Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

One approach for seeing possible improvements for your work is to study beyond your industry. Selecting “the one right one” to study is less important than selecting something and starting. Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Paleopoo: Recent studies of fossilized faeces of prehistoric humans reveal that for our first million years we were vegetarians, and specifically fruit-eaters.

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

I’ve walked the hilly residential streets of Valparaiso, studying the intentional and invited graffiti, while stepping around cat after cat. They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

A photo of a Water Boatman on a pond-life chart might help you to recognise it, but won’t have the same impact as actually lifting one from the pond in your net, so that you can study it live under the microscope (in pond water of course!).

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island. If you want to learn how to write dialogue that brings out a character’s personality and passions, study this.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found a study looking at the influence of our smartphone use for work purposes and its influence on stress and burnout. The paper is called Smartphone Use, Work–Home Interference, and Burnout: A Diary Study on the Role of Recovery.

2018 130

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

” This is where most mediocre Net-Map studies start, with a question that is not quite on target, often too big (sometimes too small), two or three questions in one or using language that is easy to misunderstand. Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think.

2018 116

Winter rhythm 2018-2019


With the sports and other activities, my preference usually goes into those in the beginning or end of the day, so that the kids can have a few uninterrupted hours to study in own rhythm, to do a project, to meet people or to go a field/musea/garden trip. September-October are always transitional months, where travel and projects with inner rhythm give space to the weekly structure of externals clubs, sports and lessons (see previous winter seasons ).

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly.

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