هل تبادرت لك صورة الحليب الأحمر عندما قرأت عنوان هذا الكتاب؟ قلت لك ألّا تفكّر بحليب أحمر! هذا كتاب يثير فضولك، يغيّر من نمط تفكيرك، يخيّب أملك بنفسك، ومن ثمّ يعيد ثقتك بها. يحبطك ويضحك عليك لتضحك أنت عليه بعدها. هو كتاب لا أرقام للصفحات فيه. فهرسه غريب ورسومه غريبة وألوانه أغرب. كتاب يجيب عن أسئلة جديدة، عميقة، غريبة وتستحق منّا التّفكّر. لماذا نتصرّف كما … Continue reading كتاب لا تفكّر في حليب أحمر!
“One myth is that only special people are creative. This is not true. Everyone is born with tremendous capacities for creativity. The trick is to develop these capacities. Creativity is very much like literacy. We take it for granted that nearly everybody can learn to read and write. If a person can’t read or write, you don’t assume that this person is incapable of it, … Continue reading Creativity is VERY MUCH LIKE literacy
“A nanometer is very small indeed, but it’s not the smallest thing around. If you have a nanometer, you can have half of one. There is indeed a picometer, which is a thousandth of a nanometer. Then there is an attometer, which is a millionth of a nanometer. And there is a femtometer, which is a billionth of a nanometer: a billionth of a billionth … Continue reading A Nanometer
“In some countries, including those of the emerging economies, almost half the population is under 25. In others, especially the older industrialized countries, the population is aging.7 Many are experiencing extremely slow growth and even natural decrease because death rates have risen above birth rates. By mid 2010, deaths exceeded births in thirteen European countries including Russia, Germany, Latvia and Serbia…” Robinson, Ken. “Out of … Continue reading Population, Cont.
“Yet some companies and leaders navigate this type of world exceptionally well. They don’t merely react; they create. They don’t merely survive; they prevail. They don’t merely succeed; they thrive. They build great enterprises that can endure. We do not believe that chaos, uncertainty, and instability are good; companies, leaders, organizations, and societies do not thrive on chaos. But they can thrive in chaos.” Jim, … Continue reading Thrive *n Chaos
“Andy Hargadon, head of the entrepreneurship center at the University of California–Davis, says that for many people “twenty years of experience” is really one year of experience repeated twenty times.20 If you’re in permanent beta in your career, twenty years of experience actually is twenty years of experience because each year will be marked by new, enriching challenges and opportunities. Permanent beta is essentially a … Continue reading Twenty years of experience?
“In some countries net immigration provides the only population growth. The United States is the third most populous nation in the world, behind China and India with a current population of 309 million. An estimated 4.3 million babies were born in the USA during 2007 and the population increased by an estimated 1.2 million people. According to the US Census Bureau projections, the US population … Continue reading Immigration in the face of Population
“Imagine the past 3000 years as the face of a clock with each of the 60 minutes representing a period of 50 years. Until three minutes ago, the history of transport was dominated by the horse, the wheel and the sail.” Robinson, Ken. “Out of Our Minds.” Continue reading Facing the Revolution, The Age of Speed
“I think it is because most people believe that intelligence and creativity are entirely different things, that we can be very intelligent and not very creative or very creative and not very intelligent. For me, this identifies a fundamental problem. A lot of my work with organizations is about showing that intelligence and creativity are blood relatives. I firmly believe that you can’t be creative … Continue reading On Intelligence and Creativity