Tag: learning

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Sympathy for the Tinkerer

Tinkering gets a bad rap and I am making it my personal mission to rehabilitate the term. I keep an eye out for articles about tinkering and it is dismaying to see tinkerers getting the same raw deal as “hackers”.¬†...

/ 27 May 2011

What I liked about the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Guilty admission. I am a fault finder. ¬†Show me a perfect rose and I will find the petal that is slightly wilted. Or at least that’s how I grew up. I’ve spent much of my adult life learning to behave...

/ 6 April 2011

Annotate-ipedia

Have you ever purchased a book in a second hand book store and found when you got home that the margins of the pages were crammed with annotations? A bit like the page from James Joyce’s Ulysses at the right....

/ 22 January 2009

In Praise of Taking Things Apart

The Economic Value of Taking Things Apart In the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, Paul Romer writes: “Economic growth occurs whenever people take resources and rearrange them in ways that are more valuable. A useful metaphor for production in an economy...

/ 24 March 2008