Turning Learning Right Side Up — Ackoff & Greenberg

Standard education systems are broken: Turning Learning Right Side Up points towards a way of fixing them. It argues that the current system of education was designed for purposes that no longer make sense. (Ken Robinson’s TED talk Do schools kill … Continue reading

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The regeneration projects of the past…

The regeneration projects of the past decade … appear to solve only the first-world problems of the monocultural illuminati who created them. www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/27/arch… #townplanning #fb

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“we took ordinary children and made…

“we took ordinary children and made them into liars, simply by telling them they were smart.”
Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-minds… via @brainpicker

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The Road to Serfdom — Friedrich Hayek

“Freddie” Hayek is, of course, famous for the epic rap battles between him and his arch-nemesis, the maverick economist and Bloomsbury groupie John Maynard Keynes. Keynes may have been more charismatic, but Hayek had the edge in writing. The Road … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Joan Didion

This classic book of essays is divided into three parts. The first part covers California in the 1960s. This makes the sixties seem just as crazy as their reputation — Didion lived through some turbulent times back then so I’m … Continue reading

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Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction — Susan Blackmore

This is a nice pocket-sized guide to consciousness. Actually it’s a guide to the problem of consciousness, since there is no consensus on what consciousness is or even exactly what the word means. Blackmore is even-handed regarding the various competing … Continue reading

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Towns and cities need social spaces….

Towns and cities need social spaces. www.nzgeo.com/stories/a-third-place/ #fb

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Happy Tau Day. Yes, pi is STILL wrong….

Happy Tau Day. Yes, pi is STILL wrong. tauday.com/ #tauday #tau #pi #fb via ifttt.com/recipes/414895-tweet-about-tau-day

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Demian — Hermann Hesse

Demian is very mysterious and alluring. This book is about him and his influence on the narrator — they first meet when they are both schoolboys. Demian then turns up repeatedly as the years go by, gradually taking the narrator … Continue reading

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Blink — Malcolm Gladwell

Snap judgements are surprisingly accurate. Even the ones we make without knowing how. Even the ones we make when we don’t even know we are doing it: “I just had a bad feeling about him, I can’t explain it”. This … Continue reading

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