Future of Learning
As a design thinker, I definitely think the ability to solve big problems is hugely important. My main task at work is to teach how to solve big hairy problems with fun. No-one really knows how to solve problems collaboratively and how important it is to start with hundreds of bad ideas. Watch this short video to learn why we also must teach students how to solve big problems.
Here’s one of only 3 newsletters I really read: Briefingday. Every day they send you 10 Internet finds that are simply worth sharing. Today, they sent the great chart “The Economics behind Coffee” in there.
Never Run Out of Things to Say
Here’s a fantastic video that shows how to never run out of things to say. In this video, they are looking at one of the most charismatic people in the world, and that person is Craig Ferguson.
The First Non-Fiction Book I Read
The book A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson was the very first non-fiction book that I read 17 years ago. I still have some quotes from this book:
Of the billions and billions of species of living thing that have existed since the dawn of time, most — 99.99 percent — are no longer around. Life on Earth, you see, is not only brief but dismayingly tenuous. It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.
Quote I Love — 1
“If the event must occur, Amor fati (a love of fate) is the response. Don’t waste a second looking back at your expectations. Face forward, and face it with a smug little grin.” — The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
This one doesn’t need an explanation, yet it’s the hardest advice to follow. I try to go through my life with the Amor Fati mindset, completely accepting whatever happens to me.
Quote I Love — 2
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. — Cicero
Which means: In life, you just need a project you love, you need some empty space (meditation) and something to learn. That’s life.
Have a good day, all!