Incredibly Smart Use of Technology

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Design, Empowerment, Inspiration, Social, Technology | No Comments

From, Only Children Can See the Secret Anti-Abuse Message On This Ad | Health on GOOD

This is an amazing campaign. The outdoor posters carry two messages, one for adults and one for kids. The amazing part of it comes from the kids message being hidden from adults.

It’s a brilliant example of audience/user centered design.

Only Children Can See the Secret Anti-Abuse Message On This Ad | Health on GOOD.

How to travel the world for free

This is a really cool project. A photographer has decided to travel the world for free by trading his photography for the essentials — food, shelter and transportation.

Oh, and the site is a pretty cool experience too!

The Pixel Trade.

The Thought Leader Interview: Douglas Conant

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Empowerment, Insights & Reflections | No Comments

This is a great interview with the former CEO of Campbell, Nabisco, General Mills and Kraft talks about how corporate transformation happens when you have engaged leadership who believe and live the transformation giving the rest of the company something to emulate.

He points to big changes like transitioning “executive compensation [to] longer-term goals. A major share of a leader’s salary was linked to long-term compensation, based on Campbell’s total shareholder returns versus a peer group of companies, over a rolling three-year period. That kept people sufficiently focused on the future. I think that kind of balance needs to find its way more fully into the corporate sector. Yes, people need to be rewarded in the short term; they have bills to pay. But they also need to be sufficiently dispassionate about everyday issues, so that they can build a greater company tomorrow as well.”

Finally, he talks about the necessity for a strong social responsibility platform. It builds a strong reputation which in turn has positive impacts on employee engagement and marketplace performance.

The Thought Leader Interview: Douglas Conant.

School Reform for Realists

This is a great article profiling three examples of business/education partnerships, what’s working and what’s not.

Here are some of the highlights.

Business/education partnerships should:

• Be set up so that all aspects of the project are transparent to outsiders, even if corporations profit from the R&D

• Foster experimentation, because it is not always clear in advance which ideas and projects will work best

• Establish in-depth training for every new technology, with businesspeople and educators learning from each other

• Bring together school leaders, teachers, nonprofits, and business collaborators to brainstorm and plan innovative efforts

• Focus attention on the problems that school leaders and teachers identify as important

• Foster a participative staff and student culture that echoes the best of the business culture around them

• Document successes and failures so that other schools can learn from them.

You may have to create a free account to read this article. Or you can download the full PDF here.

School Reform for Realists.

Why Is the Most Popular TED Talk of All Time About Education? | Creativity on GOOD

Is it really that surprising that this is the most watched video on TED?

Even if you have seen this video it’s worth watching again. If you haven’t it’s DEFINITELY worth watching for the first time!

Why Is the Most Popular TED Talk of All Time About Education? | Creativity on GOOD.

Corporate Social Responsibility vs. True Sustainability – DAL – November 2011 – Dallas Metroplex

Love this story. Especially this part:

“She approached one of the forklift operators, who was also on his coffee break and they struck up a conversation. She asked the fellow what it was that he did there in the factory. The forklift operator replied, “I come to work each day and save the planet.” When she asked him what he meant, he told her about his role in the company to reduce waste and save raw materials, and how this ultimately made the planet better for his children.”

After watching Ray Anderson give his TED talk it’s no surprise his employees believe they are making the world a better place. Might want to have a box of tissues near by.

Corporate Social Responsibility vs. True Sustainability – DAL – November 2011 – Dallas Metroplex.

To Hear Beck’s New Album, Learn to Play an Instrument | Music on GOOD

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Empowerment, Inspiration, The Little Things | No Comments

Open source at its most open!

“…Beck’s latest project is a uniquely ambitious and imaginative endeavor. …Beck will issue a new collection of songs not in recorded form, but as 20 booklets containing sheet music for others to play.”

To Hear Beck’s New Album, Learn to Play an Instrument | Music on GOOD.

Regret can be a good thing

“If we have goals and dreams and we want to do our best, and if we love people and we don’t want to hurt them or lose them, we should feel pain when things go wrong. The point isn’t to live without any regrets, the point is to not hate ourselves for having them… We need to learn to love the flawed, imperfect things that we create, and to forgive ourselves for creating them. Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly — it reminds us that we know we can do better.”
– Kathryn Schulz

» How to Meditate Daily :zenhabits

I’ve been meditating on and off for a few years now. When I’m on I definitely feel a change compared to when I’m off.

This article presents a simple and easy way to create to the habit.

Enjoy!

» How to Meditate Daily :zenhabits.