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Getting back on. Moodscope blog.
We can't be good at everything. My clarinet lessons didn't do much for me. I was always the last one to be picked for sports teams at school. There is something to be said for tenacity, however - for sticking at something through thick and thin - and to do this when it feels as if you are failing, I think you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.
success  tenacity  Inspiration  talent 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas
"This phenomenon is one of the most important things you can understand about startups. You'd expect big startup ideas to be attractive, but actually they tend to repel you. And that has a bunch of consequences. It means these ideas are invisible to most people who try to think of startup ideas, because their subconscious filters them out. Even the most ambitious people are probably best off approaching them obliquely."
business  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  startup  ideas  inspiration 
april 2012 by tsuomela
One small question that can change your life - The M.A.P. Maker
"Is this choice moving me closer or distancing me from my goal?"

Simple as that. One little question with two potential answers, asked over and over and over again, will effectively keep you on track and moving in the right direction. You can replace "goal" with "the life I want to create," or "my vision," or whatever else your big picture inspiration might look like, but the basic concept is the same. "
self-help  inspiration  tips  choice 
august 2011 by tsuomela
The Art of Scientific and Technological Innovations : Art of Science Learning
"Most people are at a loss to be able to identify any useful connections between arts and sciences. This ignorance is appalling. Arts provide innovations through analogies, models, skills, structures, techniques, methods, and knowledge. Arts don't just prettify science or make technology more aesthetic
creativity  arts  art  science  inspiration  invention  novelty  learning  education  innovation 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » The Pyramid Method: A Simple Strategy For Becoming Exceptionally Good
"I call this general technique the Pyramid Method. I claim that it’s a powerful approach for anyone looking to transform an interest or natural talent into an expertise that cannot be ignored. Regardless of the pursuit in question, if you want to take it someplace serious, follow Chris’s example. This means:

Pick a single relevant venue to join at the entry level and work to increase your standing.
Make sure the venue offers clear metrics on your progress
school  success  practice  deliberate  productivity  inspiration  strategy  learning 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Steven Pressfield Online
Author of "Gates of Fire" and "The War of Art"
author  writing  writer  fiction  art  inspiration  passion 
february 2011 by tsuomela
RSA - Home
For over 250 years the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.
We encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues. Our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and our work is supported by a 27,000 strong Fellowship - achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive social change.
The RSA is registered as a charity in England and Wales no. 212424 and in Scotland no. SC037784
england  arts  charity  non-profit  commerce  innovation  inspiration  research  uk 
june 2010 by tsuomela | Where Open Source Multiplies
We want to shine a light on the places where the open source way is multiplying ideas and effort, even beyond technology. We believe that will be a gathering place for many of the open source stories we'd like to share--through articles, audio, web presentations, video, or open discussion.
open-source  community  software  business  collaboration  inspiration  news  redhat  linux 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Motionographer | Sharing the best in motion graphics, design, animation, filmmaking and visual effects
Motionographer (pronounced like “oceanographer”) seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers by sharing:
outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students
feature stories that give readers a closer look at influential studios and individuals
commentary that sparks discussion or introspection about the creative process
miscellaneous items that Motionographer contributors find interesting
animation  art  graphics  illustration  inspiration  filmmaking  reference  video  visual  effects  weblog-group 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » How to Get Into Stanford with B's on Your Transcript: Failed Simulations & the Surprising Psychology of Impressiveness
The Failed Simulation Effect - Accomplishments that are hard to explain can be much more impressive than accomplishments that are simply hard to do.

This is the secret of Steve. He’s not brilliant. super passionate, or ultra-hard working — instead, he accomplished something that’s hard to explain. This is why he is more impressive than David, even though his high school career required less time devoted to extracurricular activities.
inspiration  education  career  hacks  school  study  academia  fame  success  graduate-school 
march 2010 by tsuomela
American Exceptionalism Strikes Again | Angry Bear
Comments on an graph comparing international health-care outcomes based on cost, doctors visits, etc. Puts a lot of information into a unique graph.
health-care  medicine  reform  visualization  graphics  information  statistics  international  comparison  design  ideas  inspiration 
december 2009 by tsuomela
The Symphony of Science - Spreading scientific knowledge and philosophy through music
The Symphony of Science is a musical project by John Boswell designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. Here you can watch music videos, download songs, read lyrics and find links relating to the messages conveyed by the music. (autotuning Carl Sagan and more).
video  music  science  inspiration  universe  education  astronomy  sagan  carl  autotune 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces
A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces. Typedia is a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces.
typography  fonts  reference  design  directory  inspiration  resources  wiki  type  typesetting 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias: A New Day
Sometime in the next week - January 1st if you have that available, or maybe January 3rd or 4th if the weekend is more convenient - I suggest you hold a New Day, where you don't do anything old.

Don't read any book you've read before. Don't read any author you've read before. Don't visit any website you've visited before. Don't play any game you've played before. Don't listen to familiar music that you already know you'll like. If you go on a walk, walk along a new path even if you have to drive to a different part of the city for your walk. Don't go to any restaurant you've been to before, order a dish that you haven't had before. Talk to new people (even if you have to find them in an IRC channel) about something you don't spend much time discussing.
inspiration  novelty  ideals  ideas 
january 2009 by tsuomela
TED Talks: 2008 TED Prize wish: Once Upon a School
Dave Eggers describes 826 Valencia project to help tutor kids with writing.
education  school  teaching  inspiration  talk  community 
august 2008 by tsuomela
Portable Muse: Never Run Out of Ideas Again | D*I*Y Planner
Portable Muse is a small bound notebook filled with images and quotes and questions that will never allow you to go without a quick jolt of inspiration.
creativity  inspiration  writing  art  journal 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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