Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Loved this talk by Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits #TED : http://on.ted.com/j0mwG

A great talk on frugal innovation with amazing examples of how creative people many from informal training or some with very little training are improving peoples lives with smart creative disrupting innovations. A great talk if you already know about frugal innovation. Awesome if you are just hearing about it. Great ideas on how to structure your business for maximum market penitration in developing countries.

Id love nothing more than to see amazing long lasting life enhancing designs arising out of the skeletons of current expensive, fast burning technology.

Inspiring random acts of… well, randomness, since 1986

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Why do we exist, what is wrong with schools and business – Ricardo Semler

If you watch one TED talk ever it must be this one. Other than being an out right genius and a fantastic business success, this man gets life like no one else I’ve ever witnessed. Why wait until you are dying to do all the things you ever wanted to do? Why not start doing them now. Why are we married to our companies?

Truly inspiring and thought provoking. This is a wonderful start to the answer of how do we spend our lives.
Don’t start creating obstacles,just start thinking how we can live better, work better and be better, then implement from there.

Thought echos

I am not concerned over any one country or nation. None of them exist in isolation, though some hope to, largely to the detriment of the people therein.

I am concerned about humankind.

I am worried about the whole, we have enough people squabbling over tiny fractions for personal gain.

I want to make a larger contribution.

I want to be part of the free flow of ideas, the honey that can only be produced with the immense work of an enormous amount of individuals.

Free thinking.

Free to move.

Free to explore and create and tinker and play.

Free to be human beings.

Political borders stifle our collective future. We elect kings that rule over us in their land that we gave them.

We so quickly give up our right to self governance. Which makes it easier to accept and hand over authority of ourselves.

If the crowd wills it, it will be law.

I was borne to this planet, to this universe just as you were. Who is anyone to curb my wonderlust?

How dare they!?

No one would trust the majority of people in the world with their children, with their lives and yet these are the people we allow to choose rulers that determine the future of our children and of our lives.

Perhaps we trust to little. We expect too little from others.

We fear the freedom that self-governance and self-reliance would give us.

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

This is a wonderful article. Sometime we get so caught up in keeping up with the Jones’ that we forget all that we really have and all that we have been through. We are never the finished product unless we are dead, and there is some debate about that. There is time enough to grow and experience and enjoy those little things that are really the big things. Try to keep what is important in focus and let the rest sort itself out.

Thought Catalog

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 2.12.58 PMJocelyn Durston

  1. Youpaid the bills this month, and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belabored the checks as they went out, the point is thatthey did, and you figured it out regardless.
  2. You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.”
  3. You have a job. Forhowever many hours, at whatever rate, you are earning money that helps you eat something, sleep on something, wear something every day.It’s not failure if it doesn’t look the way you thought it would – you’re valuing your independence and taking responsibility for yourself.
  4. You have time to dosomething you enjoy. Even if “what you enjoy” is sitting on the couch…

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