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Overload: Will any shows from the Golden Age of TV endure?
“Milton, like Chaucer, Spenser, and Shakespeare before him, and like Wordsworth after him, simply overwhelmed the tradition and subsumed it. That is the strongest test for canonicity,” Bloom wrote. “The deepest truth about secular canon-formation is that it is performed by neither critics nor academies, let alone politicians. Writers, artists, composers themselves determine canons, by bridging between strong precursors and strong successors.”
society  canon  creativity  art  thinking  television  criticism  time  essentialism 
3 days ago by the_alt
Futures Tools conversation
Useful guides to having deep conversations around major industries.
future  consulting  thinking 
5 days ago by traggett
The New Rules of Talent Management
This is a great example of how design thinking transcends the design discipline. IBM found that creating a better employee experience (which they developed with direct feedback and input from employees themselves) had a direct positive impact on their client satisfaction scores and revenue. Design is a strategy!
article  design  future  of  work  employee  experience  hr  thinking 
8 days ago by elou
Design Thinking, Examined — Pentagram
Can design thinking help us understand design thinking?
design  thinking 
11 days ago by djtrischler
Design thinking in the classroom
Applications of design thinking in an educational context
design  thinking  design-thinking 
11 days ago by sevans59
Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking
The best advice I've ever gotten about thinking came from a private-company CEO who has a thirty-year track record that's up there with Warren Buffett's. One day he said to me, “Shane, most people don't actually think. They just take their first thought and go.”

We're all busy. We've got meetings, phone calls, texts, kids, spouses, parents, friends, and of course the ever-present email. Busyness has become an end in itself, and nothing is more dangerous. What my CEO friend meant was that people are losing the ability to think through a problem.

Most people schedule themselves like lawyers. They work in five- to eight-minute increments, scheduled back to back. The best part of their day is when they manage to sneak away for a quick coffee with a friend before heading into the next meeting they haven't had time to prepare for.

I actually schedule time to think. It sounds ridiculous, I know, but I protect this time as if my livelihood depended on it because it does. Sometimes I'm in the office and sometimes I'm in a coffee shop. I'm not always thinking about a problem that I'm wresting with. I'm often just thinking about things I already know or, more accurately, things I think I know. Setting aside time for thinking works wonders, not only for me but also for most of the people I've convinced to give it a try.
thinking  farnam 
11 days ago by abemaingi

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