mental condition in which a heterosexual man concocts oversimplified ideas why women aren’t flocking to him in droves. Typically this male will whine and complain about how women never want to date them because he is ‘too nice’ or that he is average in appearance. He often targets a woman who is already in a relationship; misrepresenting his intentions of wanting to be her friend and having the expectation that he is owed more than friendship because he is such a good listener. He is prone to brooding over this and passive aggressive behavior.”

Source: The Dark Side Of Jollibee’s Valentine’s Video ‘Vow’ | Celebs | Online Home Of Fun, Fearless Pinays | Cosmopolitan Magazine Philippines | Cosmo.ph

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – Motherboard

The strength of their modeling was illustrated by how well it could predict a subject’s answers. Kosinski continued to work on the models incessantly: before long, he was able to evaluate a person better than the average work colleague, merely on the basis of ten Facebook “likes.” Seventy “likes” were enough to outdo what a person’s friends knew, 150 what their parents knew, and 300 “likes” what their partner knew. More “likes” could even surpass what a person thought they knew about themselves. On the day

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Singapore is ‘organized as hell,’ but the Philippines is where the party is – Weekender

The not-so-little-anymore parking-lot fair grew its audience to 22,000 in 2016 from 6,000 in its inaugural edition. From occupying a single floor of The Link Carpark in Ayala Center, the fair, now on its fifth year, is taking over four levels. Satellite activities, collectively dubbed “10 Days of Art,” will spill out into the city from Feb. 9 to 19. The highlight: the projection of James Nares’ Street on the facade of Ayala Tower One & Exchange Plaza, marking the video installation’s Asia premiere and its first non-museum showing. The number of participating galleries has almost doubled from 24 in 2013 to this year’s 46, with 12 coming from other countries.

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