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Is there a biological advantage to being awestruck? Jason Silva synthesizes recent research and opinion.
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“…the most effective way to rejuvenate your brain.” The science of how power naps actually work – and why you should invest in them.
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I started wondering: is there an invisible language of ideas? Could there be an unseen hierarchy hidden in that language? What qualities actually make a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ idea? Could you visualize and plot the most popular words used to describe ideas? Would that unveil the structure? And would doing that be a ‘nice’ idea? Or a ‘terrible’ one?
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A video summarizing one of the chapters from John Hunt’s incredibly inspiring book “The Art of the Idea” This vid: “You get SUNRISE or SUNSET people”
Check out the site for more videos or to get a copy of the book. http://www.theartoftheidea.com
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The scales for what qualifies as pretty and useful change depending on the application and purpose, but you always aim for the same quadrant. The best data graphics come from those who are able to find the right balance between aesthetics and utility.
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I got these points about: Random rules for ideas worth spreading by Seth Godin in the mail this morning and thought to share it… If you’ve never heard of Seth follow the link to his site and subscribe to his mailing list. He always has some kind of knowledge, something inciteful, or a well-thought-out opinion to share :-) Hope this particular article helps you as it has me. Enjoy.
If you’ve got an idea worth spreading, I hope you’ll consider this random assortment of rules. Like all rules, some are made to be broken, but still…