But when you get a no, you have to take it with class … You need to keep the...– Fred Wilson, Getting a No. I always appreciate an honest and direct no, instead of being strung along. (via alexismichelle)
This complex world has made us over-emphasize How-based thinking and education....– Frank Chimero i love this frank fella. (via heyamberrae)
A School For Digital Kids →
Nearly every aspect of life at Quest to Learn is thus designed to be gamelike, even when it doesn’t involve using a computer. Students don’t receive grades but rather achieve levels of expertise, denoted on their report cards as “pre-novice,” “novice,” “apprentice,” “senior” and “master.” They are enlisted to do things like defeat villains and lend a hand to struggling aliens, mostly by working in...
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.– Mark Twain (via likesandlaunch)
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.– Ken Robinson (from a Great TED talk in which Ken discusses how schools kill creativity. h/t Nick)
GirlDevelopIT: Introducing "Foundations for... →
The Gong Show: Thoughts on Social Altruism as a... →
thegongshow: I’ve been thinking about the dynamics behind social gaming and whether or not they are sustainable. I don’t have a clear cut answer, but blogging my way through my thought process will hopefully produce some insights. Lets assume we’re friends (and if you’re reading this blog, we likely are… I think it’s important to be clear about the meaning of...
Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
Mark Birch. Strong Opinions.: The Minimally Viable... →
marksbirch: When thinking through what questions to ask investors regarding what they may want to see in a pitch, you may find yourself a bit stumped. While there are a ton of available resources, there is also a lot of contradictory information. It helps if you build an initial deck with some of the…
The attributes that make great entrepreneurs, the experts say, are common in...– Just Manic Enough - Seeking Perfect Entrepreneurs - NYTimes.com (via heyamberrae) Yes! And more often than not, the reason it hasn’t been done yet is because everyone is sitting around asking why hasn’t it been done yet. Assuming that if they’ve had the thought, someone else must...
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were...– Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last so true. read the whole article, it’s a goodie. (thanks Bekah for sending to me!)
On repeat in my life soundtrack all day today: I want to annoy And i’m going to enjoy it Merely cause we’re bored Merely because we’re bored Cause all you do is hope You’re all fucking hopeless And it’s the Lord of the Flies all over again It’s the Lord of the Flies all over again Can’t get enough of it.
Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.– Paul Brandt (h/t dave brown)
Likes & Launch: Personality Test Says... →
likesandlaunch: Adventurers are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world. How to Get Along with Me * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom. * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter. * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories. * Don’t try… Same for me… 7 points for #7 (Adventurer). 6 for #5 (Thinker/Observer)....