someone else will hire you to build theirs.
~ Farrah Gray
– nearly four-in-five American workers are currently employed by organizations born prior to 1995
-the rate of new firm formations fell significantly during this period—occurring because the number of new firms being formed each year (numerator) didn’t keep pace with the growth in the stock of total firms in the economy (denominator). The same was not true of firm exits, which did keep pace with the growth in total firms—allowing the firm failure rate to hold mostly steady before rising in the second half of the last decade.
~ The Other Aging of America: The Increasing Dominance of Older Firms by Ian Hathaway, Ennsyte Economics*, Robert Litan, The Brookings Institutio
Why are names like Soros, Gates and Rockefeller associated with ultraliberal causes? … What makes so many smart billionaires gravitate to primitive liberal positions one would normally associate with…?
Read More: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2002/0415/123.html
Memo: From Nick Hanauer. To: My Fellow Zillionaires
… like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries … Then I founded … And what do I see in our future now? … Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly. One day, somebody sets himself on fire, then thousands of people are in the streets, and before you know it, the country is burning. And then there’s no time for us to get to the airport and jump on our Gulfstream Vs and fly to New Zealand…
Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html
See also: Taking a look inside the secret leftist billionaires club By Tori Richards
‘Hard’ and ‘soft’ thinking are terms often associated with creativity and they reflect the neurological processes associated with different hemispheres of the brain. Research suggests that the right side of the brain is visual and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, looking first at the whole picture then the details (soft thinking). The other hemisphere – the left brain – is verbal and processes information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the whole (hard thinking) …The distinction between hard and soft thinking can be illustrated in the following way.
|Hard thinking||Soft thinking|
one right answer
black and white
differences and categories
many right answers
many shades of grey
similarities and connections
Roger Von Oech (1990) believes that creative thinking must be recognised as a process that involves both hard and soft thinking and that it is important to know when each is appropriate. He argues that every person has a ‘judge’ and an ‘artist’ within, and both are required in order to be creative. Even those who are very inventive, and thrive on spontaneity and uncertainty, also need to seek order and be analytical if they are to be successful. It is now believed that the most powerful creative thinking occurs when the left and right hemispheres of the brain combine to apply both generative and evaluative processes. Read more: http://www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk/resourcesandcpd/research/summaries/rsfosteringcreativity.asp
3D printing is all the rage these days, but for now, it’s mostly centered around little plastic doo-dads. The Mink ,,, is a bit different. The little printer lets users choose any color on the web, or in the real world, and using simple already-existing software, print that color into a blush, eye shadow, lip gloss or any other type of makeup… Moreover, drug stores offer an incredibly limited selection of colors and options. Because makeup isn’t the main driver of sales in a Walgreens, they get more universally loved colors like pinks and reds, and exclude consumers who want to be bold. More niche retailers like Sephora have a wide selection of colors, but at a much higher price. With Mink, users can satisfy the desire for instant gratification while still having access to any color in the world at an affordable price… The Mink costs less than $200, with plans to launch later in the year… Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/mink-is-a-3d-printer-for-makeup/
Google’s got its PR panties in a bunch again about its fancy $1,500 face computer. … Here’s a look at the myths Google officially doesn’t want circulating about its often mocked and hated on baby, plus what we think about them.
Myth 1 – Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world …
Myth 2 — Glass is always on and recording everything …
Myth 10 – Glass marks the end of privacy …
Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232463#