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People are like waves, we all want to get to the beach!

Mind, future, now!

Do you regularly… Open twenty plus tabs in Chrome? Comment on bad design? Overthink standardized test? Connect the dots for meaning? See the bigger picture? If you answered “yes” twice, read Daniel Pink’s  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers will rule the future. Why … Continue reading

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Design, innovation & our future: why should we care?

We are by our nature curious! We see patterns, ask question, and draw conclusions. Continue reading

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Tofu Sweet Potato Pancakes

Tofu at breakfast? What was that the question again? Wow, yes, that sounds interesting, maybe next time, or are you kidding me. Yes, that used to be me too. I get it, many of us still view tofu as that dish … Continue reading

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If you are looking for innovative learning, don’t rely on a GPS

I recently spent a week in the Bay Area with a group of colleagues researching innovative learning. We visited half dozen schools, took in the Exploratorium, stopped by IDEO, the Stanford D School, Apple’s Executive Briefing Centre, and attended the … Continue reading

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job or opportunity

“Where does it say that on the job description?”  “Why don’t other people have to do this?”  “I didn’t sign up for this…” You can treat your job two ways. One, it’s a list of tasks to get through each … Continue reading

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hiring people, two ways

You can write a detailed job description and then wait for the right person to apply. This is our list of skills we need. You will do X and Y, posses Z years experience, and here’s a smidgen about us. It’s very … Continue reading

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Tofu, invention, moving on, and rebounding

I frequented this small place in Beijing, which served inventive dishes. Their egg white wrapped tofu and walnut prawns both supplied visual texture and firm mouth feel. They served other dishes too; yet, one day the two dish were gone. They explained … Continue reading

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