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    "Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption."

    4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce
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    A researcher once got a bunch of people and showed them a bunch of Chinese ideograms. He asked them back a week later and said he was going to show them some they saw the week before and some they didn’t see. They were hopeless at identifying the ones from the week before. He tried it again but this time asked them to tell him the ones they liked best. When they picked the ones they liked, they were the ones they’d seen the week before.

    geometrydaily:

    #170 The solar system (sizes) – A new minimal geometric composition each day

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    Seasonal Fruit Infographic of the Day: Love fruit but hate doing research? Chasing Delicious has done the saintly work of compiling the seasonal availability of fruits, vegetables and herbs into a series of eye-pleasing infographics. Never eat an out-of-date date ever again.

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    Facebook is not very good at dealing with named groups, they’re not very good at saying, “We’ve got this book club and I’m a member and you’re not.” But membership is one of the precursors to a lot of social action. My bet is that the group pattern — the named group that can do things like open a bank account or take some kind of coordinated action in the world — is an overlooked pattern that someone is going to reinvent.

    On Bubbles, Facebook, and Playing for Keeps: 10 Questions With Clay Shirky | Wired Business | Wired.com

    “Essentially all models are wrong,” said George Pelham-Box, one of the most influential statisticians of the 20th century, “but some of them are useful.” Let’s remember that branding is only a model of the way that consumers think about products and services, so by definition, it’s wrong. But that doesn’t mean it’s not useful—so long as we don’t get carried away by imagining it’s the truth.

    Branding Talk Isn’t Helping Your Company. Here’s What Should Replace It | Co.Design: business innovation design

    Paul Adams explains What People Share (on Facebook)

    Introducing Surface, the world’s first ultra-tablook. Is Microsoft trying to be everything to everyone again, with too much compromise? Or will this be the iPad/MacBook Air killer? I love the magnetic keyboard cover, and many people will love the Office integration, but it will have to be a pretty flawless machine to make a dent. Can’t wait to read the hands-on reviews.

    How To Knoll: “The process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization.”

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