Inpiration

May 28, 2013
Learning Children

God Bless the Child

We need to learn more from children, especially what makes them passionate about learning. Arden Hayes is a little boy with a passion for US presidential history. At age 5, he knows more about the holders of America’s chief office than, I would wager, many graduate students slogging through advanced […]
April 30, 2013
Kevin Kelly

The Period of Awesomeness

Kevin Kelly is one of Wired Magazine’s great scribes. Recently, he went on a photo journalistic walkabout in San Francisco’s booming SoMa (South of Market) start up quarter. The neighborhood is a honeycomb of now trendy warehouses and lofts, the perfect work and design space for young paradigm shifters. Kelly […]
April 17, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg

Two Sides of the Same Female Empowerment Coin: Sheryl Sandberg & Dr. Anita

Empowering more women as a means of enabling greater economic prosperity and social gains across the board is so obvious on many levels. Anything that self-evident can lull us into a complacent mood. When news comes along that moves the dial again, we really ought to perk up our ears. […]
April 11, 2013
Bjørn Lomborg

Of the Green & the Glossy

Bjørn Lomborg is a curious fellow as many dissenters are. He’s part of the priesthood of influential environmentalists, but also expends a great deal of energy attacking green folly. There’s more to the mention of “expends energy” than alliteration. Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, isn’t signing on to Earth […]
September 18, 2012

Thinking Outside of the Box

A fantastic, inspiring piece appeared on the BBC website recently detailing how advancements in technology are helping people with disabilities in ways that were unfathomable even a decade ago. Having done some research on a groundbreaking Swedish company called Tobii – who specialize in eye-tracking controlled computers – it’s safe to saythat […]
July 1, 2012
TED Talks - Ideas Worth Spreading

A World of Inspiration

Since 1984, TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conferences have been inspiring listeners with head-scratching ideas on technology, science, politics and finance. It’s hard to think of this modern phenomena dating back that long – one which has seen Stephen Hawking, Bono, Bill Gates, Al Gore and many other ‘importants’ addressing a […]
May 23, 2012
TPS-Logo

Community Spirit

It’s a great feeling being inspired by an idea, and those implementing it – especially when it benefits a local community. Having seen a recent British documentary about a new-paradigm grocery store in London, dubbed The People’s Supermarket, it put a smile on this writer’s face to see a quality, […]
January 30, 2012
John Lewis

John Lewis: a successful business model for the future

An amazing photograph appeared recently in The Guardian newspaper – the shot consisted of the MD of John Lewis, addressing hundreds of his ‘partners’ at a new branch opening in London. What makes the shot interesting is the fact that his partners are employees that share in the ownership of the […]