Monthly Archives: June 2012
The power of negative thinking
Nice time-lapse trailer for Oliver Burkeman’s new book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking There’s a long tradition in philosophy and spirituality that’s about embracing negativity, about easing up on all this positive thinking, and learning… Continue reading
The effect of gravity on a Slinky
If you loved watching the Slinky walk down the stairs as a kid, watch this crazy video on what else the Slinky does and why.
Phillip Schuster’s Skate Villa, Salzburg: hunting lodge turned indoor skate park
Forbes Magazine’s article on useless business jargon
“The Most Annoying, Pretentious And Useless Business Jargon” by Forbes Magazine‘s Max Mallet, Brett Nelson and Chris Steiner. Agree. Read it!
The Elvis of Cultural Theory, Slavoj Zizek
Humanity is OK, but 99% of people are boring idiots – Slavoj Zizek Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic, interviewed by Decca Aitkenhead for the launch of his new book Less Than Nothing. Kooky, straight-shooting and sage. >> The… Continue reading
The expert opinion on financial advice (or not)
Well, now it’s proven: the stock market is a gamble and listening to a fund manager is not necessarily better than consulting a crystal ball. Apparently Warren Buffett agrees. >> The Economist / Not so expert: The need for financial… Continue reading
The presentation: Reggie Watts @ TED
Watch this before you do any public speaking.