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Creativeness by Experimentation: Peak Performance & Worldly Wisdom

How much do your genetics and your (cultural/social) background control your destiny?

The answer is ‘A lot!’… but things aren’t hopeless..

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Approximate Thinking Approximation Books Culture Fuzzy Thinking Incompleteness Innovation Knowledge Leadership Psychology Systems Thinking Work

How Lazy is John Galt? Ayn Rand, Approximate Thinking, Ideology, and Selling Books

Ayn Rand and Approximate Thinking?

Many people complain about the simplistic (and sometimes infantile) nature of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”… Still, the book is only less successful (in terms of distribution) than the bible. What explains this? I argue that it is the conflation of identities and political ideologies with ideas and thought.

Ultimately, laziness and approximate thinking are what made John Galt great! This is really the secret behind Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”.

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Is Success the result of Chance, Skill, or Effort? The Fuzzy Thinking behind the anger, values, and politics soup

Why is it that discussions on equal opportunities can easily get derailed into name-calling? What are the causes of success, and why are people so sensitive about them? Fuzzy thinking about work and politics, and an incomplete understanding can cause an unnecessary confusion.

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The Philosophy of Technology (Book): Themes & Thoughts on Technology and (Applied) Science

This is a short review of the book “Philosophy of Technology” by V. Dusek and its main themes and ideas. I’ve selected some interesting ideas to talk about, and included some excerpts from the book in the end.

Philosophy of Technology
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January Bits

Quotes, Links, Memes, and Readings from January 2022.

Topics include social media, consumer behavior, innovation, markets, trends, and education.

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Shein! Fast Fashion, Technology, and Innovation Lessons

Shein is now a very valuable fashion company! It has recorded 7 years of 100%+ sales growth, and is now large-enough to be compared to Zara & H&M (with much faster growth). It might not survive (this will depend on their brand evolution), but it is an interesting story.

Shein is a phenomenal growth story. Its (ultra-fast) growth reiterates important lessons on innovation. It also stresses the evolution of new business models and processes.

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Creativity Cultural and Creative Industries Cultural Products Culture Education Innovation

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